Monday, January 28, 2013


Last week, I did some cards with Gina K's "Life Is Beautiful" set and Twinkling H2O's.  This week, I decided to do more with the set, but wanted to color the image with Copics.

If you know me, you know that I'm not a "one-of-a-kind-card" maker.  I always use a stamp many times and try to vary it by changing colors, phrases, etc. because I give away more than 1000 cards a year to charities, family and friends.

On all the cards below, I used Copic Express-It blending cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and Copic markers.  The stamp set comes with a butterfly and a bee.  Whenever I used the butterfly, I stamped it on the original image and also on a separate sheet of  Copic X-Press-It which I colored, cut out and superimposed on the original image with foam tape for extra dimension.

Here are the results.

These first two were colored with the following Copics:
Leaves & stems G46, G43
Tulips G43, G40, G20, YG0000
Bee Y08, Y0000 (Stickles on wings)
Butterfly Y38, Y08, Y0000
Other Supplies:
"Life is what happens..." stamp (Stampin' Up "Full of Life" set)
Pale Green & Black Cardstock
Sticko Dimensional Stickers

Copics used on this card:
YG13, YG17, YR 18, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y17
"When you take a flower..." stamp (Dawn Houser for Inkadinkado)
Orange & Black cardstock
Sticko Dimensional Stickers

The phrase on the next 3 cards is from the "Life Is Beautiul" set.
Copics on this card: G99, YG63, R89, R85, R83, R81, BV17, BV11, BV00
Green & Rose Cardstock

Copics used on next 2 cards:
G99, YG63, R85, R83, R81, R11, BV17, BV11, BV0000
Green & Pink Cardstock

On this card, I used Glitter Adhesive Dots from Recollections

Copics used:
YG09, YG05, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y21, Y11
"Life is short..." stamp (Hero Arts)
Gold & Green cardstock

Copics: YG67, YG63, R29, R27, R24, R22, V28, E40
"May you always..." stamp (Stampendous)
Red & Olive cardstock


  1. Great cards. as usual, Wow! 1000 CARDS a year! That's a lot of cards, I thought I made a lot last year with 300+ I need to learn how to use your method more, because you know how to make a quantity of cards..and make each and every one of them beautiful too.

  2. They're great! ALL the color combos look amazing and I like how you varied the layouts. WOW, a thousand cards. May God bless you for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Hugs!

  3. These are all so beautiful. I like giving my cards away to charities and friends and family as well. So having a design and layout and then repeating is an excellent idea.