The Town Musicians of Bremen card


Today I’m showing you a birthday card for a child featuring Mama Elephant “Lunar animals” stamps. I think these animals are perfect for cards for children because they are super sweet.

I started making the background panel. I blended Scattered Straw and Died Marigold on a strip of my Bristol panel and then covered it with Hero Arts “Waves” stencil and blended the same colors again. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it clear.

Next, I stamped the animals using Versafine Onyx black ink on Bristol paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them. Then, I glued the panel to a card base and adhered the images using foam tape.

I hope you like this super simple card. As you’ve probably guessed from the title, I was inspired by the Town Musicians of Bremen. When I was a child, Spanish TV made an animation series called Los Trotamúsicos, which I loved, and suddenly remembered it while I was looking at the stamp set thinking of which kind of card I would make.

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A card for an otterly amazing family


Today I’m sharing a card I made using the lovely otters from Mama Elephant “Otterly Adorable” stamp set. I ordered this stamps and dies when they were released but I hadn’t used them yet. Shame on me! But I had the perfect excuse: I had to make a newborn baby card.

First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut them. Next, I used Mama Elephant “Ocean waves trio” dies on two pieces of Bristol paper and inked them with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then, I blended Dried Marigold on a Bristol panel, cover it with My Favorite Things “Sun ray” stencil and inked it again. I drop some water on all the inked pieces and I dried them with a paper towel after few seconds.

This culotte by A de Azúa is the gift I send them with the card.

I used the wavy dies included in “Otterly Adorable” dies on the ocean panels to insert my otters there. I think those dies are super clever! Then, I glued the panels to a kraft card base (I used foam tape on the front panel) and place the otters using liquid glue and foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Peanut Brittle ink and made the frame using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies on kraft cardstock. Finally, I added some details to the otters with a white gel pen.

I hope to make more cards using these super cute stamps.

Thanks for stopping by! Have an otterly great day!! 😉

Mermaid card


Today I’m sharing with you a card using a stamped image I colored during the Daily Marker Color Challenge. I used a super cute mermaid from Stampendous I bought in South Korea some time ago because I thought the image was perfect for practicing hair coloring. Definitely, I need a lot of practice with that!!

The image was stamped on Canson Mi-Teintes white paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. You can see a picture of the coloring (without the blue background) on my Instagram. I didn’t want to fussy cut the image because it had some detail I thought I was going to lose, so I decided to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the background. But the paper I used to color with pencils is very textured and I needed several layers of color to have a good coverage… and I ended losing some of the details of the stamped image.

I used one of the Mama Elephant “Peek-a-Frame” dies to die cut the panel and adhered it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I added some interest using Nuvo Crystal Drops: on white to make some kind of pearls and on black on the eyes. Last, I added some Wink of Stella to the crown and the sea shells and Glossy Accents to make bubbles.

Although I was very happy with the coloring, I feel I didn’t make a great work finishing the card. Besides, I promise you the pictures don’t do it justice.

I hope to post a card I’m more happy with very soon!!

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Valentine’s Card with Cats


Today’s card is a Valentine’s one for my husband featuring Neat and Tangled “Purrrfect” stamps. I love this stamp set because it reminds me of my two cats, Grumpy and Sakura. They don’t love each other (yet) and I can’t imagine them napping like that!

So I stamped the kittens on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored the image as my two cats with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next, I used the coordinating dies. I used the dies to diecut some hearts too which I colored using alcohol markers.

I knew I wanted to use this super pretty paper from Dear Lizzy “Lovely Day” paper collection. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s card, and I didn’t wanted to cover it too much, so I made a white oval frame nesting two “Stitched Ovals” dies from Lawn Fawn. For the sentiment, I trimmed down a strip of black cardstock, stamped “Purrrfect Together” and a heart with VersaMark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder. Finally, I adhered the pattern paper panel to a card base and glued the rest of the elements. I used foam tape to glue the kittens. As a final touch, I cover the hearts with Glossy Accents.

I hope you like this card. I’m entering it into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: It must be love

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An ice birthday card


Today I’m sharing with you a birthday card I made for my dad using Lawn Fawn products. I love using winter themed stamp sets for winter birthdays, don’t you?

First, I stamped the images from “Critters in the Arctic” and “Sealed with a kiss” stamp sets on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with ShinHan Twin Touch markers and fussy cut them. I thought the two little seals could be seen as baby walruses, what do you think? By the way, I gave the critters party hats from “Lovable legends” stamp set and covered them with Glossy Accents.

For the sea, I inked a piece of Bristol paper with VersaColor mint ink and ran it through my Big Shot using “Stitched hillside borders” dies. I stamped the sentiment with the same VersaColor ink and heat embossed it with Wow! “Bluetiful” embossing powder. Next, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using “Stitched mountains borders” dies and spritzed it with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls, which gives you a super pretty sparkling snow. Last, I glued a blue cardstock panel to the card base, and added the mountains, the sea and the critters.

I know maybe this card is not the one you would make for your father. Fortunately, my dad knows how silly I am and that I love such cute images. And I must say he displays all the cards I made for him in the living room, and it makes me so so happy!!

I hope you like this card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an ice day 😉