Coloring with Mermaid Markers for cards

I got the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers from Michaels quite some time ago but never used it. So I decided to use these markers for coloring to make some cards. These markers are water brushes filled with dye-based inks that are water reactive, so I used them like watercolors. The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

I used the The Ton Floral Cling background stamp so I have pretty florals to color. I heat embossed two card panels; one with gold and one with white embossing powder. coloring with mermaid markers card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

Then I just colored with the markers. There were opaque flowers that were heat embossed from the stamp, but I wanted all the flowers to have the colored look. So I stamped and  heat embossed some peonies from another stamp set (The Ton Sending Peonies) and colored them. Then I fussy cut them out and added to my cards with foam tape so it created more dimension and interest to my card. I did fussy cut the center of the card panel so I have a window for my sentiment. I heat embossed my sentiment as well. I added lots of sequins for embellishment and it sort of created a faux shaker card look.

card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring

The colored card with white heat embossed floral background.
card - the ton stamp floral background for coloring
The colored card with gold heat embossed floral background.

the ton floral border cling background stamp

I am playing along with The Ton Challenge Blog

thetonstamps april challenge button

I will definitely use my Mermaid Markers again for coloring. I never really colored much when I make cards and it was really fun! And also, I must try with a different medium for coloring next time! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!