Birthday Bears using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Hi there!

I’ve got a birthday card today using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The stamp set is called Birthday Bears by My Favorite Things. I gave my coworker a few options between different critters and bears was what he chose so this is what he’s getting for his birthday.

Birthday Bear 1

I used the Zig markers to do both the background and for coloring the bears/balloon. It was a very quick card! I have never colored stamped images using these markers before – so it was definitely a learning experience for me.

Birthday Bear 3

I embossed the sentiment and added some sequins to finish off the card – otherwise very straight-forward. I hope you like it!

Birthday Bear 2

Birthday Bear

Here is the video if you’d like to see more details on how I created this card:

The new Lawn Fawn Release is SUPER CUTE so I’ve purchased a few things (including some intricate dies – I don’t do this a lot – but we all know how little Lawn Fawn’s stamps can be – so I caved). I’m working on a holiday order from Stampin’ Up! too…but I’ve been stalling. Hopefully, I can play with some new stuff soon!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Colors used:

background: 037, 032, 030; bears: 065, 075, 028; balloon: 029

Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
SSS | MFT
Ranger Detailer Water Brush
Ranger Detailer Water Brush
EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS

Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers
Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
EH | SSS

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

SSS Clear Storage Sleeve
SSS Clear Storage Sleeve
MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday Bears
EH | SSS | MFT
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EH | SSS | AMZN

Sakura Black Gelly Roll
Sakura Black Gelly Roll

QC Precision Tip Applicator Bottle
QC Precision Tip Applicator Bottle
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Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine

Hello, Everyone!!!

I’ve been MIA from the crafting world for 3 weeks now and am experiencing a bit of confusion! It’s a bit of withdrawal and a bit of creative block. I had such a hard time deciding what my first card should be. I stared at all my things for a quite a while before I decided to go with a holiday theme in order to be a part of the August Challenge at LiveLoveCards.com – which I am a member of. I don’t have any new holiday stamp sets – so I decided to use two stamp sets of Stampin’ Up! from last year’s holiday catalog, one of which I have never used.

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine 1

I am currently a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but as I have mentioned in the past, I don’t have any customers and will probably be dropped – but I think I have enough on my wishlist from the NEW holiday catalog to stay an active demonstrator for another quarter ;). I’m stalling on an order because as some of you may know – moving of any sort is a pocket drainer! It’s been so overwhelming to say the least, but I think we’re settling down ok. I’m REALLY not looking forward to returning to my full time job!

So before we start, I thought I would show you my new craft space and mention how it came together.

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This process was really painfully conflicting! When we moved back knowing there was an IKEA in town, I envisioned Alex drawer units everywhere in my craftroom – since this is the piece many crafters choose. After pricing everything – I found that this wasn’t an option for me – it would require too many pieces for me to achieve the look I wanted and it would’ve costed me a fortune. We went to IKEA 4 times before we we everything that worked!

I really wanted to have a center island as a working station, bout I didn’t have the space for that…so we went with a corner station as you see in the photo above. I ended up getting two Nordli 6-drawer dressers – building them so that the smaller units were towards the center for access to smaller tools. The desk top is created using a Linnmon Corner Table Top and two Linnmon Table Tops. There is some space behind the dressers, but I don’t mind – you can stabilize this with any table legs from Ikea and you can connect the table tops with mending  braces from a hardware store. I also love the Raskog Utitlity Cart which I can roll away when not in use.

I’ve spent about 5 hours crafting and preparing this post – so I feel like I haven’t helped my husband at all today :(. He’s installed a water softener today – bless him!

Lets get to my holiday card now, shall we?

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine

I’ve never used the Christmas Bauble set before – so I knew it was something I wanted to use soon. I stamped it on Neenah cardstock so that I could color it with Copics. I masked it off when I was done and stamped pine branches from the Ornamental Pines set. I sponged the background to add some color and finished off the card with some glossy accents.

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine 2

Here is my video! I hope you enjoy it!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: YG41, G03, G16, R27, R29, R39, Y28, E44, FB2, B26, V01, V12, V15


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

VersaMarker
VersaMarker

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
EH | SSS | AMZN
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
EH | SSS | AMZN
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper
EH | SSS

Fineline Applicator 20g Dispensing Tip
Fineline Applicator 20g Dispensing Tip
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Christmas Bauble
Christmas Bauble

Ornamental Pine (Retired)
Ornamental Pine (Retired)