Sunday, September 21, 2008

a little hello...

My birthday was at the beginning of September, and not only did DH get me some Copics, but I used my birthday money from family to purchase more. (check out for the best prices) As a result, I've been on a bit of a Copic craze lately, and have been coloring like mad to try out my new markers. Here's my latest project:

I haven't done a pop-up card in a while, and thought that "Tilda throwing hearts" would be perfect for one. After coloring Tilda with Copics, I added a bit of accent with a white gel pen. It doesn't show up to well in the photo, but I also added some stickles to her wings and the lace on her dress and apron.

For the center piece, I used a sponge to apply some SU Soft Sky ink to the background. I then added the tree from Olivia's Birdies and some grass from Scenery Set (both by CC Design stamps), and colored them in with, drum roll please, Copics. (You saw that one coming, right?) ;) The Copics go right over the sponged background without any of the color distortion you would get with water based markers. Gotta love it!

Copic tidbit: Did you know that you can use your Copics to make custom colored brads and eyelets for your projects? Neat, huh? I didn't have any eyelets in an appropriate color for this project, so I used a pink Copic (RV10) to get the exact shade that I needed to match Tilda's dress.

You can find the instructions for free standing pop-up cards on SCS here. I know they look complicated, but trust me, these are actually pretty easy to put together. Just make sure you use a super-strong adhesive like Provo Crafts Terrifically Tacky Tape to stick the center pieces that form the base together or it might not hold up very well.

My sister has a thing for hearts, so this card will probably go to her. Shhh... don't tell her!


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