Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks a (Pumpkin Spice) Latte!

With card sets & invitations on sale this month at CutCardStock.com, I couldn't resist stocking up on warm fall colors so I am ready for the season!  Today I want to share a thank you card I had a lot of fun making.  I played with my markers, including my limited (but growing) collection of Copics.
A1 Folded invitations from CutCardStock.com
Supplies:
Basis A1 Folded cards & envelope set in Dark Orange
Basis Brown cardstock
Savoy 100% cotton 92# cover in Natural White
earth tone patterned paper piece
stamps
pigment ink
markers for coloring (I used both Stampin Up! markers and Copic Sketch)
Because I am coloring in my image with some alcohol based markers, I first stamped my image with a quick drying, pigment ink.

Tip:  I prefer to stamp on the size of paper I need, rather then cut it out after stamping.  To help determine the size of paper I should cut, I lay out my stamps the way I want to use them on my grid first to see what size I will need.
The Savoy cardstock took the markers and blending beautifully!  I didn't have any issues with bleeding or smearing.  After coloring, I matted the image with a bit of brown cardstock and cut my pattern piece to size.  It needed a little something, so I decided to add a scalloped border of the brown cardstock.
Copic markers work great on Savoy cardstock from CutCardStock.com
**Question for crafters out there..... which markers do you prefer and why?  I'm considering expanding my collection and I'd love to hear what you like to use.**

Thankfully I purchased the cards and envelopes as a set, so I've got a matching envelope ready to go. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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