Friday, September 4, 2009


Greetings Blogger Friends!

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for Penny Black also posted on the Penny Black Blog. The stamp is "hand-mailed", one of a collection of stamps featuring this cute bear.

They are so fun to color with Copic markers!

I chose to color it in blues rather than traditional holiday greens and reds. Afterall, a U.S. mail box is blue! (Those of you who know where I work will understand!)

I started with my image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on natural card stock. I used lots of Copic colors....

0, 100, C1, C3, C5, C7, B02, B05, B24, B26, B95, B97, B99, BG10, BG34, BG49, E31, E33, E35, E37, E42, R20, R29, R37, W3, W5
.......all in the photo below.

I added glue and glitter along the snow edges on the mail box and on the ground as well as on the snowflakes. There's Fun Flock on the cuff of the bear's cap & pompom. I layered it on a red mat with narrow edge to set off the little red heart on the envelope.

Next, I cut the blue mat and stamped "snow scroll" along all the edges using Adirondack Lights Aqua ink. I added spots and swirls of glitter with a glitter pen.

The blue card front also has "snow scroll" stamped repeatedly over it but no glitter.

I stamped "joy" (from "holly day critters" stamp set) with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink on natural card stock. I used a Spellbinders Classic Oval for the shape.

For assembly, I fastened the aqua paper on a bit darker blue paper leaving just a narrow edge showing. That was glued to the darker blue. I tied a bow in silk ribbon and fastened it in place across the mats. The ribbon ends are fastened to the back. All of this is fastened to a natural card - 4 1/4"x 6 1/4". The main image with red mat is fastened over the ribbon. The little "joy" is fastened with a foam square.


4014K – hand-mailed
3892K – snow scroll
30-017 – holly day critters
Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk ink (Tsukineko)
Adirondack Lights Aqua ink (Ranger)
Markers (Copic 0, 100, C1,3,5,7, W1,3,5, E31,33,35,37,42, R20,29,37, B02,05,24,26,95,97,99, BG10,34,49)
Paper: natural (Classic Crest), red, blues (Bazzill)
Silk Ribbon (Creative Impressions)
Glitter (Art Institute Ultra Fine Crystal)
Classic Oval Small (Spellbinders)
White Fun Flock

Sending you JOY!


Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my goodness look at all those markers wow, no wonder its so cute, Your cards for Ao are faboulous by the way!!

The Wired Angel said...

This is absolutely beautiful. You did such a terrific job. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. Best, PeggyM

Anonymous said...

Judy, this is so charming! love it! the colors are fabulous w/this image!
Pam Going Postal