Friday, December 21, 2007

I Need So Much Practice!

I am so excited to have new toys! Well, and I little frustrated!

I love the copics. They arrived yesterday. I was out shopping and actually found some at Hobby Lobby. I am so excited about that! It's great to actually see them up close and personal. The drawback was that I have now seen the Sketch and I ordered the Ciao. I really like the way the Sketch feels. ....and I think my sweet husband is wound up! ;)

Anyway, I couldn't wait to get home and use them! Wow! These things aren't 'plug & play'! I thought I would be doing good to stamp with my Staz On ink. It bled! (thus, the card change!...I had already adhered everything before!) I was so frustrated that every time I would get close to the image my color would pick up the black ink! Ugh!

Today I tried to stamp with just my Stampin' Up! basic black ink pad. No significant bleeding.

Now the only other draw back to me is my inability to match my Stampin' Up! card stock and accessories. The reason for this is that I don't really have the colors needed for this. It would be nice to have something that told you what Copic coordianted with what SU! color. I guess I will have to start working on that one. Not sure how long that one will take!

Anyway, to compensate for the lack of matching I covered this card stock with these really cool pink sequins I found while at Hobby Lobby. Aren't they fun! Then I added the chocolate chip satin ribbon to break it up a bit. There is a transparency in the window. I don't know, somehow this was the whole window...window shopping...thing....add to that the pink sequins and satin ribbon and you have my happy place!!! ;)

Retail therapy is NOT overrated! :)

I hope you like this. I hope I get better with these things! ;)

I'm off to practice! I will talk to you all soon!
Have a great night!


MamaDuck said...

I just love this card! Wow! You are so talented! I love the sequins! Did you use the heat and stick powder to adhere them? Great idea!! Thanks for the copics info too! So fun!

Jennifer Buck said...

Hey! I actually just used my ATG gun. I ran it across the whole card. That adhesive is really sticky! Thanks so much, Amy! Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!