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Distress Marker Video + Giveaway

So, I have been waiting for a long time (just like I have been to give birth – ha) to share a video on Distress Markers.

In fact, I did this video almost two months ago! But I didn’t want to share any love for this product until they were back in stock at stores. There was a storage on them for awhile, but now you can get your paws on them again. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am thrilled to be able to play with them all I want now! Here is a video showing one of the many ways you can use them – to create a fun background with the Hero Arts and Studio Calico Lattice background

I love that you can get little spots of color with the marker tip, and then can spray them like mad to get blending like watercolor…

When I showed this card to Tim awhile back, he asked me how long it took to color all those shapes. Honestly? 5 or so minutes. And that is nothing compared to what I normally spend on a card – ha. (I am slow.) So I think it is worth it.

Here you can see the pearlized look you get since I used water with Perfect Pearls mixed in. (If you don’t want that shine, you can just use regular water. Both are lovely.)

So many people have asked me if I really love these markers. The answer is yes. They take all the things I love about Distress Inks and puts them in a marker form – so I can get detailed spots of color. What could be better? And this background is just one of many ways to use them. (The best of which is for multi-color stamping – more on that another day.)

You can get the Distress Markers individually (get the colors you like best and just try them out) or go ahead and take the plunge to get the whole set

I love new toys. ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost as I love giving them away…


And I have a set of Distress Markers to give away! YAY! (Thanks, of course, to the fabulous Heidi at Simon Says Stamp.) Just leave a comment here by Sunday at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win. Good luck – this is a great giveaway!


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1,264 thoughts on “Distress Marker Video + Giveaway”

  1. This card is so gorgeous it’s insane. My jaw literally dropped when I saw it. Thank you so much for posting the video so we could see your technique! I LOVE using Distress on watercolor paper and can’t wait to try something like this. =)

  2. I love this card and technique, Jennifer! Here’s hoping the baby comes soon — you looked very ready for it in the last picture you posted = )

  3. I love that card! I love seeing what you can do with these markers-O took Tim’s class and loved the advantages-although after my copic investment I’m trying to hold off for as long as I can!

  4. Love this card, Jennifer! Time to take a break from cards, though, and deliver that baby! I know you are more than ready! Best wishes!
    Phyllis

  5. WOW this is sooo cool and looks absolutely gorgeous Jennifer. I love the pearlized look and is definitely going to try that on different things too. These markers also just looks really cool.
    Thanks a lot to both of you for the chance here to win a complete set.

  6. OMG what a BRILLIANT prize! My Distress inks are the love of my crafting life and to have markers to match would be just heaven. In the unlikely event I don’t win the full set I’ll be starting my collection very very soon!

  7. I have so gotten away from using markers, but your video has the excitement to try them bubbling up. If you let me have them, I promise to put them to very good use. You’re my rubber stamping hero, whether I get them or not.

  8. Such a pretty card and a great givaway! Really like to have them to play with.
    Even though I dont know you in person Iยดm so excited for You to meet your very new familymemeber shortly! Take care and good luck with everything!

  9. it’s an unbelievable giveaway! Thank you so much Jennifer.
    I’ve read your blog from the very beginning. Ddidn’t want to miss a single entry!
    Please take care.

  10. I’ve been a bit dubious about getting the distress markers (haven’t seen them in action yet) but after seeing these cards I know for sure – I HAVE to have them! What a beautiful card, love the bright colours and the pearly sheen you achieved.
    Thanks for a chance of winning a set (if I don’t there’s always my evergrowing wish list….) and good luck the coming days with the pregnancy – hopefully not too long to go now.
    Jenni(fer)

  11. I haven’t had much experience with markers yet. Your video was very helpful, thank you! Now I’ve gotta have ’em…thanks for the opportunity to win them.

    Hope all is well with your growing family.

  12. OHHHHH, it would be awesome to win a whole set!! I love your technique and how it shows that “distress” doesn’t have to mean dark and grungy.

  13. This. Card. Is. Gorgeous! I absolutely love it. Thank you for a great giveaway. These markers look like fun toys ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Your cards are amazing ! I would love to win the whole set..what a wonderful Mother’s Day gift that would be ! Did I read there is even a white one?!! Thanks for the chance to win !

  15. You ROCK Jennifer! Thanks a million for the video how to. Gorgeous card and I love all that shimmer! Thanks so much for the chance to get my hands on those distress markers!

  16. I love your card, and would love to add the distress markers to my collection of supplies. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  17. I just picked up a few the other day and hope to get the whole set.. winning it would be even sweeter ;-)… But great timing on this video, Jennifer! Thanks..

  18. Lovely card…looks like more than 5 mins. Would love to win a set of distress markers. Thanks for the chance.
    Each day when I visit your blog, I expect a new baby message. Looking forward to the arrival. Probably nowhere near as much as you are. Best wishes.

  19. What a fabulous card!! I took the Tim Holtz class at Online Card Classes and am just starting to play with the distress inks and all they can do!

  20. WOW — I would LOVE to get my paws (err… hands) on these amazing markers! Loved your video and can’t wait to try these out. Just waiting till Sunday to find out who wins is going to be rrrrrrRRRuff! (sorry — my “pupper” (9-year female Boxer, “Miya”) is asleep on the couch next to me, as I write this! ๐Ÿ™‚ Susan

  21. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the chance to have a set in my own paws. I love your site and love Simon Says Stamp. I adore the monthly card kit from them. Thanks again.

  22. I first was not sure if I needed the distress markers. But after watching Tim Holtz’s video & yours, I am convinced I need them & for that thanks for giving us a chance to win some of these. I would be delighted if I win something like this.

  23. WOW, that card is beautiful – a real rainbow of colours!
    Wanted to order some markers to test, but as you said, it was hard to get them ;O)
    Now I wish you all the best for you and your baby (Iยดm sure he or she will colour your life lots more than it is already – having kids can be so rewarding and fun),
    Grreetings, Christine

  24. What a great way to use those markers! I wasn’t convinced to need those, but you made me realize that I really have to buy those! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

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