Saturday, May 10, 2008

NOT Just Another Magic Marker!
How do I love my Copics? Let me count the ways! I've been using these beyond awe-some markers for a good six months or so now, but I still continue to be amazed with them...just can't get over how smooth and blendable they are! And no annoying streak marks. It's literally like water-coloring without the water (and the brush-rinsing, and the stray water drops and just the general mess). Don't get me wrong...nothing replaces the art of true watercolor on real water-color paper for shading, shadowing and that over-all delicate & dreamy effect, and I'd be beyond thrilled to say I had the talent; but it's a VERY challenging medium for most of us and an art all unto itself that can take years to master. And at this point in my life, I'm lucky if I can find time even to stamp! But now I can get many of the same watercolor effects from a simple marker! So my Copics have truly been this stamper's dream-come-true! Learn more about them and how they work at the Copics website, plus view their complete color line. And when you're ready to buy, GUESS WHAT?!?? They'll be available for sale new this week at Clear Dollar Stamps!!! That's also where you'll find the stamps I used to make this card; they're from one of the new May releases, "Spread Your Wings".

As for the rest of the card, I opened my Cuttlebug "Fancy Corners" embossing set and used it along the right edge. Spellbinders scallop squares, a scallop corner punch, my Stampin' Up Word Window punch, Ranger Distress Ink (Antique Linen, sponged over the embossed area), Prima flowers, copper Dew Drops and yellow twine round it all out. Thanks so much for stopping by...I would love to hear from you about anything, so please don't hesitate to leave a comment or two. And keep my little ol' blog in mind down the road; I plan on putting some blog candy out there soon!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

It looks great, Erin! You definitely have a talent for these markers.

Deb said...

Very pretty card!! I haven't mastered my copics yet, but I still love them!!

Linsey said...

what's that?!!! CDstamps are selling Copics now?! Holy artichoks, it's all over now! I just purchase my first last weekend (only 2, lol!) and Iam in love, of course! It's not a matter of want---I NEEd more! Off to the store site to see what CDstamps has going on...I've bought the oringals since I like the small tip for tiny spaces. TFS this news and your beautiful bird card, it's awesome!!!

Kate said...

Bear, great blog! Sorry it took me so long to find it. I think you should have a history section where you post all those cards and notes you made me in college (20 years ago, I might add, you trend-setter you!!!)