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Be Awesome Bird Cards – Paper Smooches Baby Birds

Be Awesome Bird Cards

While the title of this cute little stamp set from Paper Smooches is “Baby Birds,” it’s not for baby cards (though could be). They’re just stinking adorable birdies! I decided to color them using analagous colors on a color wheel – see below the video. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There are TONS of color wheels on the web, and analagous colors are the ones adjoining each other.

And here are stills of each of the card insides, for your pinning pleasure:

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Cactus Cards – Zig Clean Color on Woodgrain Paper

Cactus Cards – Stuck on You

I bought this cactus set and tried a bunch of different things, but couldn’t find anything “teachable” right away. I like to actually have something new to show you, not just a stamp set. Then….I saw my woodgrain paper on the shelf staring at me. And decided to see if it can handle a bit of water. (I tried it with Copics HERE.) And this made me happy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Watercolor Flowers Series #24: Roses (Crimson Blush)

 

Roses (Crimson Blush)

I haven’t added to my Watercolor Flowers Series in ages but with spring around the corner…maybe it’s time! I bought these pretty roses from Penny Black and stamped them in a faded ink pad – and turned them into washy flowers. Enjoy!
Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It takes some practice to get loose and washy, but it’s so worth the effort!

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Vienna’s Explosion Box Card (HBD to my girl!)

Vienna’s Explosion Box Card

Today is my girl Vienna’s birthday – so today….it’s a pup card! And since I haven’t STILL made an explosion box (I bought this die a YEAR ago!!), I figured…it’s time! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I decorated the box panels with the black and white patterned paper from Ellen Hutson – keeping the box all black and white (like Vienna!) except for the center “party” section.

I love that these really DO fold super flat; I was skeptical, but….gotta say, it’s true! It’s a one-stamp card.

 

Bible Journaling Challenge begins today!

Hope some of you will join in! Lisa, one of the folks planning to join in, started a Facebook group so we can share our work – some folks prefer a more private setting. There’s also an all-students all-classes Facebook group for students – a great place to share your work from ANY of my classes!

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Copic Kraft Pencil: Tweetie

Copic Kraft Pencil: Tweetie

Here’s another card colored on the Desert Storm toned paper – which is really fun for blending on. Add a little pencil and things just POP! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Copic Kraft Pencil: Heart You

Copic Kraft Pencil: Heart You

I’m starting a series –  and I’m not sure how many it will be. But I’ve been having enough fun blending on Desert Storm colored cardstock, I think it’s worth exploring to see where it goes! Today’s is this cutte little kiddo with a valentine.. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Isn’t this just the cutest lil kiddo? I sure feel {{hearted}} by that outstretched hand!

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Two posts in one! (Yikes)

Okay I feel a little silly now…..some videos went live last week before they were supposed to. Ya know, stuff happens, but ah well, right!? So today, here are the blog posts for those two  – one is Copic Airbrush Penguins, the other Zig Clean Color Hippos!

 

Penguin Valentines with Copic Airbrush Skies

I seem to end up with all the penguin stamps at one time or another….maybe it’s my lifelong affinity for these cute little guys! And I especially love, with a set like this, that the sentiments are mostly year-round ones so the set has a longer shelf life.  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This same idea works for lots of different kinds of stamps – but if you’re going to airbrush, an animal with black works great so you can use that dark color over any oopses in the airbrushing.

If you don’t have an airbrush, you can always try doing some inking in the background instead! Same masking would apply.

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Zigs, Water, and Hippos

To color this sweet hippo, I started out looking online for colors for a “real” hippo – and discovered there’s more pink or salmon color on them than I had thought! Originally I was going to just put that pink in the areas I saw in photos….but decided to just go for a full on pink hippo! And I discovered a way to make my Zigs last a tidge longer too – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Critter Cups for Valentines, Easter, Birthday

Critter Cups for Valentines, Easter, Birthday

I know it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day – but I wanted to get these out quick for those who need some cute treat cups for a Valentines party! They’re also great for Easter, and birthdays, and heck – who wouldn’t smile if you delivered them a coffee wrapped in a raccoon?? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These are really cute – and you can turn them into all kinds of fun animals. And adapt them to be “larger” bands to accomodate whatever you want to put in them! My panels are 6″ x 1.5″ but make it longer and put it on a child’s bedpost, a lamp…..all kinds of fun uses!

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Four Legged Rainbow: Leading Cat Lady and Dog Lady

Four Legged Rainbow

Instead of only focusing on the HUMAN rainbow (different ethnicities in our people-coloring)….let’s not forget the four legged critters! They also come in all sizes and shapes. I know I color lots of my dogs and cats to look like my furbabies, but I think I, too, need to branch out! By the way I didn’t mention it in the video but this was all done on Classic Cream Neenah…… Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

So much fun coloring all these critters!

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