Good morning! Lori Craig and I are still in Boston, and I'm looking forward to a Copic Intermediate Certification today. Lori has a Standard Certification class that is packed out tomorrow, so I will stick around for that as well. We did some sightseeing today and loved Boston. Highlights were several historical sights, as well as the Gardener Museum where we saw a Titian and some John Singer Sargent portraits--wow. . . We both appreciate the advice that many of you shared about things that we must see in this area--thanks!
Today I have another of the new JustRite June Releases to share. Remember how pressured you feel when you wait until Thanksgiving to start your Christmas cards? (I know because I've been there too often!) Anyway, a June release of holiday images gives you plenty of time to work on cards. For this card I chose a focal image from the Merry and Bright set and paired it with papers from a Melissa Frances Home for the Holidays paper pad.
For inks, I used Versamark, Adirondack Stonewashed, and distress ink. If you are coloring an image with Copic markers, only clear embossing powder can be used to heat-emboss. Colored or black embossing powders generally react with the ink and start flaking away. So, I inked my image first with Versamark, then stamped it into the Adirondack Stonewashed, and then stamped my paper--inking twice, stamping once. That allowed me to have the look of colored embossing powder, even though it was really clear powder. (Using a pigment ink would have been simplest, but I did not have a blue pigment ink.)
I then colored the small designs with the following Copic markers: R32, YG61, YG63, BG7. For Spellbinders dies, I used the Grand Labels Eleven to get the blue scalloped layer. While there is a 2010 Spellbinders Heirloom ornaments die that coordinated with the ornament image, I don't have that die yet, so I hand-cut my ornament.
Other places that you might want to visit to see the JustRite Merry and Bright set in action are listed below. Thank for visiting!