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I’ve had fun with another card! I’ve used a Pinkfresh stencil with Distress Oxide and Altenew ink on a Simon Says Stamp background stamp. The yellow background paper is by Law Fawn, word and letter dies by MFT Stamps and a dragon stamp by Mama Elephant. I do love mixing brands to get the look I want. Hopefully I’ll have time to make more cards like this. It was so much fun!

RAM Birthday Mouse

Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studio released some adorable celebration stamps in March and I have coloured up one of them, Birthday Mouse, for today’s card.

I wanted a fun and colourful card, so got out a distress oxide ink, some altenew ink, a background stamp and various dies from MFT Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and Papirdesign. I stuck with the colour scheme from the coloured image.

Copics used: RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, V12, V15, V17, V09, YG21, YG23, YG17, YG67, E41, E42, E43, E44, E74, E79, W0, W1, W3, W5, N0, N3

RAM + MFT

MFT Stamps has started selling clear stamp with Rachelle Anne Miller‘s lovely illustrations. I’ve been so lucky that I’ve gotten to play with one of the first ones they released last week! It is called Care of My Heart.

I coloured the girl up three times. The first two my markers were fighting back, but I finally won on attempt number three. After colouring it up I’ve cut it out by hand and then made a little background on white cardstock. I’ve used stamps from MFT called Distressed Patterns with various Altenew and Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is from the same set as the girl stamp. Both the dark turquoise cardstock and the stitched rectangle dies are from MFT as well.

Statement flowers with pencils

I’ve finally sat down to colour up the Statement Flowers by ALTENEW using my Prismacolor pencils. I love how they turned out, and I have to admit I don’t know if I prefer the pencil or copic colouring more for these. There’ll be more pencil versions, though, that’s for sure! I used Gina K’s amalgam ink for stamping up the flower and for the sentiment.

After I had coloured it all up and used one of my stitched rectangle dies for the panel I decided to possibly ruin the whole thing. Not a good idea, I know, but with limited time testing doesn’t tend to get priority, hahaha. I’ve bought some Dylusion Ink Sprays the past week and opted to give the black one (yup, that darkest possible option) a go over my coloured panel! Thankfully it turned out alright. The sentiment is from the Dearest Friend stamp set and I’ve also used Altenew enamel dots from the New Day set as a finishing touch.

RAM paris in the rain

Have you ever been to Paris? It’s a lovely city! I was there nearly 18 years ago and feel I am definitely due another trip back there. The fun thing about today’s card is that the day we went to The Eiffel Tower it raining and we got there after sunset. We were lucky they even let us up that evening because of the weather. They were contemplating shutting it down because of the thunder in the distance. The view is wonderful, even in the rain.

Today it’s time for my second Rachelle Anne Miller project of the month and I used her Paris stamp for it. I decided to go with pastel colours and daylight for this, a complete contrast to my own rainy experience. The stamp is printed out in a no-line version and I used Copic markers to colour it up. I have about 1/4″ space around the image, which is on foam tape and then more foam tape for the sentiment. The sentiment means “greetings from me to you”. The Hello is a die cut from Altenew.

Copics used: E000, E00, E02, E13, E41, E42, E43, RV00, RV10, RV32, RV34, YR21, YR23, YR27, E37, T0, T1, T3, C00, C0, C1, C2, B0000, BG000, BV20, YG61, YG91