Sunday, February 08, 2009

Simple Cards

You can't get any simpler than one-layer cards. The cards today are super simple, yet really pretty (esp. in person). A line image was simply stamped and colored in quickly.

For the first card, I used Copic markers and a clear Spica glitter pen. The color intensity is amazing, and this photo does not do the card justice! If I wanted to add a little ribbon before mailing, it could be easily tied on the side. I will wait to choose a sentiment when I actuallly need the card ... I learned that lesson slowly and I have an entire box of "thank you" and "thinking of you" cards to prove it! LOL.

The second card was colored with retired SU! Metallic pencils. I am sad these are no longer for sale, but at least I have them to use when I need them. On this card I did stamp a sentiment because it was the sample card for the Senior Center Fundraiser we held a few months ago. Again, a little ribbon tied on the side would be nice, but we'll see, I kind of like it plain too.

I really like the difference you can achieve by changing the coloring medium (or would it be media?). Using the same image, you can get an entirely different feeling simply by changing your coloring tools.

happy stampin'


Patti Smith said...

Awesome blog. I have so enjoyed reading it. I love the Copic link. I love copic markers and am trying to collect a decent set...have a great week Susan!!
Patti Smith Fiskateer #1442

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards Susan! I really like them both and they are different. I will be getting my first Copic markers soon and taking a class to learn how to use them.

ant me. said...

Great blog Susan : ) I enjoy your work and your style!