cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Karin Markers · Watercolor

Deck the Halls for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…

Hello everyone! So fun to get back into coloring this week! This month is the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I will link up on Instagram but I wanted to share my card here too.  

Christmas and holly, two of my favorite things!  The brown paper package this time is the brown paper Hero Arts die cut wood frame! I die cut it 3 times, glued them together to get the real ‘frame’ look.  Then I inked it all with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I gold heat embossed the A2 size cardbase with one of the stamps from My Favorite Things Distressed Panels stamp set.

The Holly and Merry Christmas are from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Holly stamp set.  I gold embossed on Hot Press Watercolor paper and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. What awesome markers… full of ink and joy! lol  I just put a little ink down and pull it out to color in with a waterbrush. Let it dry, then do it again. I didn’t keep track of how many times I came back and colored again!  There’s just something about adding more color here and there. Yes, therapy!  Here’s a post I made on IG back in March showing the markers I used for this card. It’s so cool to be able to actually see the ink in the marker barrel!

I added mounting tape cut to fit on the backside of the holly and the sentiment.  The frame is glued directly to the cardbase.

It’s ready to head out the door one of these days.  I tell you, I get attached to these cards sometimes and it’s hard to let them go but I must! I’ve been sorting cards this week.  The spare bedroom is covered with cards.  I’m making progress but it sure doesn’t look like it! I would type ‘lol’ but it’s not funny!  I must do better at staying organized!

Here’s hoping you’ve had some creative days this week! There’s so much I want to make! I keep seeing more things I want to buy!  It’s dangerous out there gals! lol  As if you don’t already know. haha

oh dear, I’ll shut up…have a great weekend and I’ll catch up again with you soon!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

A few links for what I used…pssstttt…great gift ideas for oneself!  😀

Karin BRUSHMARKER MEGA BOX 60 Colors…
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things DISTRESSED…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Nesting WOOD FRAME Infinity…
[ SSS | SBC ]
My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 27…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS | SBC | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SBC ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Flowers · Karin Markers · Poppystamps · Thinking of You · Watercolor

NEW poppystamps Peony Bouquet Thinking of You Card…

Hi everyone!  Switching gears from cute to floral!  I love this new clear stamp set from poppystamps!  So pretty gold embossed and watercolored with Karin Markers, water and a paintbrush.

I stamped the poppystamps Picnic Plaid clear stamp using the Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform on Hobby Lobby Masters Touch watercolor card.  I love using this stamp platform for big stamps because I can leave the stamp on the lid then take just the lid/stamp to the sink to wash it after stamping!  So easy to clean up that way.

I stamped the plaid with Taylored Expressions Premium Dye Ink, first in Pink Champagne and then to get it a little pinker, I inked and stamped it again with Cupcake.  I was trying to match the Karin markers I used for watercoloring.

I heat embossed the image and sentiment with gold embossing powder. Then started coloring!

My Karin Markers (from Poland) were a gift from an amazing, dear, friend back in March. (the dreaded birthday was awesome this year) It looks like Simon Says Stamp is bringing them in but nothing in stock yet.  To see my other card I colored with them, select my Karin Markers category over on the right.  You can use any watercolors to color stamp images though and I plan to do some more with this beautiful image!

Karin Markers are Brush Pens and beautiful for Modern Brush Calligraphy!  I’ve been practicing on that when I sit down at night… pretty fun!  I’ve always enjoyed lettering but have only pursued it a couple times and never kept up with it.  Here’s hoping I do better this time.  It’s fun to do with the grandkids also.

ok – well, I’ll wrap this up and say, thanks for coming over! Hope you feel like coloring now!  I need to keep coloring/practicing! Don’t look at my coloring to close! lol

ttul,

Products I used to make this card… (coupon code for $5 off at SSS is HEAT899, expires 8/15 at 11:59 pm ET)

Poppystamps – CL483 Peony Bouquet…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL478 Picnic Plaid…
[ STR ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – 30086…
[ STR | SSS ]
Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
[ TE ]
Premium Ink – Taylored Expressions…
[ TE ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Flowers · Karin Markers · Memory Box · Simon Says Stamp · Thank You · Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers Card…

Hi everyone!  A floral card with a big thanks to share with you today.

I stamped this beautiful floral image from SSS Sketched Flowers clear stamp set with Archival Black ink in the MISTI on watercolor paper.

I used the most amazing markers to watercolor with!  Have you heard of the Karin Markers?  They’re from Poland. Just WOW! So cool! I was so surprised and delighted when the pkg arrived at my front door!  A birthday present for me?!  YES!  From an awesome friend!!!  😀 Best Birthday ever!!!  😀

A story I made on Instagram about them… HERE.

They are awesome markers for lettering too.  I’m still working on that… practice, practice!

I spattered and after everything was dry, I die cut the word ‘thanks’ from Altenew’s lower case alphabet set right out of the colored floral piece!  :O

That took a couple weeks for me to get up the nerve! lol  No big deal after all. haha whew!


I added mounting tape to the back of each of the letters and placed them back in after I backed the piece with black cardstock.

I’ve seen a lot of cardmakers do this and have always loved it.  So glad I finally did it!  The simple ‘with heartfelt’ is from a Memory Box clear stamp set.

Links below to what I used…

THANK you so much for stopping by and supporting my cardmaking and blogging!  I appreciate it so much!  YES, with heartfelt thanks! Have a beautiful day!  It cooled off here and I even opened the windows because the humidity is low…so unusual!  So happy about it! lol

Simon Says Clear Stamps SKETCHED…
[ SSS ]
Altenew – Dies – Bold Alphabet
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Therm O Web – iCraft – Purple Tape -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Candy Necklace
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Licorice Twist
[ STR ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors .5oz White
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]