Hi there! Dina here for another Inspire Me Monday!
It's summer and we've been running quite a few different directions this month. With some extra stamping projects on my plate as well, I've been trying my best to make my projects do "double duty". Sometimes a card will fit two challenges or more... in the case of this card, I made one image into two cards!
I love coloring floral images, and this Countryside Bouquet image has been one of my favorites to color. With the digital stamp option, I was able to resize the image in Word so it spanned a piece of cardstock. I angled the image slightly so the stems would fall to the center. Below you can see the color setting I chose to be able to print the image in a light grey.
Here's the image printed out - I used Touch Twin Markers to color it all in! (For a list of the colors I used, see my blog post HERE.) I knew that one of the finished cards would need to be a sympathy card for a friend in our church, so I used a very soft and muted palette.
When the coloring was done, I cut the image into two 4" x 5.25" panels.
To add some texture to the background of my image, I did some stenciling with a piece of drywall tape, which you can find at any hardware store. I scribbled some marker on a ceramic tile and lifted the ink with a waterbrush which I keep filled with rubbing alcohol. Using the brush, I dabbed the ink over the taped area, around the outline of the flowers. It's a subtle look but it breaks up some of the white background and adds a little texture and shadow to the image.
Another touch I often add to my cards is a scored line around the edges of the panel. Because this panel was large, I scored two lines.
I love the result! What do you think?
What are your tips for multitasking?