Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Copping" a New Attitude

This Christmas, my wonderful hubby asked me for a Christmas list. Sure Cuts A Lot was one of the first things I listed, but next came Copic Markers. I had heard soooooo much about them and had seen such wonderful coloring done with them. I just *neeeeeeeeded* them. :)

As I said, he's a wonderful hubby, and he bought me 2 sets of Ciao markers from Clear Dollar Stamps. I tried them .... and then proceeded to use Christmas money to buy the other 4 sets that CDS had. :) (Yeah, yeah .... I got some of their fantastic stamps, too!!!). Since then, I've been to Hobby Lobby to acquire 6 more. It's very addicting!!!!

I never bought the SU markers. I just couldn't justify the money for just another set of markers. I use the WWC and all of the inks. I was satistied with that. Once I tried the Copics, though, I knew that these were not just another set of markers. They are fantastic and totally fun!!!! I still have much to learn about using these new toys, but what fun they have already been.

Here are a few examples of my Copic-ing. :)


I used left over pieces from one of my challenges to make this card. The designer paper, snowflake, ribbon, and image are all from that challenge. The image is colored with the Copics, and the snowflake is outlined in the Copic ink.











This card shows my love of snow and winter. Everything is colored with the Copics. The edge of the paper is embossed with little dots. I used one of the edge embossing folders for this and ran it through the Cuttlebug. The snowballs are tiny pom poms that I had on hand. The stamps are from CDS. :)











Another card with the same set. Again, it's colored with Copics andd uses SU paper. More little snowballs on this one, too.











This card is going out as a birthday card to a friend later this month. I loved coloring this one because of all of the detail. The Copics made it so much fun!!!

The set is one that I found on sale somewhere and has a lot of fairies. It's stamped with Staz-On and colored. Around the edges of the black layer, I used Brilliance silver. Some bling really helps set this card off.






If you don't have Copics, you need to RUN to CDS and/or Hobby Lobby to grab some. They are awesome and so easy to work with. They are also refillable and made to last a lifetime.



As always, live the life, and live it well.

4 comments:

  1. I will not become addicted... I will not become addicted... hehe
    Your work is beautiful, Shell. I love the fairie - so soft and lifelike.

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  2. Anonymous9:24 PM

    wow, these all look great...enjoy all of your new toys...you deserve them... thanks for sharing...Soni

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  3. danssister9:20 AM

    Very cute cards! Love the snowmen, and their little snowballs! I have some of those, never thought to use them that way, lol.

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  4. Awe these are super cute, Shell!! Love the images!

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