Saturday, 20 June 2009

Beary Special Bears...

Just another little child's birthday-type card I have made using one of the Taylored Expressions stamp sets, Beary Special:

The layout is nothing special...I was just playing around (still feeling a bit mojo-itis-y), and out popped my usual symmetrical affair, adorned with layer upon layer upon layer...

What I used to make this card:

Stamps: Beary Special by Taylored Expressions
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss Textured cardstock, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White plain cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, Eyelet Border Punch, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Copic sketch markers (see image below for colours), Button Bouquet Designer Buttons, DMC green embroidery thread, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons (retired), edge distresser, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals and Sticky Strip.

Just a quick word or ten on Copics. I have used the list provided by Cher Bapp here to convert Copic Colours to Stampin' Up! colours. The colour comparison business is a subjective one, so be aware there are many other lists available out there too.

Also, I have found a good place to buy Copic Sketch markers online within Australia, the RMIT bookstore. If you become a member of the co-op ($10.50 for life membership, and you can join when you place your first order), the Copic markers cost $6.12 each, and they charge a flat rate shipping of $5 for as many markers or refills as you like.

This is the best price I have found online. RMIT don't currently have all colours in stock, but they are expecting a shipment in a couple of weeks, and are going to email me when it comes in. You will note that I have used Copic Original markers on occasion...this is all I could find over the counter in the ACT, but you end up using a fine nib to colour with, which is not as nice as the brush end of the Copic Sketch markers (IMO).

Hope you are having a cruisy weekend!


Sankari W. said...

Samantha this is sooooooooooo cute! I adore this stamp set!! I think its one of my fave sets!! I love the hat and love the coloring! Simply Gorgeous!!
Sending you a ton of hugs!!
Sankari :)!

Leonie said...

Sam, your work is wonderful, this card is no exception! Love it!

Karen R said...

I love bears & she is very sweet - think I'm glad we don't have Copics in NZ yet

Andrea said...

Hi Sam!

This card is beautiful! Thanks for the great links about Copics too!

Leonie said...

Hi Sam, I have left a little something for you on my blog! Leonie

Chat Noir said...

Hi Sam, don't stress about your symmetrical cards....Ali and I have a friend who measures hers to the last mm and cant stand anything that isnt EXACT!! I always revert to type too...trying anything even vaguely diagonal send me twitchy.

I just ordered the beary additions set from Taylored because it has lots of things I can use, apart from bears, which are SO not me. But your card is delicious. Must be that raspberry coloured paper.

Keep on creating... the mojo will return with a vengeance!!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW -love these bears too - will be ordering them once I can slip it past hubby - LOL.
Thanx too for the Copics info - I actually prefer the finer point of the sketch markers - to each his own they say - LOL
Love your card - you always inspire others even if you don't feel inspired yourself!

Alison said...

Thank you so much for the info on the copic markers. It is very much appreciated. Love your work