MFT Sweet Sloth ~ Birthday card ~ Copic Colored ~ MFT Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone,

I used this cute little sloth to create a card for my entry in MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge-Sketch 346 for this week.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

I started by stamping all of my images from MFT’s Sweet Sloths stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I used both of the clouds, one of the flower images and of course the sweet little sloth.
Using my Copic markers, I colored all of the images using the following combinations:
Sloth and tree: E42, E43, E44 and E47
          In the tree branch, I added more of the E47 for a darker look
Leaves: YG11, YG13 and YG17
Small flowers: C1 and Y19
Large flower: Y19, RV11, RV14 and RV17
Cloud: BG0000 and B00

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Next, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Ink in Twisted Citron onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut it using a stitched circle die. 

Working on the large panel, I used a piece of patterned paper from American Crafts Everyday paper pad collection and a Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies from Pink and Main, which I wrapped a piece of black and white twine and adhered it to a top folding A2 size card base.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To complete this card, I layered the circle on top of the panel and arranged all my images using foam squares for some added dimension. I used a sentiment from the stamp set, which I heat embossed onto a piece of black cardstock and white embossing powder. Adding a few pieces of sequence and some shimmer from Wink of Stella glitter pen for a little sparkle finished the card. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute~ Sketch Challenge 345~ Copic colored card

Hey everyone,

I’m back this week with an overdue post and an absolutely overdue time to myself to craft. It’s been a busy couple of weeks getting the kids back to school but they are finally starting with their regular schedule and I can get back to my craft time.

This week I wanted to start off with a card I made to participate in the MFT Sketch Challenge 345. For me, this particular sketch just begged to be made as a shaker card and I did just that (even though I’m still a bit intimidated by creating shaker cards).

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To start, I stamped the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Tutu Cute image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, since it is a Copic friendly ink.

Copic colors I used to color my image:

Skin: E50, E51, and E53
Hair: E23, E25 and E29
Tutu and shoes: RV32 and RV34
Belt: C1, C3 and C5

I then added some shimmer to her dress and shoes and thought I would be fancy and use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in Pink Champagne, which changed the color of my image. That was not the intended action but it was fine. There is no starting over! 

Next, I worked on the shaker window by first taking a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blending with Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I added a few sprays of Sheer Shimmer Spritz to activate and dabbed it with a paper towel.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Working on the top panel, I took a piece of white cardstock cut down to 4.25” x 5.5” and stamped My Favorite Things’ Star Celebration background with Altenew Rose Quartz dye ink. I cut a strip of American Crafts’ Dots & Stripes paper and adhered it to the star panel.

Taking a circle die, I cut the center out where the shaker would fit, creating the nested look for the shaker. However, this was an afterthought and there was some minor surgery to get the shaker to fit.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I created a background for the shaker with a cloud stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I know that it’s not a realistic cloud scene but blue just did not fit here. So we have pink clouds and that’s ok. I adhered the rest of the pieces onto the panel, added a sentiment and finished off the card with a few pieces of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti Mix.

I hope you enjoy this softer looking card as I don’t tend to make too many of these and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie ~ Copic Colored ~ Happy Dance card

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I just adore this little Elphie card I made and will be entering it into the Lawn Fawnatics Color Inspiration Board Challenge #9! 

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.

To create this card, I started by stamping the solid hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Elphie Selfie stamp set with the different color inks inspired by the challenge colors onto a piece of white cardstock panel. Using Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies, I cut the panel down using the second largest die.
I also stamped Elphie with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper and colored her in using my Copic markers.

Colors I used: C1, C3 and C5

I’m still new to Copic markers and I’m still learning about the blending, shadow and color combinations but I’m practicing and hopefully it will show in my cards.

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.

To put this card together, I reached into my beloved Lawn Fawn paper hoarding stash and pulled out this teal plaid paper for the background. I cut the panel down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered it to an A2 sized top folding card base. (Yikes, that was my last piece of plaid paper and after a minor panic attack, I placed my order for another pad!) 
I added the hearts panel on top with fun foam for added dimension and added Elphie towards the bottom with foam tape.

Lawn Fawn Elphie Selfie colored with Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned paper and Lawn Fawn inks handmade card.
For the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set, and after looking at little Elphie who looks like she’s dancing, I chose Happy Dance, which I stamped onto a piece of black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

And that completes my very happy Elphie card for an entry into Lawn Fawnatics Color Inspiration Board Challenge #9! 

Have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

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The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:  

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.  

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic ~ colored with Copic Markers ~Shaker Birthday Card

Hey everyone,

This week I’m playing along with The Greeting Farm challenge and made my very first shaker card as a challenge entry.
Ever since I started card making, I’ve been completely intimidated by shaker cards, probably because the two times I’ve tried to make one was a complete fail, but I was determined to try one more time before completely forgoing the entire idea of ever making a shaker card. And here is the final result!

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

I’m also SUPER excited to share that this image is colored with Copic Markers. I was super blessed to find a very kind lady that sold me her many Copic Markers at a yard sale.
So onto the card.
I honestly had zero ideas of how this card would turn out in the end and it was sort of a hodge podge of attempts at this or that. But I think in the end, it came together and it’s a super cute card.
To start, I stamped the unicorn from The Greeting Farm’s A Lil’ Magic stamp set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored the image with Copic Markers. (Excited squeal!)

Colors I used:
Hair: BV0000, BG02, RV02 and RV04 and then added Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Body: V01 as shading and colorless blender to blend

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

After watching a couple of YouTube videos as a refresher, on how to create a simple shaker card, I was finally ready to give it a go again. To start, I cut a lilac polka dot patterned paper from American Crafts’ Dots and Stripes collection as the background for the shaker and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.
I die cut a frame from lilac cardstock using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die and cut an opening inside using an x-acto knife to create a frame.
I adhered the acetate using a strong adhesive to the back and added the strong foam strip to the back of the frame. Taking some sequins from my stash I added the colors I thought went well with the base of the card, which is very sparkly and glittery teal.
After I adhered the window of the card, I gave it a good shake and crossed my fingers that no sequins flies out.  YAY, all went well!

The Greeting Farm A Lil’ Magic Unicorn stamp set colored with Copic Markers handmade shaker birthday card.

To finish the card, I die cut my unicorn image and adhered her to the bottom of the card using some foam tape for added dimension.
And that completes my very first SUCCESSFUL shaker card. It’s silly but it’s a proud moment for me! As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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