Quick Colored Pencil and ZIG Coloring


Hey there! I’m popping in today with two cards using the newly released, gorgeous Mondo Sakura stamp set.

This stamp set makes cardmaking a snap! It’s got a big, beautiful image that’s easy to color, and some cute sentiments and dies to go along with it.

CARD DEETS – Colored Pencil Flowers

I really haven’t pulled out my fancy Polychromos very often, but these blooms practically begged for them. So I stamped the flowers on gray cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed it in White. Then I went in with three simple colors – Cream, Rose Carmine and Pale Geranium Lake.

I’m one of those annoying people who, when they get a new toy, don’t bother with reading the instructions and just dive right in, often to the detriment of said toy. These Polychromos are perfect example of that – I was way too excited to just coloring them that I didn’t really look into the best practices of doing so. Thus, my blooms are rather scratchily colored, but dang, it was still fun. At least my Polychormos aren’t broken. 😉

I stamped the bottom sentiment (from the same stamp set) in Versamark and heat embossed in white, then paired it with a beautiful (literally lol) die-cut sentiment. I don’t know about you, but I pretty much bought these coordinating dies just so I could get my hands on those two pretty word die-cuts. So, if you’re reading, Ellen Hutson/Julie Ebersole, please more delicate word die-cuts like these!

I had to add the HAI Gold Foil Spots washi tape that Julie Ebersole recommended, and then I topped off with some gorgeous HAI Rainbow Rhinestones. This is my first time using anything HAI, and I am seriously loving that mix.

CARD DEETS – ZIG Colored Flowers

I made another quick card, using the same stamp set, for a friend who got married this past weekend. This time, I stamped the blooms twice in Pale Tomato on cardstock I bought from Michaels. I have no idea why, but some of Michael’s 110lb cardstock works SO good with ZIG’s. Like, better than Bristol good. But then I also had a pack that didn’t blend it well at all….so, not sure what’s going on with that, but in any case, I really love the white balance and the weight, plus it’s the cheapest decent heavyweight cardstock that I’ve found.

I colored the flowers quickly with Pink Flamingo and Flesh – again, no fancy coloring, this time because I was too lazy. Look how terrible I am…

Good thing this cardstock and ZIG’s are pretty accepting of my laziness. 😉

Anywho, I then topped it off with a sentiment from the hilarious Hero Arts Snarky Mix & Match Messages. I’ve never cracked up at a stamp set as much as I did with this one. I love all the little accompanying sentiments, and they would work well with so many other different stamp set sentiments. Bump this sucker right up into the top five of my favorite sentiment stamp sets ever.

I added some more gems for a little extra somethin-somethin, and that finished this guy off, lickety-split.

Full Release

This stamp set is only one of a tidy little release – I also picked up Totally Random Sayings 2 while I was at it, but you can find the whole gorgeous line-up HERE. I’m still kinda mad that I didn’t pick up Plaid Maker while I was at it…but I guess there’s always next order. 😉

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!



Cardstock: Strathmore Bristol, Essentials By Ellen Cardstock, Ebony Black 100 lb
Stamps: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
Ink: VersaMark Ink Pad
Other: HAI Washi Tape, Gold Foil SpotsHAI Sequins, Rainbow RhinestonesHero Arts Embossing Powder, White

Tools: Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies, Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole


Cardstock: Michaels cardstock
Stamps: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Sakura by Julie EbersoleHero Arts Snarky Mix & Match Messages
Ink: Hero Arts Pale TomatoZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 222, Pink Flamingo and Marker 071, Flesh
Other: Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker, Clear


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