I have just learned that this Saturday, November 20, there will be a Copic Marker Certification class here in El Paso at the Fairfield Inn, 7514 Remcon Circle. You can find all the information at http://copicmarker.com/certification/. The public is eligible to attend but everyone must submit an application and be accepted by the Copic Marker instructor. If you are interested please go to the website shown above and scroll down to the “Upcoming Certification Sessions.” Then scroll down to El Paso and click on Details and Application. The class will last all day and costs $120. Please feel free to call me if you have questions.
Because of the Copic class Saturday, there will be no classes on Saturday. However, I will teach a class Sunday at 1pm to 3pm – Vintage Christmas Cards with new Tim Holtz Stamps and Dies. I will post the samples as soon as they are made, but I think you will enjoy them!!!
The new Memory Box stamps and papers continue to inspire me and here are two more samples. The first card is elegant and combines Memory Box paper that I die cut with Spellbinders Labels 8. I then cut coordinating cardstock with the same Labels 8 die and matted the first die cut with my signature “skinny borders.” I then stamped “Happy Holidays” with Versamark and embossed it in white. This I attached to a frame (Tattered Angels Framed Fonts) which I distressed slightly with tea Dye Distress Ink. I mounted the frame to the bottom of the die cut piece, threading burgundy ribbon behind it and tying a bow. Then I added a pearl flourish starting behind the frame. This piece was mounted on an A6 (4 ½” x 6¼”) off white card which I stamped with Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp in Memento Angel Pink ink. So pretty!
For my next card I used several Memory Box stamps. The background is the Peace Collage stamped twice in Memento Bahama Blue ink. I stamped the birch tree stamp in Versamark ink and embossed it in white on white cardstock. Then I applied Bahama Blue ink using a jumbo dauber. I used Design Adhesives for the bird (which I foiled in red) and for the snowflakes ( which I glittered in crystal and silver). Finally I added the sentiment and some red ribbon. The colors are so crisp and clear – it’s really impressive!
Gift Card or Money Card
If you’re giving money or gift cards this holiday season, this card is perfect! The Jeans Pocket is a “oldie but a goody” image from Judikins. Ink it in Memento Danube Blue and stamp it on white cardstock. Repeat. Cut out one image in total and only the pocket from the other image. Distress both with Tea Dye or Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Use a border punch to add some decoration to the pocket (or use the new self-adhesive lace from Hero Arts!) and add two brads in the pocket’s corners. Attach the pocket with ⅛” Scor Tape. Cut slits in the belt loops and add some ribbon. Just add money or a gift card! Easy and fun for you and the recipient!
Please check the website for Sunday’s class!!! Samples coming soon!!