This hop we are featuring the brand new Shinhan markers by Close to My Heart and if you get lost along the way, please check out the blog list in Melinda's post here.
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This month I was inspired by a technique post by the Splitcoast Stampers here. The technique uses alcohol markers and so I decided to play around a bit with it using our Shinhan markers. if you would like to try it out yourself, you can check the video that is included in the post.
The first step was to decide what paper pack and markers I was going to use.
I started playing with the Seaside paper pack and I scribbled a few colors to see if they would work.
Then I followed the directions to start my first marbling...
I spritzed the inks using our spray pen and rubbing alcohol.
Did you notice how the inks bubble up?
Then I dragged the glossy card stock against the inks following the original directions and the finished card bases turned out beautifully!
I stamped them using our black dye ink and the image was perfect on the glossy card stock.
I must admit being a hoarder and using retired CTMH product is a 'plus' in doing this technique. (I used X123 Glossy White Papers - in 8 1/2 " x 11" size)
Here are the finished cards...but wait - there's more!!
5 x 7 Birthday card
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 " Congrats Window card
X7192 Seaside paper pack
D1609 Seaside Greetings
Black stamp pad
Hemp - retired
Z2462 Peony Purple
Z2460 Pastel Peach
Z2449 Cerulean Blue Light
Z2458 Marine Blue
Here is the Explore file for the window card that I created when I designed this card.
I am unable to share the Explore file even though I designed it. I do have the SVG file I designed in my Pazzles software. If you are not familiar with the Pazzles company, they have FREE SVGs here- give them a try!
If you want the SVG file, it is here.
Steps to complete when you open it up in Cricut Design space:
Insert the image as a VECTOR UPLOAD into Design Space:
Change the Size to W= 5.5 and H= 12.0 (Unlock the proportion tool)
Change the RED lines to the scoring tool.
Select the entire design and the ATTACH everything. (This important step puts all of the included shapes into one score/cut file) Be sure to load your scoring tool to score the card and then cut the card shape.
This card was a 'reject'!
I decided after I added the cross stitch to the card that it didn't work... I had an absolutely wonderful time playing with my markers and this technique. I am 'not so good' at coloring but this technique fits my style!
I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial post and try out this technique.
Now it is off to Michelle's blog here...