Sunday, 1 February 2009

I got my copics!!

I ordered some copics late Thursday night and I got them yesterday morning, how quick was that?!!
I bought a pack of the ciaos to try them out, before I invested in some of the more expensive sketch markers and I must say I do LOVE them.
I got a great deal on a pack of 20, which has most of the colours I need all in the pack, including a couple of skin tones which I really wanted, and they came in a free copic wallet too, so I'm very happy :)
The wallet holds 24 pens so there is space for 4 more, which means I will just have to buy some more to fill it up lol.
I have been colouring in some images that I was sent from some of the ladies in the just cards group (thanks girls)and I do see a big difference but I still lve my Marvy blender that I got from Andrea, from the same group.
I will be making some cards out of some of the images I have coloured and will post them over the next few days, but my card for today is something very different for me.

It's my FIL's birthday today and I made him this card using a vintage car stamp I have had for forever but have never used it. I think I got it along with some other stuff I bought from ebay.

I never make cards like this and I find it very difficult to do men's cards, so it really was out of my comfort zone. He likes vintage cars so I am hoping he will like this.

I used some handmade paper for the top half and some paper from a vintage pack for the bottom half. I don't know who makes this paper as it was left overs from a papr stack that I have had since I first started cardmaking!
I made a small slit on the card spine to thread my ribbon through, then wrapped it round my card and tied a simple knot. I stamped the image with black stazon onto some paper and layered it up with more papers all from the same vintage stack as before, which I had inked the edges of with Tim Holtz distressing ink (dried marigold) then stuck it all onto my card with dimentionals.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped with embossing ink then embossed with Antique sparkle powder (Heritage Rubber Stamp Co), you can't really see the sentiment very well here but it does show up better in real life.
I haven't got a pic, but I decorated the inside and back with the same papers.
Thanks for looking

1 comment:

Faye said...

Congradulations on the copics. I sooo want to try some but I just can't get myself to spend the money. Your card is great.