I've tried really REALLY hard to resist... but I finally broke down and ordered a set of Copic Markers from My Favorite Things. When my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas she was pretty surprised when I requested a set of markers!
These 2 cards are some of my first experiments with them.... so be kind!! The first image is with a new set from the SU spring/summer catalog. I colored the birds and background with Copics, the sketch is from today's sketch challenge on SCS. The circle in front flips open to reveal the rest of the sentiment... "it's your birthday". Also also stamped the flowers along the card base as a border... not sure if I like it but it's done.
The second image is my VERY FIRST try with the copics. I have a few little boo-boo's, hopefully they aren't too visible!! I love the pink and green color combo for this set. I also added some cotton candy stickles to the coat for a little sparkle.
I picked a BLOG CANDY WINNER!! I need Rachael to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachael left the following commment...
I adore your card and box.
I found your site through SCS gallery and I LOVE it! I put you in my Google Reader.
Congratulations Rachael - and thanks everyone for leaving comments on that post. I will hopefully put together a better tutorial on this in the next week or so and post it here.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!