Saturday, February 9, 2008

Basic Marker Techniques 101

This morning I held my Basic Marker techniques 101 class. We made four cards using 4 different marker techniques. With a lot of stampers taking advantage of my stamp club this month, I thought it would be a good idea to show them different way they can use their new markers! Next month I will do another marker techniques class in which we wil learn some more advanced techniques.

Since I actually put together instructions for this class, I decided all stamp club members will get the electronic version of the instructions, so even if you could not attend the class and get the hands-on experience and finished projects, you will still have a writen techniques reference.

If you'd like to take advantage of the marker club and get a free sale-a-bration product of your choice in addition to the standard marker club goodies, you must contact me at by February 17. You can read more about the marker club here or e-mail me with any questions.

As for this card, it features the most basic marker technique -- coloring with markers. Also, it's a little hard to see in the photo, but the card also features the smackin' acetate technique for the background on the whisper white card stock. I used certainly celery and bashful blue for the smackin' acetate technique and I found out quickly that these colors make a very light backgroud that is super difficult to photograph. Sorry!

Anyway, here is the card recipe:

Card Stock: bashful blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, whisper white
Ink: basic gray classic ink pad, bashful blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, almost amethyst stampin’ write markers
Stamps: Simply Said
Accessories: Almost Amethyst prints designer paper, narrow pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch, dimensionals.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Very pretty Diane,love all the soft colors!!!