Hello, everybody! Welcome back. Today I am sharing the first of two cards I will be teaching the afternoon of February 5th at China Phoenix 2, the greatest little stamp store in the Southwest. I had one goal when I started putting this sample together...no Copics. That's right. I touched nary a Copic marker when I made this card last night and though it was killing me, I managed to survive. I guess I wanted to prove that I didn't have a "problem" with Copics; that I could "quit" anytime I wanted. Yeah, right! I will make one more "Copic free" class sample and then I'm back with my little felt tipped, alcohol ink soaked, babies ;D I guess you could say that I am powerless over alcohol...alcohol ink, that is.
This card started out by stenciling a flower from a die cut created with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Alterations die. I randomly placed the floral die cut on my main panel and sponged Fired Brick Distress Ink around the flower. Next, I gave the panel a few gentle swipes of Antique Linen Distress Ink and then followed that with a fairly heavy coat of Vintage Photo around the edges. I decided to add another layer of images, so I inked up a Hero Arts dotted background and placed that on top, again in Antique Linen. The sweet little bird silhouettes are by Deadbeat Designs and I added them on top of everything else using Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink. I didn't have the good sense to stop there, so I decided that I would add a Penny Black flourish to a couple of the corners, again using Fired Brick. I finally decided to the give the stamping a rest, but trust me, I could have kept going. The birds needed a bit of gloss so they received a generous coating of Glossy Accents and, of course, no card can escape the glitter glue when I'm in charge, so a little Diamond Stickles found it's way to the edge of the panel. A scrap of lace, a touch of ribbon, a few other delicate embellishments, and there you have it... a fairly nice Valentine's Day card. I rather like how it turned out, but I sure am missing those Copics...LOL!
If the week goes as planned, I will be back with a second class sample, a couple of Bombshell cards, and a new Kenny K card. Plus, I have to share with you a lovely and thoughtful package I received in the mail ;D I am such a lucky girl to have so many talented and crafty friends! Catch ya' later, crafty gator! Don't ask...it rhymed...it's late...I'm a doofus ;D