Thanks for dropping by for my second post today.  Both these posts actually go together, because the are part of each other, well the projects are anyway.  My first post featured the card and envelope for the #PCC278 sketch challenge for this week; you can see that post by clicking here.  I wanted to take a little time and show you how I created the envelope for my card today.  If you have followed my blog or YouTube Channel you all know that I love to do something coordinating to my envelopes .  So for today’s envelope I wanted to do a little no line coloring with our Stampin’ Blends.   Here’s a look at the envelope that I created.

The first thing I did was stamp the flower on the flap of the envelope after stamping off once.  By stamping off just the one time allowed me to get a softer color that would make the lines disappear easier.  I stamped the flower in the same color that I was going to use in the Stampin’ Blends.

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If you have not tried our Stampin’ Blends yet I really recommend them if you are just starting out using alcohol markers then they are a great choice.  These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  Each color comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there.  You can purchase them in a set, single, and in a combo pack, this allows for easy replacement since we do not have reinkers for them.  You can just replace the color needed.

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Once this was done I started the coloring.  I feather each stroke starting from the center out using the lightest color of the marker.  Next I come back and add in the shadows and then back with the light color and blend the hard harsh lines out.  Sometimes I pulled in the Colorless blender in and added a highlight here and there.  By feather I mean that it’s kind of like a flick of color with light pressure of the hand flicked outward.  I start out doing this with the lightest color and then I will use either the darker color.  If I am wanting a a third color I will add the dark color to a block and swipe the light marker into it and color using that letting them blend into a medium shade.  This little tip is a great way to add an extra color to the project.  Once I am done I take a alcohol swab and clean off the block.   For my coloring today I didn’t do this but I did do it a little in the video.  on the flower on the front of the card.

Video Tutorial:

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you enjoyed my video tutorial on No Line Coloring, and that you will give it a try and that you will take a little time and play along with us this week for the challenge.   If you would like any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store.  You can click on the shopping tab below and go straight to my shopping page.  I would love to earn the chance to be your demonstrator.  Remember that we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration  and the stamp set I used on my card and envelope can be earned free with a $50 order before shipping and taxes in my online store.  I can only serve those in the United States.

Happy Stampin’

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