A Sketchy Set

Hi everyone! Hope y'all had a Happy Christmas and are enjoying your new goodies. I plan to spend some time today playing with my new Copic markers! Yep, hubby surprised me with a set of 36 Copics to play with. Hooray! Now I just need to learn how to color like a pro. I also got a ribbon iron, some books I've been wanting to read, enough iTunes dollars to feed my audiophile addiction for a few months and hubby and I got a combo present of a HD DVD player for our XBox 360 and a new receiver so we can see all our favorite movies in their crystal clear high def surround sound glory. I know, we're a couple of geeks, but at least we're geeky together! LOL :)

I thought I'd show you the card set I made my Grandma for Christmas. I had a whopping 45 minutes to complete this before we had to leave, so they're rather simple, but I like the way they turned out. Sorry the pictures are so dark, I was in quite a hurry to take them before I wrapped them up. The sketch is Jen's Sketch for You to Try from last Saturday.

I started by stamping the flower from Artfully Asian on some watercolor paper I got from Archiver's with a coupon on my last trip. I then lightly traced all the lines with a light gray Tombow marker and colored with Eggplant Envy and Certainly Celery reinkers and an aquapainter. I matted the image on Elegant Eggplant. I then stamped the circle frame from the rubber version of Wonderful Wishes in Pale Plum on the watercolor paper and then stamped the sentiment from the clear set Wonderful Wishes Remixed inside the frame. I punched out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and matted on a 1 3/8" Elegant Eggplant circle punch. The designer paper was from the Enchante paper pack, which I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder. I then matted on Elegant Eggplant and tied a purple May Arts ribbon around the panel. I made a set of 4, using a coordinating pattern of paper for 2 of them. I think Grandma liked them, so that's what's really important.

Oh, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out Laurie's blog, Charmaine's blog, Bethany's blog and Shannan's blog for some Verve candy!

13 comments

  1. Hi Julee, I'm glad you had a nice Christmas! What fun goodies you got!! These cards are really pretty - and I would think perfect for a Grandma. :-)

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  2. It,s lovely and classy! I love them a lot! :)

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  3. These are sooo beautiful, Julee!!!

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  4. They are gorgeous! You can't ever go wrong with purple, you know.... LOL!

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  5. These are simply beautiful. Love the embossed background papers!! TFS

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  6. Wow you we're spoiled!!! Can't wait to see your new creations!!
    Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL card set, Julee! Simple or not! Just gorgeous! Lucky YOU with all the Copics! WOW, you must have been good this year! LOL

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  8. Hurray for Christmas toys!!! They all sound wonderful!
    Love the cards for Grandma. She will be "wowing" her friends with those!

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  9. Love these beautiful plum creations, they remind me of my gramma, she would love them ! I got my order and prize for the mojo contest. Thanks soo much !! I've already posted some cards with the paper and am working on an acetate box with the valentines sayings on it ! Glad you had an awesome christmas !!
    Laurie from stampingforgodsglory

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  10. These cards are lovely -I'm sure your Grandma was thrilled. I really like the way you ran the patterned paper through Cuttlebug - neat idea!

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  11. these are stunning!!! so elegant!

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