Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beautiful Watercoloring using Stampin' Up markers!

Don't you love the soft coloring on this card? It took a while but I have been practicing using our fabulous Stampin' Up markers and getting the look of alcohol markers... the secret is to use a tiny amount and place it where you want the darkest colors (the centers, edges and shadows) Then take a blender pen to soften and move the color. Then at the end you take a white water color crayon and use it to highlight the centers and blend again...

I cut the top note die out of Whisper White card stock and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink to get the aged look. We stamped the flowers onto water color paper using black staz on ink. That means you can wet the lines without them bleeding.

To make the base use the Simply Scored tool to make the lines. I used a brayer to add the Perfect Plum ink. It's a quick and easy technique that give a great effect. I drew my flower stems freehand using a Stampin' Write marker and then used the blender pen to draw a little color out, bleeding the lines to soften them.

  • Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Many Thanks (retired)
  • Card stock: Whisper White, watercolor paper
  • Ink: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin' Write Markers: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, More Mustard
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Brayer, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Sponge

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments - have a great week! Brenda


  1. So are the flowers cut out and then popped up on a dimensional? They look 3D! Very cool technique and beautiful card. I know what I'm going to be trying out this afternoon! ;)

  2. Yes, that's exactly right Janessa, sorry I didn't explain that part! It's been a while since I did this and I'm looking forward to doing it with some of our new stuff!