For my cards, I wanted to make one for my son and one for my daughter as my submissions. This one is, of course, for Ben - my little cowboy! I used the Little Buckaroo stamp I got on sale at Hobby Lobby for the first time for this card. I colored the image with my markers - direct to paper - and added the textures to the card by just using the marker on top of the coloring to make them a deeper color. I stamped the "Howdy" with my VersaMark Ink Pad and then traced over it with a Basic Black Marker to give it the stitched look. I love how the coloring on this card came out!
Stamps: Little Buckaroo and SU Cowboy Kid
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Whisper White
Stamp Pads: StazOn Black, Real Red, and Versa Mark
Inks: SU Markers - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Basic Black and Sahara Sand; Copics - Ciao Cool Gray C1
Accessories: Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals and adhesive
For my card for Alexa, I wanted to show more of a water-coloring technique, so I picked out this Little Bo Peep image for her. I stamped it with my StazOn Black stamp pad and pulled out practically every shade of green and blue I had to color the image. I then made a mask of the image and covered it so I could do the sky. I punched a scallop circle and sponged Bashful Blue on it to make the clouds. This was the first time I have ever tried this and I am very pleased with how it came out. I hope you enjoy it!
Stamps: Little Bo Peep and Finishing Touch
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
and Whisper White
Inks: StazOn Black, SU - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink; Copics - Ciao Cool Gray C1
Accessories: Brown Satin Ribbon, Vintage Lace Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals and adhesive
I hope you enjoyed the cards and even if I don't make the Inky Impressions Design Team I had lots of fun making them!