Saturday, September 1, 2018

Inking with Markers for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  I hope you are having a fantastic day!

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up

Using stamp inked with Distress markers, regular stamping, die cutting and stenciling with embossing paste

This month I'm the host

One of my favorite techniques is to ink my stamps with markers.  With all the stamp positioning tools available, this is easier than ever. You can add one color ink to one section, stamp and ink up another section with a different color.  It's the perfect technique for flowers, birds and butterflies, but 
don't limit yourself to them.  I can't wait to see your mini masterpieces!

This card was so quick!

This sweet little Unity stamp was in my NBUS box.

I put it in my MISTI, got out some Distress Markers,colored the stems and lines 
with a brown marker and stamped on Neenah card stock.

I could see spots I missed so added ink in those spots, stamped and moved
on to the flowers choosing colors for each one.

For each of the flowers, I inked with the lighter color then "thumped
with the darker color.

My friend and fellow CASsette, Joanna always inspires me with her
unique CAS Mixed Media style and I love how she adds frames to some of her cards.
So I've CASEd her.

So I cut down the other part of the die cut to make a frame, (this die is cuts an 
inside-outside piece) and added it at an angled it behind the design.

I used my favorite stencil and some embossing past for texture.

Check out the fabulous designs by the Design Team joined by our
Guest Designer Chrissie (Simpy One of a Kind).

We have some video tutorials at the challenge site to give you more ideas.

I'm looking forward to seeing your cards made by inking up some stamps with markers.

Hope to see you at CAS Mix Up!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower of the Fall (Unity), Enjoy (PB)
Ink:   Distress Markers (Brushed Corduroy, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry), SU Marker (Cajun Craze)
Paper:   Neenah, Cajun Craze (SU)
Other:  Texture Scraped Paint Stencil (MB), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Avery Elle)


nancy littrell said...

I love your sweet wildflowers card, Bonnie. Your embossing paste textured stenciling is a wonderful mixed media background for your creatively framed design. I see how Joanna has inspired your mixed media beauty that you made your own. TFS and hosting a fun and creative technique, my friend. Hugs.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! I love your color palette on the flowers and how you added dimension with the angled frame and embossing paste! You have really inspired me, and I'm looking forward to playing along again!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful design with that lovely stenciling and your off set frame Bonnie! Your little blooms and stems are beautifully inked with your markers! A great challenge for us this month! Julia xx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! Love your layout and stenciled background too :)

Nancy Stislow said...

How I love seeing your calendar, Bonnie. This image is so crisp! Love that stamp. I can't believe you got such great coverage stamping the leaves too. This is so pretty. Neat to have made your own calendar.

Loll said...

Such a sweet bouquet of flowers Bonnie. Love the bright and summery colours of your delicate blooms. Great design with the embossing paste background which adds a lot of texture, along with the angled, stitched frame. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Another magnificent work of art Bonnie, I am just loving all I see what an amazing show of wonderful cards. Love this technique too.xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely stamped image, I do like the texture in the background and the offset frame, too. Quite pretty overall!

BożenA said...

these two frames bring movement to your card. They draw your eyes to your wonderful flowers. I admire stamos dyeing technique using water markers. A stunning effect.

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a stunning card Bonnie! I love the texture on the background from the embossing paste, the frames really draw the eye in and I love, love, love that image and your marker technique. It is simply stunning! Hugs, Brenda

Jenny Mutter said...

I love what you did! I absolutely love the Texture Scraped Paint Stencil. Can you please tell me what company whose initials is MB. For the life of me I can't figure it out. Thanks so much.

Brenda in IN said...

This is soft and pretty and I love the addition of the frame. The embossing paste added some very interesting texture that I really like. I'm off to watch the videos for this technique. Enjoy this holiday weekend.

Susan said...

Love this card! A wonderful CASE of Joanna's way of using frames but still uniquely your style. Beautiful image done in great colours! And wonderful extra texture from the embossed stencil background.

Mac Mable said...

Love the background stencilling which shows off your beautiful flowers to perfection. The layout looks fabulous and yes I am inspired by Joanna too X what a fun technique and great idea to stamp the colours individually. One unique and beautiful card and thank you for the fabulous challenge Bonnie X

Nancy Stislow said...

This is fabulous, Bonnie! I love that stamp and would never have thought to use it that way. Your background is outstanding with all the texture you added and love the framing, something you always do so well. The image itself is wonderful!

JoAnn said...

Pretty wildflowers. Love all the layers and texture on your beautiful card. The background with that Texture Scraped Paint Stencil looks fabulous, and then the angled frame to top it looks great.

Chrissie said...

Such interesting use of differing mediums yet still keeping that beautiful clean look!
Just terrific Bonnie!
It’s great to be joining you this week!
Chrissie xx

Jo Manna said...

Incredibly professional with your this inked stamping. Love the nuances of colour on the blooms and the leaves. The red matting gives it so much elegance, a step up from mine ;) A great unique approach. The added modelling paste is perfect too, it adds so much dimension and refinement. Love it! xxx

Trina P. said...

So delicate and pretty, Bonnie! You've mastered this inking / stamping technique. The image is so intricate, but you managed to add so many beautiful colours to bring this image to life. Fun design too. Love it! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

The flowers are so pretty, Bonnie! They are soft and yet I see shades of colors in the softness. I love your light and fluffy touch of your marker inking. I think it goes to show that you've done this technique so many times.
The angled stitched frame and the embossing paste in the background add so much interest to the card. The red matte is effective for directing the eye to the flowers. Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Love your delicate colouring of the flowers, so pretty. your framing is stunning and love that background steniling with the texture paste.

Maxine D said...

So much texture with the frame and embossed stencilling in the background, and yet still CAS - a beautiful card Bonnie!

MaryH said...

Such a pretty floral image, and the inking & thumping shows it off so well with these colors. Love how you've arranged the framing & matting...and of course the texture of the background. At first I thought it was embossing, but the paste looks like it covered so smoothly! TFS & Hugs

Sue - said...

Pretty card Bonnie . I really like the frame behind the image, not something I would ever have thought if doing!

Darnell said...

This is a favorite technique of mine, too, Bon-Bon, and I love how precious your main panel is! That would have been stunning on its own, but like you, I'm starting to appreciate adding a bit of embossing to the base and, wow, loving the inspiration of adding a frame!! Hugs, Dolly

Pat said...

What a beautiful stamp and perfect for this technique Bonnie, and the angled frame shows it off so well, and love that bit of subtle WOW texture paste through a stencil in the background. x

Bobby said...

Those flowers turned out to be gorgeous, Bonnie. I played with this technique today using my Zigs and it was a disaster. I may have to try again with my Distress markers although some are drying out. I love the added texture with the paste through a stencil.