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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Color Me Christmas

While searching the stamp aisles, I couldn't seem to find a Christmas floral stamp to use for my latest Copic adventure. Then a thought entered my head! Why not showcase colors and sentiments to create a flavor of Christmas. So that's what I did. I'll admit that when my Michaels Rehoboth manager picked out this Inkdadinkado stamp set for  my Copics class/demo, I wasn't crazy about it. Then I started blending and it made all the difference! I used the following Copic markers on this set:
  • R22 Light Prawn
  • R24 Prawn
  • R29 Lipstick Red
  • YG 03 Yellow Green
  • YG 67 Moss
My stamp set is Inkdadinkdo 60-30057 Floral Expressions and my card is made with Recollections Kraft Paper Cardstock. The red polka dot paper and green polka dot ribbon are from my stash.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Copic Whimsies

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my first Copic class at Michaels last month and I am looking forward to the next session. As I develop new project, I find myself drifting away from my original concept of Lessons 1-2-3-4 etc and moving towards titling by type. I suppose I could have called cute little cards bugsies, but since I don't like insects that much, whimsicals or "whimsies" suits me a bit better. I try to focus on three techniques in each workshop. In this case my targets are Palette Blending, Colorless Blender Techniques and of course basic blending. The . There is sufficent coloring space to practice in and they are totally cute even to a non-bug-lover like me. I also decided to use one layout to create three different "looks". Here are the additonal products I used to make these cards:


  • Colorless Blender
  • B05 Process Blue
  • BG18 Teal Blue
  • E37 Sepia
  • YR00 Powder Pink


  • Naval Orange Bazzill Stock Cardstock
  • Navy Blue Cardstock
  • Recollections Pastel Printed Cardstock, 8 ½” x 11"
  • Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles, ½”
  • Recollections Iridescent Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Alcohol-free Baby Wipes
  • Adhesive


  • Recollections “Don’t Bug Me” Clear Stamps
  • StazOn Teal Blue Solvent Ink Pad\
  • Potter’s Clay Memento Ink (Dew Drop Collection)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Recollections “XXX” Border Punch Item
  • Martha Stewart Button Punch
  • Scoring Board and Bone Folder