Today’s card features a bunch of tropical flowers colored with the “ink to stamp” technique.

by Su Mohr for Fusion; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Basket Weave embossing, Waterfront Stamp Set, Stampin' Write markers; #tropical #tropicalflowers #tropicalcards #cardtechniques #inktostamp #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #kindness #kindnessoncards

Bunch of Kindness

 

My inspiration was from the Fusion Challenge: a sketch, bright colors and a sentiment of “kindness.”

 

The first thing I did was search for a sentiment expressing kindness, and  found this one from the Waterfront Stamp Set. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used a Stitched Shapes Oval Die for cutting.

“Every little kindness makes the world brighter” fit nicely at the top of the largest oval. Then, I placed the oval on Dimensionals on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. I used the “debossed” side, and glued it to a Thick Whisper White card base.

 

Now, for the “ink to stamp” coloring technique.  Gather several Stampin’ Write Markers in colors that you want to use for the flowers. Simply, use the brush end of the Marker to color part of the stamp, adding a second and third color to the uncolored areas of the stamp. Some overlapping will happen, and this creates even more varying shades. I love the watercolored effect of this technique.

The Tropical Dies Set has a die for cutting the flowers, and they were placed on Dimensionals for a 3D bunch of flowers.

 

I wanted die-cut, 3D, ferns, so a different coloring method came into play, but still using Stampin’ Write Markers.

Stripes of green were painted across Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and then three ferns were cut with the die from the Tropical Dies Set.

I could have used solid green cardstock, but I like the variation in color that this creates.

This picture makes it clear:

 

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have fun with your Stampin’ Write Markers. I didn’t take the time to picture the Stampin’ Write Markers in my Product List, but they are available at my store.

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