Thursday, August 18, 2011

First Card Using Copics and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cart


Here is one of my latest projects. I made a set of 16 thank you cards for my guy. Recently threw him a b-day BBQ. We had such a great time and many of our friends got him such fun gifts. So I wanted to make a fun card to give thanks. I have had this Muchas Gracias stamp set from a while. I got it at Joanns, I think it may have been a dollar stamp set. I never used it because I had a hard time finding a good way to color my stamped images. I've tried a number of things but really never loved the look. But recently I dove into the world of Copic markers, and I am really pleased. I was lucky to get a great deal off the message boards to start my collection. And now that Michaels carries them (although my local ones don't yet) it will make them cheaper to by, got to love coupons. Also Michaels has a list of 60 colors they will carry, and a color chart online to keep track of what you have. So I will base my collection on these colors and go from there if needed.



To make the card base I used the new Close To My Heart Cricut Cart Art Philosophy. The cart has some great basic and detailed shapes. And there is a card feature for each image. So I used one of the square shape with rounded-in corners. I cut the card base at 5 1/4 inches in the light green cardstock. I then cut the shape with the 1st layer at 5 inches. This way you can still see the card base and you don't have to worry about lining it up perfectly.

Here's a bunch of images of the cards







This was a great set of cards to make and went very quickly. I am really liking the CTMH cart and the various possibilities with it.

And here is my new collection of Copics. Started at 35 and got 8 more when I visited home in Upstate over last weekend, the Michaels up there have them on display, and hopefully down in the city soon.



Newest colors

Thanks for stopping by and till next time...

3 comments:

  1. Oh Beau, don't all those pretty colours just make you happy :)
    Your image is so cute. Your colouring is perfect.

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  2. These are awesome! Love all the details and can't wait to get that cartridge set. Love that PC teamed up with CTMH!!! I remember getting a thank you card years and years ago that was cute with a dog and on the inside is said "Pooches Gracias!" It was such a cute phrase, but it certainly didn't look like these amazing cards! TFS!

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