Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mark It, Stamp It

Dear Ones~
This week I am hosting over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I am calling the challenge Mark It, Stamp It because I am asking players to color a stamp with markers and stamp. This is a wonderful alternate way to use your stamps. It gives a lovely soft, watercolor look. I LOVE it.

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Here is card #1:
For this card I used an older stamp set called Hello Sunshine. This was originally from a STV kit. I used my Zigs and colored the stamp with yellow and green. Then I stamped it on some GKD White Card Stock. I colored and stamped the image 3 times for a field of flowers. The butterfly was colored and stamped the same way.
Here is card #2: 
For this card I colored the stamp with a lighter shade and then used a darker one in the middle for more dimension. Shading can add real character to the image.

Ingredients for Card #1:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
PTI Noted: A2 Scallop Die
Best of Basic Grey Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
GKD Petals and Wings Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Stash Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Ingredients for Card #2:
GKD Innocent Pink Card Stock
GKD Copper Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
DCWV Susan Winget Speciaty Patterned Paper
GKD Hello Sunshine Stamp
Zig Clean Color Brush Pens
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Die 
Martha Stewart Art Deco Punch
Ranger Copper Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon & Pearls

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.



  1. This looks like a fun challenge. I hope I can join in and I must say your cards are so beautiful!

  2. Your challenge is creative as your cards are. There are so many techniques out there, that I often forget about the simplest ones, and they are usually the best. Love the bright yellow on the first one and the softer colors on your second card.

  3. That's a technique I haven't thought of in years, thanks for the reminder. Both your cards are beautiful. Love how you made a field of flowers in the first one.

  4. So Pretty! You can really see the 'water color' effect in your second card, WOW! How clever! Both cards are so happy, love the colors! Fabulous designs and accents....and you always make such perfect bows....I hate, no I don't....but I do have bow envy! lol :)

  5. Gorgeous cards! I haven't used that technique for a long time. I'm going to have to try it with the Zig markers. Lovely colors!

  6. Both cards are beautiful, nothing like pretty, pretty flowers, beautiful designs, too!!
    {Nellies Nest}