We have a lovely treat for you- our guest designer, Marika, is joining us once again with a stunning set of cards!

Hi, it is Marika from Me and Minime crafting again. Firstly, I would like to give my humble thank you for all the kind comments given to my last card set. I was so pleased to see that you liked my cards and shared you thoughts so openly – it made my day! Thank you.
Last time I made a set of three cards sharing a common theme. This time I created the cards  using craft cardstock and coloured pencils. Enjoy!
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GuestDesignMarikaRahtu1
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 Stamps: Peony Scrolls, Halftone Hello, Painted Butterflies
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GuestDesignMarikaRahtu2
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 Stamps: Whimsical Flowers, Painted Butterflies, Label Love
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GuestDesignMarikaRahtu3
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Stamps: Lacy Scrolls, Label Love, Painted Butterflies
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Stamp sets used are Halftone Hello, Label Love, Lacy Scrolls, Painted Butterflies, Peony Scrolls and Whimsical flowers. I started with stamping the sentiments using either Versamark or a black pigment ink and then heat embossed them with either Vanilla White or Clear Matt Dull embossing power. Then the main images were stamped using either white pigment ink (Lacy Scrolls, solid image) or Memento Desert Sand (outline images) and then coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils or Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Pencils (greens).
Since heat embossing resists the ink, I was able to stamp images after stamping the sentiment and still got the illusion that flowers and leaves are behind the sentiment. The “Love U”- card is made in different order: At first, I stamped the main images with white pigment ink and then the sentiment with black pigment in so the white shines through just a tiny bit.
Thank you Tasnim and Jennifer for this great opportunity to be your guest. It’s been a wonderful experience. Thank you very much!
Thank you SO much for delighting us today with these cards! You are amazing, Marika!