Sunday, February 1, 2009


My friend Carol has posted such wonderful cards using using printable stamps from Cutting Cafe' that I decided that I really had to give it a try. I purchased a cupcake set yesterday. Now we won't talk about how many I printed and colored until I finally had two that I was even halfway pleased with. I really have to work on my coloring skills. Anyway, I made these two cards which I thought would be cute for Addie and Sarabeth for Valentine's Day.

After attempting to color with Copics and continually getting out of the lines, I tried using watercolor pencils with much better results. I used plain cardstock for the paper on each card and grosgrain ribbon.

Then I decided to work some more on my coloring skills so I made this card using Card Sketch a Day sketch #154 as the basis for the card design.

Aren't these mice just adorable? The stamp is a Stampabilities House Mouse design that I also colored using watercolor pencils. The sentiment is a $1.00 stamp from Michaels.

Luck, love and laughter,



ScrapMomOf2 said...

Your granddaughters are going to LOVE the cupcake cards! Oh my goodness, they are so sweet! I have a tough time with coloring sometimes too. I now use just regular colored pencils, and I use some gamsol to soften the look. I'm by no means an expert, and I really admire people that make the coloring look so easy! It's truly a skill! Plus there are others that are amazing with the Copics! I have not purchased any Copics . . . yet!

I love the house mouse card too! The pink / lime green color combination is very sweet!!

Have a great week!

Susan said...

Love your cards. The cupcakes are cute and the mice are adorable!

Crayola58 said...

Love the cards, Judy. Nothing at all wrong with the coloring.... great job! Love the House Mouse card and who can't just adore Regina's stuff. The cupcake cards are darling.