Sunday, June 1, 2008

Simplicity


I made a few simple cards that I thought I would share. I did not do sentiments on the cards because every now & then, I just need a plain notecard. These cards can suit any purpose. I just got Daisy D's Sweet Baby Jane 8x8 Double Sided Cardstock Paper at the store & I absolutely love it. I made this card using one of the papers & some leftover vellum. I ripped the vellum & adhered it to the card using Vellum Glue Dot Sheets. These are so easy to use. Just take the adhesive & put it on the vellum. Next, lift the sheet off of the vellum & adhere it to your paper. It really does not get any easier than that. Plus, I have used these adhesive sheets a few times before they lose all of their hold. To finish the look, I added some bling to the polka dots that were already on the card. I inked the edges of this card using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord.

I made another plain notecard using some leftover cardstock & designer paper, a Bella image, and leftover bling. I used my 5" Paper Creaser to fold the cardstock evenly. I really love this tool =) I colored my image using my Copic 72 Color Set C. Although the Ciao markers are a bit more affordable than the original Copics, I do prefer to color in smaller images with the originals. Because the original Copics have a fine nib, it is easier to color in details with this marker than with the ciaos. And, I am not sure if I just got lucky when I ordered, but the original Copics came in under 30 days. Unfortunately, the Ciaos have up to a 90 day turnaround time from the manufacturer. If you really are interested in these markers, but do not feel like waiting so long, I suggest giving the original copics a try. I cannot promise a shorter ship time, but when I ordered the original copics for myself, I did see a significant reduction in turnaround time. The edges of the cards are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Worn Lipstick.

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7 comments:

Angélique said...

Great card, great blog! :)

Christi said...

Simply sweet! Love both of them!

Kristie said...

So cute! I love them both, especially since there is so much pink!

Debby said...

Love your note cards! Where on earth do you get that vellum adhesive?

Kim said...

As always WONDERFUL cards! I love visiting your blog...it makes me so happy all of the time! :) Hope you are having a GREAT weekend and feeling better!

Hugs~
Kim

Jacqueline TrésBella said...

Great Card. I've got to get some copic markers.

Jacqueline aka TresBella

Susan said...

I love them! The bling is incredibly beautiful and the pink in the bella is so soft. Gosh, these are great!