Monday, October 1, 2012


I spent the most incredible weekend taking the Standard and Intermediate Copic Certification classes with the most wonderful instructor, Cindy Lawrence.  I learned so much, but now I want to go back and redo all the cards I've already done because Cindy taught us how to make better choices in colors, shading and highlighting...among a million other techniques.

I NEED to practice all these new techniques before I upload any new Copic-colored cards, so today I'll just share what I've been doing for the last few weeks.  I've been having a blast making rolled and layered flower cards...die-cutting, some embossing, but no coloring.

Because of the thickness of some of the flowers, I decided to mail one to myself to see how it would survive Post Office handling.  I placed it in a slightly larger envelope so I could put a cardstock collar around the flowers to protect them.  Little did I think it would cost $1.95 to mail it!!!!  Thankfully, it did arrive undamaged, but I think I'll have to save those cards for hand-delivery...either that, or take out a second mortgage!

In any event, here are some of the cards I made.  All of the materials are listed on my Splitcoast gallery where my screen name is carleneanne.


  1. it was so wonderful to meet you in class this weekend. your positive spirit and sweet comments just made my day. Look at you go with the Rolled Flowers. These are beautiful! I vote for hand delivery to preserve those flowers (and save you a fortune at the post office!) xoxox

  2. These are gorgeous Carlene! I've always been a little afraid to try the rolled flowers!