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Lawn Fawn Valentine’s Day Tags ~ Ink Swiping Technique

Hello everyone,

Today I’m finally sharing the Valentine’s Day tags I made last week for my kids’ Valentine’s Day class exchange using several stamp sets from Lawn Fawn and some pre-cut tags.

Lawn Fawn Sealed with a Kiss, Whale you be mine, Rawr stamp sets Valentine’s Day tags created with ink swiping technique.

I needed to make close to 50 tags for my daughter, son and my students for Valentine’s Day exchange and I thought it would be super easy and quick to do ink swiping technique and stamp the images on top then die cut and assemble.

Check out the link below of a video tutorial of how I created these super fun and super quick tags for Valentine’s Day.

As always, 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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Paper Nest Dolls Hugs and Kisses Emma ~ Copic Colored ~ Valentine’s Day Card

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Today I’m sharing my last Valentine’s Day inspired card for this year with the help of an adorable digi image from Paper Nest Dolls called Hugs and Kisses Emma.Paper Nest Dolls Hugs and Kisses Emma digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

I always print the digital images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock with a laser printer and cut the image using my ScanNCut2.

Using my Copic markers, I colored the image with the following color combination:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 and R20
Hair: E29, E27, E25 and E53
Dress and socks: BG49, BG57 and BG53
Shoes: W9, W7 and W5
XO, Heart, Bows: R39, R29 and R27

Paper Nest Dolls Hugs and Kisses Emma digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

Working on the largest card panel, I started by cutting a piece of teal paper using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched rectangle die set and adhered it to an A2 top folding card base. Next, I cut a piece of red embossed paper from a Recollections Valentine’s Day paper pad set just slightly smaller than the previous card panel and adhered it on top. And finally I added a hearts patterned paper cut with MFT’s Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle to a teal mat with some foam tape on slightly askew for my main focal image to sit on.

This card will end my Valentine’s Day series for 2018 and will be entered into the following challenges:   

Paper Nest Dolls February Challenge,
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #159 Add a heart,
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simons Says – Add a die cut,   
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #34

That’s all 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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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

ScanNCut 2
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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Neenah Solar White 80 lb. Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. Cardstock
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Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles ~ Copic colored ~ Valentine’s Day card

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Today I’m sharing a card I made that was inspired by YNS’ Sketch and Color Challenge # 82 using the Love and Smiles stamp set perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles stamp set colored with Copic Markers and pattered paper backgrounds Valentine’s Day handmade card.

I started by stamping my main image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and Copic colored the image.

Color combination I used:
Bunny: RV66, RV63 and V01
Balloons: R39, R29 and R27

Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles stamp set colored with Copic Markers and pattered paper backgrounds Valentine’s Day handmade card.

My card is based on the sketch design with the layers slightly altered. I used a piece of purple pattern paper from the DCWV Bright Patterns cardstock paper pad and cut it using the largest ripped rectangle die set. I adhered that piece on top of pink glitzy strip of cardstock from the DCWV Glitzy cardstock paper pad and added the main focal point of the bunny using some foam tape, the sentiment and a few glittery enamel dots to complete this card.

This was such an easy and fun card to create perfect for that last Valentine gift!

That’s all 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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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles stamp set
Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles stamp set
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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DCWV Glitzy 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pad
DCWV Glitzy 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pad
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DCWV Bright Pattern Cardstock 6x6 Paper Pad
DCWV Bright Pattern Cardstock 6×6 Paper Pad
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3M Foam tape
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Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers ~ Birthday card

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Today I’m using this adorable stamp set from Your Next Stamp called Insanely Happy to create a sweet birthday card. This card was inspired by the Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge # 81.

Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

For this card, I began by stamping the image onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with VersaFine Onyx black ink. Using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Troll with balloon
Hair: 025 Pink and 202 Peach pink
Skin: 036 Light Blue and added water to blend out
Nose: 092 Blue Gray
Dress: 041 Light Green and 202 Peach Pink
Head Piece: 041 Light Green and 051 Lemon Yellow
Balloon: 051 Light Yellow and added water to blend out

Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

For this card, my inspiration came from the sketch and I used patterned paper from the Echo Park Birthday wishes collection. To finish the card, I used the sentiment from the stamp set wishing the recipient an insanely Happy Birthday!

And that completes this adorable birthday card. As always 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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Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug ~ Valentine’s Day Card

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Today I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day card inspired by Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge # 31 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I’m getting a little better with implementing my Cricut Explore Air 2 in my crafting and card making and this card was created with the help of my Cricut Explore Air 2.

Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug Valentine’s Day handmade card.

The ladybug is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge and red, pink and black cardstock. I cut the ladybug image at 2 5/16 x 3 3/8 and adhered all of the pieces with liquid glue.

Working on the card base, I cut a piece of red cardstock down to 5 x 5 and adhered the panel to the card base. Using the teal hearts patterned paper from My Favorite Things, I die cut a stitched scalloped square slightly smaller than the red card panel.
Next, I cut a heart and added it with some fun foam for dimension. And finally, I added the ladybug and the sentiment from Pink & Main’s Lil’ Love Bug with foam adhesive for dimension.

Cricut Create a Critter Ladybug Valentine’s Day handmade card.

As a final touch, with a white gel pen I added the faux stitched lines around the heart and the red base panel with a few red enamel dots to complete this adorable ladybug Valentine’s Day card.

As always, 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 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Cricut Explorer Air 2
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Cricut Explorer Accessories
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Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
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Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Die
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Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
Signo White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love~Copic Colored~Valentine’s Day handmade card

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Valentine’s Day is only a little more two weeks away and I’m continuing to create some more fun and adorable Valentine’s Day cards. For this card, I used the January Challenge Image from Gerda Steiner Designs.

Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

This adorable panda sitting in a pile of hearts is beyond cute and I love seeing the different designs for one image.
To start, I printed my image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using a laser jet printer. With my ScanNCut 2, I cut the image with a slight white border and somehow lost a couple hearts in the process but it was no big deal.
I colored my image using Copic markers with the following combination:

Panda: (Black) W9, W7, W5 White W1, W2, 0, R21, R20
Hearts: R59, R39, R29 with a touch of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

One of my favorite color combinations to use is teal with red or pink and I had the perfect teal Valentine’s Day paper in mind. From Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection, I had a 12×12 paper called Just Love, which I die cut using Avery Elle Postage Stamp die and added my focal point image. Working on the card base, I added a piece of striped red and white paper from My Favorite Things’ Hearts & Stripes Paper pack collection to the card base. I added the focal point panel slightly skewed with some fun foam for dimension and added a sentiment using a new to me stamp line from Cardz TV called Beary Sweet. As a final touch, I adhered three hearts to finish this card.

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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Panda in Love Digital stamp available at Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardz TV Beary Sweet stamp set available at http://cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
My Favorite Things Hearts & Stripes 6×6 paper pad 

Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Crate Paper Main Squeeze Just Love 12x12
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Crate Paper Main Squeeze Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
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Avery Elle Postage Stamp Die
Avery Elle Postage Stamp Die
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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3M Foam tape
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ScanNCut 2
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“Sharing the Love” Valentine’s Day Blog / Video Hop

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I’m participating in my first ever blog hop with a blog post and a video tutorial of the card I made using some adorable products from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Mom + Me stamp set, Bee mine stamp set, stitched clouds backdrop, stitched clouds backdrop, big scripty words stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Valentine’s Day handmade card.

My card was inspired by the fox family in the Mom + me stamp set and a few other products to create this not-so-traditional Valentine’s Day card.

One of my favorite cards to create is a scene card especially if it is forest related and I honestly don’t know why I gravitate toward that scene but I do.

Lawn Fawn Mom + Me stamp set, Bee mine stamp set, stitched clouds backdrop, stitched clouds backdrop, big scripty words stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Valentine’s Day handmade card.

I’ve also created a video tutorial of this Valentine’s Day card as part of a video/blog hop called “Sharing the Love” Valentines Video / Blog hop. I hope you follow along to see some talented folks creating some Valentine’s Day projects.  

Join us as we “Share the Love” of Valentine’s Day crafting using products available at Scrapbook.com! You can start hopping anywhere on the list: We have bloggers and YouTubers teaming up for a great time. Get that snack, find a comfy spot and hop, hop, hop!!! We hope you enjoy it and show us some love by subscribing, liking and commenting on posts!

 

Cindy Lambert- https://youtu.be/bsEA4NVChcs

Blog: http://2craftylittlesisters.com/…/penny-black-cat-valentin…/

Gale Thompson- https://youtu.be/uQx8OhCjM8w

As always, 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 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Lawn Fawn Mom and me stamp set
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Lawn Fawn Mom and me die set
Lawn Fawn Mom and me die set
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Lawn Fawn Bee mine stamp set
Lawn Fawn Bee mine stamp set
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Lawn Fawn Big Scripty stamp set
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty stamp set
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Backdrop - Landscape
Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Backdrop – Landscape
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop - Landscape
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop – Landscape
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Distress Ink Mini Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink Mini Tumbled Glass
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Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Ink Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Twisted Citron
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Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover
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Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint
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Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain
Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain
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Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo
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MFT Birthday Bears ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker ~ Birthday card

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I’m again participating in the MFT Sketch Challenge # 368 and MFT Color Challenge # 85 over on their blog, follow the links for more information. My card features the adorable bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set on this cute birthday card.

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

I first stamped all of the images using VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and colored all of the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

The color combinations I used:

Bear: 062 Dark brown and 065 Mid brown 
Banner: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Balloons: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Present: 070 Orange and 022 Carmine red

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

To put this card together, I followed the sketch provided by the challenge. I used a piece of banana colored cardstock for the base of the card and a polka dot piece of patterned paper from My Favorite Things Fun & Frolic paper pad.
I added all of my images either flat on the panel or with some foam adhesive for dimension. And that will complete this birthday card!

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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My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set 
MFT Peek-a-boo Circle Windows die-namics
MFT Fun & Frolic 6 x 6 Paper Pack

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Die-namics
My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Die-namics
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers Silhouette Valentine’s Day Card

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For Christmas 2016 (1 year ago) I received a Cricut Explorer Air 2, and it seems as though I have not had enough use of it since I got it. But as one of my New Year’s resolutions, I am going to learn and create more with my Cricut Explorer Air 2.

Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers silhouette Valentine’s Day handmade card.

Using a Circuit cartridge called Valentine’s Sweets, I made this Valentine’s Day inspired card using one of the images. The original image is a two layer cut with the lovers nested in a heart outline.
I decided to cut the lovers silhouette in black and add a red heart shaped doily to the background. The focal image complements the patterned piece of paper very well and I love the simplicity of this card. I chose not to add a sentiment because I think that it would get lost in the card and when I am ready to send this card out I can pick a perfect sentiment for the inside.

Cricut Valentine’s Sweets Lovers silhouette Valentine’s Day handmade card.

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 

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Cricut Explorer Air 2
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Cricut Explorer Accessories
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Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventures, Glass Slipper Princess and Building Blocks Thank You Cards

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I hope you’re still enjoying the holiday season with your family and friends! As a preschool teacher, I am taking some much needed time to rest, relax and play in my craft room. I needed to make a ton of thank you cards since I have the most generous students and each one gave me a Christmas gift.  And since my students are 3 years old, the pop culture stamps from Kindred Stamps are perfect for them.

Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventures, Glass Slipper Princess, and Build Blocks stamp set colored with Copic markers thank you handmade card.

I decided to use three different characters, just to mix it up a little bit. I stamped all of my images onto a piece of Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and used my Scan N Cut 2 to cut all of the images with a slight border.
I have to say that I LOVE my Scan N Cut 2, it has more than paid for itself, and made this project in particular easy to complete.

Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventures, Glass Slipper Princess, and Build Blocks stamp set colored with Copic markers thank you handmade card.

I used my Copic markers to color all of the images and the combinations are listed below.

Polynesian Adventures girl
Skin: E35 and E57
Hair: E79, E59 and E47
Top: R46 and R49
Bottom Dress: E11 and E 13 then I took Y13 and went over it to lighten it
Top layer of dress: 0, W1, W2 and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Building Blocks guy
Face and Hands: Y19 and Y38
Shirt: B29 and B26
Pants: C9, C7 and C9

Glass Slipper Princess
Skin: E00, E21, E11 and R20
Hair: E50, E51, and E53
Dress, earrings, and head piece: B21, B23 and B26

Kindred Stamps Polynesian Adventures, Glass Slipper Princess, and Build Blocks stamp set colored with Copic markers thank you handmade card.

After coloring the images, which took a little time since I had 20 to color, the only thing left to do is assemble my die cut pieces onto a piece of white card stock, add some little touches of embellishments and write my thank you messages for my students.

I absolutely adore the end result of these thank you cards. I may create some more to have on hand for the next round of gifts! As always, 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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