Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Copics, a pepper, and glitter on my man's card

Poor guy...I don't have the decency, or restraint, that Belinda and Laurie have when it comes to making masculine cards, well, masculine. The only thing manly about my hubby's v-day card is...well, there's red on it...
I mean, seriously, it's for Valentine's Day! How manly is the holiday in the first place? On to the card!
This is another one of those "I'm a n00b" type of posts. This it the first time using:
 - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Punny fruits and vegetables)
 - Copic markers
 - my Xyron 150 sticker maker
 - a knot instead of a bow
 - paper from Target
 - a Cuttlebug embossing folder in my Sizzix BigShot (Spots and Dots)
 - a real easel to hold up my card
You see, I'm a total n00b!
I think the card turned out well even if I did use all of my Copics on this card! (Ok, I own these three!) They are actually really nice to color with, I'll be using these a lot! I also have an apple and pear that I can use from the Punny Fruits & Vegetables set! Oh, boy!

The only real problem I had was that the Cuttlebug folder cut out the Spots & Dots design instead of simply embossing it. I may need to review my "sandwich recipe". Oh, there was also a bit of "user error" with the 150 sticker maker. I didn't know which way was "face up." No, I wasn't at a crop. No, there's nothing wrong with my 250. Yes, I just wanted to play with the new toy that the hubby got me. For all of his caring and love, he got glittery hearts!
Enjoy the card and the artsy photo of my new markers...I think I'm in love! (Shh! Don't tell the hubby!) I'm braving the world of challenges again and submitting this for this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge. Wish me luck!


  1. Very nice pro post! He'll like the card because you made it. You never get to see some that Steve gets that have more glitter and mushiness, so it's ok that you added the fun girly stuff to the card. Glad u like the copics, I'm still holding out. I Gots my trusty colored pencils! Yay crayola! Nice post! Now back to organizing my desk! Oy!

  2. Ooooooh! SOOOOOO cute! Love love love the Vday card! So many new things to use and try! :) Yeah, sometimes the bugs are pretty tight initially (I use A, B, folder, B) but my bug is all stretched out and old. Haha.

    BTW, the copics work really well with shading. I tend to buy my markers in 3's. So I get 3 similar shades of reds, etc. Or a little gray also works. Or wait for the ink to dry and then apply more of the red for some more 3-D look!
    BUT LOVE LOE LOVE IT! I'm glad you're loving the copics! Ping me for a cheaper place to get copics online. ;-)