Friday, April 9, 2010

Aqua violet Thank you card using copic markers

Hello, friends!

Today I have a non-cricut card that I made using a stamp set, ribbon, and paper from Papertrey Ink. I also added a little bit of shading with a copic marker. It is very subtle, but it makes it much more realistic!


Now for a little tip: For the shading of this entire flower I used a grey C1 marker. It mimics a shade darker than the color of your paper, so it takes out all of the guess work! I really love this technique!


I hope you have a fun weekend planned. Joy and I will be in the kitchen working with our Cricut Cakes. We are planning an entire week next week of creations using the new machine. We are also giving away a Cricut Cake, Elegant Cake cartridge, Holiday Cake cartridge, and a Birthday Cake cartridge. You are definitely going to want to check that out!

88 comments:

aidensmom said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty card Melanie!!

yvette said...

very beautiful card!

Claudia said...

Beautiful card.... U are wonderful to share with all of us. I can hardly wait for the "Cake" tips and ideas.

Doris said...

cute card. Wish I were there seeing the cricut cake progress!!

K-E Kreations said...

Wonderful card.

Jeanette T. said...

I love this card and the colors. TFS

texmorg said...

beautiful card. Thanks for the tip

Dawn said...

I love Pansie. thanks for sharing.

Angie Little said...

Such a pretty card, Melanie! Hope u and Joy have tons of fun playing with all the cake next week!! Cant wait to see all the creations.
TFS.

Santaread said...

Beautiful card love the colors.

Helen said...

You make the most beautiful cards!

Carol<>< said...

so pretty, I love the blues
Carol N<><

niaggi said...

Wonderful card !!! Thanks for sharing.I cant wait to see the cakes!

nancyiaggi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Perfect colors for an elegant card!
Grans716

justhaveinfun said...

Great card, thanks for the tips. Can't wait for next weeks cake edition. I hope you have a great weekend planned as well. :o)

Sharon said...

Copic tips now, wow! Is there any area you can't do? Thanks! In regard to the upstream comment, I like your name as Melanie!

Amy said...

Oh very pretty! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing that with us.

okiemomofthree said...

This is so pretty! Of course all of your work is! :)

Ann said...

Springtime and violets just go together! Very beautiful! Looking forward to the "cake" week!!
Ann

kmassman said...

Unusual colors but very pretty!

Donna said...

Great card Melaine, the flower is just beautiful.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Hey Jude said...

really pretty card, I love the colors choices. JSharer417

Melissa said...

The color combination you used for this card are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what more you and Joy come up with for the Cricut Cake!

pcmom114 said...

A very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Lorus! said...

Thanks for the copic tips. I recently found your videos for copics and after watching them, followed your suggestion to buy a couple close in number to try. I am having a lot of fun!

Short Scrapper said...

I've never tried copics. Is there a place where one can get a starter set without spending an arm and a leg? thanks -

Anonymous said...

Nancy B...
What a pretty card. Love the soft colors of the card. Great choice of cardstock.

Looking forward to seeing the "Cake" tips and ideas.

lv2dance92@optonline.net

mdog said...

Love your copic trick. Will have to try it!

Angela W said...

Great colors. Love the polka dot paper. (awillmon39@aol.com)

4kids4 said...

So pretty! I should really use more ribbon. TFS!

Camden said...

WOW! This is beautiful! Just love everything about it!

love2create said...

Very pretty! Love the flower and colors!

Jean

Barbara said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. The flower looks so real! Thanks for sharing.

Grammy GG said...

I just keep learning from you. I love how you added the bow with the button on top--I knew my card needed something extra and now I know what to do :) :) Appreciated the great tips on the copic markers. Thank you, thank you!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

I really love that card. My first trial with Copics wasn't so good. I guess I need to re-visit that.
Thanks as always for sharing
Susan

mahuntington said...

Very pretty card. The paper and colors go together so well.

racinggrandma61 said...

cute card

shari said...

Courtney (just kidding) Melanie, I love your card,the stamp is so cute. Shari (cricutrookie)

Connie Gage said...

Very pretty card. I love it.


punkyann@iserv.net

zackmum said...

That is such a beautiful card. when you use the markers how do you cut it out at the same time? I haven't had a chance to use the markers yet. Thanks for sharing!
Minta
mintab@gmail.com

Linda L said...

This is beautiful even without the Cricut! Your coloring is wonderful.

DoriG said...

Thank you for the grey C1 copic marker tip. The idea of shading bemuses and confounds me. I think I can use your tip successfully.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card, love the flower:) thanks for the coloring tip:)
Monica L.
monita23@ca.rr.com

Kim. said...

Such a pretty card and those papers are beautiful.
Kim xXx

Karen said...

Very pretty card. Love the colours. I've never used copic markers before but it looks interesting!

Dawn said...

What a pretty card sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card
Erin K.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very lovely. I don't know how to check you out to win my cricut cake machine...

maryanns said...

Great looking card! You and Joy have fun with the new Circut!

jls said...

Very nice card. I have been checking out the Copic markers.....love the look you get by using them. Thanks for your tips to use them! jls IA

jlscheiber@gmail.com

pj said...

Love flowers. Haven't used copic markers before. I was hoping to stay away from the expense, but now I don't know? jsj111@cox.net

Grandma Nancy said...

pretty card

Linda said...

Love the Aqua color. I also noticed that you are using a strip of paper on the inside of the cards. I am going to do that.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Susan said...

What a wonderful card and your blog design is fabulous. The more I read these card blogs the more interested I am becoming in learning how to make them. Thank you for letting me visit.
Susan
http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Melanie...this is such a beautiful card! I've never bought from papertrey ink before (gasp!) but every time I see your cards I hop over to their web site... when I finally break down and purchase something from them..you'll be the first to know... it would be thanks to you for all the wonderful cards/layouts you make! :)

Jessica said...

Lovely card Court.....oops I mean Melanie!!! :) I love that technique with the copics too! It makes it easier if you don't get the shading just right. Use the C1 around the edges too!

Susan said...

Well I posted but cannot see where my post is. But I loved reading your blog.
Susan
http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Crhiga said...

Great card!!!

Carol

Lili W. said...

Love the card, stamp, colors, paper, I just love your creations Melanie!

Kimberly said...

So pretty! I love the papers.

Anonymous said...

mmmm pretty!!!!

deelepage@hotmail.com

ckeller219 said...

Very pretty card. How I would love to win that package. You guys are awesome.

myscrappingtime said...

what a beautiful card. thanks for share.

www.myscrappingtime.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

hi melanie! wishing you and the family a sunny weekend too! i love how you work with the copic markers...this lil card is so sweet!
marie sierra
mea57_98@yahoo.com

CuddlyBunny said...

This card is so beautiful! It's really deserving of a matching cake, don't you think?

Ho ho. Have fun this weekend!

JPALM3746 said...

This is such a pretty card, I love it.

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Beautiful card! Love that technique of using the gray marker! I need to get me some of those Copics! Thanks for the inspiration!

MyAuntKath said...

Oh Melanie this is so beautiful! What stamps and paper did yu use? Kathie kdobbins194807@yahoo.com

Docscrapper said...

Cute card. I need to play with my copic markers!

scrapguy said...

you did it again--a true artist with those markers!!!

JennyKozar said...

Beautiful! So inspiring!

Cindy House said...

Another wonderful card. You are very talented and inspiring.

CMOM Productions said...

great colors!

Sharon said...

Love this card! So very pretty!! :)

gabyangel said...

Thanks! I just started buying Copic markers but have not yet used them ...Im going to keep cheking here for your tips and ideas..

SherriC. said...

very pretty card Melanie,

I received my EC win today, Thank you so much for the card, I LOVE raspberries,it is such a sweet addition to the prize, Thank you so much,
Sherri

cardchick said...

so pretty...luv that flower stamp!
and the paper is great too!!!
josiej@myway.com

cindy said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Michele said...

So cute. I need to give those copic markers a try.

chriswooten57 said...

i really want that cake machine. great card melanie. love your blog. thanks

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Hobbs Ohana said...

Thanks for sharing the card. I would be interested in seeing a video on copic shading to see the tip you were speaking of and a "recipe" of the supplies you used. So pretty! I love PTI. Again, TFS!

Jet said...

beautiful card Melanie!

Connie said...

Love the card! Have fun with the Cricut Cake. Can't wait to see what you bring to us!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous!!

LilGreenBug said...

I LOVE this card, Melanie!! Is the flower stamp from a set or just an individual stamp? It's really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to all the Cake projects next week!!!

Blessings and hugs!
Linda

dianne said...

Great card. I haven't got up the nerve to even buy a copic marker ;). Ooooone day..... TFS
I can't hardly wait to see all the wonderful things you and Joy will create/design to share with us.
dianne31331

flowerdisco said...

love it, tfs!

 
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