I LOVE to create greeting cards. This is a place
for me to share some of my favorite cards with family,
fellow card-makers,and friends.
Update: Since I began this card-making blog in 2009, we have moved to a warm, sunny place, retired, and gotten very busy. Even though my love of making cards has not lessened, my time "for" card-making has diminished. I had actually considered taking down my blog because of my lack of time to make and post cards. Instead I will try to post more regularly with a variety of things. Please bear with me while I attempt to expand my topics.
Copic Colored Graduation Card
I took a Copic coloring class this past Wednesday at Smudges in Chanhassen. It was very informative. (And it was a lot of fun, too!) Leslie and Trish (our instructors) had taken the Copic Markers certification class, so we learned a lot more than just technique. So when it came time for me to make a graduation for a friend's daughter, Callen, I knew I should practice my Copic coloring techniques. I used the same design that I posted earlier with the Changito monkey grad. The card base is blue to go with her school colors. And the Cuttlebug "congrats!" embossed Bazzill mat was leftover from the other cards made for the St. Hubert's 8th graders. The ribbon is from my SU! stash and is the same color as the cardstock. I stamped an extra diploma, wrote the school letters and year on it, cut it out, and added Diamond Glaze to it before adhering it with 3M foam tape. Oh, I also added the silver "jewels" in the four corners where I'd used the SU! ticket punch (love that punch!). I tied a little gingham ribbon on the larger ribbon for a little added interest. I stamped "We're proud of you, Graduate" (Wordsworth by Rubber Soul) on the inside as well as 3 little diplomas from Perfectly Clear Stamps (Stampendous) along the bottom of the insert. I used Versafine Majestic Blue Ink. To decorate the back of the envelope, I used Hero Arts Rolled Diploma and Graduation Cap stamps and, of course, the Copic markers. Practice makes perfect ... I am just hoping for BETTER!
Copic Marker Colors Used: B69 (Stratospheric Blue), B91 (Pale Grayish Blue), E33 (Sand), E34 (Orientale), E37 (Sepia), W0 (Warm Gray No. 0)