The new sketch at Operation Write Home this week
is another fun one to use up scraps !
I have oodles of colored paper clips
I bought so long ago.....
I'm glad I remembered them today
to add to these cards along with
a scrap of ribbon for a fun detail !
"Happy Birthday" is a rubber stamp image
from the set Wacky Wishes by
that I colored with water based markers.
Be sure to give your rubber stamp
a good "huff" of warm breath
before stamping onto your card stock
to moisten the inks that may have
dried up a bit while coloring all
the portions of your stamp.
Papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.
TIP: Often times I use a large chisel point
permanent black marker
to draw along the edges of
card stock and papers
to create faux black background layers.
Take your time and keep a tiny
portion of the chisel point off of the
edge of the card stock onto a
scrap piece of paper to help
make straight lines.
I am right handed so I
keep the far right edge of the
chisel off of the edge of the card stock,
drawing the lines downward toward me
with the left part of the marker tip.
The chisel point should be
horizontal to your vertical paper.
Be sure to hold it steady,
keeping the wide chisel point on the
card stock or paper edge to make the
thick line / faux card stock layer.
You will want to test a scrap of the paper
first to make sure it has good coverage
before attempting it on your actual project.
Thanks for looking =)