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Learn Brush Marker Lettering with Stampin Write Markers

Learn Brush Marker Lettering with Stampin Write Markers

Want to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers? It’s super fun, on trend, and the best part? You don’t have to go anywhere to learn! I come to YOU with my step-by-step videos and lettering guide sheets to help you learn – and master – this fun lettering style.

See it action!

Once you start lettering with your Stampin’ Writes, the sky’s the limit on how you’re going to use your new skill. Journals, scrapbook pages, home decor – and of course, paper crafting.

Make cards just like I did on these thank you’s I sent to customers a few weeks ago.

learn brush marker lettering with Stampin write markers

How about we take a closer look at one?

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So why exactly do I know you will absolutely LOVE when you…

Learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers?

  1. You can create ANY greeting you want ANY time you want to
  2. Your marker colour perfectly COORDINATES with your card
  3. You can create awesome gifts for loved ones just like these – in minutes!
  4. Your envelopes will WOW your postman (not to mention your card recipient! ☺️) Take a look at this one I sent to my friend a while ago.

Plus…you get unlimited access to my pdf guide sheets and detailed videos. So you get to learn at your OWN pace, according to your OWN schedule.

learn brush marker lettering with stampin write markers

So let’s talk a bit about this card!

Don’t these cheerful colours just POP off the page at you? The Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz paper (FREE until March 31st) is so darn happy, I had to use it for thank you’s. After all, what’s NOT to love about Calypso Coral, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight all mixed together with Basic Grey and Whisper White?

Recognize the “YOU”? The Celebrate You thinlits are another FREE Sale-a-bration item and are perfect for this card. I ran the YOU through the Big Shot several times in the bold colours so I could mix up my cards a bit.

While my cards are thank you’s, what else could you make once you’ve got the brush marker lettering figured out? How about “thinking of you” or “for you” or “a wish for you”.  I bet you can easily think up a couple more you’d make!

A TIP: Because the designer paper has lots of colour and patterns, my banner and the card itself add a spot of “rest” for the eye. Simple gray on white lettering with a grey card are not too busy and stand out much better than if we had lettered directly onto some patterned paper.

Want to get started right away with your own brush marker lettering?

So what do you need to brush marker letter?  Really only TWO things:

  1. some paper
  2. a Stampin Write marker  – my favourite choice for beginner letterers.  See why I think so here.

…plus a ruler, pencil and eraser, that’s it!

And you know what?  Take my online lowercase brush marker lettering right now, and you’ll be creating cards just like these before next week!  Here’s all you need to get started!

So did you take the plunge and sign on? Or do you think you haven’t got enough skill in your little pinky to make letters like mine?

If that’s the case, I’ve got two words for you! Tish tosh!!

Of course you can! I’ve taught all kinds of folks so I know that absolutely everyone can master this lettering with a little practice! I walk you step-by-step through all the strokes so it’s just like I’m there peeking right over your shoulder with my marker in hand!

Go head, click that button! There’s no time like NOW to learn brush marker lettering with Stampin Write markers!

How Stampin Write Markers Watercolour Cards Beautifully

How Stampin Write Markers Watercolour Cards Beautifully

Do you already know how Stampin Write markers watercolour cards beautifully? If you don’t you’re going to love this post!  And if you do, stick around!  I’m going to share some of my best tips for why these water-based markers are my preferred choice for watercolouring detailed images like the beautiful flower from the Petal Palette set.

At roughly HALF the cost of a set of full size stamp pads, it is SO easy to extend your Stampin’ Up! colour choices exponentially! Plus with the same 48 Stampin’ Up! Colours (collections and In Colors), you can create scads of watercolour and collage-like cards just like this one.

how stampin write markers watercolour cards beautifully

While I was getting pretty close to my Occasions catalogue budget in December (yup, as demonstrators we get to buy early – just another perk I LOVE!), it was pretty hard to turn down the Petal Palette bundle when I saw it! So hard in fact, that I removed a couple other items and got the entire suite of products!

I’ve already shown you how gorgeous the Petal Passion designer series paper is coloured with Stampin’ Blends. Today I want to show you how wonderfully the stamps, framelits and Stampin write markers watercolour cards!

how stampin write markers watercolour cards beautifully

How Stampin Write markers watercolour cards beautifully!

I’ve combined Fresh Fig and Lemon-Lime Twist with Shimmery White cardstock for a softer look for this card. I was quite happy with how light the roses turned out (see my super simple tip below).  What were my steps to create the watercolored flowers?

  1. Colour leaves with Lemon-Lime Twist brush tip end of marker. (TIP1: use the side of the marker to preserve your brush tip.)
  2. Colour roses with Fresh Fig brush tip end of marker. (TIP2: use lighter colour marker first always so if you happen to touch this second marker to the first coloured area, it will not discolour your marker.)
  3. Hold stamp up about 6-8” away and spritz with water with Stampin’ Spritzer about 3-4 times.
  4. Stamp off LIGHTLY onto grid paper or scrap of paper. (TIP3: I stamped off ONCE to just remove the darker ink to get a gentler look for my card.)
  5. Stamp image onto scrap of Shimmery white cardstock. (TIP4: Shimmery White has a bit more substance than regular white or vanilla cardstock so holds up better with water.)
  6. Re-spritz (without re-colouring your stamp) only ONCE and stamp again onto left side of Shimmery White panel.

how stampin write markers watercolour cards beautifully

I also used the dots in the set to stamp with Lemon-Lime Twist lightly around the edges of the panel to make it a bit more “artsy”. The detailed leaves and decorative banner along the bottom are both part of the dies in this bundle. They’re a gorgeous addition to the background.

Did you see I’ve got not one, but two ribbons on this card? (They don’t call me Ribbon Queen for nothing!) The Very Vanilla lace trim is just barely there, but adds a pretty layer beneath the open line Fresh Fig banner.

And how do you like the “swoosh” of sheer Fresh Fig ribbon? (The trick to the “Zorro-like” swoosh is to use your Fast Fuse in a diagonal line on the panel where it will be covered up later by your die. Then lay your ribbon over top curving it to make a “Z”.)

OK, go grab your Stampin’ Write markers and a Stampin’ Spritzer and get busy creating watercoloured images!

No Stampin’ Write markers? Expand your Stampin’ Up! stamp pad colour collection for about half the price and get the ones I used below. And if, like me, you find the Petal Palette bundle a leetle too hard to resist, you can save 10% right now and be using it this time next week!

how stampin write markers watercolour cards beautifully

I use my Stampin Write markers every single day. If I’m not brush lettering, I’m colouring with them. If I’m not colouring, I’m watercolouring with them. And if I’m not watercolouring, I’m using them to add detail to my stamped images and letters. Here the tip was small enough to colour the tiny flowers on this sweet notecard.

But wait!  I’d hate for you to leave with the wrong idea! I do absolutely LOVE my stampin’ pads and use them every single day too. But when it comes to intricate details and colouring a stamp with more than one colour, it’s my water-based Stampin’ Write markers I turn to. Try it out for yourself to see how your own Stampin Write markers watercolour cards – and become a watercolour artist.

Colour Patterned Paper with Stampin Up Alcohol Based Markers

Colour Patterned Paper with Stampin Up Alcohol Based Markers

Release your inner artist and colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers. Combined with the beautifully bold black and white Petal Palette designer series paper, your Stampin Blends create images so vibrant they practically JUMP off the page!

Spoiler alert! When you see the fabulous results with this super simple one-two technique, I predict you’ll be adding this paper to your shopping cart!

See what you think.

colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers

Pretty intense colour right? I especially LOVE the fantastic contrast against the pure white background and bold black flowers. My colours here are the light and dark Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy and Old Olive blends. Doesn’t the mix of pastel pink and bold navy pair especially well with the Calypso Coral cardstock.

What else is great about this technique? No stamping required! Your complete supply list? Designer series paper and Stampin’ Blends.

In fact, with this short list, it’s a perfect way to while away time if you’re sick in bed, laid up on the couch or travelling and need to kill some time. Not only will you keep yourself from going stir crazy, you’ll have a pile of ready-made images you can add to just about ANY card. I call THAT making good use of your craft time!!

Let’s take another peek.

hw gorgeous is this colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers

What are the steps to colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers?

  1. Colour your images with your choice of Stampin’ blends colours, alternating between the light and dark markers to achieve shading and depth (see my video here for a couple pointers)
  2. Cut your paper to whichever size you want for your card (mine is 1 1/2” x 5 1/2”)

TWO STEPS? Yup, that’s it! With a strip this size, you could make 16 cards exactly like this with one measly little sheet of patterned paper. Talk about economical as well as lovley!

colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers

Turn your coloured strips into cards like I did with some simple touches. Layered onto a strip of Basic Black with a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set in Memento ink, the finishing touch is the shimmery coral ribbon, a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Not sure what Sale-a-bration is?  Check out this blog post to see the details on how you can get free gifts.

What are some other options for this pretty paper?

  • keep it monochromatic and go all black and white – no colouring makes it even QUICKER!
  • colour in the background too – I left mine white but you could go either lighter or darker for a different look
  • use all pastels for a totally different feel and mount onto Whisper White cardstock to make a softer impression

You’re going to want to snap up a package of this Petal Palette designer series paper soon. From the Occasions catalogue, we know it won’t be around after May 31st so don’t be disappointed later and get it from me now!

colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers


A while back I shared this watercoloured patterned paper card. Compare it to today’s card to see the different effect your colouring tool produces. It’s a toss-up for which one is my favourite. How about yours? Leave me a comment to let me know!

Really no matter if it’s a detailed design or simple, by adding your own colouring to black and white designer series paper, you’ll always build gorgeous one-of-a-kind images.

So now it’s your turn! Get those Stampin’ Blends and release your inner artist to colour patterned paper with Stampin Up alcohol based markers.


DIY Framed Names Brush Marker Lettering

DIY Framed Names Brush Marker Lettering

Create cool home decor with DIY framed names brush marker lettering! Everyone loves to see their names in print. You only have to go to a souvenir stand to see reams of personalized keychains, license plates and fridge magnets. But when you take my online Brush Marker Lowercase Lettering, it’s so easy to create your own with your Stampin’ Write markers and scraps of cardstock.

DIY framed names brush marker lettering

When my friend Leslie wanted to do something special for her grandchildren for Christmas, she asked me to brush marker letter their names for their rooms. Here are all of them together.

DIY framed names brush marker lettering

Supplies for this simple project are SO minimal: Stampin’ Write markers, Whisper White thick cardstock and paper scraps! I loosely followed the colours of the rainbow for each letter and added rough mini squares of matching cardstock. One enamel shape on each one added one whimsical little touch.

DIY framed names brush marker lettering

DIY framed names brush marker lettering

Want to learn brush lettering? My super quick and simple online class has clear video directions so you’ll master it in no time.

Here are the steps for DIY framed names brush marker lettering:

  1. Pick your size of frame (these are 5” x 7”)
  2. Match your marker colours to the room if you wish (mine were rainbow in either the Brights or Regals)
  3. With the non-brush tip of a Smoky Slate marker, shadow each letter on the left hand side
  4. Cut small squares/rectangles of matching cardstock and glue in random line (try top left to bottom right like I did)
  5. Add enamel shape in one of the matching colours
  6. Insert into frame

Purchase my online brush marker lettering class and get busy today making your own kids and grandkids names. They’ll LOVE ‘em! Here’s all you need!

DIY framed names brush marker lettering

Once you get started with your own brush marker lettering, there are so many ways you can add it into your paper crafting.  I use mine all the time on envelopes, cards, name tags, bookmarks (just like these ones here!) and so much more.  Give it a try and in no time you’ll be making DIY framed names brush marker lettering too!


Zentangle Holiday Gift Tags

Zentangle Holiday Gift Tags

If you’re in a last minute wrapping frenzy, here are some super duper quick and easy zentangle holiday gift tags. They’re perfect for my Keep It Simple Sunday series since there’s really minimal supplies and they’re SO quick to whip up. Your tangled tiles and Big Shot, some framelits, baker’s twine and cardstock and you’ll have a bunch of tags ready to go for your boxes and bags before Santa’s sleigh arrives on your roof. Let’s take a gander.

zentangle holiday gift tags

Can’t you just imagine Santa bellowing out a big “HO”? And there’s nothing quite like the mix of red, white and black for punching things up is there? On a plain white wrapped gift or gift bag, these will just POP! The letters get a little extra OOMPH! with a black shadow in behind. My shadow is off the the left of the letter, but you could easily do it on the right too. And rather than create a tag that the letters fit completely on, I quite liked the idea of them falling off the edges. Remember the last time I showed you this tag? It’s from the Celebrations thinlits. I’ve used it over an over again this Christmas for my gift tags and on cards as well.

Could I have asked for better coloured baker’s twine to coordinate with these zentangle holiday gift tags? Black and white! It was meant to be! Soft and flexible and so easy to tie, it’s way easier than ribbon to work with for tying onto bags and boxes.

zentangle holiday gift tags

So what makes these guys so fast to make? You use tangled tiles (or pieces) you’ve already created. Stick them in your printer/copier and copy them onto our Whisper White cardstock and you instantly have sheets of patterns you can work with! How easy is that?

I usually photocopy a few of my tiles onto one piece of cardstock and leave them by my desk so I have some at the ready. Then it’s easy to pull out my Stampin’ trimmer, punches or dies for last minute personalized touches. That’s exactly what I did for this thank you card last year for my friend Linda.

I absolutely adore using my Large Letters framelits. Yes I have to admit they were a huge investment and I really hummed and hawed before I took the plunge. But I can’t imagine NOT working with them now for so many different things. Do you remember this ombre Christmas card I made earlier this year? I made it with a template I cut with the letters. Or how about this happy birthday banner? They really can open up a whole new world of opportunities for paper crafting. Think how often you can use them for gifts, cards, parties, signs and so much more.  I ABSOLUTELY know you will not be disappointed when you take the plunge.

zentangle holiday gift tags

So how about I tell you how I created my Ho Ho Zentangle holiday gift tags?


  • Real Red cardstock – at least 2 1/5” x 3 1/4”
  • Basic Black cardstock – at least 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Baker’s twine – a piece 8” long


  1. Cut one tag in Real Red with the Celebration thinlits.
  2. Set the “H” and “O” framelits onto your photocopied zentangle cardstock and run through Big Shot. (TIP: you can actually cut through two pieces of cardstock at the same time, so put your piece of Basic Black under the zentangled sheet and cut them together.)
  3. Glue the two H’s together with liquid glue offsetting the zentangled letter just slightly to the right (or left) to create a shadow with the black letter. Decide on placement – landscape or portrait and glue down your “HO”. (TIP: since you are going to go off the edge of the tag, try not to dab glue on those edges.)
  4. Double up the baker’s twine and insert the folded end through the tag hole from the front. Take the cut ends and push through together the loop making sure the top of the tag is hooked into the loop. Knot the ends if desired.

If you need to pick up a couple items for your tags, just click on the image below and you’ll be ready for next year – or for TONS of occasions throughout the year.

zentangle holiday gift tags

I love to combine my zentangle art with Stampin’ Up! In fact, I’m offering a new class in a few weeks for this fun activity. I’m teaming up with Linda Fulton, a Certified Zentangle Teacher here in Central Alberta and you guys get to have some fun. Keep any eye on my Events page for that!

In the meantime, if the clock is soon to be striking midnight, and the jolly fellow is going to land with a thump on your fireplace, you’ve STILL got time to make up a batch of zentangle holiday gift tags – get to it!

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