Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ShinHan Marker Blog Hop

Welcome to our ShinHan Marker Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new ShinHan Markers from Close To My Heart.   If you have come here from Catherine's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

 We have 42 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the ShinHan Markers and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I decided to have fun with the gel card technique using the markers.

The first thing to do is fill a small Ziploc bag with blue hair/shower/shave gel. I used shower gel. Only put in enough to cover the surface of the bag, and try to press out any air bubbles before sealing.

Decorate a piece of cardstock the same size or slightly smaller than your completed card base. Cut out a shape (circles or ovals work best) in the centre of the decorated piece.

Adhere the gel filled bag to the back of the decorated cardstock.

Now on to the markers part. I stamped three of these adorable whales on to cardstock, then coloured in their bellies with the markers. The two paler whales ended up with quite vivid stomachs, so I toned them down a bit by running the blender pen over the coloured area to remove some of the saturation.

Place your stamped scene on top of the card base, then add your gel piece on top of that. Now you have a fun watery scene for the whales!

I added the Row Your Boat sticker as I wanted a title of some sort, and this one really appealed to me. Not sure why, but sometimes I have to go with my gut instinct!

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Embellishments: Teal Jewels, Teal Shimmer Trim, Timberline Stickers
Inks: Crystal Blue, Pacifica
Markers: Marine BlueTurquoise Blue
Paper: Snowhaven

Now "Hop" on over to Dawn's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 


  1. Cute, cute, cute! Now I have to find that whale stamp set!

  2. What a clever idea to create an underwater effect for your cute whales.

  3. Thanks for teaching us your fun technique! Such a cute card!

  4. Yay! So many fun techniques on this blog hop. I have a friend whose daughter is having a baby and they are doing the nursery in whales. I will have to tell her about this. Beautiful card!

  5. FUN! Haven't done this technique in awhile! Thanks for the reminder! CUTE with the whales.

  6. cute card - thanks for showing the underwater technique

  7. Your card is adorable! I love the gel "water."


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