Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Show Me Your Technique with My Creative Time

Hello crafting friends. Today we are doing another technique mini blog hop at My Creative Time. You should have visited:

Emma ~ My Creative Time
Cindy B ~ Cindy's Scraptastic Designs
and ME ~ Glora's Crafts

If you came here first don't forget to go back and see what Emma and Cindy have in store for you. I'm certain they have some awesome tips and techniques to share with you.

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tools and techniques for my paper cut images. I especially tend to use this little weapon when I'm in a hurry but want to add just a little more depth and definition to my cuts.

The VersaMarker by Tsukineko. 
I'm sure most of you have heard of this but if you haven't it is essentially a watermark pen that will color the cardstock a darker shade of the same color you are writing on. This marker works best on regular colored cardstock. If you are using patterned paper it doesn't always work for accenting. If you are wanting to use it on some patterned paper I would test it out on a little corner of it first to see if it will give you the look you are wanting.

When I want to add a little definition but don't have time to faux stitch or ink everything I just draw around the edges of the cut with my VersaMarker. Here is a picture of the same exact Cricut cut. The one on the left with VersaMarker and the one on the right without.


I tried to make them EXACTLY the same except for the VersaMarker. The extra highlights in her hair and the lines on her dress were also done with the VersaMarker. There was no switching of colors, no sponges, no mess, just quick and easy accenting. If you can draw a line you can use this marker.

Here is the card that I made with this little girl:


The girl was cut from the Fast Food Cricut Lite cartridge. Her face is one of the stamps from the new September 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month by Peachy Keen Stamps. For the perfect sentiments I used My Creative Time's Celebrate Good Times stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed our mini technique hop for the day and I will see you back here tomorrow for another Simply Crafts Challenge! Have a great day! Hugs- Glora



Items Used:

My Creative Time - Celebrate Good Times
Peachy Keen Stamps - September 2012 Stamp Kit of the Month
Fast Food Cricut Lite cartridge
VersaMarker
Twine from the Twinery
Glossy Accents
BoBunny Double Dot paper
Adhesive Pearls

40 comments:

  1. You were TOTALLY READING MY MIND Lady!!! I ALWAYS wondered "How does she do that"?? I am SOOO SUPER STOKED about this NEW segment because I am learning the BEST Techniques EVER!!! Your card could NOW be ANY CUTER!!! I am SOOO VERY PROUD of you my sweet friend! AWESOME JOB!!!
    xoxo,
    Emma;)
    P.S. I NEEEED that marker!:)

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  2. Well how simple is that? What a easy technique but adds such a punch. Thanks Glora!

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  3. What a great product. I have NEVER heard of it before. Well, I own versamark pads, but didn't know it came in pen form. Lol. That is such a cool little tool that adds such a great touch to products! Thanks so much for sharing that!

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  4. I know about these pens, but never really knew what they were used for except for writing and wet embossing. Never in my wildest dreams thought of using it this way!! I love,love the extra details it puts on a die cut and how fast when you don't have the time?! Thanks for such an awesome tip Gloria!

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  5. Fantastic idea and thank you so much for sharing you idea Glora. PS How's the little new baby boy doing?

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  6. Super idea and I love that it adds so much definition and dimension without the mess!

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  7. Love this simple technique! Tfs

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  8. So adorable and so easy! Who knew? Oh ya,you did! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tip with all of us:)
    Now where do we find this little mircle pen?

    Crafty hugs,
    Debbie H.















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  9. That is so cool, Glora! I've never heard of that pen. Now I need one! Your little girl is adorable, and the card you made with her is just precious!

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  10. great technique Glora!! Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card!!

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  11. Gee, Glora, that is awesome!!!! I'm going to go and buy me one!! TFS!

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  12. Glora ~ OMG! I am THRILLED you shared this with us! I too have wondered hwo you made your cuts look like they have depth! Dang ~ girl this is BRILLIANT!!! Do you know I have that marker and have NEVER used it becauseI didn't know what to do with it!!! THANK YOU!!! You know I ADORE your creations!! GREAT job sweet Glora!!

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  13. Versamarker is now on my list of things to pick up next time I'm at the craft store. I love this. Thanks for sharing this technique. --C

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  14. Great technique Glora! I will definately use this on my future project. I usually just use fluid chalks for edges. But, this will definately add a different look too. Thanks for the tip!
    Many Sweet Creations...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  15. Great tip. ILL have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Ogdendoll @gmail.com

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  16. I forget what a big impact that little marker can have all on its own! Great job showing it off. Your little ice cream girl is adorable. :) Thanks for a great tip Glora!!!

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  17. Hi Glora!

    Sadly, I have two of these pens and I have never opened either one. I'll have to break them out when I get home tonight and test them out.

    Great tutorial! Your card is darling!

    Ruthie :)

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  18. O wow that is so cool!! I have never heard of it before!! Good to know!!
    Kristan

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  19. Love your technique...I have a Versa Mark Pen just really didn't know how to use it...soooo tnx so much for sharing your awesome technique.
    Your little girl is soooo a-GLORA-ble!!!

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  20. adorable card!!! thanks for the tip!!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  21. OMGosh! I'm sheltered. I hadn't ever heard of this pen. I must get one!! Thanks a million.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  22. WOW great technique Glora!it looks AWESOME,I need one of those pen and have to give this a try!!!Thanks for the tip my friend!:)

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  23. This is such a great tip Glora! I love the added pop that pen gives regular cuts. Thanks so much for showing this awesome tip and your card couldn't be any cuter!

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  24. What a GREAT Tip! I've had that marker in my stash for a while and never used it. Now I know what it's for...lol. Thanks for this tip for sure. Smooches...

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  25. I don't have that marker!!! I WANT!! What an awesome tip Glora!! Great job as always!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

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  26. What a GREAT tip! I will definitely try this on my next project!! Super job Glora! Thank you for sharing!
    Shelly

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  27. Thanks for the tip! I JUST bought a VersaMarker recently because I remember reading a technique that needed it, but then I had no clue what it was for when I purchased it! Now I have a very good reason to have one :)

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  28. Glora, thank you for this great tip! I have never heard of this pen before and I cannot wait to try this! Thank you so much and your card is so adorable! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23

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  29. I have and inkpad but didn't know there was a pen. Thank You for the tip...I like the way you can add details with it.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  30. WOW!!! This is an AWESOME tip!!! And it makes such a noticeable difference!! I love it!! It will be on my next shopping list for sure!!! Thanks for sharing...so simple and absolutely fabulous!!!!!

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  31. Very cool idea. TFS.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
    SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

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  32. Uh oh...something else I "need". I've done this all over with the ink pad, if I want a deeper shade I don't have. But, I had no idea they made a pen. It really does emphasize the cut, and adds detail where there isn't any. Thank you!

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  33. Great technique. I have that marker but didn't know you could change regular paper with it. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  34. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea! I have the Versamarker, but never thought about using it this way!

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  35. Wow thanks so much for this technique. I would have never thought that is how you make your cuts look FABULOUS!!

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  36. Thanks for the great tip, Glora!! Gonna go buy one of those pens asap!!

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  37. Thanks for the great tip, Glora!! Gonna go buy one of those pens asap!!

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