Alcohol Markers on Colored Cardstock + Unity Stamp’s Time to Refresh

Hey crafty friends! I needed something tropical in my life lately, so I grabbed my Unity Stamp set, TIME TO REFRESH. I have had this set for a little while now, and have been meaning to get back and create with it. I love the large flower and leaves that come with this set. There are so many ways to use this!

Unity Stamps- Time To Refresh- Tropical Card- Marie Nicole Designs

I started by cutting a piece of HONEYSUCKLE cardstock down to 3.75×5.5. I wanted this panel to fit the length of my card, but leave some room on the sides so I could add some accents of gold with some Craft Perfect HONEY GOLD PEARLESCENT PAPER.

I then stamped the images along the sides of my Honeysuckle cardstock. I used COOL POOL FUSION INK for the flowers, and some LEMONGRASS for the leaves. This hybrid ink from Fun Stampers Journey always gives great stamping results!

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Once I had my images stamped, I colored them in with my STYLEFILE MARKERS. I have never used my StyleFiles on colored cardstock before, so this was a little bit of an experiment. The colors are definitely not as bright as on smooth white cardstock, but I liked the look! Also, since I stamped the images with colored ink, the lines were kind of lost after adding marker over them, so I added detail with a white gel pen. I ended up really liking the way it came out!

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For a bit extra shine and texture, I splattered a little GILDED LIQUID ELEMENTS along the sides, and hit it with my heat tool.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER, and then I stamped and embossed a second time on black cardstock, so I could trim the top two lines into small strips to pop up on foam adhesive. I love the variation in the font, and how you can use the sentiment creatively to give a new and different look

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That’s it for today’s card. I hope you enjoyed it! This one definitely makes me want to stick my toes in the sand before summer is gone!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, please check out the list of affiliate links below. These links give me a little commission if you purchase through them, at no extra cost to you!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

2 Comments Add yours

  1. CopyCatCards says:

    Nice!!! I’d love to try this technique out, Marie! Thanks for sharing yet another gorgeous creation!! πŸ™‚


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thanks so much, Sharon! ❀


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