Holiday Card Fun & Copic Haul

I haven’t had attended a card class at my LSS in a while, so I was thrilled to have the chance to make it to one yesterday. It was taught by my good friend, Linda. While I was there, I may or may not have signed up for two more classes in a couple of weeks. LOL One being taught by Lynette and another by Robin. Both classes have really awesome projects, so I can’t wait!

Anyway, back to the class from this weekend. We made a total of three cards all featuring stamps from Whipper Snapper Designs. As always, you can click on any of the images to view a larger version for more detail.

Mel's Card Corner | Whipper Snapper Santos

One of the cards we made featured the adorable snowman stamp called Santos. I colored him using a variety of Copic markers. The background was stamped using the Snowy Backdrops stamp from Lawn Fawn using Soft Sky shadow ink from Hero Arts. That panel was adhered to the green patterned paper which is from the Sugarplums collection by Doodlebug Design which was then adhered to the ruby cardstock. All of that was then adhered to the white card base.

The sentiment was a die cut, but I’m not sure from which company. It was cut from a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn’s Bokeh in the Snow petite paper pack that had been backed with a sheet of Stick-It adhesive from Ken Oliver. To finish the card, I drew on a bit of fringe on the scarf using a Copic Multiliner, added some clear Wink of Stella to the scarf and gloves, and adhered a few sequins using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Mel's Card Corner | Whipper Snapper Reindeer Love

We also made this adorable card featuring the Reindeer Love stamp. Once again, I colored the image using various Copic markers. Once colored, all of the stitched circles were stacked together and adhered to the patterned paper which was also from the Sugarplums collection by Doodlebug Design. Another piece of patterned paper from the same collection was added to the inside of the card along with a white layer for signing.

The sentiment is from the Winter Scripty Sayings stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I added a row sparkle by adding dots of cranberry Stickles. To finish things off, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the scarves and Glossy Accents to the noses of the reindeer and the little hearts.

Mel's Card Corner | Whipper Snapper Kizzy

The final card features another adorable little snowman stamp called Kizzy. The card base was embossed using the Winter Flurry folder from Taylored Expressions. Once again, I colored the stamped image using various Copic markers. The patterned paper mat is also from the Bokeh in the Snow petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn. I then added some clear Wink of Stella to the fur parts of the hat and to the heart. I also added some hand-drawn fringe to the scarf using a Copic Multiliner and some Glossy Accents to the nose and buttons.

Mel's Card Corner | Stampendous sentiment

For the inside of the card, we used a sentiment from Stampendous. I’m not sure if it’s still available or not though because I couldn’t find it on their website. I colored the stars using a couple of different yellow Copic markers. I’m not sure how well it shows up in the photo, but we also rubbed around the edges of both the sentiment panel and the stamped panel on the front of the card with a clear Wink of Stella pen. It added a really subtle bit of shine and bling to the card that was so pretty. To finish up the card, I added a smattering of clear sequins adhered with some Multi Medium Matte.

I did have some other fun this weekend as well, but on Friday this time. I’m really fortunate to have an awesome local art supply store called Art Supply Warehouse. They carry all of the typical art supplies one would think of like paints, canvas, etc. On top of that, they also carry a wide variety of markers, including Copic markers and refills.

Mel's Card Corner | Art Supply Warehouse Artoberfest

Two times per year, they have a HUGE store-wide sale where practically everything in the store is on sale for 25% off. The only thing excluded are clearance items and their “Screamin’ Deal” items which are already drastically discounted. Needless to say, a sale like that results in very long lines, especially when it’s the first day of the sale. Given the fall sale happens in October, they called it Artoberfest.

Mel's Card Corner | Art Supply Warehouse Artoberfest Haul

While the long lines sucked, stocking up on markers at incredible prices didn’t! Given the store’s everyday discounted prices on Copic Sketch markers ($4.99), by the time they took off the additional 25%, I only paid $3.74 each! I able grabbed some more Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens for my collection for only $2.04 each after the discount. I even managed to snag the last two clear Wink of Stella pens from their display for only $4.34 each. With the quantities I bought, it was definitely a major hit on my bank account, but given I was paying less than half of the MSRP for the Sketch pens, it was worth it!

Hope everyone else had an awesome weekend, too! Until next time …

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