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Gab about Lawnfawnatics - Happy Little Critters

Stamping, Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn, StampsGabriela Sims3 Comments

Hello there! The new challenge is all about critters so I pulled out several stamp sets and got to work. I decided to do a one layer card that involved Copic coloring and some masking. I wanted my critters to be doing something normal, so I decided to have them  delivering a handmade card. I used Toadally Awesome, Say What? Christmas Critters, Love Letters, Yay Kites, and Jump for Joy. I started by arranging my images to get an idea of what I would need to mask.


Then I started stamping and masking using some Post-it tape. 


I then used my copics to color the sky and grass.


Next I peeled the images off one by one and started to color them.



My sentiment is from the Yay, Kites set and I stamped it with some Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I finished by adding some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, some tiny hearts, and some Gelly Roll pen accents. I trimmed a piece of Gotta Have Gingham down and mounted it on a 4.25” x 5.5” card base. 


This was a super fun card to make and it reminded me that I have quite a few Lawn Fawn sets that I really love. Until next time, stay safe in these crafting streets.

Happy crafting,


I have linked* to the supplies I used below:

Yay, Kites

Toadally Awesome

Say What? Christmas Critters

Love Letters

Jump for Joy

Gotta Have Gingham

Embossing Powder - White

Gelly Roll Pen

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copic Markers

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Gab about The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge

Cards, Stamps, Color, Paper crafting, How to, Crafts, Coloring, DrawingGabriela SimsComment

I try to color as often as I can and I am trying a bunch of different mediums, but this specific challenge is for markers, so for today's post, I've included a mix of watercolor and marker. 


A nice note for someone. 

A nice note for someone. 

I stamped my image and then used a Molotow masking pen to cover it while I did the watercolor background. Once that was dry, I peeled off the mask and did my coloring.  To finish it I added some rain stones from Paper Trey Ink and stamped the sentiment. 

These stamps are from Stampin' Up, the watercolors are Kuretake, and the markers are Copics. Check out the challenge (and a great website) at Happy crafting!

Colored pencil on black card stock

Graphic, How to, Supplies, Tutorial, Color, Cards, Crafts, Coloring, Tools, Paper craftingGabriela SimsComment

I wanted to try doing some colored pencil work on black card stock and decided to do some masking as well.

i started by stamping white ink on black card stock.  


This is my main image, so it goes first, everything stamped after it will appear "behind" this. 

This is my main image, so it goes first, everything stamped after it will appear "behind" this. 

I finished my image and then masked all parts. 


Masking done. 

Masking done. 

Then I colored in the image. 


All colored in. 

All colored in. 

Then I fussy cut the image. 



Then I adhered it to foil card stock. 



Then that was trimmed and adhered to the base and the sentiment was stamped and embossed.




And the finished product after adding some accents with a white gel pen.




I used some flower stamps for this, but you can really use any image you want to color. I used Prismacolor pencils and a blender. Happy crafting!