Celebrating the season with some bling
Holidays are all about the sparkle and magic of the season. The temperatures get colder, hearts fill with cheer and there's something happy and magical about the time. The Tonic Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Newton's Nook Snowfall Stencil I had used on a previous card needed to make another appearance. The shine and dimension from the Glimmer Paste really makes the stencil design stand out. Before putting away my holiday stamps and dies, I wanted to make just another design for the season. The holidays is a time when shimmer and sparkle are expected and are not over the top for a card.
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I have been avoiding Copics. I’ve only been card making for about a year and just couldn’t justify the expense. When I started, I did purchase the entire set of Tombow Dual Brush Pens because these could be used for: coloring, watercoloring, stamping and lettering. I figured a tool with that many uses transcended the expense. There was one problem with my Tombow markers: when I went to color, the paper would pill. After asking my artist friend about the paper piling frustration, she told me, “go buy yourself some nice alcohol markers.” I still couldn’t justify the expense. So I have avoided coloring little critters and typically use my watercolor paintbrush to color. After stumbling upon a Black Friday deal, I decided to purchase some Copics and am glad I did. So this is my first entry into my experience with Copic markers.
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