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Video : Watercoloring with Crayola Super Tips Markers

Video : Watercoloring with Crayola Super Tips Markers

Can you watercolor with Crayola Super Tips Markers? Yes, you can, and in this week’s video I’ll show you how I made this whimsical floral card using the Crayola markers and one of the bonus printable A2 card front designs that is included in the Whimsy Leaves Digital Stamp set.

I’m really happy with how well the marker colors move when water is added. The result is softer than you’d get with many brands of regular watercolors, but you can always come back in and add layers of color for a bolder, more textured and dimensional look. I was going for a soft, more pastel look in this card, so I kept it to just one layer of color.

I was curious about whether the color would move as well after I left the marker to dry on the paper for several hours and am happy to report that it moved around just as easily when water was added after about 24 hours as it did when I added water immediately after coloring the marker onto the paper. I only tested this with Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, so just a heads up that you may not get the same results if you use another brand of paper.

The Crayola Super Tips Markers are turning out to be a pretty versatile coloring medium! They may not give you the same results as higher end (read: much more expensive) watercolors or markers, but they’re a great choice if you’re looking for an inexpensive alternative for cardmaking and papercrafting.

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for making this fun floral card:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com SBK = Scrapbook.com DKB = Dick Blick SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Whimsy Leaves Digital Stamps + Border Cuts (bonus printable card front)

Crayola 50 Count Washable Super Tips Markers
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
a laser printer
a #5 round paintbrush
double-sided tape
paper towels
a cup and water

For the “Hello” Card (shown in video)

All supplies used for this card are the same as for the “Thinking of You” card, but instead of Crayola markers I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I outlined all of the elements with the Shadow Mauve and blended them out with a wet paintbrush. Then, I colored the leaves by blending Pale Green, Light Green, and Deep Green (I mixed up which colors I used from element to element) using just the brush pens, no water added.

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

045 // Pale Green
041 // Light Green
044 // Deep Green
303 // Shadow Mauve

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

For the Hot Foil Cards (shown in video)

For these cards, I printed the “Best Wishes” and blank background designs onto Hammermill Color Copy paper, then foiled them using a Minc. The “Best Wishes” card was finished at this point, and I printed, foiled, and cut the “Hello” sentiment from the Whimsy Leaves set and added it to the patterned card front with foam adhesive squares to finish.

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 6″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Therm O Web Deco Foil, Rose Gold
Therm O Web Deco Foil, Pewter
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. Paper
3L Foam Adhesive Squares “hello” card only
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK ) – “hello” card only
a laser printer

Video : Coloring Die Cuts with Inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips)

Video : Coloring Die Cuts with Inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips)

You don’t need expensive coloring supplies to create fun and super colorful cards and paper craft projects and, in the cardmaking video below, I’ll show you how I used a set of inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips) to color birthday candle die cuts and create a rainbow colored birthday card that really pops!

To add detail to the candles after I colored them, I used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, which also adds a touch of texture because the gel ink is a little bit raised on the surface when it dries. I cut the candle flames from the Gold Shine cardstock from My Favorite Things. I love the matte sheen that this cardstock has. They also offer a Gold Foil cardstock that has a mirror-like finish, and I really like that one, too, for adding shiny, golden details to projects.

For the card base, I originally planned on using white cardstock, but when I looked at the card front on the white base, it just didn’t have the contrast that I was looking for in this project. So, I cut a piece of Ripe Raspberry cardstock from My Favorite Things, and I really like the contrast and thin frame that this color adds around the border of the finished card.

Video : Coloring Die Cuts with Inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips)

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for making this fun and colorful birthday card:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Hand Lettered Birthday Phrases Digital Stamps

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Crayola 50 Count Washable Super Tips Markers
My Favorite Things Gold Shine Cardstock
My Favorite Things Ripe Raspberry Cardstock
Martha Stewart Ball Point Glue Pen
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
a printer (for the print and cut “happy birthday” background)
a double-sided adhesive runner

Video : Coloring Die Cuts with Inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips)

Video : Distress Ink Stenciled Background with Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets

Cardmaking Video : Distress Ink Stenciled Background with Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets

In last week’s cardmaking video, I put the Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets to the test with watercolor, and they performed beautifully. This week, I tested them out with 80lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock and, while the results weren’t perfect, they weren’t too bad at all. The only issue that I had was that the adhesive on the stencil tore the cardstock in a few small areas as I was removing it.

The stencils and masks made with this material perform so well with Canson XL Watercolor Paper and Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, the two other papers that I’ve tried with the stencil sheets, and these are both heavier, uncoated papers.  So, a couple of things could’ve been at play with this cardstock. First, it could be that the adhesive on the stencil sheets is just a little too sticky when new for this type of cardstock. Or it could be that the cardstock was too lightweight and/or coated.

One of the tricks that many of us use to de-stick-ify new cutting mats for our die cutting machines is to stick the new mat to an old t-shirt or piece of fabric to remove some of the stickiness from the mat, which helps prevent paper and cardstock from tearing when die cuts are removed from it. I haven’t tried this trick yet with the stencil sheets, but it seems like a good option to make the adhesive on the stencil sheets a little less sticky and help prevent the stencil or mask from sticking to the cardstock as you’re removing it.

So, all in all, I’m still very much digging the Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Sheets. They’re just a little too sticky right out of the package for this particular cardstock.

Cut Settings for the Silhouette Cameo + Adhesive Stencil Material : Blade Depth = 10 // Speed = 4 // Double Cut x 2 (four passes total)

Check out the video below to see how quick and easy it is to create a bold and colorful stenciled background using the Adhesive Stencil Material with Distress Inks:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Large Circles Stencil (I used the 6×6 size for this project)
Love Always SVG Digital Stamps + Border Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Adhesive Stencil Material (8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets)
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
Mustard Seed Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Abandoned Coral Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Dusty Concord Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Post It Tape
3L Foam Adhesive Squares
Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil*
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )*
baby wipes (for cleanup)

* These supplies were used to make the hot foiled sentiment on the card, which I made before I filmed the video. If you want to learn more about how I make print and cut hot foil elements, check out this video playlist for more info.

Video : Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste Thanks Card

Video : Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste Thanks Card

The Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste has been around for a little while, but I only tried it out for the first time recently, and I wish I’d picked some up sooner because it’s a very cool product.

I have to admit that I kind of have an obsession with texture pastes, which probably stems from my obsession with texture, in general. I love that you can customize so many types of texture pastes by adding things like glitter, and in the video below I’ll show you how I made this modern “thanks” card by coloring the texture paste with Distress Inks.

Watch the step-by-step for making the card below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Hand Lettered Thanks Cut Files

Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Mini ( AMZ // SSS )
Candied Apple Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Mustard Seed Distress Ink ( AMZ // SSS )
Loew Cornell Palette Knife
Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive ( AMZ // SSS )
paper towels
a silicone craft mat or an acrylic stamp block (for mixing the texture paste)

Video : Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

In this week’s video, I’ll show you just a few ways that you can use the patterns and hand lettered sentiments in the Love Always digital collection to create hybrid cards that are clean, simple, and modern.

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

In addition to using some of the designs in the geometric card front cut files collection, I also incorporated diy hot foil acetate embellishments that you can learn how to make right here. This sweet trio of cards took less than half an hour to put together, so they’re pretty AND quick to make.

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

Check out the step-by-step in the video below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Love Always Digital Patterned Papers
Love Always SVG Digital Stamps + Border Die Cuts
A2 Card Front Die Cut Sets

C-Line Transparency Film for Plain Paper/Laser Printers
Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Red Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
a laser printer
plain printer paper
Kool Tak Clear Foam Pads
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
double-sided tape
craft scissors

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

Video : Make a Quick & Easy Die Cut Holiday Card

Video : Make a Quick & Easy Die Cut Holiday Card

This cardmaking project may not take much time to make, but it really packs a lot of visual punch. With its bold, striped background and oversized, merry and bright sentiment, this holiday card is sure to catch the eye of anyone on your Christmas card list. I used a non-traditional color scheme of pinks, orange-reds, and peach for the background, but you can take this in any color direction that you’d like. Go more traditional with red and green, or set a more wintry tone with blues and silvers.

This card is also a great option if you need to make a bunch of the same design. After you’ve cut out all of the pieces that you’ll need, per card assembly time is under 10 minutes!

Check out the video below for a step-by-step for this simple yet bold holiday card:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

A2 Card Front Die Cuts #3
Hand Lettered Merry and Bright Die Cut

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK ) – or any digital die cutting machine that works with SVG files
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock, Opulent Opal
cardstock in a variety of colors – I used the Recollections Flamingo Paper Pack from Michael’s
white cardstock
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
a double-sided adhesive runner

Video : Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Birthday Card

Video Tutorial : Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Birthday Card

New in the shop this week is the “HB2U” birthday cut file, and in today’s video I’ll show you how I combined the die cuts with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to make this clean and simple birthday card. I also used the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Gemstone Embossing Folder to add some texture to the background of the card, and I just love, love, love, this embossing folder. It really is next level!

Tip : I did notice that this embossing folder seemed to be a bit thicker than others, and I wasn’t able to run it through my (admittedly very old) die cutting machine with the normal plate combo that I use for embossing. I ended up using the base plate plus several sheets of cardstock as shims, and it went right through without a problem.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

HB2U Die Cut File

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Gemstone
dimensional foam adhesive
a double-sided adhesive runner
white cardstock

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

028 // Pale Pink ( DKB // SBK )
021 // Light Carmine ( DKB // SBK )
051 // Lemon Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

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