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A Clean and Simple Watercolor Featuring Tombow Markers

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you all today and I have a very clean and simple card to share with you today that incorporates layered stamping with watercoloring.  Most often layered stamps are used for their crisp lines and well obvious layers.  When you add watercoloring to these images it tends to soften layers, and depending on how much water you add it can even mix the layers more than desired.  For my card I chose to stamp the images using my Tombow Markers instead of ink pads, and this allowed me to have a little more control of how and where any blending would occur once I added clean water…

To create this card I first started with the stems of the flowers.  I loved that by using the markers I was able to achieve a two toned look without much effort.  I then went in with a brush and clean water to blend and smooth out the colors.  Next came the leaves, and finally the flowers on top.  For each of these I went back over each layer with a brush and clean water, making sure that the first layer was completely dry before adding my next.

The Timless Tulips by Sunny Studio also had the perfect sentiment for my card so I stamped it with Versafine ink.  I finished the card off with Distress Ink in Tumbled glass to give it a soft blue background.  To tie in the watercolor look I added a few drops of water to the background and blotted them off.

If watercoloring seems too “messy” or “uncontrollable” for your tastes then using markers such as Tombow is a fantastic option for you!  I can’t wait to see what you create with this technique, and feel free to add it to our latest challenge, where we are asking you to watercolor people or animals.

Happy Crafting!

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You Warm My Heart

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Happy Friday, MarkerPOP friends! Are you a coffee drinker? I know that a lot of fans out there. I, however, I am not a coffee drinker, but I do love the smell of it!

Today, I am sharing a super fun card using the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps:

I used a couple different distress inks to color the background of the card. I stamped some ink onto a stamp block and used a wet paintbrush to paint on the color. Once the background dried, I stamped the cup image with a dark brown. The heart image is stamped in the center of the cup with red ink. The sentiment is stamped with a darker brown ink. I used a circle punch and placed a circle over the sentiment. I used water down brown ink and splattered randomly over the card. I used a fancy die to create the panel of the card. The panel is then attached to a white cardbase.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Sunny Studio Stamps available in the MarkerPOP store!

Be sure to stop by the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of supplies used on today’s project!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

There’s no Otter…

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello everyone.. Happy Valentine’s Week! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I have a cute card for you that’s perfect for your special Valentine. I’m using the Otterly Adorable set from Mama Elephant.

I started by die cutting a frame from some Kraft card stock using the Framed Tags Park Avenue Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. Then I created a sunset background on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper. I used a mix of Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. Then I die cut a piece of vellum using the coordinating die in the Otterly Adorable set. I adhered the vellum and the Distress inked panel behind the Frame. Then I added the card front to a top folding A2 size card base.

I stamped the images onto a piece of the same Distress watercolor paper using some VersaFine Black ink. Then I colored them in with Distress markers  and a small damp paintbrush. I used the following colors: Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Tea Dye, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo &  Hickory Smoke.

I used the coordinating Creative Cuts and die cut the images and then I adhered the Otters behind the vellum with some Foam Adhesive. I die cut the speech bubble from the same Framed Tags Creative Cuts set and stamped the sentiment in VersaFine ink. I adhered it to the card with Foam Tape. This is a really cute set and a must have!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

For You: A Mix of Old and New

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello MarkerPOP fans! It’s Lisa here with you today and I hope you were able to get your orders in for the new CHA products available in the store, so much goodness to choose from! Anywho, today I’m here sharing a card using new products from Penny Black and My Favorite Things, mixed with an older Concord & 9th Set…

To create this card I started by stamping the sweet little hedge hog, from the Penny Black Furry Hugs Stamp Set, onto a panel of Neenah Solar White Card stock. I decided to color him with my Copic® Markers (Hedge hog: E50, E00, C1, C3, R20, Cupcake: R20, R22, RV10, RV23, RV25, V12, V15, O) before masking him off to add my background colors with Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass). I then created my own sentiment with the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set and Memento Dye Ink in Rose Bud. Next I die cut the bottom edge with the new My Favorite Things Stitch Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die Set. At this point I added a few droplets of water to the grass and sky for some interest and Nuvo Glitter Drops to the heart on the Cupcake in White Blizzard.

I finished the panel with a few Pretty Pink Posh Floral Sequins. When I came across an older piece of patterned paper that matched my colors I used it along the bottom part of my card base. And to bring it all together I tied the top off with a twine bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you check out all of the new goodies in the shop!

Happy Crafting!

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