My Favorite Things Be Mime ~ Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers ~ handmade card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with a card I made for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I used MFT’s cute little girl from Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp set and stamped her onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink.
I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush pens.

Colors I used:

Jeans: Persian Blue
Shirt: Wine red and a white gel pen
Skin: Flesh color and shaded with Blush
Hat and shoes: Black
Hair: Mid Brown
Glove: Light Grey

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I stamped a diagonal stripe on one edge using Hero Arts’ Deep Ocean hybrid ink. I cut a piece of adorable red with white stars patterned paper from Echo Park Birthday Wishes paper pad, and adhered it to an A2 top folding card base. I took a piece of grey cardstock and cut a stitched circle and the sentiment tag. The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set as the image and I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. For final touches to the card, I added a few blue rhinestones from my stash.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

That completes my card and my entry for My Favorite Things challenge that they host over on their blog with a new Sketch challenge every week and a new Color challenge every other week.

That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker - 36 Piece Set Hero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Deep Ocean Echo Park - Birthday Collection - Boy - 12 x 12 Collection Kit My Favorite Things - Die-Namics - Dies - Be Mine

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Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia ~ Graduation Cards

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I’m back this week with another card project, this time inspired by the upcoming graduations.  I wanted to make a several quick and easy graduation note cards to have on hand and here is the end result.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

I started by stamping the cute little owls and graduation cap from Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia stamp set onto some Bristol smooth cardstock using onyx black Versafine pigment ink. My intent was to use my Zig clean color markers, which I did, but I feel as though I need more practice to get the blending done correctly.

I used the same colors to color the boy and the girl owls but added more water to some of them. Since there is a boy owl and a girl owl, I choose to create cards for both graduates and color coordinate the backgrounds as well.

Here is the list of colors I used:

Owls: 062 dark brown, 065 mid brown, 072 beige for the boy belly and 026 light pink for the girl belly. 
Beak, toes, and tassel: 052 bright yellow 
Graduation cap: 010 black

All of the note cards are cut down to 3.5 inch by 7 inches and scored at 3.5 inch mark.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For this card, I used a stitched square scallop edge frame from My Favorite Things to cut a frame from some dark blue card stock. I also cut stars from the same dark blue and adhered it all to the note card base. I fussy cut one of the boy owls and adhered it with foam squares for some dimension.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the second card, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. I cut another frame from light blue card stock and adhered the little boy owl with his cap. Using a sentiment from Neat and Tangled Mermazing completed this card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the next card, I used a pattern stencil and applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Peony Pink using Nuvo’s blender brush. Using the brush, allowed me to lightly brush the mouse onto the cardstock to create a soft background. I’ll be honest, this was my first time using the mousse and the brush, and I think I did a good job.

I adhered the owl to a circle background and using a simple Congratulations sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set completed the card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the final note card, I used a Heidi Swapp large arrows stamp to stamp the background with Angel Pink Memento dye ink. I added some polka dot washi tape, adhered the owl on foam squares and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set to complete this card.

I made several of these to have on hand, as there are many “graduates” that I wanted to give these out to. But for a very special graduate I made this special card using the same boy owl from Maymay made it stamp set.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

To start, I cut some white cardstock just a little smaller than the red base, which is an A2 size card. On the white cardstock I stamped the diploma from Lawn Fawns smart cookie stamp set to create the cute background. By stamping it several times in random places I achieved a look as though they are falling down. I used just a touch of red marker to color the bow.

I adhered a red scallop circle with a white circle base and added the owl with some foam squares to add dimension. Using Lawn Fawns bannertastic stamp and die, I embossed the outline of the banner and the sentiment with white embossing powder.  To complete the card, I stamped and die cut the little diploma and adhered it to the owls little wing as though he is holding up his very own diploma.

Whether your “graduate” completed pre-school, high school, college or anything in between, these are the milestones that we should celebrate and enjoy spending it with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Altenew’s bold blossom Mother’s Day card

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I’m back this week with another Mother’s Day inspired card, done three different ways. This time I used Altenew’s bold blossom layering stamp set with the coordinating die.
I started by stamping each successive layer from lightest to darker color on some Simon Says Stamp 120# cardstock. I used Memento dye ink in Tuxedo black to stamp the outline of each rose using my Misti stamping tool to ensure consistent stamping. I then cut each flower with the coordinating die.

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Colors of the inks I used in each card, from lightest to darkest.

Pink flowers: Memento’s Angel Pink, Rose bud and Love letters.
Blue flowers: Memento’s Summer sky, Bahama blue and Paris dusk.
Yellow flowers: Hero Arts Lemon Yellow, SSS hybrid Lemon Rest and Lawn Fawn’s Carrot.

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Using Tim Holtz distress watercolor cardstock and Twinkling H20’s iridescent watercolor allowed me to create a simple and soft watercolor background for my roses to sit on. I love using Twinkling H20’s watercolors, they can be very subtle with just enough shimmer to stand out.  Using Hero Arts’ Celebrate Everyday sentiment stamps, I stamped “Happy Mother’s Day” in the lower right hand corner with archival black ink.

To finish the card, I adhered various color card bases to a top folding A2 size card and continued layering the watercolor background piece and finally adhering the roses with some foam adhesive for added dimension.

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I love how these cards turned out. They are very simple and yet very elegant for the special ladies in my life for upcoming Mother’s Day celebration.

I decided to play along with Altenew Inspiration Challenge over on their blog and enter the pink card for the May challenge. Check out their blog for more information. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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