I made this card using the 100th sketch over at clean&simple stamping. I had saved it for my Stamps in the Mail program because I had chosen to use the Just Believe stamp set, and when I saw this sketch, I knew it would be PERFECT for this stamp set. It highlights one of the main images in the set well, and lets you use a sentiment too. Plus, I was able to do a fun technique with this card, that I call the blender pen outline technique. I use a blender pen to drag some of the color of the image around the outside of the image. I'll post a picture "up close" of the image below the card for you to see. If you click on it, you can see it in it's gigantic (but not perfect up that close!!!) glory ;) It's a really fun technique though that adds some softness to your stamped image. What do you think? Have you ever done this before with a blender pen? *****A note: sometimes your image may not allow the blender pen to pull as much color as you would like as you outline your shape, so you might have to just barely dab your blender pen in some of the appropriate ink color as you trace.****
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All items used are SU!
Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Whisper White and Certainly Celery CS
Ink: Certainly Celery and Marina Mist classic ink
Accessories: Scallop Edge Border punch, Certainly Celery 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Blender Pen