Hi all! Today I’m hopping along with my friends at Technique Tuesday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day, yay!
In case ya hadn’t heard, it’s also Inktober! What’s Inktober, you ask? Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. And I need me some of that! So I decided to combine the two and I made two cards to share.
Let’s hop to it!
Just the Ink, Please
We were sent the You’re Owl-some stamp set to work with — it’s so fun! And best of all, you can get your own set for FREE! (More on that below!) Check it out:
For my first card I decided to use ink only to do the coloring in the spirit of Inktober. I ended up having so much fun — it’s so liberating just using ink! Watch and see:
I got a little carried away and made a matching envelope, too!
I used my trusty micron pens for this but any black markers will do.
I also trimmed the front of the card a bit and then added doodles along the inside edge :)
As you can see by comparing the finished card to the owl stamp, I ended up doodling some feathers, added more lines and dots to her wings, and I extended the branch and added some leaves!
Then for that little bit of extra something I added wiggle eyes — with eyelashes!!! — and a strip of gold foil paper along the edge of the card.
I totally think this is something anyone can do! So bust out those pens and draw draw draw.
Now In Color
Next I decided to add a little watercolor action — you know me, I just can’t resist making more than one card while I have my supplies out, ha! So I used my trusty micron pens again and added similar doodles to the first card, then watercolored away.
One of the great things about micron pens is that they’re waterproof — yeah!
This time I decorated a kraft envelope to go with the card.
Of course I couldn’t resist adding a border, too!
FREE Stamp Set!
- Select $30 in products on theTechnique Tuesday website.
- Add the You’re Owl-some stamp set to your cart. (Here’s a link to the set: https://www.
- Enter coupon code WCMD18 at check-out to get the stamp set for FREE!
Your next stop on the hop is Heather Hoffman — I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us or encounter a broken link:
- Technique Tuesday
- Amy Kolling
- Sandy Allnock
- Daniela Dobson
- Lisa Spangler <– you are here! :)
- Heather Hoffman
- Dana Kirby
- Dana Joy
- Mary-Ann Maldonado
- Emily Leiphart
- Jill Dewey Hawkins
- Tessa Buys
- Kymona Tracey
- Ana Anderson
- Teri Anderson
- Latisha Yoast
So honored to be among these super talented humans!
Happy World Cardmaking Day and Happy Inktober! — xoxo