Thursday, September 21, 2017

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Halloween is next month. Are your kids getting excited? I have one that has his costume all planned out and two that will wait to the last minute! 

Have you heard of Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp company? They are one of the newest brands now available in the MarkerPOP store.

Today, I am using their Halloween stamp set on my card:

I stamped a few of the designs onto watercolor cardstock and colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. Once the images were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the image. The next step is to create an A2 card out of watercolor cardstock. On the front of the card, I stamped the gravestone image. I used the ZIGs again to color in the image. I extended the grass on both sides of the image. The sentiment is stamped below the grass. I wanted to include a moon and some stars. The moon is colored in by hand. The stars are from a cluster stamp from the My Favorite Things Somebunny I Love stamp set. The die cut images are attached using foam tape.

I used the following ZIG Clean Color markers on today's project:
022, 024, 070, 052, 046, 047, 035, 094, 010, 095

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

2017 MFT Superstar Card Contest - Clean & Simple

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! This is one of our last 'free' weekends for a while. I think the next one is right before Thanksgiving. So my husband and I decided that the family was going to stay home and do whatever we wanted. So for me, I sent most of the day at my craft desk. It has been awhile since I did that...and it felt GREAT!

A few days ago I ran across the My Favorite Things Superstar Card Contest. If you have not heard about it, please stop by and check it out! This is the third year the contest has been around and it is so inspiring to see what everyone comes up with!

There are three different categories of the contest. I decided to play along with the Clean & Simple Genius category. Below is the card that I came up with:

I used the super cute Birds of Paradise stamp set. I chose one of the birds and stamped the image onto white cardstock. The bird is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out using the coordinating dies. When it came time for the sentiment, I wanted to find a unique way to display it. When I think of tropical locations, I always imagine the cute wooden signs that they use to point of directions and various information. So I cut a few different strips from kraft cardstock. To make the strips look like planks of wood, I used the Die-namics Grassy Edges die along each end of the plank. The blank planks were also embossed with a woodgrain folder. The sentiment is stamped onto the wider of the planks. Before attaching the wooden sign to the card, I stamped a variety of leaves from the Blissful Blooms stamp set using Field Day and Green Room MFT inks. The wooden sign and bird are attached to the card to finish it off.

**Sadly, both the MFT Birds of Paradise and Blissful Blooms stamp sets are discontinued. But please stop by the My Favorite Things store to see their latest designs!**

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fur-Friends Forever

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you a pet person? If so, what is your favorite kind? I am a dog person. We currently have one dog, Olive. She is an adorable Mastiff mix. Definitely, another child I have to take care of! 

Today, I am working with the Pink & Main's Fur-Friends stamp set and Chameleon markers:

To start this card, I repeatedly stamped the bone image down the side of the card. The dog image is stamped and cut out using a circle die. The image is colored in and attached to the card. To add some extra color to the card, I added three hearts to the card. The final step for the card was to stamp the sentiment .

The following Chameleon markers were used on today's card:
BR4, BR5, RD2, RD4, YO2, YL3, NU0, NU1, NU3, PR2

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Autumn Blessings

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you ready for Fall? I know that I am. Besides the cooler temperatures, one of my favorite things about Fall is the changing colors of the trees. Sadly, where I live, we do not get to see the drastic change. But I am hoping when I visit the DC area next month that I will be lucky enough to witness a few yellow and orange in the trees!

With Fall on the mind, I brought out the super adorable Hero Art's Coloring Layers Autumn Trees stamp set to makes today's card:

Did you know that Hero Art has mini layering ink collections? They make it super simple to coordinate the colors according to a certain theme. Today, I am pairing up the Autumn collection with the Autumn Tree stamp set.

To start this card, I stamped the trunk of the tree with the brown ink. After that I continued with the different layers of leaves using red, orange and rust ink. The sentiment for the card is stamped below the tree. A stitched rectangle die is used to cut out the panel that will be attached to the front of the card. What a simple card to recreate!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 8, 2017

Joy Clair and Rinea Foil

Hello, Joy Clair friends! Don't you love September? The kids are back in school and the temperatures are starting to cool off! Now that the kids are back in school, I am finding some extra time to get crafty!

Today I will be showing you two projects, one using a Everyday stamp set and one using a Color by Faith stamp set. All month long the Joy Clair design team will be teaming up with Rinea Foil paper.

First up, to celebrate the kiddos going back to school, I am using the Back to School stamp set:

To start this card, I stamped one image at a time using the Rinea Ghost Ink onto red foil paper. Once I stamped that image, I immediately wiped the ink off using a damp baby wipe. I repeated this stamp multiple times until the panel was full. The foil paper is attached to the card base.

Next up, is a Bible page using the Salt and the Light stamp set:

This is such a simple page to recreate! I cut a piece of blue foil paper down to size to fit within the Bible margin. I stamped each image one at a time using the Ghost Ink. The image is wiped immediately after it is stamped. The first image stamped was the Earth stamp. This allowed me to know where exactly to position the salt image. To finish the page, I included the phrase stamp at the bottom of the page.

Please continue to stop by the Joy Clair blog for the entire month of September to see what the Joy Clair design team does with the Rinea Foil.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Go Wild

Hello MarkerPOP friends! School is in session! What does that mean? Time for the parents to go WILD...right? 

Today, I am showcasing the Neat & Tangled's Wild Ones and ZIG Clean Color markers:

To start the card, I stamped the giraffe image onto watercolor cardstock with black ink. Once the ink is dried, the image is colored in using ZIG Clean Color markers. The image is then cut out and set aside. I used prints from the Doodlebug At the Zoo 6x6 paper pad to create the layers onto the card. The sentiment is stamped onto a print and attached to the card.  The giraffe is attached to complete the card.

The following ZIG Clean Color markers were used on today's card:

028, 052, 062, 065, 070

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello, MarkerPOP friends!!! We are coming up on the end of summer. I am ready to start seeing some fall flowers popping up in our local gardens. This Texas summer heat has done a number on the flowers!!! What is your favorite fall flower? Mine probably would be sunflowers.

Today, I am showcasing the WPlus9 Design's Modern Peonies stamp set and ZIG Clean Color markers:

The floral image is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used only a few ZIG colors to color in the image. In fact, only one shade of each color was used. Find out below the exact colors used. To highlight the flower, I used a very light watercolor blue background. 

Once the watercolor was completely dry, I used a fancy scalloped frame die to cut out the panel. The panel is attached to kraft cardstock. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment using brown ink onto the card. The final touch was to add three clear droplets to the card.

The following ZIG Clean Color Markers were used on today's card:
024, 026, 036, 041, 052

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!