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

  2. 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!

  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. 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!!

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

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