Sunday, June 1, 2008


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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