The coloring might look daunting, but it’s really quite simple because you don’t actually need to blend. Just choose three marker shades that work with your base color and add flicks of color. I worked lightest to darkest
You could also try this same look with another monochromatic color scheme – pink would be stunning!
The “hello” script is from a previous gift with purchase set but the Hello Script die would be a great alternative.
Just because you’re starting to make Christmas and winter themed cards, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your beach-y themed stamps! This Build A Background Waves set from Taylored Expressions works just as well for this penguin as it does in a summer scene!
I have a stash of ink blended panels that I made while trying out different color combinations – this card came together so quickly by just white heat embossing the butterflies from the Taylored Expressions Aflutter stamp set on top of one.
This panel is blended with Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks.
I haven’t been able to step away from the new Frosty Kit from Taylored Expressions!
I’m pretty sure the little guy in the upper corner is supposed to be singing but he also looks a little surprised about being upside down, don’t you think?
After cutting a few random circles from a card front, I lightly penciled them onto the card base and chose a few winter colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac) to add some color behind the circle.
In this case, I used blender brushes to get a nice fade back to white in each circle.
If you’re nervous about blending into the other circles (I was), just use post it notes to cover the circles as you go.