Color Me Pink for iCopic!

4/14/2011 06:17:00 PM Edit This 6 Comments »

I love creating with paper - it is therapy for me, and allows me to leave the stresses of my life behind. It also gives me a great excuse to spend time with my delightfully funny friends (as if I need an excuse). I used to say that it is cheaper than seeing a therapist, but that is absolutely not true!

I am trying out for the iCopic DT. ICopic is a fabulous store with amazing prices on Copics. They also sell stamps from a variety of small stamp companies, my favorite of which is SP and Company, owned by the amazing Samantha Peyton (the Energizer Bunny of papercrafting). One of the requirements for the DT call is a project created just for the DT, which highlights the color pink.

I made this fun little card holder out of the top of a pizza box (Valentino's Special is the best pizza). I stripped the paper from one side of the cardboard (I like the narrow corrugations on this one). The DP is TAC's Maggie. The images are from a limited edition set, and are colored with (what else?) Copics (R81, R85, R89, YG93, YG95, YG97). The shapes are cut with Nestabilities Labels One. I hope you like this little project!

Hoppy Everything!

4/14/2011 06:12:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »

Here is another of those trifold cards that I love so well! This one uses TAC's Hoppy Everything stamp set and Hip Hop paper. These colors are so much fun, and the critters are whimsical and cute! I colored a variety of images from the set with my Copics, and then cut them out and slipped them in around the card. This card just makes me smile, so I can't wait to share it with a friend.

Plastic Wrap Stamped Background

4/14/2011 05:59:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »

I have been dabbling with different techniques for stamping for many years, but was recently inspired by Michelle Zindorf's plastic wrap texturing tutorial. If you've never checked out Michelle's work, you are really missing out! I used a modification of her technique for the background of this card, with various Memento Dew Drop inks. I stamped the image from TAC's Anchor to the Soul (which is one of my favorite sets), and then masked it. I did my coloring with Copics (N1, N4, N7, YG93, YG95, YG97). I also used Copics to color the ribbons to match. Oh, how I love my Copics!