Magical Marker Techniques

What a joy it is to be creating the card above. After taking the Magical Marker Techniques class part of my homework was to find other surfaces to colour on with my marker. One of them that I learnt was to colour on my brad, in which I applied to this project. I also applied my markers by - drawing stitched lines inside both my tags, colouring behind the vellum flower, giving more depth to the cake holder, cake and frosting, colouring alongside the outer edges of the white tag, and creating a light wash for the cupcake's shadow.

I created the background with the Heart Builder stencil, then I die-cut the inside out and replaced it with another tag. I stamped the cupcake in Jet Black and built the layers with different coloured inks. I added Clear Wink of Stella on the frosting for some shimmer. The flower embellishment was embossed in silver and coloured from behind for a subtle look, then I fuzzy cut it out and used Glu Dots to adhere it. The part that I am most satisfied with this card is the shadow of the cupcake, before applying I just knew it needed something but I can't quite put my finger on it. Then I thought of a shadow, but it was not to my satisfaction because my markers are limited, and I didn't have enough colours to blend it out to create the effect that was needed, it just looked too harsh. After two days it clicked that with only one marker I can achieve many shades, I can do this by scribbling my marker onto a non-porous surface to get some ink. Next, by using a watercolour brush, I can pick up the colour then add it to my cardstock. Then with just water, I can pull the colour out gradually. I must say upon completing this card; it was like a puzzle that was stuck to my head 24/7 until I worked it out. Puzzle accomplished, and I hope you like the shadow-like how I did.

Tips: anytime you need a light shadow, try out my marker method by using a non-porous surface.

Altenew Supplies: Crisp Dye ink (Turquoise, Sea breeze, Citrus Burst, Pinkalicious, pink Diamond, Rubellite, Jet black), Enamel Dots, Watercolour Brush, Misti, Grateful Heart Stamp, Layered Cupcake Stamp and Die, Heart Builder Stencil, Terrific Tags Die Set, Classic Crest Solar White, Silver Embossing Powder, Ink Blending Tool.
Other Supplies: Zig Clean Colour (26, 36, 50, 51, 52, 65, 70), White brad, Black Cardstock, Clear Wink Of Stella, Velum, Heat Tool, Anti-static Bag, Versamark ink, Clear Glu Dots, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue.

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  1. Very pretty and yummy card and cupcake. coloring on vellum is one of my favorite techniques to do! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  2. Beautiful cupcake card! I love the layered tag background, the handstitched accents and they luscious looking cupcake. We are so pleased that; you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  3. Beautiful card love the tags and delicious looking cupcake.Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket
    Carol DT x

  4. I am smitten for this card! Love the colors and the double tags! So happy you played along at Seize the Birthday! Please come back soon!

  5. Beautiful. Well-written post!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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