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Gerda Steiner Designs Penguin with Heart | Colored with Copic Markers

Gerda Steiner Designs Penguin with Heart


Happy Sunday crafty friends! Cheers to kicking off the summer season. I am a preschool teacher by day, and my summer officially begins in less than two weeks. How excited am I??!!! I would say from all the excitement if I could do a backflip, I sure would!

I created a fun card featuring Gerda Steiner Designs’ Penguin Love stamp set with a fun summery background. Where else can you see penguins and palm trees? Only in Florida!

To begin this card, I stamped and colored the image with Copic Markers and used my ScanNCut to cut the image out.

Copic Color Combinations

Penguin: N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, N0
Heart: RV17, RV55, RV52, RV00

Gerda Steiner Designs Penguin with Heart

 

For the background, I started by ink blending Tattered Rose in the center and Worn Lipstick around the edges. Then I used a cover die to die cut the panel. I also added the palm tree that was die cut and colored with Copic Markers.

When my background was done, I added the sentiment, clouds, palm tree, and the image with foam adhesive or glue dots to finish off my card. I hope you like my card and as always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Gerda Steiner Designs 

LeAnn’s World 101 | Die Cut Diva’s

Joy Clair Designs Cup of Joy | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Copic Coloring

Joy Clair Designs Cup of Love

Happy May, crafty friends! It’s the first Sunday of the month and that means a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. This month, team A is sponsored by Joy Clair Designs. The design team was given “Cup of Joy Digital Set” to work with for this challenge.

I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and created a mask by printing the image again onto a piece of copy paper. Once I had the mask in place, I ink blended the background using Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink and Wild Honey Distress Oxide at the edges. For texture, I created white and yellow splatters and then colored the image with Copic Markers.

Joy Clair Designs Cup of Love


Copic Color Combinations

Cup: BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000, C7, C5, C3, C1
Coffee: E13, E11, E00, E23
Pink Flowers: RV17, RV55, RV52, RV00, Y17, YG17, YG03, YG01

Purple Flowers: V09, V06, V04
Poppy Flower: R39, R29, R14, YR02, W7
Purple and Yellow Flower: V09, Y17
Yellow: Y17, Y13, YR16
Greenery: G05, G28

Joy Clair Designs Cup of Love

Once I finished coloring, I used a stitched rectangular die to trim the panel slightly smaller than the A2 size. And I added the panel with foam adhesive to an A2-sized white top folding card base to finish my card.

I hope you will join us on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog and enter our challenge for a chance to win a prize from our fabulous sponsor. Please visit our sponsor, Joy Clair Designs at the links below to see other gorgeous digital sets as well as some clear stamps.

Joy Clair Designs

prize: 1 digital stamp set

https://joyclairdesigns.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JoyClairStampProjects

https://www.instagram.com/joyclairstamps/?hl=en

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Gerda Steiner Happy Hoppy Bunny | Happy Easter | Copic Coloring

Gerda Steiner Happy Hoppy Bunny

Hey crafty friends! And Happy Easter to all those that celebrate. In my family, we celebrate Easter by attending church and enjoying family time in the afternoon. My children are a little past the Egg Hunt stage (which I’m thankful for) but not too old for an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!

My card today is not religious in nature but instead features the Easter Bunny. I began the card by stamping the images onto smooth cardstock and using my Copic Markers to color all images in the following color combinations.

Copic Marker Combination

Bunny: E57, E55, E53, E51, R20
Balloon: Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17
Flowers: YG17, YG01, Y19, RV00, RV17, RV52
Bee: Y19, Y15, BG01, BG000

 

Gerda Steiner Happy Hoppy Bunny

 

I used a panel of pink cardstock and heat embossed the polka dot background stamp by MFT Stamps. I wanted to add some dimension to the edges by inking with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.

Next, I created the central scene by die-cutting a piece of teal cardstock. I inked the panel with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink at the outer edges. Then, I added the grassy hill die-cut from green cardstock and inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

 

Gerda Steiner Happy Hoppy Bunny


After the background was complete, I stamped the sentiment and added the images using glue dots or liquid adhesive to finish my card.

I hope you like this little bright and cheery Easter card. As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Gerda Steiner Designs 

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MFT Stamps Animal Farm | Copic Coloring

MFT Stamps Animal Farm

 

Hey crafty friends! All this month, I am teaching my preschoolers about Spring. Some of the simple concepts we discuss are weather changes, flowers, and of course all the baby animals. This card certainly makes me think of Spring with a bright and cheery background.

I stamped all of the images in the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Marker Combination

Pigs: R20, R01, R00, R000, W9
Horse: E29, E27, E25, E23, E33, E31, E30
Saddle: R39, R27, R24, R22
Cow: E53, E51, E50 Face: E25, E23, E21
Spots: E29, E25, E25
Ducks: Y17, Y15, Y00, YR04, YR09
Trees: E29, E25, E23, YG01, YG03, YG17
Apples: R59, R27, R24

 

MFT Stamps Animal Farm

 

I love to integrate bright backgrounds and for this card, I created a sunny cloudy sky using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. For the grassy hill, I simply die-cut a piece of white cardstock and ink blended the bottom portion with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn at the top. I splattered both panels with white paint for texture.

Once the panels were dry, I used a stitched slimline rectangle die to die cut the entire panel. Then, I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Black Onyx ink. To finish the card, I added all of the images using glue dots or liquid adhesive.

MFT Stamps Animal Farm

 

For this card, I was inspired by the MFT Slimline challenge. 

I hope you like this card and are inspired to participate, as always thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges 

 Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Di’s Digi Challenge | Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge | Alphabet Challenge Blog | Critter  Crazy Challenge | Crafts Galore | LeAnn’s World 101 | Daisy Chain Challenge 

The Paper Shelter Peaceful Easter | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Copic Coloring

The Paper Shelter Peaceful Easter

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s the beginning of April and time for a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. This month, team A is sponsored by The Paper Shelter. I am a huge fan of their gorgeous designs and for my project, I used The Peaceful Easter Digital Stamp.

I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and created a mask by printing the image again onto a piece of copy paper. Once I had the mask in place, I ink blended the background using Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. 

Copic Color Combinations

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E13, R20, R22
Hair: E18, E17, E15, E13, E11
Shirt: G24, G21, YG11
Pants: RV55, RV52, RV00
Bunny: C2, C1, C0, Blender
Tree: E47, E44, E43
Leaves/Vine: YG03, YG67
Pink: RV17, RV55, RV52, RV00
Teal: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG10
Grass: YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17

The Paper Shelter Peaceful Easter

Once the ink blending was complete, I removed the mask and colored the image with Copic Markers. I used a stitched rectangular die to trim the panel and added the sentiment by heat embossing with white embossing powder. Then, I added the panel with foam adhesive to an A2-sized white top folding card base.

I hope you will join us on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog and enter our challenge for a chance to win a prize from our fabulous sponsor. Visit The Paper Shelter at the links below to see more of their gorgeous designs.

The Paper Shelter

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polka Doodles Craft Challenge | Digi Chooseday | Colour Crazy Challenge | Pammie’s Inky Pinkies | Word Art Wednesday | Creatalicious Challenge | Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge |

Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Tortoise | Colored with Copic Markers

Gerda Steiner Hello Friend Tortoise

 

Hey crafty friends! It’s almost the weekend, and I’m not as excited as I usually would be. For me, it means the end of Spring Break and a return back to school. Although I love being a preschool teacher, I am looking forward to these long breaks.

I enjoy making “just because” cards and love to have as many as I can in my stash for no particular reason other than sending a handmade card to my family and friends.

For this card, I used the Hello Friend Tortoise stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs. I began the card by stamping the image onto smooth cardstock and using my Copic Markers to color all images in the following color combinations.

Copic Marker Combination

Green: YG67, G24, G21, G20
Dark Shell: E49, E47, E44
Light Shell: E44, E43, E41
Butterflies: Y117, Y15, Y11, W7, W5, W3

 

Gerda Steiner Hello Friend Tortoise

 

After coloring all of the images and using my ScanNCut to cut those out, I set them aside to work on the background. Using Distress Oxide ink in Dried Marigold, I inked up the bottom portion of a piece of heavy-weight smooth cardstock. Next, I added Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink just at the edges. I trimmed the background panel using a stitched rectangle die and set it aside to work on the grassy hills.

With Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, I ink blended a panel then used the Stitched Hillside Borders die by Lawn Fawn. For texture, I splattered the panels with diluted white acrylic paint and allowed them to dry. I stamped the sentiment in the top left corner, adhered the images with liquid adhesive and glue dots, and added a frame to complete this card.

 

Gerda Steiner Hello Friend Tortoise

 

It was a quick and simple card to make and I hope you like it. As always thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

I am playing along with the Gerda Steiner Designs Easter Egg Hunt

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Daisy Chain Challenge | Crafty Animals | Craft Rocket Challenges | Corrosive Challenge Blog | Digi Doodle Studios Challenge | Classic Design Challenge Blog | The Crafting Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 

MFT Stamps Birthday Chicks | Copic Marker Coloring

MFT Stamps Birthday Chicks

 

Good morning crafty friends! Nothing says “Spring” more than bright colors and baby chicks. After the winter or more like cold days we’ve had, I am ready for warmer days. With this birthday card, I kept it very bright and added the Birthday Chicks by MFT Stamps.

I stamped all of the images in the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Marker Combination

Chicks: Y38, Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11
Beak: YR07
Cupcake Icing: RV17, RV55, RV52, RV00
Cake: YR24, YR23, YR21
Wrapper: E59, E57, E35, E31
Balloons: RV17, RV55, RV52, RV00
Teal: BG49, BG45, BG53
Purple: V09, V05, V01
Blue: B29, B24, B21
Green: YG17, YG05, YG01
Flame: YR16, Y13

 

MFT Stamps Birthday Chicks

 

For the background, I ink blended a teal piece of cardstock with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide in the center and added a little bit of Peacock Feathers at the edge of the panel. To give the background more texture, I added white and teal splatters to the panel.

Next, I die-cut a piece of green cardstock and ink blended the top of the hills with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. Again, I added white and green splatters for some texture.

Once the panels were dry, I used a stitched slimline rectangle die to die cut the entire panel. Then, I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Black Onyx ink, my favorite for sentiment stamping. And lastly, I added all of the images using glue dots or liquid adhesive.

 

MFT Stamps Birthday Chicks

 

I was inspired by the MFT Slimline challenge to create this card. I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to participate, as always thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Digi Choosday Challenge | Colour Crazy Challenge | A Gem of A Challenge | Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge | Alphabet Challenge Blog | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies | Crafts Galore Encore Challenge | LeAnns World 101 | Die Cut Diva’s Challenge Blog |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

Other Supplies: MFT Stamps Cute Cloud Outline, LaLa Land Crafts Double Stitched Hills Border Die 


Julia McNeill Crafts Robota Fashionista | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Copic Coloring

Julia McNeill Robota Fashionista

 

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! It’s time for a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, and this month we are sponsored by Julia McNeill Crafts. Her designs are unique and so whimsy and fun to create with. For my card, I used Robota Fashionista.

I printed the image onto smooth white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. Then, I used my ScanNCut to cut the image out.

Copic Color Combinations

Robot (light part): C00, C0, C1, C3
(dark part) C9, C7, C5
White Gel Pen

Julia McNeill Robota Fashionista

The background is a digital paper that I printed and die cut using a stitched rectangle die. Next, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. And lastly, I matted the background panel over a piece of black cardstock and adhered the image in the center.

Stop by the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to enter our challenge, and see what the other design team members created. Don’t forget to visit the sponsor to see all of the images in her shop. 

shop: https://jmcdesigns.co.uk/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jmcdesignsart/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjKLRO9YNyXuqTHR4FnAzVQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliamcneillcrafts/

 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Crafty Catz Challenge | Gem of a Challenge | Creative Fingers Challenge Blog | Word Art Wednesday | Creatalicious Challenge | Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge |

 

Newton’s Nook Designs Peony Blooms | Copic Markers

Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms

 

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I hope your week is fantastic so far and only gets better as we near the weekend. I have a simple card to share featuring Peony Blooms by Newton’s Nook Designs.

This is a fantastic set of beautiful florals to take center stage on my card for a special friend. I stamped the images out several times then used my Copic Markers to color them in. I am not a huge fan of yellow, except for flowers. So naturally, these had to be yellow.

After coloring the images, I used my ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Color Combinations

Yellow: Y00, Y04, Y08, Y18, Y38
 Green: YG00, YG03, YG17, YG67

 

Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms

 

Working on the background, I trimmed a piece of smooth cardstock to an A7 size (5 x 7) panel, and ink blended the background. I used Spun Sugar Distress Oxide in the center, then blended outward with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink at the edges. I splattered the panel with diluted white acrylic paint and pink ink to give my card a little texture.

Next, I stamped the sentiment and added a thin frame die-cut from black cardstock to frame the Peony Blooms to finish this card. And lastly, I arranged the images in the lower portion of the card with foam adhesive and added a few clear drops by Studio Katia.

 

Newton's Nook Designs Peony Blooms

 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps to run this blog and share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 

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Lawn Fawn Scent with Love | Copic Coloring

Lawn Fawn Scent with Love

Hey crafty friends! I have one last Valentine’s Day-inspired card to share with you, this time featuring the most adorable skunks around. For this card, I used the Scent with Love stamp set by Lawn Fawn. 

I started the card by stamping and coloring all images with Copic Markers, then used my ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Color Combinations

Skunks: N9, N7, N5, N3
White: W1, Dot texture: W3, W5
Red: R39, R27, R24, R22
Green: YG17, YG03, YG00
Envelope: E33, E53, E50

 

Lawn Fawn Scent with Love

Working on the background, I ink blended a piece of smooth cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and added splatters of Distressed Spray in Walnut Stain for texture. Next, I used the Polka Heart Backdrop in Portrait die to die-cut the panel.

To finish this card, I adhered the die-cut panel over a piece of red cardstock. I added a heart element die-cut from black cardstock and vellum and added the images with foam adhesive.

 

Lawn Fawn Scent with Love

This card is inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics.com challenge – Clean and Simple. It’s as close to a clean and simple card as I get to because it’s not my typical card-making style. But here is to trying something new.

 

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | Allsorts Challenge Blog | A Gem of a Craft Challenge | Word Art Wednesday | Cut it Up Challenge | Crafty Gals Corner | Digi Doodle Studios |

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps to run this blog and share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!