Creating Splotches On Your Cards Video Tutorial

By | 06/05/2016

Happy Stamping Accidents!

Whether on purpose or by accident, you can create great spotches on your cards using your Stampin’ Write Markers!

I don’t know what was going on with me today, but I had smudges all over the cards that I was making.  You know how that goes.  A smudge shows up out of nowhere!


Instead of remaking the card, I decided to try a technique I saw somewhere a while ago that used a flicking technique with the marker cap and the brush end of the marker.  IT’S FABULOUS!

Creating quick and easy splotches

Honestly, can you tell where the accidental smudges are?  I worked with my stamping imperfection and I love the result!

Here is close up look at the cards:

Creating quick and easy splotches

Card Recipe:

  • Whisper White cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4; cut one piece at 4 x 5-1/4″
  • Pool Party cut at 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
  • Linen thread
  • White enamel dots
  • Stamp Sets:  Lovely Amazing You (online only) and Love and Affection
  • Inks:  Basic Black, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Versa Mark ink and Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool and aqua painter


  • I used clear embossing powder and heat set the rich razzleberry so it would not run when I colored in the Flamingo with the aqua painter.
  • Try not to get the card stock too wet when using the aqua painter
  • I stamped and masked the pink flowers first and then stamped the rest using the masks over the larger flowers.


Here is the second card:

Create quick and easy spotches with markers

My husband didn’t like this card.  He said it was a mess and there was too much going on.  What does he know?!  I love it!  It’s trendy and easy.


Card Recipe:

  • Whisper White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″; cut one piece at 1-7/8″ x about 3″
  • Pool Party cut at 2″ by about 3-1/4″
  • Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch
  • Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape
  • Stamp Set:  Love and Affection
  • Linen Thread, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Sequins Trim
  • Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Old Olive markers then the Basic Black In Pad


  • Just wad up that gold thread and attach it to the back of the tag with 4 or so glue dots
  • I spotched only the top white tag and I like how clean and simple the rest of the card looks.
  • The washi tape is actually Mint Macaron so you can substitute that for Pool Party

My New Favorite Color Combination:

Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive!!!  I just feels so summery!


Two Minute Quick Tip Video:  How To Create Splotches With Markers



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4 thoughts on “Creating Splotches On Your Cards Video Tutorial

  1. KJ

    I wouldn’t mind if you did a video on the Love and Affection card on how you stamped the flowers. Love it!


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