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July 9, 2011

My first Copic Marker Card/Challenge Card

Hi, everyone!

This is my second post today....for the post that I made a vinyl cut from a digi stamp, please scroll down.

I recently decided to dive into the world of Copics. Iknow, I know....pencils have always been my thing, and then digital coloringon PSE, but I love what everyone does with Copics, and I want to learn how to use them, so I made some purchases!
Bugaboo Stamps has a challenge blog, Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, and they also host a Wacky Wednesday Challenge each week on PCP and CDAC. I picked up this cute Rottweiler Puppy image to decorate my dog cookie jar this week, and decided to make a couple cards with him, as well. I used the Wacky Wednesday Sketch Challenge #9 at PCP and CDAC, and I also chose to enter the "Clean and Simple" challenge on the challenge blog.
Here is this weeks sketch
And here is my first-ever card that I used Copics for the image:

Here's the Copic colors I used:
I used some papers that I've had in my stash for a long time. They are by Paperbilities. I had messed up the saying when I first put the card said, "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay off the porch!". Yep........made no sense at all! lol! I had it backwards! So, I made a new sentiment and glued it on top of the old. A lesson I learned with this card - when using a Xyron, don't rush......take time to use a blade around your paper to remove the edge adhesive a little. Apparently, not doing this leaves gooey stuff that picked up on my scanner. You can see some grey and black "spots" along some of my layer edges? Yeah....that's the adhesive. :0( I promise, it looks much better in "real" life.  
For my border, I used two of my EK Success Edger punches, Stars and Wavy Dots. The sentiment was printed from PSE and punched with an EK Success Label punch.


  1. I just love how your doggie came out and I love that he is blue...what fun AND you could also use this adorable card in 3 go girl! if you had not pointed all your artistic errors no one would be the

  2. Oops...I do not see blue copic markers. Is he really grey and the lightening played tricks with the camera? I think he is cool blue!

  3. So cute! I love little doggie cards!

  4. Ohhh cheryl this card is soooo cute.

  5. I'm so excited for you!
    I have coupon for a deal on some Copics and as soon as the store owner returns from Vacation, I'll be ordering MY first set, too!!
    I swore I wouldn't cave in, but it's just TOO tempting!
    Tell me you love them!!
    For a FIRST attempt (ha ha... Mrs. First- that's YOU)... I'd say I'm impressed!!


  6. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug challenge at Bugaboo!!


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