Cute is not just for kids!

It’s interesting how our stamping evolves. We try products, colors, styles, techniques and all sorts of ideas shared by other crafters or imagined on our own. My style has definitely changed, but through it all I have enjoyed learning and pushing myself to try new things. To be honest, when I started I wasn’t really interested in cutesy images unless I was purposely making cards for kids. But something happened when I got hooked on coloring and all the sudden those cute images became my favorite kind!

Sending Celebration Wishes birthday card
Copic markers used: R81, 83, 85; Y11, 15; G21, 94, 99

The more I share my cards, the more I have realized that so many of us still have a kid within us who loves getting happy – yes, cute – looking cards. My coworkers pick those first when I bring in cards to share and they’re usually looking forward to sending them to an adults! And to think, I wasted so much time thinking this was just kid stuff! Silly me…

This card was inspired by the MFT Sketch challenge (<-link) and brought to life using their Sending Celebration Wishes stamp set. To soften the lines of the images, I stamped in Memento London Fog – a dark gray – instead of my usual Tuxedo Black. I love that it was still easy to see while coloring but doesn’t create a really dark outline. penguin birthday mft sketch 0304

While I was playing, I added a little bit of confetti on the inside of the card, too. Why keep all the fun on the outside? 😉

Thanks for stopping by today!

p.s. I have loved using sketches for a long time; that definitely hasn’t changed. To see the layout that inspired this card, be sure to follow the link marked above.

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