Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Encouragement Cards for Kids

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Hi friends! Thanks for tuning into week 3 of the Studio Monday with Nina-Marie feature! This week Nina is back with three adorable encouragement cards. I think they could also be great cards to give to teachers! Read on, and enjoy!

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Hi everyone it’s Nina-Marie here today…welcome back to Studio Monday! For today’s video tutorial, I’m going to be sharing some inspiration on pairing the new Better Together and Scandinavian Prints stamp sets from Neat & Tangled to create fun encouragement cards for kids!

The adorable children images from Better Together are so sweet, and I love how each kid is holding their own little furry friend. I did all the coloring of these images using Copic markers, which I will be walking you through on the video. For reference, you can see the colors broken down below:

Girl with dog: RV10, RV23, R27, R46, R59, E33, E37, E47, R20, C3, C5, C7, 100, E0000, E51,E21

Girl with owl: E0000, E00, E21, E23, E17, E18, E37, E47, E84, RV00, R20, RV52, Y00, Y11,Y06, BG0000, BG01

Boy with fox: E00, E21, E57, E47, E49, Y38, YR15, YR68, R46, R59, R89, YR20, YR82, YR12

I also did some watercoloring using Prima’s Watercolor Confections (the Classics set) and a Penny Black Inc. stencil to create a whimsical background for these little kids. I love the uneven texture of the dots, as it matches perfectly with the style of the children.

I’ll be walking you through how I created this background -as well as the entire set of cards- in the video! Be sure to give it a “thumbs up” if you enjoy and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more weekly inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a happy week of creating! :)
xoxo, Nina-Marie

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  1. What cute cards. Often i dont get to see children or characters of people of different races. Thank you so much for the great coloring tips

  2. I love cards that just celebrate the little things in life! If we all took a moment to show encouragement or just acknowledge someone’s existence, the world would be a better place. Reach out & show someone you care…….. Love all the cards!!!!! Thank you for sharing them & inspiring us :)

  3. I’m between having kids of my own and waiting for grandkids. Made lunch box cards for my kids. It would be so fun to use these.

  4. SUPER CUTE and FABULOUS cards Nina-Marie :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and videos!!!
    … I’m at the start of my Copic journey and savouring every tip I can find before I pop them open.

  5. These cards are adorable, and there is no better way to brighten a childs day than to give them praise, encouragement, and a cute card made by you!

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