Friday, June 23, 2017

Joy Clair Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Are you ready for another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? It is truly amazing how big this blog hop gets! So many talented designers decided to join in the fun!

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Today, I am using Joy Clair's Coffee Lovers for this Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:

I decided to paper piece the large coffee cup for today's card. I stamped the image onto several different prints and cut out the individual sections. Once all the pieces are cut, I assembled them onto the vellum. The sentiment is stamped and embossed at the bottom of the vellum. The vellum is then attached to a soft pink print. The pink panel is attached to the back panel of the card. I love all the layers!

Let's talk about prizes!

Joy Clair is giving away two $25.00 gift certificates to their store! All you have to is comment on each of our design teams blog and the Joy Clair blog. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog. You have until June 30th to leave your comments.

Hop on over to the Joy Clair blog to see the rest of our design team's creations!

Thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hello, Friend

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! My style is Clean and Simple. I love the simplicity of the final project. I sometimes feel guilty with how quick it takes to make a card. So I have started to added some additional touches that I believe push the card to the next level! One of my new favorites is the NUVO Drops!

Today, I am using the Altenew's Be Strong stamp set and Chameleon markers:

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images onto the white cardstock. I used a couple orange and yellows Chameleon markers to color in the individual bulbs. To make the bulbs look more life-like, I covered each one with Clear Nuvo Drops. When the drops dry, they give off a glassy look to the bulbs. A sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card.

I used the following markers on today's card:
Chameleon markers -

Please head on over to the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on today's card.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Llama Tell You...

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is Jessi here. "Llama tell you"...I am loving all the llamas everywhere! Now, they might not be the cutest animal in reality, but they are super cute on papers and stamps! They make some adorable and sometimes silly cards!

I love paper-piecing! So today's card focuses on that technique instead of using markers to color the image.

Today's card showcases the super adorable Gerda Steiner Designs' Llama Tell You stamp set:

I had a paper pad that included some llama images. So I decided to use the paper pad and complete the card by paper-piecing. The stamp images are stamped on a variety of prints and cut out. The llama image is completed with 2 different prints. The cactus is stamped on a fun blue print and cut out. The background sun is created by a circle die. The ground layer is created with a wavy border die. Some many fun prints to complete this card!

No markers were used on today's card, but stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on this card!

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Psst... DCWV No Problem, Llama 12 x12 paper pad was used on today's card.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reach for the Sky

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! It is Jessi here. Today I am sharing a sweet card with you today. I am working with the Hampton Arts' Reach for the Sky stamp set. This stamp set would make very cute baby cards. But today, I am using it for a kid's encouragement card. We all have seen our kids in moments were they need our extra support to calm them down.

Why not give them a little extra love with a handmade card!

The stamp set includes a few different adorable animal images. I stamped a few of them onto white watercolor cardstock and colored then in with a variety of ZIG Clean Color markers. The cloud image is stamped onto some printed paper, for some paper piecing. The images are attached to a printed panel. The sentiment is stamped on the bottom left corner of the card. To fill in some of the empty space, I stamped and colored the moon image  and attached to the card.

I used the following ZIG Clean Color markers on this card: 050, 060, 061, 098

Please hop on over to the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used today!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Joy Clair's Flawless for Summer Event

Today is a special day on the Joy Clair blog! The design team is showcasing the super adorable Flawless stamp set! We wanted to share with you the variety of ways that you can use this stamp set!

When I first saw this stamp set and all the makeup images, 'Sweet Sixteen' came to mind!

I stamped the images randomly onto black cardstock and embossed in silver. (I really loved how the silver popped against the black!) I created the sentiment for the card using a variety of die cuts and colored cardstock. The 'happy' part of the sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments stamp set and is also embossed in silver.

Interested in seeing what the rest of the design team came up with, hop on over to the Joy Clair blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Sweet Hello

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you bird watchers? My mother and her parents are. I never really thought I was until I moved to Texas near the Gulf Coast. One of the first things I realized were the different birds and in the certain area that I live...the lack of birds. One of my favorite birds are hummingbirds. They are some fascinating birds. Their bright colors and their speed!

Today's card showcases the Pink & Main's Hummingbirds and Chameleon markers:

The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto white cardstock. The images are colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The images are then cut out using the Hummingbirds coordinating dies. The sentiment is stamped onto a printed strip of paper from the Photo Paper Play Summer Bucket List 6x6 paper pad. The background panel is from the same paper pad.

The following Chameleon markers were used on this project: RD2, RD4, BG1, BG4, GR1, GR3, YG3, BR4, OR4

Hop on over to the MarkerPOP blog to see the list of supplies on today's card.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Joy Clair - Baby Wipe Technique

Hello, Joy Clair friends! It is Jessi from the Joy Clair Design Team. Do you have certain supplies that you tend to rely on when journaling in your Bible? I tend to use a lot of watercolors. I recently started to use more gelatos and water crayons. I have found that they are super easy to blend with a simple baby wipe.

Today's project will be focusing on the super cute Color By Faith's Anchor of Hope stamp set:

I wanted the water to look darker the deeper it went on the page. So I decided to use the ombre effect (same color group, starting with the lightest to the darkest). Below is a sample of how I applied the crayons to the Bible page. I started with the lightest at the top and had the darkest blue at the bottom. I blended the crayons by lightly wiping with a baby wipe.

Sometimes after the blending is completed, there is a need to make the a section darker. You can do so by applying another layer of crayon to the desired section. Blending again with a wipe. Repeat until the desired color is reached.

During the month of June, the design team is applying BLING to their projects. I love using sequins on some of my projects. They add a fun dimension and sparkle to the final project. For the Bible Page, I included sequins that matched the different blues in the ombre water. The sequins are attached by using a small dab of glue.

I also used a baby wipe to blend in the colors on the different parts of the scene. To finish the page, I used a fine tip black pen and drew in the chain for the anchor.

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Joy Clair - Anchor of Hope
NeoColor Water Crayons
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Baby Wipe