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Merry Christmas to Me

   

 

I bought myself a Christmas present this year. It is something I have been wanting for a long time….Copic Markers!!!  (Copic markers are alcohol based, they can be blended and they are refillable.) The markers were on sale at Dick Blick and if you spent $150 you received another 15% off your total order and free shipping. So I made like I was the last of the big spenders and plunked down $152 on myself. Needless to say I won’t be getting anything under the tree but I don’t mind!

I used to color all of my stamped images with colored pencils and then blend them with Gamsol. But I was never really thrilled with the results. These markers blend so nicely and the cards I have made with them appear more professionally finished.

BTW: The first two cards are made with Recollections stamps and the third is a House Mouse stamp. The Copic set I bought was 36A from the Ciao collection. (Ciao is cheaper than Sketch markers.) I purchased an additional 12 colors and a blender pen at the time of order and because of the blendable properties of the pen these 38 colors should be all that I need for a long while!

 

Christmas Gift Cards

I quilled ten of these cards to give to my sister Nancy as a gift this Christmas. She admired the version I made of this card last year and wanted me to make some for her to give away. However, I was kind of burnt out by the time she asked so I promised to make her some this year. It is simple looking and simple to make but it is a bit time consuming. From start to finish each card takes about a half hour. But, Nancy was so happy to have them and that always makes it worthwhile!

Home for Christmas

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This is a card I made using a free digital image I got from http://www.birdscards.com/. It is hard to see in the photo but the wreath is shiny because I covered it in Ranger Glossy Accents and I used tiny red jewels to simulate berries.

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Card Making Inspiration by Debby Hughes

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