Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boxed Note Cards

We are having a silent auction at work for charity so I've been putting some things together to donate.  I created this set of five A2 sized blank note cards and a card box.  The background papers on the cards are from a We R Memory Keepers paper pack called Simply Spring.  I stamped the critters from the CTMH Cuddly Salutations stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copic markers.  I cut the scalloped circle (circle3) with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at 2.75" and I punched the white circles out with a Fiskars 2" circle punch.

The card box is made using the envelope punch board.  The paper is cut at 9" square and punched at 3.5" and 4.5" on opposite sides and then just match up the score lines on the other two sides.  The paper is from a Paper Studio stack called Glasses, Staches, & Ties.  I created the belly band with some scraps from the paper I used to make the cards.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the critters and it's stamped in CTMH Pear ink.

I'm going to ask them to set the starting bid at $15.  I figure if it doesn't sell for at least that, I'll keep it and just give them a cash donation.  Those little critters took a little bit to color and I had to use my old lady glasses! *smile*

Monday, October 6, 2014

Copics for Cardmakers Class - Day 11

Today's class was so very timely!  I had been coloring up this cute image from Karla Dornacher (unfortunately it was a limited time freebie and isn't available anymore but she has lots of other fun coloring pages so go check her out!) and I had all sorts of oopsies on it and figured I'd just have to print another and start over.  But...after watching the videos today I decided to try cleaning it up with the tips in class.  It turned out great!  You really can't see the Gelly Roll white pen after it dries - it even covers red!!

I further prettied it up with some Wink of Stella brush glitter and ball point pens along with my Gelly Roll white pen.

The card is a little larger than your standard A2 since I wanted to add a border.  I created the mat by coloring some white card stock with Copic RV55 to match the hearts in the image.  I also didn't have enough of the blues I wanted to use on the birds so I used the gray technique from earlier in class.  I also created the polka dot effect under the sentiment with another technique we learned - using the colorless blender.
Here are the Copic colors I used:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Everything is Better with a Friend!

I made this card today using the techniques from the Copics for Cardmakers Class I am taking.  This is the first time I've ever drawn in a background and this is the first I've ever made a single layer card!  I really like the way it turned out.

The stamp set is a hostess reward from Close to My Heart - #D1608.  The card is a little bit different size than I usually do but I really liked the extra white space and didn't want to cut it off.  It measures 6" tall by 5.75" wide.  I created the mat using a couple Copic colors from the image coloring.  I like the way it ties it all together.

Here are the colors I used: