Monday, March 23, 2009

Bloomin' Monday!

Good morning. I am preparing for a very fun day today! I am going to the Copic Certification class here in Buffalo. There will be several ladies there I am excited to hang out with, what could be a better way to spend a Monday??
I have been working on swaps for my upcoming WNY Spring Fest so I haven't had much time for stamping things to show you, except for this...

A few weeks ago I purchased a pack of MM paper called Chloe's Closet, it has some delicious colors and patterns! The colors are so springy and I am definitely in the mood for spring. I also had a chance to use the new Spellbinders dies I got in the mail recently. After cutting out the frame in Kiwi Kiss card stock I ran it through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I pulled out the retired set, Live Your Dreams, to create my main image. I so wish SU had not retired this set! The flowers were cut out and popped up separately. They were stamped in Tangerine Tango but the centers were a bit too stark white so I used my Copic Buttercream marker to fill in the centers. Since Copics are alcohol based you can marker over dye inks without smearing them. I think that was a tip I learned from Sharon Harnist, clever eh? I added a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some orange twill I got from Taylor's store.
I had better get going! Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate you!


Renee said...

Oh Tracy this is gorgeous! I love your frame and your pretty colors!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I just picked up some of the same Making Memories products and can't wait to play too!

Thanks for sharing!


Cheryl said...

Such beautiful colors! Love how you matched your main image and frame to the dp!

Sure enjoyed talking with you yesterday!

ChristineCreations said...

How cool that you got to go to the Copic class...I'm really hoping at some point to be able to as the warmth of the flowers here Tracy...great paper too!