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Just Wanted to Say Hello

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello, Crafters! I can’t believe the end of May is next week! And with this being the last Thursday of May, this will also be my last post for MarkerPop. I want to thank MarkerPop for having me on their fabulous team; they are such a wonderful company, and I have enjoyed every minute of this journey with them!

So let’s move on to my card for the week! I am featuring lots & lots of Altenew products with this “Hello” card! The main feature of this card is their fun Painted Jellyfish stamp & die set. Here is Altenew’s Intro Video for this set:

Here’s the card I created using these fun multi-step stamps:

I stamped the jellyfish images with Altenew inks. For the green one, I used (light to dark) Bamboo, Olive, & Moss; these colors also all come together in a set of full size ink pads, and a set of mini’s, too. For the orange jellyfish, I used Sunkissed, Autumn Beige, & Velvet. You can get these colors when you combine the mini set Warm & Cozy with Red Sunset; there are also full size sets here & here.

The sentiment is created using Altenew’s Halftone Hello Stamp set & coordinating Die Set

For the background, first I spritzed 3 Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays onto the paper (Lavender Fields, Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf). I let it dry, then I placed the Altenew Stone Wall Stencil over the background paper and spritzed it with Tsukineko’s Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray; it gives it a very subtle finish. You can see it in this photo:

My final touch was adding Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped Sequins: 4mm, 6mm, 10mm.

Thank you to MarkerPop for having me on their Design Team! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!


With Sympathy

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

{Happy Thursday, Crafters! Valerie here, and I know you’ll all know what I’m talking about here… Life has been utterly crazy for me! With surgery (and the recovery from it), starting a new full-time job while still working the old part-time job, my son’s Prom, AND a death in the family, things have been quite crazy for me. SO, with that said, I apologize for not having a post done for today! HOWEVER, I had this one ready to go on my blog for another day, so I decided to pull it over here to the MarkerPop blog, instead, because I think we can all understand my situation, right?!}

I had to make 2 completely different cards yesterday; one for my friends who are Expecting (YAY!!), and one for my Aunt & Uncle who unexpectedly lost their daughter, my cousin; talk about complete opposites. And actually, you could say that the card making was actually a therapy for me, as I’m grieving my wonderful cousin that we have lost way too soon.

Let’s start with the happy card! For this one, I pulled out a sweet old Lawn Fawn set, Plus One, and it’s coordinating die set. All the other dies used for this card are also Lawn Fawn; you can see them in the supply list at the end. I colored the image with Copic Sketch markers. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh cupped sequins: Cornflower 4mm & Pink Blush 6mm.

For my condolences card, I pulled out a favorite Altenew set of mine, Extra Special. It stamps beautifully, and the image is just so pretty. I stamped the purples with the inks from Altenew’s Shades of Purple ink set. The greens are from Altenew’s Tropical Forest ink set.

Thanks for stopping by, and hug your loved one real tight <3





Happy Father’s Day with Avery Elle

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi Crafters! I can’t believe mom’s and dad’s days are right around the corner! I have a pretty Father’s Day card today featuring Avery Elle‘s new Shine Bright stamp & die set, and their new Scalloped Pierced Rectangles STAX die set.

The images are stamped using Memento’s Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored with Copic markers (I use Sketch markers).

The red & white diagonally striped paper is from Doodlebug’s 6×6 Anchors Away paper pad.

The background is created using Distress Inks applied with onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock with Mini Ink Blending Tools.

For the beam of light, I  first stamped it with Altenew’s Warm Sunshine Ink from their Summer Afternoon ink pad set, available in full size ink pads or mini’s. Then I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed it using Wow! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder

The sentiment was stamped using VersaMark, and heat embossed with Wow! White Pearl Embossing Powder. I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the flying birds and the red parts of the lighthouse. The final touch were the Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in Cobalt 4mm & 6mm.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope this has given you some inspiration! 

Happy Mother’s Day

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

I am SOOO happy I ordered this set from MarkerPop, the Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers stamp & die set! It is just SO pretty, and incredibly easy to work with; plus, look at the results! This card is also using the new & great-to-have-on-hand Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set, and the fun coordinating die set.

ALL the inks used on this project are Lawn Fawndamental inks; they stamp perfectly, with such rich, crisp, bright color. You can see in the Supply List below all the colors I used.

The dies used to get that fun zig-zag edge are Lawn Fawn’s STAX Zig Zag Square Stackables. I mounted each finished piece onto a square cut that was done with Lawn Fawn’s STAX Large Stitched Square Stackables.

My finishing touches were adding a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Cupped 3mm sequins, and painting Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the butterfly.

What a fun, carefree card to make. I highly suggest it to anyone wanting some light crafting with a beautiful result!

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