Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ATC&S Make Your Mark

It's time for another Make Your Mark marker challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  The challenge is to use markers on your project, in any way you want to.  I combined this challenge with the sketch at Fab Friday and the theme challenge at Black Tie Fridays.
I used the markers three different ways on my card.  I first used the Color Spritzer to spritz the card base with Island Indigo ink.  For the large snowflakes, I first inked them with Bashful Blue ink and then used my Island Indigo marker to add a second color directly to the stamp.  I used the same technique on the smaller snowflakes, except I first inked them with Island Indigo ink and then colored on the stamp with my Basic Black marker for the two-tone effect.  For the sentiment, I used markers to color each letter individually.  I am not much on fussy coloring of detailed images, so these techniques for markers work great for me!
I used another one of my favorite techniques for adding glitter to the whole image panel. After I die cut and stamped the image, I covered it with a Sticky Sheet then poured Dazzling Diamonds over it. This is a great way to add some bling to a large amount of space. Here is an up close picture where you can see the two-tone stamping, spritzing and glitter a little bit better:
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sayings, Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Island Indigo
Tools: Labels Collection Framelits, Color Spritzer
Accessories: Festival Prints DSP Stack, Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sticky Sheet, Dimensionals


  1. Great card. So, have you removed all the glitter from your house yet? Lol

  2. Great way to show the many uses for markers. Love your glittery snowflakes ... and especially like the one you've popped up and added a rhinestone in the center. Loll

  3. Love how you've used the markers with the snowflake stamps and the different colour letters on your sentiment, Shana. Sue

  4. Lovely card, Shana! I always admire that technique you do with Dazzling Diamonds -so shiny!!

  5. Lovely card Shana. The rhinestone just sets it off wonderfuly.
    Florence x

  6. Gorgeous snowflakes Shana. Love the two toned sentiment too. A terrific sparkly card!

  7. I know this is late, and you forgot to "enter" it into the challenge, but I just want to say I love your card! So pretty and shinny!! Thanks for playing with us a Black Tie Fridays.