Scented Beauty Watercolor Hello

This is a card I made while traveling in our fifth wheel trailer. It is much more of a challenge, because I don’t have everything at my fingertips and I only brought a few stamps. I did bring my new Karin Brushmarkers and used them to color this beautiful image from Penny Black.

I stamped the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink because it can be used with watercolors. To ensure it was completely dry I used my heat gun for a few seconds. The stamp really gives the shadows to each of the petals, so it is an easy image to watercolor. I added the concentrated color at the base of each petal and then pulled it out with a watercolor brush. After everything was dry I added another layer to intensify the colors.

I decided to frame the image using Mama Elephant’s Artist Mat. The challenge was that it didn’t leave a lot of room for a sentiment, and I hadn’t brought with me a small hello stamp. So it was off the Michael’s to see what they had. I found the Recollections Friendship stamp set that had the perfect small sentiment.

The mat was adhered to the watercolor image using 3M Foam Tape for added dimension. Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase. The final embellishment was to scatter a few black sequins and the card was done.


  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Recollections Friendship
  • Mama Elephant Artist Mat
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 075 Burgundy, 209 Red, 281 Olive Green, 210 Apple
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Recollections Assorted Jewels
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Floral Fantasy Watercolor Birthday

I recently purchased the Karin Brushmarkers Pro set and decided to give them a try. We are currently traveling in our fifth wheel across the United States and I brought only a few of my stamps with me. I decided to use this new background stamp from My Favorite Things. I stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I found the Karin Brushmarkers very easy to use and very vibrant in hue. You can soften the color by scribbling the markers on a palette and then picking them up with a brush, but overall I really enjoyed using them.

Once the watercolor was dry I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the watercolored panel and adhered it directly to a top folding A2 white cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Birthday word Mix 1. It was stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. I used the matching die to cut out the sentiment, added some foam tape to the back and adhered to the lower right of the card front.

Taking pictures on the road has proved a little challenging. I hope you can see the vibrant colors you get with these markers.


  • My Favorite Things Floral Fantasy Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 358 Red Lilac, 197 Plum 688 Violet Blue; 207 Cyan, 254 Artic; 375 Cerise; 228 Lush Green; 552 Ochre; 228 Lush Green (Background)
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Watercolor Thankful Flowers Enjoy Every Moment

For this card I stamped Simon Says Stamp Thankful flowers on Bristol Smooth paper and used my ZIG Real Brush Markers to color the image. I used My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle to set it off on a green card base.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 080 Violet, 033 Persian Green, 021 Light Carmine, 034 Dull Blue, 071 Flesh Color, 052 Bright Yellow, 072 Beige, 051 Lemon Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Beautiful Flowers Wedding Card

Whenever I create a wedding card I try to find out the colors the bride is using for her reception. This soft blush peachy pink is beautiful with the sage green leaves. Add a pretty gold mirror sentiment and you have a love card.

This flower image by Simon Says Stamp is large so for this card I decided to make a long card so that the entire flower stamp could be used. The card turned out to be 8 1/2 x 4.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow Light, White Gouche
  • Fabriano Artistico 140# Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Extended
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted 3D Embossing Folder