Welcome! I've been stamping away for the last few days, but most of it is for due dates next week. I have a sweet little card to share with you today using a Saturated Canary digistamp, Canary Love. In the last paragraph I explained how I dye seam binding with my Copic reinkers; a few of you have asked about that lately.
First, please forgive the resolution on the stepped out photos. I was sitting in the back corner of a poorly-lit room while I was coloring, and using my phone camera instead of my good camera on top of that. Photoshop Elements is good for tweaking, but not THAT good! I used the Copic markers shown above on her dress and hair.
The Copic markers shown here were for skin and eyes.
The Copic markers shown above were used on some white parts of her dress and on her socks.
Here I have added a little more shading on clothing, a shadow, and her shoes.
Whew--back to my good camera again! Patterned papers are from a 6" x 6" Lily Bee Designs Head Over heels pad. I used three Spellbinders die templates: a tag from Back to Basics Tags, A-2 Matting Basics for the focal image, and Resplendent Rectangles for the decorative mat behind the focal image.
I dyed the ribbon with my Copic reinkers and colorless blender solution. NOTE: I have seen that a couple of you are asking about dying seam binding. It's not difficult--really! I use a sandwich bag to keep my hands from getting too dirty, drop about a yard of rayon seam binding (Hug Snug/100 yard roll--Amazon or eBay) into the bag, give it a squirt of my Copic Colorless Blender to dampen the seam binding a bit so that it takes a little less of my reinker and so that it gets lighter and darker in some areas instead of solid in tint. Next I add a squirt or two of reinker, then I knead the bag until the reinker and colorless blender are spread well through the length of the ribbon. I scrunch it in the bag, then pull the scrunched ball of seam binding out of the bag and let it dry. It doesn't take long for the ethanol to evaporate--maybe a couple of minutes. That's it--super simple! I hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by today.