This month I am sharing a simple card using the Stampin’ Write Markers. The Stampin’ Write markers are dual tipped marker pens in the Stampin’ Up! colours which are filled with dye inks so they are perfectly suited to colouring your rubber stamps and stamping onto card. Dye inks are fast drying (so no smudging) and when colouring onto a stamp they can dry before you get a chance to stamp but don’t worry that is easily solved by re-moistening the stamp by breathing a deep exhalation on the stamp before pressing onto your card.
I have used the photopolymer stamp set called Endless Thanks and used 3 colours of marker pens, Melon Mambo and Old Olive (both from the brights collection) and the Basic Black marker which is available to purchase on its own.
Every marker has a dual top, a fine tip for journaling and a thick tip for colouring. You can colour the stamps, re-moisten with your breath and stamp or colour in your images directly onto the card. It means you do not need to invest in all the colour ink pads right away but instead invest in a set of markers or the whole set of markers and know that you have a good range of Stampin’ Up! colours to be working with.
I simply coloured each stamp with the thick brush tip of the marker, re-moistened with my breath and stamped. If you look at the marker pen there is a tick line next to the thick tip and a thin line next to the thin tip. I added two strips of washi tape in matching colours and stamped an array of flowers, leaves and hearts. I then stamped the banner and added my chosen sentiment and cut around it. I stuck the banner down with dimensionals so that it gave the card some dimension.
And guess what? If you image doesn’t stamp perfectly, you can simply use the marker pen to colour any missed areas – genius!
So it is time to go and see what Sonia Benedetti from France has made using markers, simply click the next button below to keep hopping..
Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……
1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (your are here)
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK
8. Sonia Benedetti – France
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