Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Clean and Simple Thanks
With a Lilly stamp, I used Memento markers to color the petals red and the stem and leaves green. Once colored, I "huffed" over the stamp to reactivate any ink that dried (the moisture from my breath reactivates the ink) and stamped onto a cut piece of white card stock at the bottom. I repeated this process four more times adjusting the height of the Lilly each time. Since the original Lillies were white with red stripes down the center, I thought I would reverse the look so I used a white gel pen to draw white lines down the middle of each petal. After stamping the sentiment in the center, I freehand tied a red bow and attached with a glue dot. The whole piece was mounted onto a piece of red cardstock to showcase the red flowers. Using markers to color stamps is a great way to add variety without having to invest in lots of expensive ink pads. By keeping the layering and dimensionals to a minimum, special postage and packaging is not necessary.
Try these techniques with other types of flowers and colors for birthday, get well, and sympathy greetings as well. Thank you everyone for your support of Stamp to Cope, Inc. and blessings to all. Jeannette