Welcome! Today I'm happy to get to share a preview of Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Gladiolus set, to be released on August 15. Gladiolus remind me of my grandmothers, who always had a variegated crop of glads--a bouquet on a stem!
First up is a Copic-colored version; this card is larger than standard, a 5" x 7" card. I used a couple of Papertrey Ink impression plates to texturize the Hibiscus Burst cardstock. (The bottom one is Linen and Canvas, and the top one is a new one.)
The Copic markers that I used are shown here. (Ignore the Copic Ciao in there--it's my extra colorless blender, and it somehow leaped into the picture. . . ;-}) I used markers from the New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz combos primarily, but did a bit of blending with some lighter markers as well.
Next I have a version that I stamped in Versamark ink on kraft cardstock and heat embossed using Filigree detail white embossing powder. I loved how soft this version looked, and it didn't take very long to color either!
Shown above are my coloring implements for this version--Pebbles Pearlescent Shimmerz Chalks as a base, and then a bit of Prismacolor pencil enhancement. I also touched up the blossom centers with some Spica Buttermilk Glitter pen. Background is texturized with Papertrey's Linen and Canvas Impression Plate. Buttons and ribbon are PTI's Sweet Blush.
Finally, I have a card on which I used minimal coloring, merely inking the YOF: Gladiolus outlines and then adding a bit of pale yellow background with a marker. (I did not actually touch the marker to the inked lines since I had used a chalk ink--not good for marker tips.) Flower centers are colored in a Lilac Spica Glitter pen.
Be sure to see what else is happening in Papertrey Ink land today: Alli Miles is showcasing two of her new sets for this month, Tiffany Pastor is using her new Embellishments set and has a contest, Beth Silaika has a Been Boo'ed project, and Dawn McVey is sharing some Color Couture goodness. Mish Wooderson is introducing a fabulous new jar set, and Heather Nichols is showcasing two of her new sets as well. Be sure not to miss a single one of Nichole's introductory posts either--they are always top-notch! Thanks for stopping by.