Learn No Marker Coloring Techniques

by Melissa Andrew

Adorable handmade birthday card featuring a piglet image with rainbows balloons and silver lined clouds.

Today we are sharing how to create a fun birthday card with a cute piglet image using Memento inks and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays. Did you know you don’t have to have a rainbow of expensive markers or watercolors to create a gorgeous colored scene? Using common craft supplies, I color this entire card without the help of a marker. I do use some beautiful silver Rinea paper along with my favorite Imagine and Tsukineko products to make this adorable birthday card that has a lot of dimension and shine!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30-45 minutes



  • Rinea Foil Paper – Metallics
  • Hello BlueBird – Pig Day stamp set, After the Rain die
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Heat tool
  • Spray Bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Watercolor brush

See How To Use The Imagine Craft Mat To Print

by Lindsay Adreon

The Craft Mat from Imagine is unlike any other mat I’ve tried! Not only is it a great surface to stamp, ink blend, and work on, it is also a great tool with some really fun techniques! I had such a fun time printing with the Craft Mat and can’t wait to keep trying new color combinations and shapes to make more fun backgrounds!!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes




• Imagine Craft Mat
• VersaFine Clair Ink Pad – Warm Breeze, Blue Belle, Twilight
• Daubers
• IrRESISTible Pico Embellishment – Summer Sky
• VersaMark Ink Pad
• StazOn Stamp Cleaner Dauber Top
• On Point Glue
• White Embossing Powder


• Brayer
• Die Cutting Machine
• Tonic Studios – Mixed Rectangle dies
• Craftin Desert Divas – Flag Banner metal dies, Sending Die, Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set
• Ellen Hutson – Home and Hearth metal die
• Wow! Embossing Powder – Silver Glitter
• Scrapbook.com – 6×6 Adhesive Sheets