We've been playing with all of our new Asian Elements background stamps - and loving their versatility. Want to try a project with a contemporary color scheme using the tiled background?
Well, get out a few copic markers and let's get going!
Copics: E050 Egg Shell, Y02 Canary Yellow, YR16 Apricot and E95 Flesh Pink
We'll be using the Apricot as our "dark", Flesh Pink as a blender and the Eggshell to extend some of that pink/orange color.
Create a mask of the 239D Peony Blossom stamp (I prefer some of the Eclipse masking paper, but a mask made out of a post it note will do too. Stamp the peony with black ink (Brilliance Graphite Black ink (make sure you heat set it) or Memento ink).
Place the mask over the peony image and stamp the 255G Tiled Background halfway on top of the peony mask.
We used Versamagic Tea Leaves ink to ink up the Tiled Background stamp - isn't it a beautiful shade of green?
Lay down a layer of Flesh Pink color with your Copic marker, leaving some of the flaps on the edge of the petals uncolored.
Add some Apricot marker to the tips of the petals and then blend with the Flesh Pink - work wet so that the colors are saturated and blend together.
Fill in the rest of the empty petals, blending Apricot into Flesh Pink. Use the Eggshell marker to "pull" some of the orange around the petal. Add some of the Canary Yellow to the center.
Cut around the background (with a paper cutter) and around the peony (with scissors) and mount this layer onto a Vanilla Bean notecard. Trim the notecard down, so that the background is flush with the top and bottom of the notecard.
Try it out - this contemporary greeting is sure to garner a few "wows" from whoever you send it to!