Friday, June 17, 2016

Fun with Markers


Hi everyone.  A while back, my friend Brenda (Friends Craftin' with Friends) did a tutorial on her blog for a beautiful card she made.  Click HERE to see Brenda's card and written tutorial.  I just had to try out her technique.

I'm really happy with how this turned out.  I used my Misti to stamp my flower, heat embossed, and then die-cut out a rectangle from the center.  I coloured the flower on the cut-out panel and then decided I needed to add a butterfly for balance.

After all my colouring was done, I  tried to stamp my sentiment.  I decided I was going to stamp it at the bottom on the background piece just below the cut out, using a fairly large sentiment.  I lined it up on my misti, stamped in versamark, and poured the embossing powder over top.  It was crooked.  I removed the powder right away and hoped that the sentiment wouldn't show ... but it did.  Darn!

I didn't want to have to start all over since my cut out panel was all coloured.  So I played around until I had it basically in the same place, stamped a new background and heat embossed.  I actually like it better because I didn't have to cut out the panel so you don't see the cut lines.  I just popped up the original cut-out panel over the new background.  Next time I do this technique, I will stamp two backgrounds so I have options. :)  I stamped a smaller sentiment in the cut-out panel to finish the card.

Another CAS Mix Up card with stamping, die-cut, heat embossing and watercolouring with zigs.  Reminder the challenge is open until June 24th.



Thanks for coming by for a visit!


Stamps:  Best Thoughts (Stampin' Up!); Sentiment - Where Your Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. - 400 Series)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush,  Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts

26 comments:

  1. Love this technique, the blue colouring is stunning. :)

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  2. Absolutely love this, Loll! What a wonderful technique and I love the beautiful mix of blues and greens! After all the "fun" you had this turned out to be an amazing card! Happy accidents and all :)

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  3. I hate it when I have a great card and stamp that sentiment crooked! It's got to be one of the most frustrating things in cardmaking! You figured it out and this is gorgeous, my friend! Great job of lining up and beautiful coloring!

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  4. love the design of your card with the flower on the side - a great fix to the stamping problem.

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  5. Wow Loll - This is on my list of techniques to try out. You made a fabulous card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Do you hold your breath when you're doing your sentiment? I do and I still mess up sometimes. We just did the 'spotlighting' technique at Just Us Girls I love the look. Your card is wonderful with the platinum embossing and the bright colors of the Zigs.

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  7. Fantastic. Thanks for providing the link. This turned out beautifully, Loll. So pretty!

    Shirl

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  8. Gorgeous card with that beautiful blue flower.

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  9. Wow! I am so loving this card Loll!! You took my tutorial and knocked it out the park! I can't believe you had issues with your sentiment, I thought I only had those kinds of problems. lol Nice to know that you fabulous stampers have "boo boo's" too. But you save this card perfectly. And I do love the idea of stamping two so you have options! What a great idea! Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I've been dying to try this technique, so I'll be checking out Brenda's blog...thanks for the link!
    Liquid Platinum EP adds to the elegance of this flower and butterfly, and your coloring is just beautiful! Great save on the sentiment, too...WOW!

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  11. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful. I adore the blue in the flower and how part of it is colored. I know you said there was a mistake somewhere...way to recover and make what might be an even prettier card. Oh and gotta shower love on the butterfly, too! :)

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  12. Wow..Stunning die cut and heat embossed flowers and butterfly, Loll. I love your spotlighting and Zig coloring. TFS the link to your technique too. Hugs, Nancy

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  13. Gorgeous card, Loll! So hard to believe that it was a "save", and how cool that you actually ended up liking it better - woo hoo! Gotta love that!

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  14. This is so pretty, Loll, and a great technique. And great save, too!

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  15. Stunning!! Thanks for the tips on how your Plan B worked out! I've heard when making cards that a problem becomes a challenge. You conquered yours!! Great job!

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  16. Wow wow Loll - I have to try this ... wish I had a pretty image like that one, but I will find something. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your beautiful creations.

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  17. Oh Loll, you have inspired me to give this a try! This is beautiful...and nice way to 'save' your card after the blooper! Stamping it twice is a very good idea!!

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  18. AWESOME card! Love that you popped up the colored image!

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  19. A stunner! Very eye catching and loving those ever so pretty colours. Wonderful happy accident x

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  20. What a beauty! Glad you could save it! Love the technique!

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  21. Love this technique ..... and I love your card too. Its that embossing powder again ..... looks great with the watercolouring. Guess what's on the top of my shopping list now 😊 xx

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  22. Soft, delicate and so pretty, Loll ... gorgeous colour combo! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. I'm short on time for visiting, but I had to stop on this stunner and tell you how much I love it, Lolly! It's dreamy and scrumptious and well done saving it so beautifully!! Phew! Hugs, Dolly

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  24. Beautiful, Loll. Love the panel overlay :)

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