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Video Series: One Stamp, Four Designs, Four Mediums – Card #2

One Stamp Four Mediums

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Welcome to the second card in my series! Today I’m using Chalkola markers to color my Spring Flowers. These markers are fantastic for coloring onto dark cardstock. I did a lengthier introduction to them on this card, if you are interested in more detail. Here is the card:

Spring Flowers with Chalkola

Sometimes I find myself struggling with a background for flowers. You want “something” in the background but that “something” shouldn’t be distracting. At the same time, you want to highlight your flowers. I found a happy medium with the striped frame that I drew. It was something that provided a little “extra” without distraction. I drew it with my 03 marker from the Micron pack of three.

It’s not too late to play along! Simon Says Stamp is offering $5 off your order when you purchase the set – use code darlene at checkout.

I hope you are enjoying the series. Two more cards left, which I will bring you over the next two Fridays.

On a side note, scrapbook.com is having 15-55% off all stamping supplies, now through Sunday, January 15th. You could get lost for hours on that site – beware!

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

SSS Spring Flowers
SSS Spring Flowers
Chalkola Markers
Chalkola Markers
Happy and Smile
Happy and Smile
Micron Pens
Micron Pens
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Embossing Buddy
Embossing Buddy
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 13th, 2017 at 6:48 am


    I couldn’t believe that my SSS Spring Flowers stamp set arrived today at my home in Australia and only took 1 week from ordering it online to receiving it. This is the fastest I’ve ever received an order from SSS. So I was thrilled. I also am delighted you resurrected the liquid chalk markers again. I loved your other card where you used them and made a similar card that turned out very well. Because the Chalkola markers do not seem to be available in Australia, I bought a set of Brazon Liquid Chalk Markers with 3mm Bullet tips that work perfectly well. In fact with the smaller bullet tip, it is very easy to colour with them. For those in Australia following this series, Google to find where you can buy these liquid chalk markers and order them online as I did. They are inexpensive and good quality, I love this series so much, Darlene, and am so glad you selected this stamp set to feature.

  2. wrote on January 14th, 2017 at 9:59 am


    This is so eye catching. I usually never think to stamp on black. I guess my New Years resolution would to be to step out of the craft box!

  3. wrote on January 14th, 2017 at 4:32 pm


    I just ordered the stamp set. I believe I’ll get a lot of use out of it. I’m still thinking about the markers though. They really are pretty on black card stock.

  4. wrote on January 14th, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Brenda L.

    This card is just stunning Darlene! I love those markers, they are so pretty on the black paper. Hugs, Brenda

  5. wrote on January 15th, 2017 at 12:56 am


    Darlene, this card is so pretty, I can’t wait to try it with my Chalkola markers!

  6. wrote on January 15th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Patty Beers

    I bought the ChalkOla Markers when you did your other video on it. Then I forgot about them so I am so happy you did this one. I tried it with the Penny Black Poppy Time stamp and I used the red. It is beautiful. My frame isn’t as good as yours. My freehand leaves a lot to be desired but I love the final product. Thanks for bringing this back. I am going to go back and see which one prompted me to buy the markers and try that.

  7. wrote on January 17th, 2017 at 8:51 pm


    How pretty Darlene! I won a set of these at one of those expos and when I saw the thick tip, I thought “what the heck am I going to use these for?” and now I know! Thanks for the ideas, tips and tricks!

  8. wrote on January 18th, 2017 at 4:18 am


    I don’t have these markers, but thinking about what I do have to do this on black cardstock. I’m not sure about the blending though. I love how your border looks. I’ll have to try it. Just ordered HE white embossing powder. This year I’m cutting back and using what I already have.

    Thank God I already have this stamp and die set!

    Looking forward to next post in this series.
    Thanks, Darlene!

  9. wrote on January 18th, 2017 at 3:36 pm


    I don’t have the Chalkola markers. What else works well on dark paper?

    • wrote on January 19th, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Alma. Colored pencils will work on dark paper, and Finetec watercolors look really pretty. You can check them out here and here.

      • wrote on January 20th, 2017 at 6:23 pm


        Thanks. I have some pearl watercolor that I bought at a local dollar store. I will give it a try.

  10. wrote on January 19th, 2017 at 10:33 am


    Beautiful, Darlene! I have my Chalkola markers in front of me and am going to practice your technique. I forgot all about having these markers so thank you for demonstrating them.

  11. wrote on January 26th, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Colorful Card Maker

    I love how this looks. It does look like chalk on a chalk board. Nice job and I really love this stamp.

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