Thursday, July 12, 2018


Hello and welcome to the MFT - July Tips and Tricks. 

My card today features the adorable Safari Friends stamp set.

Today, I'm sharing a simple tip that has proven useful time and time again. I love coloring cute images of critters and people in many different coloring mediums, and most of the time, I add blush/rosy cheeks to the images. In my opinion, it makes them look so much cuter! In the past, I've used whatever coloring medium I used to color the images to add rosy cheeks, but sometimes, I was not happy with the way they turned out (they were either too dark, too light, or not blended etc...).

Well, I've found a solution to my problem that's been working for me, which is the tip I'm sharing today. If you struggle with adding blush or rosy cheeks for whatever reason, try using Prismacolor NuPastel in Rose Pink to add the blush onto the images - regardless of the coloring medium (Copics, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.). It might be a personal thing, but I love the result that I get all the time. You can apply the pastel with a Q-tip (what I started out with) or a disposable sponge eye makeup applicator like the one you see in the picture above. You can pick up just a single stick of the pastel online or at your local art supply store (I bought mine from Blick).

All the products I used for this card are listed under supplies. Thank you for joining me today! Visit the MFT Blog for more Tips and Tricks from the participating Creative Team.


  1. Thanks for the "V-8" moment.... why didn't I think of something like that. I appreciate your sharing it.

  2. I like your soft blush idea. Yesterday's cowpokes looked great too.