Thursday, April 2, 2015

MarkerPop! Easter & MFT Color Challenges - Paper Smooches!

Hi everyone! I have a fun Easter card to share with you today along with a video! I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable Paper Smooches stamp set called Spring Fling. Don't forget you have a few more days to enter our Easter Challenge where you have a chance to win an awesome prize! We love to stop by your blog and see what fabulous projects you make.

This adorable bunny just makes me smile. I had a hard time choosing between all the super cute images in this set but in the end, this bunny kept calling my name. I stamped him with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Copic Xpress It Blending Card. I die cut the panel using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners/'' die - one of these days I'm gonna make an actual banner with this die but I love the fun element it adds to cards. I stamped my sentiment using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I promised a video so here it is. The coloring I use today is very simple so you don't have to be intimidated using Copic Markers! 

I love these fun critters and usually color them up using one or two color blends which makes coloring fast and easy yet the results are still stunning. I hope you will be inspired and know that you don't have to use complicated shading combinations to create awesome cards. 

In my video, I also create my card with you using the fun Blueprints 20 die set by My Favorite Things. I am in LOVE with these dies! They take the guess work out of card design as all the elements are right there in each set plus you can let your creative juices flow as you mix and match the different sets or incorporate other dies as I have done. They've also made decorating the inside of my cards so much easier as I keep a stash of the stitched rectangle panels on hand and just use the pattern paper I already have out to finish the card! Sometimes I just keep it simple and sometimes I'll add a few accents like I have with the banner here. I also love stamping a coordinating sentiment on the inside but decided to keep this one plain for more room to write.

I also want to enter my card in the My Favorite Things - Color Challenge #18. I was happy to find this "vintage" October Afternoon paper in my stash that had a little of all these fun colors! I used Kraft cardstock as my base to fulfill the Brown Paper Bag color. ;) 

Of course, I just must enter the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge, too! It always makes me happy to pull out my Paper Smooches stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you liked my video and don't want to miss a post please be sure to follow me by clicking the button below!

Products used:
Paper Smooches Stamps - Spring Fling
Copic Markers
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners
October Afternoon - Sidewalks Collection
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
May Arts - Natural Jute Twine
Simon Says Stamp Foam Adhesive
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider Adhesive


Annie Rose said...

Eeek! Adorable! :)

Lori said...

This is just too cute! Love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! This is AWESOME!! LOVE the Stamping and Coloring that you did!! What a FUN Design!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for joining us on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll join us again this week!! =) Have a FABULOUS Easter Sunday!! =)

Jill said...

Your bunny is too stinkin' cute-- so fun the way you colored Carisa! I need to find some quiet & watch your video! Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)