Kraftin Kimmie Challenge & my first playtime with Distress Markers


Today's all about BIRTHDAYS at Kraftin Kimmie!  This week's challenge hostess is Peggy and she's challenged us to make a birthday card!  Today I got some new Distress Markers (thanks to Terri @ Stamps Alive!) and I couldn't wait to play with them!  Let me first say, that I didn't really know what to do with them, but I was excited none the less, lol!  The layout from this card is last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.


The flowers are from the Flowers Feed the Soul set.  I realized that I didn't have a proper waterproof ink pad to stamp the image with so I just used my Brilliance pad and colored carefully.  Also, I used an AquaPen I got years ago… I will likely pick up the Tim Holtz water pens and use those in combination with some nice paint brushes I already have.  After coloring the flowers I took the fine tip end of the markers I'd used and did a little stippling… in the end, OMG!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these markers!!!!  For the flower centers I added some Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls.  The sentiment is from the Hip, Hip, Hooray set.  Is it wrong to send a birthday card for myself?? Cause I'm REALLY loving this one! lol   I also played along (again) with the Catered Crop Garden Party Recipe swap & the Cupcake Inspiration challenge!

StampsFlowers Feed the SoulHip, Hip, Hooray (Kraftin Kimmie stamps)
Paper: Berry Sorbet (PTI), Watercolor paper, Fine Linen (PTI), 
Extra's: Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls, aqua pen
Distress Markers
Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint

3 thoughts on “Kraftin Kimmie Challenge & my first playtime with Distress Markers

  1. This is a very pretty card! Love your coloring. So glad you were inspired by this week’s flower theme at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Good luck! Hope you will join us for our new challenge!


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