Welcome again! Not that I can relate to a snowman in my part of the world, but it was really fun to colour him using the vibrant new alcohol markers just released at Couture Creations. I have to confess that this is a new technique for me and I am enjoying the process. This is one of the exciting new ‘Stamp & Colour Outline Stamps from Couture Creation’s new collection ‘Deck the Halls’. It fits nicely on a 5×7 card.

I had a left over heat embossed sentiment from a previous project so that saved me a step, just had to mount it onto a label and back it with foam tape. The precision stamp press is wonderful for re-stamping onto the same image to get the colour depth you like.

The colours of the snowman was a bit hit and miss, I just grabbed colours that I liked and I think it turned out lovely and bright. The colouring technique that I used was this:- from the outside line I flicked or circled strokes in towards the centre area. I started with the light colour first, then mid colour, colourless blender over these 2 colours, then dark colour and back to mid colour.

The colourless blender may be used after the coloured area is finished or if it blended ok, I didn’t use it. For the twirls in the air, I painted them with a water brush with a mix of 2 pigment powders and a bit of water. The photos don’t seem to pick up the lovely pearly sheen.

To finish, it was just a matter of trimming the image and matting it onto the card front.

Materials List

CO725815     5×7 White Card & Envelope
ULT200027    Cardstock – Chrysalis
ULT200066    Cardstock – Blood Red
CO724994       Embossing Powder – Brights – Candy Red
CO725537     Mix and Match Pigment – Pearl White
CO725540     Mix and Match Pigment – Silver Grey
CO727181     Photographic Alpine White Smooth card
CO728506     Stamp & Colour Outline Stamps – Rustic Snowman
CO728475     Outline Ink Pad – Black
COAP0          Alcohol Marker – Colourless Blender
COAP187      Alcohol Marker – Geranium
COAP205      Alcohol Marker – Pale Red
COAP123      Alcohol Marker – Melon
COAP142      Alcohol Marker – Fresh Yellow
COAP2727    Alcohol Marker – Bright Blue
COAP9421    Alcohol Marker – Powder Blue
COAP2283       Alcohol Marker – Milk Green
COAP354       Alcohol Marker – Pale Green
COAP356      Alcohol Marker – Grass Green
COAP006      Alcohol Marker – Black
COAP535      Alcohol Marker – Steel Grey
COAP430      Alcohol Marker – Grey
COAP7546    Alcohol Marker – Dark Slate
CO728278     Embossing Ink Pad
CO725662     Goodbye Static Pad
CO727948     Blending Brush – Medium
CO728462     Handy Clips
CO726327    Glue – White Tacky
CO724824    GoCut and Emboss die cutting machine
CO72738      Precision Stamp Press
CO728387    Water Brush

Other Products:-
Cardboard backing and adhesive foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project! ~ Kaylee

You can see me over on my personal blog here: https://cardcraftkaylee.blogspot.com

Kaylee Snell