Kitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials9 Comments

Today I’m a guest designer for Honey Bee Stamps and I’m sharing a fun little card project that was on its way to being less cute than it ended up being, until I solved a design problem I was facing.

I had a tiny die cutting mishap, which happens, and I also had an orientation issue. Which also happens. Oh, and I smeared some ink unintentionally.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I always make cards before I decide to film a video. Most of the time. But for this project, I decided to make the card as I went, filming all the while, but not knowing where it was going to end up. The cool thing is that I had to fix a few errors as well as make a perspective shift for the whole card. But sometimes, a simple move like making a landscape card instead of a portrait one is the difference between just okay and pretty frickin’ cute.

I think most of us prefer pretty frickin’ cute.

Here’s the video walking you through how I created the card and solved the problems:

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Honey Bee Stamps for having me as a guest designer today!

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Cathy ZielskeKitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!

9 Comments on “Kitties + Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Watercoloring + Oh, for cute!”

  1. #1
    Juliana

    Hi Cathy, I love how colorful and simple your cards are, 100% my style. I wanted to mention that Nichol Sphor uses Zig markers very often, you should check out her channel, she gives great tips too.

  2. #2
    AJ

    Hey Cathy, I do like that! I fancy those pens. ridiculous as I don’t have the energy for non-work crafting that makes mess these days. Most I’ve done recently is use some pattern paper to make wee boxes for biscuits. But I love how your card turned out!

  3. #3
    Cheryl

    Thank you! I thought I was alone in my scissor snipping mishaps – clip the card all the time. You think I would get the hang of it by now, but sadly no. Love the card.

  4. #4
    Tracey McNeely

    Cathy this is adorable! The one quarter turn did the trick, loved the video too! Are you sure we aren’t sisters? I have issues with snipping overhang on my cards all the time and yes on the Tim Holtz trimmer!

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I will say that the BIGGEST surprise of my paper crafting life is that Tim Holtz trimmer… and I have two, the smaller one, which is good, but the bigger one? THAT is the one. It’s so great. I have never had such good cuts on anything, cards… scrapbook pages… or otherwise. I love it!

  5. #5
    Teresa Doyle

    This is so sweet Cathy. I have to admit, I have made more than one detour on many cards (as I refuse to waste all of that time and hard work) so I make it work another way. You did an amazing job. As for the TH paper Trimmer, that has got to be my #1 fave tool in my craftroom!

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