I created a simple background using a stencil and some watercolor markers. You could use any stencil at all for this design! In fact, I want to revisit this technique with circles, triangles, even stripes! I used the Puffy Heart stencil from Pink & Main and taped it to the back of my 4.25" x 5.5" watercolor cardstock. I used Staedtler dual ended felt tipped markers and chose a yellow, two shades of mint, and two shades of pink for my color palette. I used the tip of the marker to outline the shape of the heart and continued tracing until I had filled up my whole card front. Now comes the fun part! I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay sparkle pen to pull the color from the outline of the heart into the middle. Just touch the tip of the brush to the marker and fill in the heart shapes! This leaves the hearts with a hard drawn edge, but a soft colored inside! And because I used the sparkle pen there is an extraordinary amount of shimmer!
I stamped my sentiment from the BDD Cuddle Like a Panda stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heated it with clear embossing powder. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the kissing pandas and colored them in with simple Copic coloring. I cut them out and used foam squares to adhere the image to the card!
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I want to encourage you to switch out products that I've used for what you have on hand! You can use practically any stencil for this technique! And any water reactive marker will work! Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Tombow Markers, probably even real brush markers! Try it for yourself and share it on social media! Use the hashtag #bethduffdesigns and tag @bethduffdesigns or share it to our Facebook group! I'd love to see it!