Paper Morsels

Paper Crafts and Sweet Morsels from life.

Tiddly Inks Christmas Cards

I had some fun making some Christmas cards this year with a few cute Tiddly Inks images. They are so fun to color and I had a good time trying out different skin and hair color combinations.   I never get to make as many handmade cards for Christmas as I’d like to, but I got a few out this year.  I didn’t want to post them til they made it to their destinations!  I always think I’ll start early…I made these in November…maybe next year I should do “Christmas in July” card making!  I hope you all had a fantastic holiday!

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Cocoa Wishes

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Cocoa Wishes

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Mavis Christmas

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Wyrn Summertime Sweets

Supplies Used:

Digital Images:  Tiddly Inks “Cocoa Wishes”, “Wryn Summertime Sweets” and “Christmas Mavis” by Christy Croll

Designer Paper: Reds/Greens- The Paper Studio “Christmas Basics” 6 x 6 Pad; Blue: DCWV

Gold Paper on Mavis Card:  Club Scrap

Red Glitter Ribbon:  Celebrate It 360 from Michael’s

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Eight”

Snowflake Ink Stamp (Blue Card): Club Scrap

Sentiment Stamps:  “Holiday Cheer” by Impression Obsession Holiday Cheer set

“To Warm Your Heart” by Stampendous Snowy Short Stacks set

Border Punch: Fiskars Interchangeable “Upper Crest”

Markers: Copic

Shimmer Pen:  Wink of Stella

Entries:

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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Copic Storage

Today’s Online Copic Class was full of more tips for Copic storage and care.  My Copic markers are stored in some “vintage” Eddie Bauer Home mugs that I received years ago from a friend.  I love the cute images and words on them!   One of these days, when I outgrow them, I’ll have to try some other ideas!

My markers (and even my clothes when I reorganize my closet) are in a color order that I learned at my job at a ladies clothing store in high school – this was the order we had to put all the clothes in on the racks when we straightened them!  Did you know that there is prescribed color orders for clothing racks at stores?!!  Now you do!

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Sending Warm Fuzzies

I have some of my other practice sheets started, but not finished.  Instead, I turned to making a card today for one of my nieces who fell off the monkey bars and broke her arm so badly that she had to have surgery and get screws put into it!  Poor thing!!  This card is on the way to her.  I tried the corduroy technique on the bear that was featured in my Copic Class on coloring critters – and tried to practice my hair coloring from earlier lessons!

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Image:  Tiddly Inks “Annie’s Bear” by Christy Croll

Designer Paper: sei Corinne 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Red Foil Paper:  DCWV

Markers: Copic

 

 

 

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Copic Class Day 3 – Shading with Gray

What a busy week it was last week!  Spent this weekend trying to do some catch up on my class “homework”.  Tonight I did the day 3 practice – using gray shades to add shading instead of just using darker colors in the same family.  Some worked, some didn’t! 🙂

Now I have to figure out the problem I am having with bleeding around the edges!

I started some of the other lessons from Day 4 and 5, but will wait til I have more practice images done first!

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Copic Class Day 2 – Blending Tricks

Today was about learning 3 different techniques to blend colors using tip to tip transfer, mixing on an acrylic block and feathering. I think I like the acrylic block technique the best!
It was also fun to try to bend colors together that are not in the same family. My favorite today, goes to my “pink lemonade” butterfly 🙂

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