Friday, May 27, 2011

Color it with Copic!

Hi all and TGIF! Today's Flourishes Focus is being hosted by the lovely Cindy Lawrence and she's giving us all a "how to" on Copic markers! I haven't quite seen what's up her sleeve yet but, I assure you, it's good!

So, for my Copic creation... I wanted a simple little notecard that I could send anytime! I used Flourishes Mix-n-Mugs set. I love that set because of all the "looks" you can get!

You can see, the layout on this card is pretty darn simple! Just a few layered boxes wrapped around with some ribbon and a simple little circle sentiment tag (sentiment is also a part of this set)! My paper is BasicGrey. After stamping on Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, I masked the "pens and pencils" and then stamped the mug over top so that it looked like those goodies were just sitting inside. Then, the coloring began! I've used some of the Copic Collections grouped by Flourishes and I reached for the Poppy, Cool Neutrals, Sunflower and Azure collections. After I was done coloring, I did add a little razzle dazzle thanks to a Copic Clear Spica Glitter Pen. See?
I also used one of my Copic markers to color coordinate some pearls by just coloring them up! The dies I used were the Spellbinders Standard Circle and Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities that I cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine. After I was done embossing, I did use a sanding block to reveal the paper's white core.

Be sure to check out Cindy's Copic creations HERE over on the Flourishes blog and hop on over to see some of the other Flourishes gals below too!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Thanks so much for stopping by! Sorry this was just a quickie. As I type this, I should be curling my darling daughter's hair! It's a big night -- Confirmation and First Holy Communion! So, until we meet again.... blessings to you!


petra,s cards said...

good morning julie what a beautiful card! great collours!
xx petra

Barbara said...

So sweet, Julie! And, yes, just a perfect little card to have on hand--love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this set! LOVE it! And your simple card works great for me. You do such a good job with the masking. Very cute!

ChristineCreations said...

Such a special day for your family Julie :) Blessing and hugs to you all..

and a lovely card too..that paper is really fun!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simple and sweet and its perfect. Nicely done Julie.
Congats to you all and enjoy the time with the family!

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Miss Julie! I love this set too. And I just love how you colored it up. Just fabulous!

A very special night indeed! Congrats and blessing to you and your family Miss Julie!

Shannon 8-)


Such a sweet card. Very pretty!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a really cute card!

Evette K. said...

Just a really sweet, stunning card.