First, I want to let you know that I officially turned off my previous subscription program (because of this problem), so if you did not receive an email for this post, you’ll need to re-subscribe in the right margin.
This week I decided to use the marker/watercolor paper technique I used awhile back in THIS CARD. It’s a way to use Stampin’ Up! markers like Copic markers. The only thing is that you must use watercolor paper. I’m only familiar with the Stampin’ Up! watercolor paper – I don’t know if you’ll get the exact same results from other brands. But try it and let me know!
All you need is ONE Stampin’ Up! marker and a blender pen. So easy! There are so many great things about this technique (i.e. using Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating colors, minimal supplies, less expensive than Copics, etc), but what I really love is how vibrant the color appears.
In January, Stampin’ Up! came out with these Edgelit Dies. I used one of them to create this card shape. It was seriously very easy to do! The pack comes with 2 different dies.
I think this video came out okay, but HOLY COW. Why can’t we just buy a new piece of electronics and have it work right out of the box?? No. There are only 1 million permutations of video quality/picture size/frame rate/recording mode/blah blah blah. All the moons have to align before it works. Amazingly enough, I managed to pull this video out! I’m sure it will get easier – it’s just a little bit of a learning curve.
If you haven’t taken advantage of Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration event, you still have 2 more weeks. You get a free product for every $50 you spend. Also don’t forget that I donate my 20% commission to Foster Kids Charity. You can tell your spouse that it’s for the foster kids.
Oh, one more thing! I am the guest designer on Lily Pad cards next Wednesday! That means I will have 3 cards on their site! I am also planning a video on how I made one of the cards, so I will post that one to the blog. Can’t wait!!
Enjoy and have a great week!
Note: If you are reading this post in an email, you’ll need to click on the post title above (“Wednesday’s Card”) to go to my blog and play the video.
- Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper
- Basic Gray Kioshi 6×6 Paper Pad
- Stampin’ Up! Basic Black
- Neenah Solar White
- Stampin’ Up! Markers: Pacific Point, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Basic Black.
- Stampin Up! Perfect Plum Ink Pad
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Versamark Ink
- Copic Sketch Markers: C1, 0
- Stampin’ Up! Adorning Accents Edgelit Dies
- Stampin’ Up! Blender Pen
- Provocraft Coluzzle and Oval Template
- Sizzix Big Shot