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Wednesday’s Card: Watercolor with Stampin’ Up! Markers

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Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I enjoyed some quality family time with my hubby and girls. No traveling – just relaxing, it was really nice.

On today’s card, I used my Stampin’ Up! markers directly onto a stamp. I spritzed it with water to get that watercolor look. Using water with the markers makes it easier because you can take your time coloring the stamp, since you’ll be moistening it with the water afterward.

A little tone on tone with the background pieces and that’s about it.

Enjoy the video and I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2013!!!










  1. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 1:49 pm


    Best wishes from Strasbourg, France, all the best for you and your family

  2. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm


    Hello Darlene: I’m glad you had a wonderful Holiday Season with your family. Up here in NW Indiana, we did the same. Our extended family is so big that it’s impossible to see everyone but my daughters, their husbands and our 5 amazing grandchildren came to our house on the 25th. and yesterday, January 1st. and we had a really fabulous and intimate time. My hubby and I were very happy to see all of us together to start the New Year and also, to watch the Rose Parade and then, the college bowls.
    As always, your card is amazing. I love how you did the background and I’m always in awe at how you use that sponge to cover the paper with such an even coat of color. Thank you for sharing this card today. It’s always kind of hard to make a Simpathy card but this one is a winner.
    Many Blessing for you and your lovely family.

  3. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Carol B

    Hi Darlene: Happy New Year to you and your family. I love how you offset your Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum panels using the hand drawn line to bring it all together. Haven’t had lots of time to respond to your videos lately, have had a family medical problem that I am dealing with. Just know that even though I don’t always respond, your videos are the best, keep up the good work.

  4. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Renee VanEpps

    Such a gorgeous card, loved the vid as always 🙂 TFS

  5. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    denise (UK)

    Love it!! Colours are great, love the background…

    Best wishes to your and yours for 2013…keep on crafting lol…hugs…Denise

  6. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 5:58 pm


    Hi Darlene!
    Another gorgeous card as always!
    Happy New Year from Spain

  7. wrote on January 2nd, 2013 at 8:18 pm


    I love this technique! I need to remember to use it once in a while! 🙂
    Your card is gorgeous….just love that soft water color palette! The colors are perfect.
    Hoping 2013 is a wonderful year for you!
    My year has started off perfectly….with a new video from you!


  8. wrote on January 3rd, 2013 at 12:07 am


    This is a beautiful card, the watercolor technique you used is so interesting. I have tried it with a block but not a stamp, maybe my next card. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

  9. wrote on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:31 pm


    Another great card and love the technique. Thanks Darlene. I will use this technique for my next workshop. You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing.

  10. wrote on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:44 pm


    This card is beautiful,I love the tone on tone background and corners, linen thread… all together beautiful. TFS

  11. wrote on January 3rd, 2013 at 9:20 pm


    Darlene ~ This card is absolutely stunning – the color combinations are gorgeous! I actually have need of some sympathy cards right now and how beautiful these will be to send. Thank you always for sharing your gifts with us!

  12. wrote on January 4th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Niki G

    Your card is gorgeous, such a lovely colour combination. Thanks for the great video 🙂

  13. wrote on January 4th, 2013 at 4:01 pm


    Thank you for sharing the video. Your card is gorgeous… I like your choice of colours.

  14. wrote on January 4th, 2013 at 6:24 pm


    Thanks for sharing your lovely card and video.

  15. wrote on January 16th, 2013 at 5:05 am


    What a cool effect with the markers!
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. wrote on February 6th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Ada Fry

    Hi Darlene,
    I was just given your web site and I am thrilled watching your viedos. I am a long time stamper and have many Stamp’in up stamps and enjoy all the classes fro DeNami also. You do my style of stamping and I will be watching for many more as you present them. Thanks for sharing . Hugs. Ad

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