Stampin’ Up! Markers: The Write Stuff

More Stampin' Up! marker magic in today's card (with my Marker Madness sale to follow this Saturday).  A simple and easy way to give new life to your images is to color the stamp directly . . . meaning flip it over and color with markers.  You can do multiple colors or just add an isolated accent to a previously stamped image, as I describe below.

The card base is a lovely Ruby Red polka dot pattern (Ginger Blossoms Designer Series) layered on top of Very Vanilla.  The banner consists of a complimentary floral from the Ginger Blossoms set layered over Coral Cameo card stock. 

I used the stem image from Embrace Life, inked it completely in River Rock . . . then flipped it over and dabbed some red accents on the leaves with the large end of a Ruby Red marker.  TIP:  I "huffed" some warm breath over the entire thing to get it evenly moist.  The image was then stamped on Very Vanilla.  Using the wee end of the Cameo Coral marker, I added some fun little polka dots to the leaves.  The stem image is matted on River Rock (Ginger Blossoms Series) which is customized a tad with a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped edge.

The sentiment is created using some clear stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I used Trajan Monograms for the letters and and found the perfect little flower in the Textboxed set for the "o."  TIP:  I assembled all 4 stamps (3 letters and the flower) on one acrylic block so that I could get them lined up like little soldiers all at once.  I then popped the whole thing in Ruby Red Ink and stamped the image on Very  Vanilla card stock.  A page pebble adds a little vavoom to the flower.  Next in line are a couple layers of Ruby Red and Textured Groovy Guava, respectively.  The final touch is some Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon. 

Stamp Sets:  Embrace Life (111011), Papertrey Ink Trajan Monograms and Textboxed
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Ginger Blossoms Designer Series (110697), Groovy Guava Textured (108694), Cameo Coral (100475), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink:  River Rock (109101), Ruby Red Ink Pad (102259) and Marker (100075)
Cool Tools:  Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
Perfect Touches:  Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (109063), Page Pebble (JoAnn's)
Inspiration:  Splitcoast Stamper's Sketch Challenge SC162  Sc162


  1. Absolutely Gorgeous, Awesomer paper and the layout is really cool! Love your color choices.

  2. Love love LOVE this card!!! The O flower with the page pebble just makes it pop! I love the colors and designer paper! Great job! I love your blog!!

  3. This is very pretty. I’d have never thought to use these colors for the foliage stamp in Embrace life, but it’s gorgeous.

  4. hi! I just found your blog but I fell in love with your creations, I’ll be visiting often! 🙂

    love this card, thanks for the tips!

  5. Love the colors and the layout! The pebble is such a great touch!

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