Here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple days…new stamps…new dies…an idea… a card! This cutie Sweet November Mia’s Ornament was so much fun to color! She’s part of the October CC Designs release. She reminds me so much of one of our granddaughter’s that just loved looking at her reflection in the glass balls on the Christmas tree last year.
Mia is stamped with Memento tuxedo Black ink on Beckett Expression Super Smooth 80# card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Her hair is E30, E15, E08, E18 and E19. Her dress is a crazy combo of blues trying to match the paper. I started with B32, that wasn’t right, so I colored over the top with B000, not any better so I went to the BG’s 000, 00 01, 02, 05. Well, sometimes it goes crazy! lol! The top of the ornament is colored in with silver gel pen.
Here’s a close up of the Christmas Bulb border die…new from CC Designs Cutters this month… I LOVE it! I cut it out of green…then cut the bulbs out of white and colored them with B or BG 0000 and 000, can’t remember which now…sorry but either would be good! Then added the little mark of white gel pen… cut the bulbs off and glued them on top of the green strand. I just cut one at a time and glue it and then cut another etc. It really goes fast. I took a black multiliner pen and added the lines to the base of the bulbs. The pine branch is a new die from Marianne Designs.. I order mine from Joanna Sheen.com in the UK. I love their service…postage is included in the price. The pattern paper is from SEI a couple years old or so….It’s so pretty and I still have a couple 6×6 pieces left! woohoo!
I’m linking up to the ABC Christmas Challenge – they want to see you use your “unused stash” gotta love that! On the Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge blog the theme is “sparkly stuff”… it’s hard to see in my photos but the fancy swirls on my paper are all glittery/sparkly/pretty! On Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge blog… dying to die cut and to Christmas Inspirations Challenge blog… use punches or die cuts.
The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. I wanted the sentiment to be long instead of two lines so I used the little square pad and just inked up “Christmas makes” first…stamped it with the stamp a ma jig… embossed it with clear embossing powder then cleaned the stamp and inked up just the “Magic happen”, stamped it with the stamp a ma jig and embossed it with clear embossing powder also.
HERE is the card I made in 2009 with this same pattern paper… just might be my favorite copic coloring ever!
I think stamping and Copics make magic happen too! I’ve met so many wonderful stampers that I wouldn’t have met otherwise! Makes me smile right a long with Mia! Have a great weekend and talk to you again soon!
Here’s the stamps and supplies I used to make this card…