***I have updated my Copic Classes Page.
It includes the classes that will be taught in Anaheim
in conjunction with CHA, in case you will be there!***
Welcome! I'm home from my Minneapolis Copic Workshops; I really enjoyed both coloring with and airbrushing with the fun-loving Minneapolis group! Today I have a Christmas card to share. I purchased this litte digi-stamp, A Sign I Give, from A Day for Daisies just a couple of weeks ago, but when I tried to find a link for you today, it wasn't on the temporary site. I think they might be working on a new site, so here's hoping that it will be back up again when their new site is ready, if you are looking for it.
I wanted to use an oval shape to contain the image, but I wanted the Baby's swaddling clothes to break the shape of the oval. There are a couple of ways of doing this; I took pictures of one way as I worked. The problem with letting a portion of the image extend past the die is solved here by adding three extra layers of scrap cardstock to cover the part of the image that I do NOT want to cut.
Here you can see that the blade didn't penetrate through the three extra layers of cardstock. I simply hand-trimmed the extended part before using it on a card. If you're really observant, you may notice that I cut the oval down smaller still before I used it on my card, mostly because I was looking through my decorative oval dies to frame the Classic Ovals SM shape, and I didn't have quite the right size to frame a larger oval with. Better planning on my part would have fixed that. . . ;-}
Well, that's it for today. We've had a LOT of snow in the last two days, and more is one the way. If you don't hear from me soon, somebody needs to come dig us out, okay? :-) Thanks for stopping by,