Hello everyone! I was in the mood to do some colouring this morning, and have the SSS May Card Kit sitting here so I decided to pull out one of the pre-printed designs that comes in it, as well as these Crayola markers.
I honestly thought that I would get OK results with the markers, and pulled out an acrylic block to use because I assumed I'd have to scribble the marker on to the block then pick it up with my water brush (that helps prevent marker lines and all that from showing up on the paper as some markers just don't move well). I was pleasantly surprised to see just how well these markers performed when I scribbled them right onto the paper and pulled the color out with my water brush. The more I was colouring this image and playing around with these markers the more I was enjoying it!
I gotta say if you've been interested in using markers and wanting to play around with watercolour but really don't want to invest in the pricier sets - get a set of these! They're around $5 US (I put a link to them at SSS below) and you can't go wrong. I was planning on giving this set to my kids b/c I didn't think I'd get much use out of them (I have how many sets of markers now? LOL) but I'm planning to keep this set, might get more colors eventually and will get some for my kids too.
OK anywho there's my long into to this card ;).
This was a really easy and fun card to make - colouring in all these cactus and succulent images was just fun, and after it was dry I die cut the panel with the largest Stitched Rectangle wafer die from SSS, and adhered it to a Green Leaf card stock base.
I stamped and heat embossed a couple sentiments from the SSS Thankful Heart stamp set and adhered one of them to the front of the card and added the second to the inside:
And that finished off my card!
To see how it came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube HERE <-----click!
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