Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies and Birthdays

My dear sweet daughter-in-law is having a birthday next week, and I wanted to create something really special for her. I think I succeeded!

The paper I used is 'Minuet' from Memory Box. I LOVE the butterfly background! It was just perfect for what I had in mind. I stitched the background to a piece of dark blue DCWV linen-textured cardstock, then stitched down the dotted strip. The ribbon was a 'thank you' goodie I got in an order from Ellen Hutson LLC--it matched this paper perfectly!

The butterfly (Martha Stewart) was stamped on acetate with black StazOn, then colored on the back side of the acetate with Copic markers. Once I cut it out, I scored the base of the wings so it would 'fly' on the front of the card. Then I coated the backs of the butterfly wings with glue and crystal glitter (also Martha Stewart).

I tried to get a good picture of the sparkle--it's truly a fabulous effect!

Last, I added my sentiment from 'Simple Little Things' (Papertrey Ink), and added more bling with some rhinestones that I colored with a Copic marker to match the card.

This turned out so much prettier than I had expected--and much prettier in real life than in the pictures! I hope you enjoy it!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Next Copic 101 Class

My next beginner Copic Marker class--Copic 101: What? Why? How?--will be on April 16, at the Scrapbook Korner in Archbold, Ohio. If you have gotten Copics and would like to learn more about how to use them, this is a good place to start. We'll cover all the basics--from what makes Copics different, why you want to use them, and how to do the basic blending techniques.

Registration details can be found on the Scrapbook Korner website, along with what to bring to class. Hope to see you there!

More HoneyPOPs!

Just a short post while my computer is in the shop!

This little birthday set--Cupcake Birdy--is another one of Inky Antics line of HoneyPop cards. Isn't it just too cute?

The bird I used on the front was just PERFECT for layering (see photo below), and the dimension gave him (or her!) so much life!

The other bird in the set, along with the HoneyPOP cupcake and sentiment, are inside the card.

SOOOOOO easy to do!

I didn't write down the Copic numbers I used on this card (my bad), but the paper is DCWV (blue) and Memory Box "Pixie" (patterned). The circles on the front were cut with Nestabilities.

Hope you're having a great day! Come back again soon!