I fell in love with the look of the Tiles stencil as soon as I saw it! I love geometric patterns and this one is right up my alley! I'm always looking for ways to stretch my supplies. When I look at a stencil I usually grab my inks or embossing pastes. I don't know what made me think of using a gel pen. The idea just hit me! And I'm sure I'm not the only one to think of it! I love how you can get skinny lines from a chunky stencil! To start I taped a piece of kraft cardstock to the back of the Tiles stencil just like I would if I was going to use ink. Then I used my UniBall Signo Broad white gel pen and traced around the edges of the stencil. I just butted up the point of the pen to the edge of the stencil. It was easy as can be!
I actually started with a pink gel pen, but it wasn't bright enough and so I decided to trace over it with the white. I like that there are little portions of pink sticking out through the white in some areas! Next I grabbed the Masters of Magic stamp set as well as the Students of Magic stamp set and stamped out a few of the characters as well as my sentiment. I wanted this card to be a Valentine for my husband, so I thought this sentiment was especially punny and cute!
You can see a portion of my coloring in the video at the end of the post, but here's a quick photo of all of the markers I used to color my characters!
It's difficult to see in the photo, but I added some Glossy Accents to the snake's tongue as well as the boy's glasses. Check out my process video below for more tips!
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Brilliant idea!! Great card too!ReplyDelete