HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!


Wow! It's 2008, can you believe it??? I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe evening last night! As you can see by my late post, I slept in!! Hahaha!! THAT doesn't happen very often, I can assure you! Emileigh slept over at a friend's house last night and Al and I stayed in and spent the New Year together. We ordered in some yummy delicious pasta for dinner, then started to watch a movie. I like to do goofy stuff sometimes (you may have guessed that in the past...heehee!) and Al just goes with the flow and comes along for the ride. Well, I decided that it would be fun to bring up the futon mattress from the basement, lay it on the livingroom floor and bring down blankets and pillows and have a 'drive-in movie theatre' type evening with our new big-screen TV !! It was so cool, kind of like we were little kids again, eating snacks and stuff in front of the big movie screen. Unfortunately our brand new TV decided to cake out on us about 20 minutes before midnight.....that was super!! We were right in the middle of the movie and all of a sudden, the stupid thing shut off!!! And we couldn't get it to come back on again.......nice. You can be sure that we will be getting a replacement some time this week!! Anyway, Emileigh called us about 5 seconds before midnight and we counted down together!! It was fun anyway!!

On to today's card!!! You may have seen me play with the newest Angel by High Hopes last week and I had fun playing with her a couple more times over the holidays!! She just happens to be part of this months Project of the Month Stamping Special over at the website!!! Not only are they brand new releases, but they are on special for January.....how awesome!!!

Now this was actually my very first try with my new Copic Markers that I got for Christmas!! I stamped Trish the Tea Angel in Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink on some white Papertrey cardstock. Now I have read other stampers say that this particular ink bleeds with the alcohol based markers but I had it stamped up already anyway so I used it anyway and it seemed to be fine. I think that if you leave it to dry long enough or heat seat it, you should be okay. Anyway, I will be experimenting with other inks and papers and see what works best.

So I chose this soft coloured paper by Melissa Frances to use with this angel. I found the matching colours in my Copics boxes A and B and just played around. The ink goes on so smoothly and leaves almost no lines at all, like water based markers do. The card base is Pale Plum and I used Soft Sky and Pretty in Pink to matte the main image. I pop dotted it between the SS and PP layers and used my slot punch to make holes in each side for the ribbon to run through. I added some Prima flowers along with some rhinestone brads in the corner, sparkled up her wings and the heart shaped steam with my Stardust Sakura gel pen and added a lovely little mini ribbon poof on the side. The ribbon poof is inspired by my friend and fellow MFT design team member, Pam Bassett who does the most magnificent ribbon poofs and I'm just DYING for her to do a little tutorial on them, because mine just don't measure up!!!

When I showed Emileigh this card, she said she think it looks like a Precious Moments figurine and that really made my day!! I LOVE Precious Moments and I have a few of the figurines myself but I wish I could get my hands on ANY of the PM stamps!! Anyway, I was really pleased with my first shot with the Copics!!

Anyway, Happy New Year and many blessings to you and yours for 2008!! I hope you have the day off and get a chance to do some stampin'!!!

20 comments:

Crestajune said...

Beautiful card, Kimmie! Happy New Year!

Eva said...

We call the "drive in" nights...blankie parties at my house! They are the best...even at 13 my daughter will still have a blankie party. Love the card it is great...and copics...you lucky girl!!

Wife2TJ said...

Have a blessed New Years!!!

Sharlene said...

Ohmygosh, this is so cute! I just LOVE High Hopes Stamps and you have done a great job with this one.

Helen said...

Very pretty! Love what you did with the ribbons!

nowstampin said...

Great card, I want Copic markers soooooooo bad and this just makes it worse. Great blog. Happy New Year Kimmie.

Amanda Sewell said...

Super cute, I have never seen these stamps before. Hmmmm . . . you enabler you! Happy 2008!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card....glad i popped in again....i LOVE this stamp and what you did with it. Gonna have to check out those.

What a fun night you had---sorry about the tv part but sounds like a blast anyway!

Happy New Year!!!

AJ said...

super! just adorable!!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

These stamps are so cute...they do a lot like the precious memories figures!

Kathleen Summers said...

Oh that card is so darling and it DOES feel like a Precious Moments figurine. Thanks for sharing your experience with the copic markers too. And of course, thank you for stopping by my blog and posting the nice comments. =)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

XOXOXO

laos348 said...

I like precious moment figurines myself and that does look like one - just darling.

Aimee said...

That angel stamp is just too cute and your coloring is great...

Lori said...

This is beautiful! I love the soft look and colors of the card and how you threaded the ribbon. Enjoy the Copic markers!

Robin said...

Happy New Year, Kimmie! I'm sorry to hear your tv gave out on you right before the end of the movie, but you and your husband did make some memories last night! How fun was that?! lol

Lorraine said...

very cute card. love all the beautiful ribbon and the primas. Happy New Year!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I've never heard of High Hopes before. They have such cute images! Thank you so much for sharing. What an adorable card!

Shel9999 said...

SOOOO cute!!! It really does look like a Precious Moments figure! Happy New Year!!

Glitter Queen said...

Great job with the copics. Copics seem to be the way to go. Your card is very cute.

Rhonda said...

So precious! I love this card. I think this would make a fab card for a little girls birthday! TFS

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