Hey There Peeps ~ Hope your week is going well!
The Thankful For YOU promotion is still going on today over at the OCL Blog & the set for the day is called Spooky Borders. Now I know Halloween is over, but I'm sure you have some spooky pictures from Halloween that you haven't put on pages yet. OR... what about changing it up all together and making something for everyday or Christmas. SAY WHAT???? Yes, that's right, do something out of the box ~ you've got to get more mileage out of those seasonal stamps! So here's what I came up with!
On my first card, I used the super cute lolly pop border in the Spooky Borders set along with the Sweet Holiday set to make a super fun and very sparkly Christmas card. I stamped the little houses and snow with my Palette (Noir) ink pad, colored them with Copics (R81, 83, 85, 29, C1) and added accents with my clear Spica glitter pen. Once that was done, I cut the image out with my Labels 17 Nestabilities die cut and then added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff to the snow on the roof and ground.
Here's a closer peek at the lolly pop border. First I stamped the border on the candy cane patterned paper from the Everybody Loves Christmas line by Echo Park. I even drew the swirls on the lolly pops so they would match the ones by the houses with my black Copic multiliner pen. Then I colored them with a red Copic Marker (R29) and added some Sugar Craft Sparkles Glitter from Our Craft Lounge. VOLIA!
My second card could be for Valentine's Day or just a little love note ... just because. Once again I used the lolly pop border (this time I didn't add the swirls inside) and the hard candy border from the same set as well as the flower/heart border from Sweet on You set. I lined up all three borders on my clear block and stamped rows of them in white pigment ink. Then I embossed the images with white embossing powder and heat set them. After that, I colored the images in with a pale pink Copic marker (R81) so they would pop off the page just a bit. The sentiment (also from the Sweet on You set), was stamped in pink pigment ink and then embossed with pink embossing powder. I colored in the hearts with a dark pink Copic marker (R85) and then added some Cotton Candy Sparkly Fluff.
ETA: On of my readers asked about coloring with the Copic markers and using embossing powder. You should avoid coloring over the embossed lines while using the markers. Some of the embossed coating will get on the brush tips and damage the tips. I use the very tip to color them in & it works well. I'm sure I touch a line on occasion, but not too much.
See how easy that is to use seasonal stamps on other types of cards ~ just think outside the box! Now don't forget to go leave a comment on both the OCL Blog and the OCL Facebook page for your chances to win the Spooky Borders set!