Saturday, 7 February 2009

Valentine Tilda

Please help me .......I had a nightmare colouring in my Tilda for this card, I never had the right watercolours or distress inks so I had to dig out my Letraset Promarkers. Can anyone tell me the best ink to use with these things as both Stazon & versafine smudge even when left over night (you would not believe how many Tilda's got binned last night for smudging or bleeding outside of the lines). I am also looking for a good tutorial for these pens as they all seem to be created around copics - any tips would be fab!!

Anyway, this card was created for 3 challenges, possibly 4, the sketch to follow was from Raspberry Ribbons, the theme over at Caardvarks was hearts & I stumbled across Bitten by the Bug - use the heart from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge on your card.....I hardly use my cricut so I thought I would have a go. Finally I am not sure if the card qualifies for the Arty Girlz challenge which was use red & white (I have green & flesh colors too) but I will enter it anyway!!!
I am not that pleased with this card.....i feel it needs a sentiment but could not get one to look right so i left it off......that space above the hearts just looks a bit bare!!!
I created this card using the following:
  • Pink Tilda with Rose stamp (I know I used it on the card before but i love it)
  • Cricut & Doodlecharms cartridge to cut the hearts
  • Lovely butterfly & white ribbon from Rainbows & Ribbons (oodles of lush ribbon)
  • Letraset Promarkers
  • Cuttlebug & nestie dies to cut the rectangle Tilda is in
  • Papermania red adhesive gems
  • Stampin up corner ticket punch (only available in U.S at the moment)
Thank you for looking & please feel free to leave a comment.
Crafty hugs Sarah


  1. Absolutely stunning Card! Thank you for joining in with us at Raspberry Ribbons.


  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our sketch
    caroline (raspberry-ribbons) x

  3. I think it looks great just as it is ... what a sweet card.

  4. gorgeous card! I use stazon solvent ink pads for my stamping and colour with pencils, water colours, brush markers and H2O's. If in a rush I use a heat gun to set the ink, try that! There are a few stamping tips on my website and have some great stuff too. Keep trying it does work! This one looks lovely hugs mx

  5. Sarah, try Impress or Memento as these work better with ProMarkers.
    Lovely card.

  6. Your card is beautiful. I love the deep red you've used.

    I don't have any tips for using Letraset Promarkers but if you want your colours to match exactly and don't have the right colours you could try paper piecing instead? This is where you would stamp your Tilda onto the same red paper you used for your base then cut out Tida's dress, tights, ribbon and rose and stick them over the top of the Tilda you stamped onto the white card/paper.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you for joining in with the Raspberry Ribbons sketch.

    Fe x

  7. Your card is lovely Sarah. Love the way Tilda has been coloured. Louise x

  8. Gorgeous card sarah

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

    crissi xx

  9. I think your card is beautiful and you done a wonderful job coloring it. I also think your blog is gorgeous. (i have the same background on mine, I LOVE it,lol)

  10. oh my goodness: this is just too, too, TOOOOOOOOOO cute!!! (& i think the coloring in is FABULOUS as well...i am quite envious of your skill!)

  11. I have the same problem with Promarkers - I was hoping someone would have answered you. Seems the Memento ink might be worth a try.

    When I can't match a colour up i use the paper piecing technique - it's great especially for Tilda dresses.
    Your card ended up really cool anyway even with the ink bleeding nightmare.
    Ann xxx

  12. Fantastic card!!!

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz

    Julie x

  13. Very sweet! Thanks for playing!

  14. Such a sweet card!! The coloring ended up perfect in the end, but I know how it feels to do things over...and over again!
    I have used memento ink too for my permanent markers...I would think that would work, considering that they are alcohol based!?! It's worth a try anyway! I love my memento ink.
    Tuxedo Black is the colour I use for my line stamps. Hope that helps!