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Stamping With Felt Tip Pens



Today, I am back with Moving Along With The Times and their new challenge “Rainbow/ Rainbow Colours”. I’m going to be focusing on the rainbow colours with this very bright and colourful birthday card. As always, this challenge will run for 2 weeks and will end on Wednesday 15th March 6pm GMT – so if you’d like to enter, make sure to get your card linked to the blog before then! I normally work with fairly muted colours, so it was a bit of a challenge, however, I really enjoyed just slapping the colour on (you’ll see what I mean later in this post ūüôā )

I used a Dovecraft die to cut a cupcake from white card and I repeatedly stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from My Favorite Thing’s The Whole Herd stamp set to create a pattern. This stamp had been part of a larger sentiment, however, it was very easy to carefully snip it apart. I used a variety of inks to stamp the background: Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Mama Elephant Mojito, Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and Mama Elephant Pacific Blue. For my sentiment, I used the Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut – after die cutting the “Happy” from some red card, I cut a banner with my paper trimmer. I brushed Peacock Feathers ink on the edges and stamped the “Birthday” from the Hero Arts set.


I used a die from Avery Elle’s Sweet Scallop set on both vellum and a piece of striped patterned paper; there are two parts to this die, an oval and a scalloped frame – I used both pieces of the patterned paper, however, I only used the oval of the vellum. I adhered the cupcake directly onto the vellum, this meant that I could see through¬†and¬†line up the cake beneath¬†that I had cut from foam. It’s best to use dry adhesive with vellum as, I find, vellum tends to warp with glue. I¬†then placed this on top of the striped paper – this muted the colour slightly¬†so as not to distract from the main feature of the card.


To create my background, I cut the largest My Favorite Thing’s¬†Pierced Rectangle die from some white card and used a circle stamp which had a striped pattern on it – however, with the technique I’m going to be using,¬†the pattern¬†won’t be very¬†visible. I wanted to create a paint splattered background… without paint and I didn’t have a stamp or stencil that would do. So, I used my Scribbilious pens from The Works – these felt tip pens behave in a similar way to distress markers. I put some colour on the stamp before spraying with water causing the ink to move about more freely. I then stamp with different colours, similar to the ink I used on the cupcake.

If you follow my blog you’ll see that I’ve put thread on a lot of my¬†cards, so I have¬†a new motto: if in doubt, get the thread out!¬†The card base looked quite bare¬†and I wasn’t quite sure what to do¬†and I think it¬†helps take away the starkness of the plain white. So, the majority of the time it works!


I’d like to enter my card into the following challenges: QKR Stampede “Anything Goes or Birthday Cards”, Cut It Up Challenge “Birthday Cards”, Come and Get It “It’s In The Male”,¬† Inky Chicks “Happy Birthday”¬†and Color Throwdown “#432”.

Don’t forget if you’d like to enter our fun challenge this fortnight, head over to the Moving Along With The Times Challenge blog for more details ūüôā


Hope to see you soon,
Emma x


17 thoughts on “Stamping With Felt Tip Pens

  1. What a fresh, pretty look – the stripes remind me of birthday candles! Thanks for entering the Anything goes (with a birthday twist) challenge at QKR Stampede.. Dorothy S, DT member

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