Monday, August 8, 2016

Stamping with Markers

I finally broke down and got this Impression Obsession Full Bloom Hollyhock cling stamp, and it came just in time to make a birthday card for a friend who loves her garden.  I've seen Karen use these many times, so she was my muse.

Sunshine and Flowers

supplies: Bristol paper and Simon Doll Pink cardstock, Impression Obsession Full Bloom Hollyhock and Hero Arts woodblock Sunshine and Flowers from 2006, picked raspberry and mowed lawn distress markers, Tombow 723 and Memento Rose Bud markers, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, DieNamics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die, Simon moonshine sequins

I colored directly onto my stamp with markers.  You can take your time to get in all the details, and then spritz lightly with water before stamping.  Then I stamped my sentiment and die-cut it out using a stitched scallop die.  The bigger panel was attached to a Doll Pink card, and the sentiment panel was lifted with adhesive foam, then I added my butterflies and a few sequins.

I love hollyhocks, make me remember my grandfather's garden, but I can't seem to grow them, so this is the next best thing!


  1. This is lovely Lin and I'm sure your friend adored it!! I like the camouflaged label die you added!

  2. so pretty Lin, love the panel treatment.

  3. This is beautiful Lin - love the way you have used the sentiment and die cut.

  4. this card is so pretty Lin. Very delicate looking. I really like the little scallop tag as well.

  5. You are funny! I wonder how long you resisted for before buying?
    (Been there, done that)!!!
    Beautiful card. I'm still umming over the die version of this for me!!!

  6. Oh, Lin, this is gorgeous, and I love the pink hollyhocks! Yes, Karen is amazing and has used this stamp (which I too have admired for a long time). How beautifully you've used it and with such a gorgeous layout! I love it! I know your friend is going to LOVE this card! I keep rolling up and looking at it! Stunning! Hugs, sweet friend!

  7. Wonderful card, and the flowers are so pretty :-)

  8. Beautiful pink hollyhocks, Lin! Just love how you did the sentiment rectangle too!

  9. This is so pretty and springy! Absolutely gorgeous design!!


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