A Pair of Cards

A couple of cards using Basic Grey, Wisteria line and a handful of Copic Markers. I was given a couple of stamps from a LSS to design two cards to teach a few techniques using the Copic markers, so I chose the house because it gives opportunity to try overlapping boards for siding, bricks for the chimney and pebbles for the walkway. I also put stripes on the cat to give him some character.

A Father's Poem / Card Patterns Sketch #65

Here is another Father's Day card as this special day is fast approaching and sometimes it can be a daunting task to do a masculine card. This is very easy, a Sizzix embossing folder, a Spellbinder die, some ribbon and some walnut distress ink.
The poem reads like this:
A Father means

So many things...

An understanding heart,

A source of strength

And great support.

Right from the very start

A constant readiness to help,

In a kind and thoughtful way.

With encouragement and

Forgiveness no matter what

Comes your way.

A special generosity and

With affection, too a Father

Means so many things

When he's a man

Like you

I hope your day is filled with sunshine!


Father's Day Card

This was an attempt to re-create a card that is very popular for Father's Day. All the other cards I looked at were made with a printed paper that looked like denim or the used plain cardstock and used a denim bacground stamp and blue ink to get the look and texture. Here lies the challenge, I had no denim printed paper or a denim background stamp, so how was I going to do this?
I picked a piece of light grey co'ordination paper and inked it with Broken China, Faded Jeans, and a little Black Soot all from the Distress line from Tim Holtz.
Next I wet the paper and crumpled it up, carefully unfolded it and dried it with the heat tool. To give it some highlights I then sanded the paper to reveal the lighter colour underneath.
I then overlapped two pieces of the paper and sewed the seams. If you don't have a sewin machine don't worry just get out your paper piecer and start spacing the stitches evenly.
I took a copic marker ( B45 and W5 ) and added a shadow to the right hand side of the stiching. the french seam was a little too light so I gave it a little shadow inbetween the natural highlights that occured from the sanding.
Printed the verse out on cardstock using the computer and inked it with walnut to distress it.
I added the red tag to give it a little fun just like the original "501's"
The "jeans" are a very faded and just out of the wash look.
I hope you try this technique!

Young Love Card Pattern #64

As promised I made a card of the picture I coloured the other day. This took me a little longer than I thought it was going take. I took these pictures outside today and the sun was so bright and warm, I didn't even notice that because of the extreme natural lught the stickles on the girls hairbow, lace parts on her dress and the handmade flower seem to have washed out. (I will work on the photography part) For a change I used patterned cardstock for the base and added a panel to the inside for stamping or handwriting.

All the patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye

Have a great day! and I hope you able to enjoy the sun today!


Prcious Moments with Copic Markers

It's Friday!!

I have a picute that I coloured last night to share with you. I downloaded the picture from a site that offers free printable colouring pages and printed it out on Bazzill white smooth paper. Later today I will make up a card with this picture to post.


Since Copic markers are sweeping through the papercraft industry like wildfire I thought that I will start posting some cards that I've been working on. This Cruise-a-bella was the very first stamped image that I coloured over a year ago!

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Natural Beauty

I tried to keep this layout simple! I used 6 sheets of patterned paper and coloured cardstock to complete this look. The butterflies are cut out using the new Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Other items used were Stamping Up punch and Top Note die, Martha Stewart border punch, rub ons, rhinestones, stickles, glittered brads, a cardstock sticker and Distress Ink.

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Very Quick and Easy

This is a very quick and easy card that I used scrap pieces from a layout that I just did. I used a Stamping Up Bird punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder and Cuttlebug die for the "Hello". It's hard to see but I inked the edges of the light coloured papers (bird included) with "pine needles" distress ink.This card took about five minutes from start to finish.

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Trying Something New!

In the next few days I hope to fill in all the blanks on this Blog and start adding projects, classes, layout sketches, and information to help you be inspired to create!