Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Children's Birthdays and My First Copics

I took the Copic plunge last week and found a very simple stamp set on sale at Michaels.  I figured it would be a good 1st try of using the Copics and not challenge me into never trying them again.  I have used Prisma Pencils in the past and am comfortable with the blending process used with those type of Pencils. I was very much hoping that the worst of my learning curve was behind me. 

It was.  I felt very comfortable using and blending with the Copics.  I have watched several tutorials on youtube (search for Copic tutorial) and found it a pretty easy transition.  Now, I need to take the next step and go for something that requires a bit more skill and more than 4 colors and a blender!

The nice thing about simple stamps and Copics is that they make wonderful focals for Children's cards.  Since I seem to have an abundance of Grandchildren, I am always in need of Birthday cards.  Ta Daaaaa!
Card Number 1

And here is number 2.  Both simple and sweet. just like my perfectly behaved Grandchildren (insert sarcasm icon here)

So, what do you think?  Pretty basic but I was more concerned with using the Copics than the intracacies of the card.

All cardstock, ink and ribbon by Papertreyink
Stamps by Recollections
Scallop punch by Fiskars


Diane Jaquay said...

These are SO cute!! I think you did a fine job for your first try, hope I can do as well IF I ever even work up the nerve to try lol!

Nerina said...

Oh these are *so* cute and colourful! they are perfect for little people!

Noora said...

excellent job with the copics coloring...looks pro to me!!

lynn said...

copics can be very additive! cute cards!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Both cards are really cute! Great coloring too.

Taheerah said...

Glad you took the plunge with the Copics, you'll find that they very quickly become addictive! I agree, they're great for colouring images for children's cards, as you've showcased perfectly here!

BethieJ said...

Oh these are both so CUTE!!! Love the snail and butterfly images! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lori said...

Such cute cards!! :)