Happy Birthday Pandas! 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

– [voiceover] Hi
everyone, Kristina here. Welcome to another card video at my YouTube channel and blog. Today I’m taking
part in a blog hop for my friend Kathy’s
coloring challenge. It’s a month-long
coloring challenge. It just encourages you to break out those stamps
and start coloring. So the stamp set that I’m using
today is called Happy Pandas from My Favorite Things. And I wanted to do a
stack of two pandas with the bottom panda
holding a banner. Now this banner image,
I don’t think it was necessarily meant for this
panda to be holding it. Because the two poles on
it weren’t wide enough. So I ended up putting a piece
of plastic, just the plastic, from the stamp packaging,
over the top of this image. And then I manipulated
that banner stamp. And then picked it up
with an acrylic block. Now it’s the right
width for that panda. So now I’m gonna go
ahead and stamp the panda in some VersaFine
Onyx Black ink. This is a waterproof ink. And I’m gonna be doing
some watercoloring today. So I’m using some hot press
watercolor paper from Arches. And when I stamp this onto
the smooth watercolor paper, I’m gonna get a really
nice, crisp impression. And that’s the reason why I’m using hot press
watercolor paper. Because there’s
no texture on it, I’m going to get a
really great image. So I’m gonna stamp that banner. And you’ll notice
I stamped it over onto some masking
paper onto the side. I’ll need that mask as I stamp
a second panda over the top. So, first I’m gonna
finish this banner. I’ll add that Happy Birthday. Comes in the stamp set. Perfectly sized for that banner. And then I’ll go ahead and
cut out the banner mask. This is going to protect
the area of the banner while I stamp the
other panda on top. And it’s going to
make it look like the panda is behind the banner. So I’ll just press
that down over the top. And then I’ll take
the other panda stamp, it’s one of the panda’s that’s
standing with his arms up, and I’ll stamp him right
above the other panda. And then I’m gonna go ahead
and add some balloons. So I’m going to take
the balloon stamp. And first I’ll just stamp
it without masking anything. Just to get it so it’s
in the right spot. And then I’m going
to take a baby wipe and just clean off the very
bottom of that balloon. And I’m going to
kind of manipulate the string on the balloon so it doesn’t have
that curve any more, it’s just going to
be a straight line. And then I’ll ink up
the stamp once again, and I’ll go ahead and
stamp it one more time. This time I’m gonna slide
it up so it’s not going to cut off his head or
interrupt his head. It’s gonna look like
it’s going behind him. And then I have another mask
that’s already prepared. So I’m gonna go ahead and
place that over the top. And then I’ll go ahead and
stamp the balloon one more time. And this time, it’s gonna
be a little bit lower. So that’s why I needed the mask. I needed that mask to
protect the panda’s face while I stamped
this third balloon. Now, I did originally mask
off that first balloon. And then I realized I
wanted them overlapping. So I ended up
taking that mask off and then using a
waterproof black pen to extend that line and
finish off the balloon line. So now I’m gonna remove
all of the masking paper. And you’re going to see
how this scene was built. This is my favorite part of
taking off masking paper. It’s like Christmas morning. Because you don’t know
exactly what it looks like until you take
off all the masks. I store all those masks on
the back of the stamp set. So that I can use them
again on another card. And I’ll put that right back
into the stamp packaging. So now I’m going to move
on to the watercoloring. I taped down the stamped
piece onto a hard board, just a hard surface, so that
it prevents any warping. And now I’m going to use a size 4 round brush
to paint in this image. So the colors I’m using
are off to the side. They’re actually some
Hydrus watercolors from Dr. Ph. Martin’s. And I used these
particular colors when I was watercoloring
this weekend, and the colors had
dried on the palette. And instead of adding new
colors to the palette, I decided I would just
re-wet them and use the same exact colors that
were already on the palette. So this color
combination was sort of already picked out for me, which is leftover
from a different one. Speeding up the
video process here, just to get it
going more quickly. I’ve added shadows
underneath the pandas’ chins, and behind the banner. I’ll come back later and add
a little bit more shading. But for now, that’s all
I’ve added to the pandas, as far as shadows go. I then softened the area
on the pandas’ faces so I could add a
little bit of pink to give both pandas a
little bit of a blush. Now, I realize in real life, pandas don’t really
blush like this, but I thought it
was really cute. So I’m adding some colors, all around the
outside of the area. And I’m just kind of picking
up colors off my palette and kind of extending it out
as I go all the way around. I want to make sure I have sort
of a nice, soft background. And as far as the colors
at the very bottom go, I’m using a little bit
more of a navy blue, kind of dark purple color, to make it look like there’s a little bit more of some
ground underneath the pandas. Adding in a few more
shades on the balloons. Just to get those looking a
little bit more saturated. And then I’m going to go
ahead and take my heat tool and dry everything. I want to make sure
that it’s completely dry before I remove
it from the board. So I’ll just use my heat tool to speed up the drying process. And as soon as
everything is dry, I’ll go ahead and remove
it from the board. I realized I forgot
to paint the banner, so after I removed
it from the board, I painted that banner
with a really pale purple. And then I used my
heat tool once again to make sure that
was completely dry. So I cut down this piece to be 4 and 1/2 by 5 and 1/2 And I’m going to be putting
it on a five-by-seven card. So I’m prepping some white
card stock here as a card base. This is Bazzill
Marshmallow cardstock. And I’m scoring
it at five inches to create a side-folding
five-by-seven card. I then used some
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive on the back of the
watercolor piece. And I adhered that down
onto the front of the card. Now, even though I did quite
a bit of watercoloring, all over this paper here, it actually held up really
well and didn’t warp at all. So I just adhered it straight
down onto the card front. I then took a white
Gelly Roll pen and added some details
onto the balloons. I added little hearts
to the red balloon, small dots to the purple, and then outline circles
to the green balloon. I also added some
clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen over the top. And I realized that
that Wink of Stella really softened the white
edges on everything. And I liked how that looked. So I’m just adding a
little more shimmer. And then I realized I wanted just a couple more hearts
on that pink balloon. So I’ll grab my white
gel pen and add those in. So I’m going to add some sequins to the outer area
around this scene here. I’m using Darice crystal sequins in eight millimeters
and five millimeters. And a few of you asked
about this container that I have all my sequins in. It’s a Craft Mates
Lockable container. I’ll have it linked
down in the supplies. It’s my favorite way
to store sequins. And it keeps everything
nice and organized. So I’m using my
tweezers and also some Ranger Multi Medium matte with a Quilled Precision
tip on the bottle to adhere the sequins
down onto my card. I find that this is the most
secure way to adhere sequins. And even when I send
cards in the mail, the sequins don’t come off. I usually just put another
piece of paper over the top, and then slide it
in an envelope. So that’s the card for today. I hope you guys enjoyed. Please join me over at
my blog for the blog hop, and then if you would
like to participate in the coloring challenge, you can just color a
little bit every day for the month of February. Just make sure you
use that hashtag #thedailymarker30day to
participate in the challenge. Thanks for watching, and I’ll catch you
guys next time.


  1. Midnight owl February 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    first comment??

  2. Sanya Tripathi February 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    love it videosss
    can u give me a stamp set
    where I live I can't find them

  3. Aurélia SCRAP February 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    AWESOME !!!

  4. SHAHAD ALJUNAIBI February 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    It's my birthday today!!!

  5. Katie S February 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    This is such a cute card! I love the way you use the stamps in more ways than intended. Love the colours as well 🙂

  6. abbie seigenfeld February 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Today's my birthday!!!!! 🎀

  7. adventure_in_paper February 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    chulísimo! !

  8. Claudia GL February 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    So cute card!

  9. H Irizarry February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I love the card, the banner could also be used for a flower pot.

  10. Daniela Dobson February 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love this!

  11. Dot Freel February 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I loved how you created and painted the scene. Love your card.

  12. J Dennis February 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Love those pandas! Love the card too!

  13. Donna Okoniewski February 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Cute card. Thank you.

  14. Katelyn Clary February 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Loved those cute little pandas!

  15. Sandra A February 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I'm wondering how you organize all of your supplies!!! did you make a video on it already that I could watch?

  16. Dena Schaufele February 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Those pandas are so cute.

  17. theminiscrapper michele February 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Love to watch you create, Thanks

  18. Jeanie Gregory February 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Cute card! Thank you

  19. Dianne D Duhaime February 2, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    This card is just beautiful I just love it. Panda's just seem to make us happy.Have a great day.

  20. Adriana S February 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    "I realize pandas don't really blush like this in real life" oh darn. You really ruined the realism of the cartoon pandas lol

  21. Katy Glenn February 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Adorable.  Love the coloring.  Stay blessed!

  22. Sarah D.J February 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This is great, makes me want to create something

  23. Jacqueline Viera February 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I love all your tutorials!

  24. Stefanie C February 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Love the color combination..

  25. Karen Keltner February 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Super cute!

  26. Artiefrog February 2, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Very cute

  27. Audrey Shaw February 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    So cute!! Love it :o)

  28. Barb Ghig February 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful watercoloring, Kristina! Such a fun card, too!

  29. Rose Ryan February 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Seriously, how cute is this? Who doesn't love Pandas? Po would love, love this.

  30. Chayne R. February 2, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    This card is adorable! Just perfect!

  31. Caly Person February 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    love these colors, Kristina! So pretty!

  32. Lucila Coronel February 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Muy bonita!!!

  33. Zuleica Magallanes February 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    hey for your next card could you make a Looney tunes card

  34. ennayelsel February 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    so beautiful! i love pandas +K Werner Design

  35. Anweasey February 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm


  36. Heidi Brawley February 2, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    so very cute Kristina!!!

  37. Sarai Ben Shlomo February 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    It's my favorite kind of cards, just simply coloring in a stamp. But I really think the sequence isn't necessary…

  38. I'm Scout February 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    My birthday is Feb.4

  39. Nadly Garcia February 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Which is the name of the stamps that you buy?

  40. CraftingMyWorld February 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    LOVE this card – so pretty – love the colours – love EVERYTHING about it! Thank you for sharing your talent with us Kristina ♥

  41. CHRONICSCRAPPER February 3, 2016 at 12:04 am

    super duper adorable

  42. Meena Mattu February 3, 2016 at 12:16 am


  43. mesi238 February 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

    So pretty! love watercolor! …and lil'critters!

  44. Fion Li February 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Nice, my birthday's tomorrow. 🙂

  45. J9cardstock February 3, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Just beautiful! I love that stamp set.

  46. Merary Diaz February 3, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I really LOVE your work! I want to start water coloring(you inspired me to try something new). what colors, brushes and paper do you recommend?

  47. Nicoles Cards and Candles February 3, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful 🙂

  48. Nicoline van Eijkelenburg February 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

    WAUW! 😍

  49. Pat Posk February 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

    What a cute happy card. Love how the colors all work together and I was wondering how you were going to finish it up. You never let us down. the sequins were a delight and really gave it an accent it needed pat

  50. Lucélia Oliveira February 3, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Cute! <3

  51. Martha Warren February 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Cute, Cute!!TFS!😊

  52. Maggie Baxter February 3, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Kristina ~ These adorable pandas just scream HAPPY!!! I always love your watercoloring….you make it look so darn easy. Thanks for sharing.

  53. LeAnna Rau February 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I just wanted you to know that I showed my adult daughter your channel… and now she's addicted. I love your video and had to share. Thank you for doing such an awesome video. It's easy to understand what you are doing and why you do it that way.

  54. Kalai Kennedy-Lynam February 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Soo cute! Question, please. When I use the blue painter's tape, it rips off the top layer of the paper. Am I doing something wrong?

  55. HandmadeByMirella February 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Such an adorable card and the stamp set is super cute!

  56. BIOnerd93 February 3, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    hi! you're cards are super cute, do you sell any online ?

  57. kayceejay February 3, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    i know you've mentioned that you don't normally decorate the envelopes you send these beautiful cards out in, but it's been awhile since you made a video on enevlopes.. 🙁

  58. V. C.G February 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    absolutely adorable card!! <3

  59. Jtru February 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Such a cute card. I always love watching your videos. Your voice is very soothing.

  60. Alex Furey February 3, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    This card is adorable 🙂
    Also, the shape of your nails… perfect!

  61. Christy Necaise February 4, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Totally adorable!! <3

  62. Deb Hall February 4, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Very cute, I love pandas…..

  63. Lourdes Atkinson February 4, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Super adorable! Love the stamp set.

  64. Roxy Timmons February 4, 2016 at 6:56 am

    So adorable

  65. Debbie462 February 5, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Very very cute card!

  66. Artspelle February 5, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Hello Kristina! I adore your videos and have been watching them for a long time on my other youtube channel! i have just started this channel making cards and i wondered if i could have some tips perhaps on how to start a successful channel 🙂 Thanks!

  67. Emma B. February 6, 2016 at 3:49 am

    This is amazing omg! You are such an amazing card maker. All those little details I would never have thought to add. It's incredible!

  68. Andrea La Vigne February 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Such a cute card, Kristina! Love the balloons especially. When I was a kid, most of the balloons we got for parties & such were more opaque. I can remember seeing transparent balloons on some TV show, and that fascinated me so much. They were almost magical. I have come to hate real balloons–just me being me. But I still remember my fascination with how the colors looked on those transparent balloons, with some showing through others. Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂

  69. Ingrid Games February 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    These are sooo cool your really talented!!! Anyway does anyone know if it matters if u use computer paper instead of the paper she's using?

  70. Debbie Baker February 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Love the card…so cute. Just one thing, I think you just forgot to color between the legs of the panda standing on top of the other panda. That's the OCD in me 🙂 But I really do love the card. I love watching your videos, always learn something new. I have just started doing water coloring. I have been so afraid to do it, but you make it look so easy. Thanks!

  71. Laura Garcia February 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    +K Werner Design can i use opaline????

  72. Elise M February 7, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Woah I've been on a little video watching spree of your videos and all of your card are so gorgeous! The techniques are so cool💜💙💚

  73. Sara Khalid February 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I don't have that pandas or something like that can u make a birthday card with something usually we use my sis birthday is near so I want to give her a card

  74. Marla Cristina February 11, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I have a panda obsession. This was darling. Thank you for posting 🙂 <3

  75. Shona Austin February 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Very cute card.  Love the pandas.  TFS

  76. Maua Hussain February 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Pandas are my favourite animals

  77. Rebecca Tanghe February 28, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Wow! Beautiful card!

  78. Joanna Zlayet March 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    where did you buy the red glue thing that you use +K Werner ???

  79. Katie Stewart March 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    What size paint brush are you using to watercolor? Super cute card to 🙂

  80. lovnjimin June 14, 2016 at 6:27 am

    This is great for my notebook i even love your art work also i want to get one of your picture it looks cute and i love !!!!!!! Your panda bye !😍😍😍😜

  81. lovnjimin June 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Also where do u buy the watercolor ???

  82. Destinee Haynes July 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Thats so cute i would totally use that

  83. KimYen Ladia September 23, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Hello Kristina, I really like the square blocks that you used for the clear stamps. They looks very neat and heavy. Do you have the name of those blocks or something that I can look up? Thank you.

  84. lovelyxskinny October 26, 2016 at 7:12 am

    your channel is amazing

  85. carmela November 17, 2016 at 2:16 am

    do you know if there is another way to make the pandas without stamps?

  86. Amazing Art December 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    7:56 Good day, tell me what music is playing? thank you, waiting for an answer

  87. Maddie Hicks December 22, 2016 at 1:26 am

    I really love all of your card making it is so inspiring and beautiful and amazing I can't believe that those are handmade!!!

  88. Elise Selest January 9, 2017 at 10:22 am

    my birthday is on the 11th, 2 day's away

    would it be weird if I made my own panda birthday card? xD

  89. Lisa Richardson Green February 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    So pretty.

  90. Jaya Parmar September 5, 2017 at 10:28 am

    from were we will get this panda sticker

  91. Di sung February 13, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️ I always love all your tutorials

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