Stampin’ Up! Marker Madness, my exclusive Stampin’ Pretty special, is underway now through Saturday, Feb. 16 (and some more fun ways to use markers below). Purchase one family of markers (you get 12 colors in a family, either Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Soft Subtles or Rich Regals) and get the second family at 20% off. The markers are perfectly coordinated with Stampin’ Up! card stock, inks and accessories . . . so no need to chase all over town trying to get things to match (something I’m determined to avoid). Plus, save another 10% with my FREE shipping deal on your on-line order of $40 or more 🙂
If that’s not convincing enough, here’s a wonderful Marker Tip Sheet with even more marker techniques (for example, stained glass, egg shell crackle) and how to care for them. I’m not the author and unfortunately, I don’t know whom to credit. However, I can’t wait to give these lovely ideas a go and wanted to share, share, share!
My "Note of Love" card is a standard Very Vanilla card base with the right front edge chopped off (about 3/4"). Ginger Blossom’s red polka dots are adhered for a little vertical splash (and an easy way to sneak into the Ways to Use It "Going Dotty" Challenge). Ruby Red followed by a matching floral design (again from the Ginger Blossom Designer Series) dress up the left side.
If you read my blog yesterday, today’s project marks the second "ride" of my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine. It worked its zigzag charm on Ruby Red card stock. Opposite the zigzag, I played a bit with a Paper Piercer and Template to create some punchy squares.
I grabbed my Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral markers and colored directly to the Embrace Life stamp. I huffed and I puffed and brought the "house" down on Very Vanilla cardstock. A Sakura Gelly Glaze pen adds some shimmer to the blossoms but they are simply non-existent in the photo. I then matted the image on River Rock designer paper (Ginger Blossoms for the 3rd time) and tucked a couple swatches of Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon on the side.
The sentiment was an encore of the Chocolate Chip marker, used on the Lots of Thoughts "Love" Stamp but isolating only the text I wanted. I snipped the left corners with my Corner Rounder Punch and did the same for the Ruby Red layer below. The flower was left over from another project but seemed the perfect last little pop (on dimensionals, of course). It’s a combination of the One of Kind stamp (Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Gun) and my Boho Blossoms Punch. Voila!
Hugs and Pretties, Mary
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life (111011), One of a Kind (111101), Lots of Thoughts (Sale-A-Bration, 111405)
Paper: Ginger Blossoms Designer Series (110697), Very Vanilla (101650), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Cameo Coral (100074) and Chocolate Chip (100071) Markers
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Crafter’s Tool Kit, 104310), Heat Tool (100005), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Janome Sew Mini
Perfect Touches: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (109063), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), White Thread, Sakura Gelly Glaze Pen