Posts tagged ‘Endless wishes’

February 28, 2015

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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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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November 22, 2014

Paper piercing with Stampin’ Up templates …

Hi and welcome to my blog. So, with only a few short weeks before Christmas, there are not many challenge weeks left for this year at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, but don’t despair – you still have time to join in the fun and make your cards for your special someone. This week is a technique challenge to incorporate paper piercing in the design …

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The background paper, from the Gilded Winter paper pad by Trimcraft, is so beautiful. Some pages are glittered, others, like this one, are clear embossed, adding a wonderful dimension and texture to the card. I decided I wanted as much of the beautiful paper visible as possible as it’s too nice to cover up …

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The sentiment is the focal point of the card, so I made layers of different coloured cardstock which I then pierced using my Stampin’ Up paper piercing templates. The wonderful rich colour of elegant eggplant cardstock and ink from Stampin’ Up contrasted so well against the muted background paper.

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A few additional embellishments of punched out silver snowflakes with pearl centres finished my card – I hope you like it. 

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Do please pop along and see what the rest of the Design Team have been making for you this week, and don’t forget our Design Team call, so if you think you have what it takes and would like to join our happy team, show us your makes and join in the fun at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

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cardstock: whisper white, elegant eggplant;

stamp set: endless wishes;

inks: elegant eggplant;

punches and dies: decorative label, oval, apothecary labels, snowflakes (from my stash);

accessories: essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer, foam mat, adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, Gilded Winter background paper (by Trimcraft);

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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