I've been working on that birthday stash some more. Sorry for the photo below, this overcast weather has not been good for the photography sessions. Anyway, I used Karen Lockhart's Rose Bud Cupcake and paired it with a Papertrey birthday sentiment from the Birthday Basics set. Very simple focal point, but I fancied it up a bit with a Spellbinder's embossed rectangle and some glossy accents on the rose buds. I colore my image with Copic Sketch markers, using one solid red color...and then holding the Colorless Blender marker in the center of the flowers. This bleeds out the color to create a multi-tone effect. Ppaer is by Cosmo Cricket and ribbon snippets and buttons are from my stash. Base card is Papertrey Kraft cardstock with the edges inked in white ink.
I've always been pretty good about sending out birthday cards, although I was late a lot of times this year. By having a nice stash to choose from, it's easy to just pull out a card, get it addressed and have it waiting to be mailed. Good plan.
Note: Did you get some Copic markers for Christmas? Or perhaps you have a stash and still feel like you need a little help? Be sure to check our Marianne Walker's blog I Like Markers right HERE. Marianne has a ton of good information and offers step by step illustrations to help you out. Copics are the best markers out there and they truly add a whole new look to colored images. Good stuff.