Hello everyone! I hope y'all are having a good week so far! :)
I need to get a baby card made yesterday and as I was flipping through my stamps I pulled out the new MFT Cuddly Koalas stamp set - it's got a couple of cute images and sentiments for baby cards. While I was at it I decided to make a second card with the same supplies:
I stamped everything onto Bristol Smooth card stock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then coloured them all in with my Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I talk about it in the video how I have mentioned a LOT that I prefer Canson XL watercolour paper with these markers, and that I've struggled with the Bristol Smooth. A LOT of other people LOVE the Bristol Smooth with these markers and I just wasn't getting good results with it - and then with these cards decided to give it another shot.
I still wonder if I mixed up some batches of card stock, because this time I got GREAT results. I do have some Bristol Smooth that I purchased a really long time ago (as in well over 5 years - maybe closer to 10) that might be my problem - or maybe like I said I may have got some other card stock mixed in there and wasn't paying close enough attention (b/c that happens a lot LOL).
Anywho the color moved really well on the Bristol Smooth CS this time, and I even did a tiny bit of watercoloring with a Distress Oxide ink (the blue background on the tree die-cut) - just to remove the white space there. I'm also impressed with that but I need more time to fiddle with the Distress Oxides and actually watercoloring with them (still worth getting IMO - these inks are a ton of fun to play with).
I used the Distress Oxide inks to blend the background and then splattered water over it - one of my FAVOURITE things to do with Distress (Oxide or Regular - both react so well with water).
I finished off the insides of the cards with more sentiments and koalas and that was it!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube HERE <-------click!
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