403-885-2448 designwithjo@gmail.com
Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Blend Your Brush Lettering

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Blend Your Brush Lettering

Use Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering.  I created this card a while ago and it’s still one of my faves.  I’ve got a couple new techniques to show you to add to your brush lettering repertoire that’ll jazz up your letters adn WOW your family and friends.


use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering

Brush marker lettering is HOT!  Have you tried it yet?  No?  Learn it in a just a few short hours with my online class!  

Full of videos and pdf’s to set you on the right path to making beautiful letters with your Stampin’ Write markers in no time!

use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering


See how your brush lettered greeting takes centre stage? While there are other pretty elements to dress up this card, it’s the lettering, especially the “wishes” that draws your eye. 

And the mix of colours makes you want to look at it closer!  Can you see the colour mixing and blending at the tops and bottoms of the thicker strokes?  It’s just a subtle detail.  Your friends and family will note there’s something special going on…but they won’t know what!  Take a closer peek.


use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering


So what do I think are some of the best things about being able to brush marker letter?

  • You’re in charge! You never need to worry about not having the “perfect” sentiment again!  
  • Save money on greeting stamps!
  • Portability: Your skills go wherever you do!  A Stampin’ Write marker or two, some paper and you’re all set to make beautiful paper crafts wherever you go.
  • Super popular!  Marker letters are SOO on trend!  Everywhere you look, there they are.  Advertising, magazine covers, packaging, movie titles.  This trendy style of lettering is here to stay!
  • Versatility:  You can go simple and plain like on this card or get fancier like on this Easter greeting!
  • Win brownie points! Your friends and family will absolutely LOVE that you took the time to hand letter their names on their envelopes or gift items like these.
  • Colour coordination: You’ll be able to coordinate your Stampin’ Up! colours exactly with your greetings as every colour has a matching Stampin’ Write marker.

If you’re new to lettering, I recommend using a fairly stiff, yet flexible marker.  And the Stampin’ Write markers are perfect!  I explain everything from the marker to holding the pen to ruling lines and making the strokes and letters themselves in my complete Lowercase Brush online class.  With detailed, up-close videos and lots of pdf’s, you’ll be on your way to awesome brush letters immediately. 

Plus…you get unlimited access to my guide sheets and detailed videos. You get to learn at YOUR own pace, according to YOUR own schedule.

So ready to dive in?


use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering

So how do I suggest you use Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering?

  1. Letter “wishes” in Rich Razzleberry against a watercolour pencil wash on watercolour paper. (TIP1:  I used the Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry colours.  TIP2:  Let this dry completely or give it a shot with your heat tool before lettering or your lines WILL bleed.  Yes, I tried that, that’s how I know! ☺️)
  2. Select a different colour, complementary or a shade darker, and use the brush tip to carefully stroke in the beginning and end of the thick strokes. (See the top and bottom of the “h” or the “s”)  (TIP3: Use a similar colour you have in your background.  I chose Crushed Curry to coordinate with my watercoloured background.)


  1. Use the .05 tip of the darker coloured marker to letter any other word to complete your sentiment.  (I used the Blackberry Bliss marker.)
  2. Carefully – ie. SLOWLY – outline only a portion of your stroke to add further definition.  (See the beginning and bottom of the “w” or the bottom of the “h”.)

use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering

Here are all my supplies to make this card including the gotta-have it Timeless Textures stamp set for my background.  This set in my option needs to be a staple in everyone’s toolkit.

use stampin write markers to colour blend your brush lettering

You will absolutely LOVE being able to create your own greetings.  You will never be at a loss for a sentiment again once you learn how to brush marker letter. 

With just a bit of practice, you CAN brush letter in no time!  If you haven’t given my in-depth online class a try, what are you waiting for?  

Then use your Stampin Write markers to colour blend your brush lettering like I have here to add even more punch to your greetings.

Make a Brush Lettered Mothers Day Card | VIDEO

Make a Brush Lettered Mothers Day Card | VIDEO

You still have time to make a brush lettered Mothers Day card!

WOW your mom with your own hand lettering using Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write markers and my simple online tutorial.  Flexible enough for beautiful script lettering, and firm enough for beginners, I recommend the Stampin’ Writes for starter letterers.  Pull out yours today!

Let’s take a peek at a pretty card perfect for mom!

make a brush lettered mothers day card

Don’t you just love navy and yellow together? When you use your designer series paper (this one is Daisy Delight, THE most popular from the 2017-18 annual catalogue and now retired 🙁) it is SO easy to match your lettering to your design.

So my colours are Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz against crisp Whisper White.  So classy, fresh and fun – just like Mom!

Let me show you my video where I make a brush lettered Mothers Day card in less than two minutes!


Learn to letter like this yourself with my online video tutorial.  And before you say, “I can’t do that”…YES you absolutely can!  See what others are saying!  


I’ve shadowed the letters for my card today with the narrow end of my Night of Navy Stampin Write marker, but you don’t have to and it will be done even sooner. Here’s another, with simpler lettering you will start with, equally as pretty for Mom that doesn’t have any shading or flourishes.

I’m excited for you to start to learn to letter with this trendy style right NOW! Let’s dive in!


make a brush lettered mothers day card


Your card goes together ultra quick with a simple design like this. Here’s how to put together the flower embellisment.

  • One Daisy punch, punched three times, layered and glued off-centre on top of each other
  • One Leaf punch, punched three times, glued in behind your flower to peek out
  • A gold faceted gem to create a sparkly stamen
  • Adhere to your card with one dimensional and…

Voila! a beautiful card to celebrate a special lady.

Everything you need is right here to make your own card.  I suspect you might even have it all in your stash of goodies.  Go get it and let’s get lettering together!

make a brush lettered mothers day card


Why not give it a try?  Pull out those Stampin’ Write markers and create your own hand lettered design!

Once you start, and with a little practice, not only will you be able to brush letter a Mothers Day card – ANY greeting, ALL occasions and ANY sentiment is now at your fingertips!



Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Get vibrant results when you use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper.  My friend Leslie did with her fun friends card featuring a fan favourite stamp set, Beautiful You. 

I knew you’d want to see it too when she’s got such a super colour combination goin’ on.

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

Such a simple card to share well wishes with a BFF.  Dapper Denim and Crushed Curry are gorgeous together don’t you think?  And look how bold her colour is on the textured watercolour paper.

When was the last time you pulled out your Stampin’ Write markers to colour?  If you’re like me, you sometimes forget they’re in your toolbox with all the other fun things to colour with.  But when you want FAST, SIMPLE and PERFECT colour coordination, they can’t be beat!

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

OK question for you…how many retiring items did Leslie use on her colourful card?  

  1. Dapper Denim cardstock is the main front panel. And yes, as a 2016-18 In Colour, we’re waving good-bye May 31st and I’m sad ☹️.  It’s one of my go-to blues. 
  2. Then she’s coloured our gal’s dancing dress with her Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write marker which comes in a set of the 5 In Colors.
  3. She stamped in Basic Black Archival ink so she wouldn’t muddy her image once she started to colour.
  4. She’s also cut out the words from one of the Lovely Words thinlits in Crushed Curry.  Just two teeny snips and you can use the words just by themselves like she’s done here.

I’ve used these words quite a lot this past year for more simple cards like this and this.  I just love the brush lettering look you can achieve.  (plus it’s fun way to “cheat” if you’ve had too much caffeine and your lettering is a bit wobbly 😉).

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper

A few tips to use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper?

  • Use a permanent black ink like Basic Black Archival which will stay put once you add any water-based colour, like our Stampin’ Write markers
  • Ink your stamp very well
  • Use a firm, even pressure to stamp your image onto the textured paper
  • Hold your stamp on the paper for a few seconds without rocking it so you have nice clear lines
  • Don’t be afraid to colour OUTSIDE the lines – yes, you can and it makes your image look fabulous!

OK, now it’s your turn.  Which BFF would you make this card for?  Simple, pretty and into the mail in no time, she’ll love opening it up!  Here’s everything you need to make it yourself.

Use Stampin Write Markers to Colour Watercolour Paper


Stampin’ Up! has so many colouring options, I think we sometimes forget to pull out our Stampin Write markers.  But take them out of storage and get colouring!  

And while you’re at it, give them a shot on watercolour paper – without water!  I KNOW, practically unheard of!  But give it a try today and you won’t be disappointed.  

Take a page out of Leslie’s book and see how vibrant your creations can be with you use Stampin Write markers to colour watercolour paper.


Cute Colour Cards with Stampin Write Markers

Cute Colour Cards with Stampin Write Markers

Did you know it’s Puppy Day today – so of course I need to share puppy cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers! And I have the perfect one made by my friend and fellow Stampin” Up! Demonstrator Carmen.

If you haven’t coloured in awhile, you’re going to want to pull out your Stampin’ Write markers and get busy like she did once you see her super sweet card. It’s not only cute, the colours work wonderfully well as we inch our way into more spring-like weather! I think you’ll agree with me.

cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers

Aren’t they darling together? And with such a simple colouring technique and a designer series paper background, this card is super time-friendly too.

So when would you use this card? Pretty much any time you need to send a “pick-me-up” card to a friend. I’ve pulled out this set myself for a card to share condolences with a friend who lost her dog friend as well as birthdays for young’uns and sweet thank you’s.

Simply change out the greeting from the set and it could accompany a gift, send a thank you or be a thinking of you. Take a peek at the entire set of Bella and Friends images you could create cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers with.

cute colour cards with stampin write markers

Here’s a closer look at the colouring.

cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers

Carmen was inspired by the stamp set itself, then pulled colours from there hoping to find a DSP for her background.  I say she was pretty successful don’t you?  Smoky Slate (with Basic Gray for shading), Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive then a little Tempting Turquoise and Real Red for her tag.

Do you see how Carmen offset her image so there was room for her simple knot on the left hand side? (And if you shy away from bows and knots because you think they bulk up your cards, this finely woven ribbon is super at staying flexible and flat so that’s not an issue!)

All in all a pretty sweet card with pretty polished colouring.

cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers

Do you recognize the paper that Carmen found to coordinate with her coloured image? It’s one you saw EVERYWHERE when the catalogue first came out ten months ago. (Wow, yes, it’s been that long! Which means we’re almost set for a new one!  But more on that in later posts!)

It’s the Delightful Daisy, without a daisy in sight! In fact, it’s one piece of paper cut in half and adhered to cover the front of the card so you can see both sides at once. Pretty great pattern mixing I’d say!

Colouring is probably right up there in my top three stamping techniques. Why?

  • It’s so darn easy
  • They are super quick to make
  • There are no real rules (except may to stay in the lines, but even then you’ve got room to play!)
  • You can do it almost anywhere (markers are ultra portable although I do have to say, colouring while driving doesn’t work ALL that well – yes I HAD to try!)
  • It’s pretty inexpensive (at only $3.90 a marker – for a set of 10 – it’s the cheapest way to get all the Stampin’ Up! colours!  And you can even save a few bucks when you purchase the full set of Many Marvelous Markers which comes with its own handy carrying case!)
  • there’s such a variety of Stampin’ Up! detailed images to keep you colouring for days! (Look how different this thank you card is, also coloured with the Stamp’ Writes)
  • It’s OK to multitask! (You can easily carry on a conversation or watch tv at the same time as you’re colouring!)

cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers

Now before you hit the button to pick up Bella and Friends, let me share a few quick TIPs for your stamping and colouring:

  1. Use the Basic Black Archival ink. Since these are water-based makers, you want ink that will stay put.
  2. Working with the ultra bright Whisper White gives fabulous results. It’s my favourite for clean and true colours. Regular or thick work equally well.
  3. Colour with the brush tip, in a circular motion, to avoid streaks of colour.

So how about getting back at it and colouring some cute and fun cards right now? While I suspect you may already have the supplies you need on hand, if not, simply click any of the images below to order from me.

I really appreciate seeing that little online order notification come through and when your order is over $85, you’ll get a special bonus gift from me too!

Make Cute Coloured Cards with Stampin Write Markers

Bella & Friends Wood-Mount Stamp Set


Bella & Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Sets


Subtles Stampin' Write Markers


Brights Stampin' Write Markers


Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers


Many Marvelous Markers


Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad


Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon


Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper


Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


SNAIL Permanent Adhesive


cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers


Haven’t coloured in awhile? Then there’s no time like the present. And in honour of Puppy Day, stamp out a few sweet images like these so you can colour in front of the tv or during a coffee break at work.

Make up some birthday or thank you cards so you have them in reserve to pull out at the last moment. You’ll be sure to find out how your cute colour cards with Stampin Write markers bring a smile to any friend’s face!

are your craft tools lonely

Pin It on Pinterest