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 charming cards you’ve made; sheer delights! I love making cards for my niece and nephew (6 and 4), two lights of my life, so your creations have special impact – and inspiration – for me! Thank you for the smiles this rainy Monday!

  2. Awe these are adorable – I love the backgrounds of each of these beautiful cards – so eye appealing for a kid to receive – TFS your work! Have a blessed wee!

  3. Super sweet cards! I really like the background you made to match the kids with the stencil & water coloring.

  4. What adorable cards. Love the way your dots turned out so casual looking with the stencil! I have so much trouble achieving that very look.

  5. I can’t think of a nicer “treat” in a lunchbox that would bring smiles to the special boy or girl receiving these lovely creations! Fantastic idea – TFS

  6. So darling Nina. Love your copics work and these cards will really make some little person smile. Thanks for your inspiration.

  7. Love the dots of color.
    The little kids are cute.
    It is always a good thing to encourage our kids
    and praise them for the good things they do.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. so pretty, perfect for cards for children. Thanks for the ideas on how to create the stripes on the little boy – very clever and easy technique:)

  9. Awesome cards with these cute little kiddies! I’m always looking for good ideas for the small ones in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Cute cards! This would be great to put in your child’s backpack for some extra encouragement before a big test or just because. TFS :)

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