First I would like to thank everyone for such nice comments on my tags! And guess what?!! I won one of the give aways for the class!! Will let you know when it gets here as to what I won! I am so excited!!!! We have a new baby boy!!!!!!
Here is my Easter card. I tried a few very different things. You know, you get ideas and you try. The images are by Victoria Case. I love her drawings. Not sure exactly where I got this because she used to sell from her site as well as thru other people. I received the tiny elephant as a thank you for that particular order and I was thrilled! They are both just so cute. I decided to use gray cardstock. I only have a few pieces of that color and was wondering how that would work. I colored only parts of the image with copics. They went on very icky but dried bright so I was really happy - I did try using the colorless blender when it leaked over the lines and found that wasn't such a hot idea. So if you are using nameless (I haven't a clue where this cardstock came from) paper, try to stay inside the lines and don't try to shade. That's my advice. But if the cardstock isn't too dark, it should be ok if you don't do a whole lot of coloring. The copics I use are: YG17, Y15, RV14, R05, BG01. If you look at your color chart, you will see these are very bright colors. The "pink" paper here and on the inside is the paper I "made" from the new Tim Holtz stamping paper. I edged the gray paper with broken china (distress ink). The other designer paper is the green checked. I didn't color on the inside at all.
Sorry that my photos aren't too clear. I used a really pretty blue archival ink to stamp with here. And I reversed my edge punched from the outside to the inside. I had such a gorgeous piece of paper when I was done inking it with different distress inks that I had a hard time cutting it! This is what I had left and I wanted to show you how neat it was.
I actually sprayed it with water! From a spray bottle!! It is perfectly flat after drying it with my heat tool! That was a real shocker. I love how everything blended so easily. Since it is very coated, I can't imagine using copics on it - and I am really not wanting to waste even a scrap of it as I love it to pieces!!!!! Isn't it pretty? Well, I will be posting another birthday card very soon. Great grandson this time! Hugs to you all, Barb F