Copic Creations Challenge – Let it Snow!

Oooo, tomorrow we're supposed to get about an inch of SNOW here in Central Texas. I'm so excited. I know, I'm easily entertained, but we don't see much snow here in the Austin area. So, it's a perfect time to jump into the fun of the Copic Creations Challenge #17 to color snow/snowpeople. This is only my second card using Copic markers – I Love! – so I'm learning a lot as I go. These Copic Creation Challenges are great for a newbie like me because the site offers tutorials for the challenge and beautiful inspiration.

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The stamp sets are two of Anna Wight's stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs: Spirit of Christmas and Winter Quilt. Oh, I love Anna Wight – I've been stalking following her photography, gorgeous paper craft art and stories about farm life at Sweet & Sassy Notes for years.

Here are the Copic markers I used from my small collection:

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I followed the instructions in Susan Tierney Cockburn's book, Paper Bouquet to make the pinecone and boughs. The pinecone and boughs used the following ingredients:

  • Paper Bunch tool kit
  • Paper Bunch punches: small peaer, mega fern, and pine bough,
  • modeling paste,
  • Pearl Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist,
  • Ivory Flower Soft, and
  • Stampin' Up! cardstock: Old Olive, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip

You can purchase Susan's books, the punches, tool kit, and Flower Soft at Scrappily Ever After in Temple, Texas. (Of course, she offers mail order – watch for her monthly sales.)

Recipe

The rest of the recipe is:

  • Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. Stampin' Up! Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper (retired).
  • Ink: White Signo gel pen. Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stampin' Up! Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel Classic Ink for sponged distressing. And, I spritzed on Walnut Ink.
  • Fibers: Celebrate It Basic Ribbon from Michaels (until I can get my hands on the new Stampin' Up! 5/8" satin ribbon – yum).
  • Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Classic Ovals Large. Stampin' Up! 1" square punch.
  • My Mom's sewing machine with some basic beige thread. (Yes, I need to improve my sewing skills).

Bundle up everyone, and stay warm . . . hugs,

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Sweet Comments

  1. LOVE the rustic flavor! Just perfect!

  2. What a great card! I’m new to Copics, too, and have enjoyed all the tutorials from Copic Creations. We were supposed to get up to 3″ of snow yesterday but it ended up being just a dusting (although I’m pretty sure we get more here north of Chicago than you get in TX!) :-)

  3. Your card is just sweet and I love the details you’ve added! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge and have a wonderful day!

  4. love your snowman and that flower is just to die for! Your coloring is gorgeous! thanks for playing in the CC challenge!

  5. How cute! I love all the layers and little details you added… The little bird and birdhouse are my fav!
    HUGS
    Brooke

  6. Linda, Hi! Well, I’ve found my way to your blog and this creation is so delightful. I follow Anna Wight’s blog as well! Sorry we missed each other at Sally Lynn’s class – it would have been fun to meet you face to face…

  7. Oh wow! this is just beautiful!!! I love it! TFS!

  8. Angelita Munzell says:

    I really enjoyed your site. I will return to see more.

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