I realized that my New Year's Resolution to make matching envelopes often had fallen by the wayside, so here we go. A pretty field of flowers for a happy birthday greeting, and a matching envelope!
Note that the markers used included StampinUp and Memento, although for some of the images, I used the Memento dew drop pads to ink the whole stamp before spritzing because it was easier. Memento's regular ink pads (not the Luxe ones) work great for this technique as well.
It's hard to shoot a good photo of the delicate shimmer of the Glimmer Mist, but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you might get a glimpse of it. In real life, it's lovely.
I love how different this card looks from yesterday's simpler card. It's so fun to do the same technique but get a totally different look with it.
The touches of black on this card make all the difference. If you ever have a pastel card that seems weak, add some black. It anchors the light-and-fluffy colors and brings them down to earth.
Sadly, this experiment may confirm what I've suspected all along: the more you have in your stash, the more fun you can have. Even though I already own a number of suitable markers for this technique, it occurred to me that more would be even better.
Must. Not. Spend. More. Money.
Reader merryf asked if Zig markers would work for this technique. The only Zig markers I have are these writers from my scrapbooking days. These would not work, but if Zig has other, water-based markers out there, perhaps they would.
|NOT suitable for the marker/spritzing technique!|
For those who've used this technique, have you used markers other than Memento, StampinUp, or Tombow? If so, please share the ones that work for you in the comments to help others out.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Papertrey Life, Birthday Bash Sentiments
ink: Memento, Memento Luxe
paper: Papertrey white, StampinUp black
accessories: Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds, markers