Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

I fell in love with Erum Tasneem card over on Jennifer McGuire YouTube video that I needed to recreate the Faux Dimension Look with the Close To My Heart Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts

How I recreated the Look

I coloured the flowers with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers with the Tender Pink & Cherry Pink Markers, but did not extend the colour right to the edge of the petals

I also lightened up the Tender Pink near the edge of the petals with the Colorless Blender Marker. The leaves were coloured in a similar way with Leaf Green & Sap Green Markers.

Under the bottom of the stamped image with the Warm Grey 4 Marker & softening it out with the Colorless Blender Marker, I created depth & a shadow to these flowers. The lines drawn & coloured in with the Black Marker, drawn up close to the black stamped flower, so they looked like they were under the flowers.

The splatters were done with the Black Shimmer Brush. & I added a few I Heart Us Sequins scattered around the flowers.

This is the video that started the inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed my take on creating Faux Dimension with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Something Fierce

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

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Mailing Tip: Make Sure it Fits

I love to get handmade cards in the mail. Love it when you open that mailbox and there’s a hand-made card waiting for you? Much better than all that junk mail. And now days I get my bills online so my mail box doesn’t get to see much action until I get something sent in the mail.

But the extra thick or lumpy cards may require extra postage and if it’s not added before you mail it, the recipient may be charged when the card is delivered. We don’t want that, do we? It cost enough to send pretty mail as it is without adding the extra cost.

Here’s a quick and easy way to check if your card will make it through the postal guidelines for thickness…

Mailing Tip: Make Sure it Fits

The slot on most paper trimmers is 1/4” wide. This just happens to be the maximum thickness allowed for cards and letters. Slip the card into the envelope, then slide it through the slot on your paper trimmer. If it fits… it ships! Otherwise add that extra postage or hand deliver.

To check the weight, use a digital kitchen scale. While it comes in handy for cooking, you can also use it to weigh mail to get the postage right. Just buy a scale that you can easily read the display once the mail (box or envelope) is on it.

Send some happy mail today!

Over Stamping Technique

Over stamping  is a great way for layering stamped images to create the illusion of depth.
Over Stamping Technique

HOW TO

  1. Stamp first image onto card stock with a lighter-coloured ink pad.
  2. Over-stamp second image onto the stamped card stock with darker-coloured ink pad.

QUICK TIPS

  1. Open areas of your top image will show through the underling colour.
  2. Try a mix of different inks such as white pigment ink over a coloured dye ink.

THE RESULT
This card – using some of the stamps out of the free C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy and it makes a sweet little gift card for a present.

To get your exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE* just spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September.

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To see more about Over stamping check out this video.

Rock & Roll Stamping

No not Dancing (although that is fun too) – But yes stamping!
It is a great way to get two colours onto your stamped image.
Rock & Roll Stamping

HOW TO

  1. Tap stamp on light-coloured ink pad.
  2. Press edges of stamp in a rolling motion on darker ink pad, being careful not to ink the centre of the stamp.

QUICK TIPS

  1. Always use the lightest coloured ink first to avoid getting dark ink on your light ink pad.
  2. This technique works best when using a bold stamp image.

THE RESULT
This card – using some of the stamps out of the free C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy and it makes a sweet little gift card for a present.

To get your exclusive C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE* just spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September.

>Find out More

Paper piecing Cards

I was going through some old pictures of cards that I made over the past couple of years & I notice a bit of a theme happening with the cards that I have made for mostly people I work with. I had created paper pieced cards from designs that I drew up.

Papercraft paper piecing involves of making a picture by  cutting pieces of coloured or patterned paper out from a design and layering them on paper.

As you can see I have made many designs over the past few years & I think I need to start to do more of these & maybe even incorporate designs into my scrapbooking.

I think what I like about this style is that it allows me to be a bit more creative. It allows me to combine my love of drawing & my love of papercraft together.