Friday, July 15, 2016

CAS Mix Up July Reminder Card...Markers!

Here is my July CAS Mix Up Reminder Card using Stamping + Marker Layering + my choice Die Cuts.

Because  the many flowers and leaves are quite small I spent probably an hour of relaxing coloring with my new SU 2016 In Color markers.  I used Karen Barber's SCS Marker Layering Tutorial for my marker technique.  I stamped my image using SU Archival Basic Gray ink.  I colored the leaves twice with Emerald Envy then the flowers twice with Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.  I added my Dazzling Details to the centers of each flower, let dry before adding a 2nd layer of DD.  I thought it was just the right amount of bling.

I Die Cut my main image and the frame with my SU Square Collection.  I colored the frame with my Dapper Denim marker so I could get subtle streaks.  I then sanded the frame a bit and inlayed my main image.

When looking for the right sentiment I came across the SU  Die Cut Paper Doily,  which worked well for softening all the square lines.  Added the sentiment and......done!  I really liked the results of my 5" x 5" card. It was fun being able to use all 5 of the new In Colors.   Hope you like it too.

You still have until July 24th to join the fun at our CAS Mix UP July Challenge.  Happy Stamping!

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU Awesomely Artistic and Fabulously Florets sentiment
Paper: Whisper White thick and regular
Inks: SU Archival Basic Gray,  Dapper Denim for sentiment and frame.
SU 2016-18 In Color markers: Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy
Accessories: Die Cuts: SU Square Collection and Paper Doily (ret), Dazzling Details, foam tape dimensionals, sanding block

Thank you for visiting and especially for commenting...always appreciated my friends.  hugs.....


  1. Beautiful bouquet of blooms Nancy. Great colouring and love the mix of colours. The blingy centers add sparkle and dimension. Great job with the frame. I thought you used card stock, but now you coloured with markers ... so cool. Love the sanded bits to give it little distressing. The doily is a nice touch. xx

  2. This is so classic, Nancy. Beautifully colored florals. CAS personified, my friend.

  3. The patience it took to do this is amazing, Nancy! Love the gorgeous colors and coloring. This is so beautifully done. Now I'm off to see the marker layering tutorial.

  4. Beautiful colours for the flowers - and a great job colouring them! Love the DD for the flower centres! And you used one of my all-time favourite quotes!

  5. Great job of using all 5 of the new colors on this card, Nancy! A beautiful bouquet! Love the sparkling centers! And the doily is a great softening touch!

  6. Beautiful card Nancy! I am loving the new in colors that SU has released. That bouquet of flowers is so pretty and the sentiment is so appropriate. Love your coloring too. Hugs, Brenda

  7. Nancy, this is beautiful! Your colors are dazzling and so pretty! I love your center of the flowers!! Thank you for always leaving me encouraging words and being so kind! I have a cousin in Coos Bay, but we don't get down there, only see them when they head north!! I am currently in Coeur d'Alene Idaho..another piece of heaven right here!!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy