Friday, November 27, 2009

Snow Bunny

Happy Friday Everyone! I'm not expecting huge traffic out on my blog today as my American friends should be beating off the crowds in some good "Black Friday" shopping!
Today I wanted to create...because I felt like it....not for a sketch challenge, not for publication work or for design team work but JUST FOR ME AND FOR FUN!

A little "thank you" to those who noticed that I changed my profile photos...I thought I would stop shocking people with my curly hair when all my on-line photos of me were straight hair and glasses. I really only need to wear my glasses when I am driving in the dark and in the rain (which has been a lot around here lately!).

Have you jumped in on these fabulous new Pure Innocence images yet? They are so cute! Some of the sweetest images that I have seen in a long while. You just know it when a stamp line "speaks to you". This collection you can find at My Favorite Things...and yes, you will see a lot of pure innocence from me! I felt like making another dual purpose card. This one is a great gift tag within a card. When the tag is removed the card still looks great!
This is the image with the tag removed. I stamped her on vellum (with Stazon) and then colored her with my copics FROM THE BACKSIDE....I love the transparent look of color on vellum....something that you just can't duplicate on regular card stock. I stitched the vellum piece to my background paper (Jolly by Golly from Cosmo Cricket). I also added some stickles and liquid applique for my snowy accents.

Here is a shot of the card with the tag inserted. LOVE how the snowflake pattern shows through.
Don't be afraid to try coloring with copics on vellum. It is a little different where colors don't blend like they would on card stock but if you don't like what you have laid down in color it is so easy to erase with your blender pen!
Tip: Remember to go a little bolder in your color choices on vellum so that you get the desired intensity. The colors look naturally softer on the vellum.

Enjoy your weekend! Hope you all nab some great deals....speaking of DEALS have you checked out
Taylored Expressions? They are having an awesome sale that is my kind of shopping!


GabrielaD said...

super cute! Love the new profile photo!

leenda said...

What a cute card! Love it! Your new photo looks beautiful!

Barb said...

I heard that you use paper from Staples for your copics. Can you let me know what the paper is called. Love your work!

Sherrie said...

Actually, I DO NOT use paper from Staples...I find it is too soft and my colors want to feather and bleed beyond my stamped line. I use Neenah or Simply Smooth White from Prism. Let me know if you need ideas on where to purchase these papers if you would like.

chloe said...

I love the way you use the copic markers!

Craftin' in the Rain said...

So cute! I can't wait until I can get some of those stamps!

Barb said...

Yes I would like to know where to buy the simply smooth paper.

Sharon Harnist said...

Adorable card, Sherrie -- love the vellum and especially the snowflake tag tucked behind it! Love the new pic, too!

Sherrie said...

My best suggestion would be to google "simply smooth white card stock by Prism" and see what comes up and what will ship to Canada. Here is one link that I found:

Most stores that I have visited are carrying this paper for their copic customers. So you may find it in your local scrapbook store, just make sure you ask for the "simply smooth" card stock as Prism has a few different kinds.

angelnathalie said...

Sorry Sherrie but I don't have your email address for the Copic Certification logo. Please see my email address:


Nathalie Beaudoin