Monday, August 17, 2015

Capture the Moment

Today I have a card to share with you that I colored with Fun Stampers Journey's new coloring system. 

As with any coloring system, there's a learning curve to using these re-inkers and blending solution so I hope to share some tips and techniques with you as I learn how to use them myself. 

For this card I worked on finding the perfect blend of colors to make this lovely lady's skin tone. 

I started by blending a couple drops of Butter Cream ink with the blender fluid and then just pulled in a dab of Oatmeal Cookie in so she has the slightest bit of a tan. Then I pulled in a wee amount of Bubble Gum to give her skin a little glow. 

Turned out lovely except that I over saturated the lower left hand side of my image. Oops! That's okay because you can always hide a little mistake by covering it up with an accent. I used a leaf, turning my card into a fun fall theme. 

Even the Petal Embossing Folder looks like falling leaves, don't you think?

So, what do you think? Like? Did you notice the window in the card? For a little dimension I created a die cut window and stamped the image on the inside of the card. 

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies: SS-0224 Capture the Moment Stamp Set; SS-0041 Give Thanks Stamp Set; DI-0024 JG-0001 Journey Grand Die Cut Machine; DI-0041 Journey Rectangles Die Set; Thanksgiving Die Set; EF-0007 Petal Folder; AD--00847 Small Journey Foam Squares; CS-0006 Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock; CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock; RI-0050 Pool Play Re-inker; RI-0027 Beach Breeze Re-inker; RI--0005 Buttercream Re-inker; RI-0041 Oatmeal Cookie Re-inker; RI-0034 Hazelnut Blend Re-inker; RI-0052 River Stone Re-inker; IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad; IP-0088 Fusion Blender;  TO-0097 Small Journey Blending Brush; ST-0119 Oatmeal Cookie Envelopes; AC-0092 Tangerine Fusion Gingham Ribbon; AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine


StampingbugKerry said...

Love the fall colors and the addition of the leaf. I think the stamp set is one of my most favorites! I'm practicing with the technique too- and find almost a drybrush technique to be effective and pretty much eliminates the over-saturation issue.

Ruth Gauss said...

Very fun! I love the colors and the fall accents! You did an awesome job creating the skin tone! Thanks so much for sharing your tips and your wonderful card!

~amy~ said...

super cute Kathy!

Amy Rohl said...

Sweet, cute and loverly!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Adorable card! Love tat great pop of orange!

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