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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Copics, a Just Rite Stamp and more Spellbinder die cuts!!

Hello Again Bloggin' Friends...
I'm back to feature a card with a few of my favorite products -- Spellbinder Dies, Just Rite Stamps and Copic Alcohol markers!  The embellishments are also a favorite with me; pearls, pearls and more pearls!!  So let me start with the paper, this is a collection that I love and used on the grad card below.  A Kaiser Craft pattern paper collection in shades of brown and blue.  The shade of blue in this paper is simply amazing - somewhere between a blue and a green, in the teal blue color family.  I stamped up this Just Rite stamp from the JB09840 Birdhouses Set, in their ribbed 31/4" round style and I stamped it in Momento Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock.  This combination of cardstock and ink is the best combination to get the best results when coloring with Copic markers.  Momento ink is the best ink to stamp any image that you plan to color up with alcohol markers as it will not bleed once dry.  I know that several of you got in on the Copic pre-order sale and now have your Copics in hand so I will be posting a series of Just Rite images colored up with my new combinations of markers that I ordered, just to show you all some of what you can do with these amazing combinations of products!  The work that can be achieved is fantastic and I am eagerly seeking to achieve some wonderful designs and looking forward to the process of getting there.  

I used multiple Spellbinder dies to layer up the stamped image and to stamp the sentiment.  I cut the stamped image with Spellbinders Standard Circles. Under the stamped and colored image I used Spellbinders Standard  Scallop Circle.  Further, under the scallop circle I placed a die cut from Spellbinders Eyelet Circles set which just set it off on a whimsical note.  I matched the color of the flowers to the card stock as best I could and then set it on top of a paper border with Kaiser Craft pearls.  The sentiment I featured on one of the three choices you can find in Spellbinders Tags 2 and under it I placed a selection from Spellbinders Long Classic Scallop Rectangles.  I inked distressed the tag with Twilight Blue ink from Close To My Heart and then used a brown pearl sequence from Zva Creative.  Click up on the link above for the best place to shop for all the products you see on this card and more...   I hope you like this card... stay tuned, much more to come!!