How to use marker pens 3 ways …

Hi and welcome to my blog. There is an interesting challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, to use markers. I used my Stampin’ Up marker pens in 3 different ways …


First, I made a water-colour background by scribbling marker pens in 3 different colours randomly over a large clear block. I then spritzed liberally with water and pressed a piece of whisper white cardstock onto the block to pick up the ink. The moisture made the cardstock bubble up slightly, giving a really interesting texture which I loved. Once the piece was dry, I stamped snowflakes randomly over the background.


Next, I used a spritz tool with marker pens, and added lots of pretty speckles across the card.

Thirdly, I used my markers to colour the sentiment in 3 different colours …


So, I hope you like my card for this week’s challenge. The rest of the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do drop by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to see what they’ve been up to.

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: endless wishes, merry little Christmas, 

inks: stampin’ write markers in soft sky, wisteria wonder, pacific point;

cardstock: whisper white;

punches: tag topper;

accessories: spritz tool, stampin’ dimensionals, glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, silver embossing powder, versamark, silver cord from my stash;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


8 Comments to “How to use marker pens 3 ways …”

  1. Gill – this is stunning. A great way of showing just how versatile markers are. I love the soft, subtle colours.

  2. Great info on using the markers Gill and a gorgeous card x

  3. Excellent job showing multiple ways to use markers! Your card is gorgeous! The colors you chose give a lovely frosty feel to the snowflake theme. Awesome job, Gill!

  4. So delicately pretty and ingenious use of markers. Must try harder to make use of mine.

    • Thanks Alison. The markers are so versatile, and I use them for all sorts of things. My only regret is that I didn’t buy them sooner! Wouldn’t be without them now.

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