Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Roses & Birthdays~ Guest Designer Tracy Ware

Hello crafty friends!  Tracy here!  I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new year.  Personally, I can’t even believe that it’s January!  I’m so excited to be joining Blank Page Muse to create some design inspirations for you guys!  Today I’ll be sharing a card using the Background Roses stamp.

I started this card by stamping the Background Roses stamp in dye ink, making it marker friendly, because I knew that I wanted to add color to these beautiful roses with alcohol markers.  I’m using 110lb cardstock for this panel.

I colored the roses in a darker and lighter pink, giving them dimension.  I also colored the background space behind the roses with a soft blue.  Once I was done coloring, I trimmed my panel down to determine how large I wanted the image to be on my actual card base.

I added a black panel behind my image to make it pop.  For my sentiment, I used tiny block letters to stamp out Happy Birthday on a sentiment strip.

I ended up trimming my image panel down to 3” x 4 1/4”.  I trimmed my black layer down as well to 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” and adhered those together.

I splattered my card base, which is also 110lb cardstock, with black gouache that I thinned out with just a little bit of water.

I adhered my rose panel and black panel to my card base using foam tape for dimension.  I adhered my sentiment strip using foam tape as well.  To finish, I added these pearl embellishments to give it some shine and interest.

This card would be great done in other colors as well, such as yellow or red.  Thanks for joining me today here on the Blank Page Muse blog.  I’d love to know if you like coloring as much as I do, so leave me a comment.  I just find it very relaxing, especially on days where I’m not feeling all that creative, but I want to create.  Please visit the Blank Page Muse Instagram account for other inspirations.  You can also find me on Instagram here.  Stop by and say hello!  

Until next time, stay awesome!

Card Supplies:

Neenah 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Black 80lb cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Copic markers:  R56, R83, RV11, BG000, B00
Hampton Art tiny wood alphabet stamps
Black Gouache
Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls
3M Foam Tape

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