Layering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

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Today I’m sharing a simple card project featuring some stamping, masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. Whew! Sounds like it’s not simple but… keeping them all pretty basic helped me to create a fun, wintery card project featuring the cutest bears you ever saw. Can you feel the love tonight? Here’s a video showing you how I created the project: … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Sugarpea Designs Nordic Village (masking + simple coloring)

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Today’s card project features the latest exclusive collaboration for STAMPtember® from Sugarpea Designs and Simon Says Stamp. This Nordic Village stamp set features charming little houses and trees and has so many possibilities for creating adorable card projects. I decided to try my hand at a bit of masking and simple Copic coloring. Here’s my process video, showing you how … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSTAMPtember® Exclusive: Sugarpea Designs Nordic Village (masking + simple coloring)

World Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

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It’s World Bee Day today and the aptly named Honey Bee Stamps is celebrating with a To Bee or Not to Bee blog hop. I made a card using some of their super cute products to celebrate! (See supply list at the bottom of this post!) This card project features some of the brand new 6 x 6 paper line … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWorld Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

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This month I was invited to create a card for the Honey Bee Stamps blog, and I’m also sharing it here on my blog today! The card I am featuring takes one little stamp accessory from a large set (Mae the Mouse) and turns it into the focal point for the design. I love this idea because I think it … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Simon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the fantastic new Fun & Festive release! I’m really happy with the card project I’m sharing today. I haven’t done a lot of scene builders and this one, Winter Scene, is kind of adorable. Plus, check out that smoooooth blue background, friends. Yes. I did that. Me. I have had … Read More

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Pretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)

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Today I’m sharing  a card for those of you who want to dabble in simple techniques without being overwhelmed. Now I use the word ‘simple’ loosely. It’s funny how a simple card can take a 10+ minute video to demonstrate, but it really does feature some basic techniques (and you’ll get to see some examples of my Copic marker hot … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)

Studio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

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  I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project. I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

Pretty Pink Posh May Blog Hop: Life is Better Shaker Card

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Hello friends! Today I’m so happy to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh May Blog hop! There are some darling new stamps and dies and today I’ll be sharing a shaker card using a few of the new sets! If you’ve just arrived here from Lexa’s blog, welcome! This is only the second shaker card I’ve made and true … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh May Blog Hop: Life is Better Shaker Card