I collect Gorjuss Girls stamps. I say I "collect" because, although I buy and love them, I rarely actually USE them. So I think that makes me a collector.
Today I used two of them! YAY!! These are from the mini collection which works better for A2 size cards than the regular sized stamps. I consider them a bit of an experiment since I normally like the stamps colored in rather dark tones similar to what is seen on the packaging. But I wanted to try something different so I lightened things up and used brown for shading rather than black.
I wasn't (and I'm still not) completely content with them. I think the background helps with the colors. But since these are Valentine's cards for my daughters, I had to know when things were good enough and stop there. It's not that they are bad - they just aren't what I had envisioned in my mind. I went down a creative path and it didn't take me quite where I was hoping to go. But that's okay - now I have a reason to try coloring these again using a different palette!
I used a very light base color of Copic markers. Then I went over that with Prismacolor pencils. When I was almost finished I used Gamsol for some blending. After using Gamsol I rarely go back in to add color, but I did here.
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you enjoyed today's post. And I hope it shows that not every card turns out as you intend, but that it can still yield good results!
Inks: Copic Markers with Prismacolors
Stamps: Gorjuss Girls Little Heart and Little Love
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