Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hello Copic Markers!

I've been bitten by the Copic Marker bug. TAC will be offering a Copic Marker promo from Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 and it's been all the buzz among TAC Angels. I thought it would be cool to try the markers out and I remembered that I actually had some in the house. My husband, Chris, is an artist and had bought 3 or 4 Copic Sketch markers about a year ago to use on a project. So, I found them and tried them out...I love them! Chris also has a stash of Prismacolor markers and I pulled them out, too. Why have I not been using these??

This stamp comes from a retired TAC set called 'Joyful Noises'. I stamped my image with Noir Palette ink and then used an Avocado green Prismacolor marker and a Pink (RV11) Copic Sketch marker. I let the first layer of Avocado green dry and then I went back over the left edge of the dress for a little shading. I have a very clean line, linear paper crafting style and I was having trouble with the shading. I asked my husband for some help and he said I needed to be more 'messy' about it. :) That's hard for me to do, but I'll keep working at it.

My 4 Copic Sketch markers...can't wait to purchase more!!
Chris's Prismacolor markers...a fun addition to my crafting supplies.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I ran out of masculine birthday cards and I decided to use a design by my friend, Stacy. The card that she designed was done in browns and I've made it before and LOVE it...but when I went to make my card, I realized that I didn't have any brown ink!!! I'm suppose to teach a Technique Class this Thursday night and I took all the supplies over to the place I teach at just in case baby Lily arrives early and I have to have someone else teach...and my Burnt Umber Palette ink is with those supplies. I can't believe how lost I am without that ink...but it's ok because I really like how this card turned out in blue. Thanks for the great card idea, Stacy!!

Circle Sampler
retired 'Floral Dingbats'
'Happy Birthday' is from a GWP set
Prussian Blue Palette Ink
DCWV blue cardstock and kraft cardstock
large silver brad

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simple Thank You

Here's another quick thank you card that I wanted to share with you. It's a 3x3 card and I've stamped an image from Special Delivery with black StazOn ink. The sentiment is from one of TAC's new Purchase with Purchase stamp sets - Sincere Sentiments. When you purchase $30 in TAC products you can choose one of these fun new stamp sets. You can check out all the PWP stamps here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Thank You card

I used TAC's Victorian Elements stamp set to stamp a background on this card. This particular image was really easy to stamp and fit together all over the card front. I love 3x3 cards, so I just had to use some scraps to put together a matching mini card.
Well, I've probably spoiled you with four days of posts in a row. I just discovered that I could schedule my posts. I'll probably be using this feature more often. Thanks again for stopping by. I'm off to do a little more creating!!

Victorian Elements
white card stock
red DCWV cardstock
L'Amore Red Palette ink
misc. black brads

Monday, September 7, 2009

Little Bunny

Here is my third 'baby themed' card. TAC released this stamp set through a special promotion and I don't think it can still be ordered. I didn't mark my case and I can't even tell you the name of it!! I'm sorry...If someone out there knows the name of this set, please let me know.

This is just a simple, quick card. I'm most excited about the ribbon knot that I tied. I went to YouTube and found a video that showed me how to tie a flat knot. This was my best knot out of about 10 cards. I found that the secret is to have enough ribbon to work with.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Many Thanks

I found a card very similar to this on another site and just had to case it! I used the baby and stork from TAC's Special Delivery set and added a sentiment from Tag Tidbits. I love this image because you don't have to do a lot of coloring. I decided to paper piece the baby blanket because I couldn't seem to find the right shade of pink to color it in.

(Please forgive the picture quality. I always seem to have trouble when I have a card with green card stock...looks yellowish here. )

Special Delivery
Prismacolor pencils
Tag Tidbits
pink, green and white card stock
misc. ribbon
1" circle punch
1-1/2" circle punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Baby Shower Thank You's

A couple of baby showers are being held for me and I decided to go ahead and get some thank you cards made up ahead of time. I haven't stamped with a baby themed set in a long time and it's been a lot of fun. I have four cards that I'll share with you over the next four days. Three are baby themed and one is just a general thank you card. Thanks for stopping by!

The mother and baby image on this card are from TAC's set, Special Delivery. Such a cute stamp set! I'm not to wild about the way I put the sentiment on this card...I made 7 more of these cards and just left the sentiment off and centered the main image. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another thank you card that uses this stamp set!

Special Delivery
Prismacolor pencils
white cardstock
teal DCWV cardstock
white brads
retired TAC 'thanks' sentiment