Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy

I was recently asked to create a few cards for Veterans Day so I immediately thought of the Soldier Girl / Soldier Boy images by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Camouflage is actually pretty easy to create – just select the colors you want to use and smush the colors on the paper.

Yes – smush is a technical term in the coloring world.  🙂

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Girl by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Girl by Mo’s Digital Pencil

 

Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans' Day | Soldier Boy By Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Veterans’ Day | Soldier Boy By Mo’s Digital Pencil

I laid down the colors from light to dark and then added a little more of the light shades to blend in the darker tones a little better. This is one technique that you cannot overthink. Just put the color on the paper!

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Old Glory One by Authentique; Classic Ten from the Classic Christmas Collection by Authentique
StampsSoldier Girl and Soldier Boy by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21 (boy’s skin); E43 (boy’s hair); E50, E31, E04, E93 (girl’s skin); W1, W5, W7 (girl’s hair); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31 (camouflage); C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boy’s boots); E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 (girl’s boots); B0000, B000, B00, BG10, BV000 (boy’s background); E41, E42, E43, E44 (gound)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Hello Autumn

Just a quick and simple card featuring Hello Autumn, one of the new autumn themed images from Mo’s Digital Pencil.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Pumpkins from the I Love Fall Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Hello Autumn by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: Stitched Borders by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); BV01, BV02, BV04 (overalls); G20, G21, G24 (sweater); E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (hair); E34, E37, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28 (rake); G21, G24 (shoes); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E30, E33 (grass/ground); Y15, Y38, R05 (leaf)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Believe in the Magic of the Season

It’s September already and I’m way behind in getting Christmas cards ready for the coming season. I swore that I’d create a new Christmas card each week so that by the time the holidays arrived, I’ve have a sizable inventory already in hand. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

So it’s time to get moving and I started by looking through my current inventory of holiday images and sentiments and supplemented it with a few that I’ve been wanting to color such as Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Although I used a lot of Copic markers, this image was fairly simple to color. I wanted to keep the style fairly relaxed so I didn’t do much shading with the folds of the clothing. Instead, I relied on the cool grays to add some shadowing to give the fabric some life.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Boughs for the Wreath by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil

The insides of my cards tend to be pretty simple, especially since I use 110# card stock for the base — multiple layers can make the card too bulky. But I decided to go ahead and repeat my design paper on the inside and eliminated the red border to reduce the bulk. I love this particular sentiment by Power Poppy from the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to get started on those holiday cards!

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Basics in Devil Red; Mistletoe & Holly 12×112 paper pad by Love Nicole; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps
: Boughs for the Wreath by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Believe by Penny Black; Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy (inside sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: E000, E00, E11 (skin); E42, E43, E44, C1, C3, C5 (pants); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, C1. C3, C5 (adult’s jacket); B91, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5 (child’s jacket); C3, C5, C7 (boots); R17, F27, F46, R59, C1, C3, C5 (scarves) YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (boughs)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Cupcake Mouse

I colored this image several days ago, but just got around to turning it into a card. It took me all day. I looked at hundreds of images on Pinterest to get ideas, rifled through dozens of sheets of scrapbook paper, and browsed every birthday stamp set that I owned. All day. Sometimes making a card is a process that can’t be rushed.

But in the end, I have to admit I’m happy with the end result.

Paper: Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110#; Kristin from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn.
Stamps: Cupcake Mouse by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black.
Dies: A2 Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: W00, W0, W1, W2, E000, E00, E93 (mouse); RV10, R81, R83, R85 (ruffle); RV10, R81, R83, R85, BG0000, BG000 (clothes); BG0000, BG000, W00, RV10, R81, R83, R85 (hat); E000, E00, E93, BG0000, BG000, BG11, R83 (cupcake)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

 

Happy Father’s Day XOXO

Just a quick Father’s Day Card using this adorable digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I follow Max Stephens on Instagram who draws and colors some absolutely stunning Disney Princess images. The detail that he adds to the gowns is nothing short of amazing. So I had some fun with the dress, using first a Copics Spica Pen in Clear to add a little glitter and then a white gel pen to add some texture. While it’s nothing more than polka dots, it does add a bit of fun to a simple dress.

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Index 110#; Copics X-Press Blending Card; Wild Flower Dance Line from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: XOXO by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Jack & Jill Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21 (skin); E40, E43, E44, YR21 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R83, BV20, Copic Spica Pen in Clear; Uniball Gel Pen in White (dress); RV10, RG81, RG83, RG85 (shoes); YG06, YG09, Y38, RV63, RG66, B05 (flowers); BG0000, B0000, B000, B00 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.