Saturday, March 12, 2011
My First Card!! (Well, sort-of)
I fell into this wonderful craft quite by accident. I am a quilter and have been for years. For Christmas, I ordered a Sizzix Big Shot Pro so that I could cut fabric strips. However, while researching the Sizzix machine, I started seeing all of these wonderful cards that people were making. I thought to myself that I should get some of those cute dies so that my grandchildren could play and make cute cards and pictures. Man, did that ever open a can of worms!! Here I am 2 1/2 months later with a card making station in my quilt studio and spending a whole lot more on stamping and card supplies than on my quilting stuff!! But oh, it is so much fun.
Now, back to my card... I made this card for my best childhood friend's birthday. The stamp is Sugar Nellie's Sitting Joy. Isn't she beautiful! It is a digi stamp. This was my first attempt at coloring with Copic Markers. I've been taking Suzanne Deans' Copics Class on-line. It's wonderful, by the way. I didn't write down the marker numbers that I used but I'll try to do better in the future.
I found a u-tube video from Splitcoaststampers that showed how to make an easel card. I love how they work and you can display your cards. So, this card was a multitude of firsts for me. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Cardstock from GinaK, dies from Spellbinders.