Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sunday with my Copics

Happy Tuesday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! I thought I'd pop in today and share the cards we made over the weekend in my Copic classes. I taught 2 Beginner Copic classes at Papertrix on Sunday and had a wonderful time!! I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came and took the class - I hope you all went away with a bit more knowledge about Copics and had a great time as well! ;) I got to meet some fellow SCS'ers too - so that made these classes all that more special. We made 3 cards again in each class - this first card features "Get Well Riley" from Hanna Stamps. Besides Copic knowledge - I try to incorporate some fun ideas into the cards for the class as well - so since I had bought a bunch of those little plastic mazes in bulk - I decided to share with my students and make this fun get well card. The paper on this one is from the DCWV Grade School stack.

This next one we did features one of the KETTO's by Stamping Bella - yes - Cindy carries the KETTO's in her store - how fun is that!? I'm telling ya - if you live close to Nashville, IN - RUN over there and get yours today - they are flying out of the store!! ;) This one is "Ginger Ketto" - I paired her with some paper from the DCWV Far East stack and a Hero Arts sentiment (Arigato means "thank you" in Japanese). We accented the card with some donut Schmintz from Stamping Bella - Cindy has started carrying these in the store as well and they are so much fun - the little Hero Arts gemstones fit perfectly in the middle of these! I think everyone had fun using the Ketto images as well.

The last one we did was a little circle card - this card features one of the new Shirley's 2 Girls sets that Papertrix is now carrying - this image and sentiment is from the "What's New?" set. (And BTW - I am totally in LOVE with them - I have an Airedale Terrier and this dog looks EXACTLY like my Bailey!!). We used paper from the DCWV Pets stack and a little bone clip with some ribbon tied to it. These Shirley's 2 Girls images are fun to teach Copics with because of the little backgrounds they have incorporated on them - it's a great image to really talk about shading and adding those background shadows to make our dog pop out of the background.

So I hope my gals (and guy) on Sunday enjoyed the class and were pleased with what they went home with - I think I'm getting better at creating card designs that are feasible for all levels of cardmakers and that we can get colored and assembled within the class time we have. And as long as they leave knowing better how to use their markers - well - that makes my day because that means I'm doing something right - LOL!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Gina said...

I was so happy to be in your class, I had such a good time and learned so much! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards, Candice! I need to drive up to Nashville and take one of your classes. TFS

Joy said...

candice.........I LOOOOVED YOUR CLASS, the cards, and my favorite part was meeting you, Jessie, Gina, and Judy!