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And lastly, the color copic chart that I created for my personal use is long gone...it was deleted when I switched over to a new word program. It was easy to create though, just make a table with gridlines and add in your information. You can also go to the Copic website at the link on the left and print one out from the company website. Hope that helps.
Edit #2: When pricing my cards, it all depends on the details/embellishments and amount of time I spend making my cards. And who I sell too..family always gets a discount. My prices range from $2.50-$5.00 or more.
Edit: Forgot to add...the card design was inspired by good friend Val Stangle.
If you ever want to market your cards, hang out with teachers. They use up a lot of cards but many just don't want to take the time to hang out at the card shop, plus they love the handmade look. I have a list a mile long of card requests...I could be in my stamp room for days. Sympathy cards are always a big request. Unfortunately it's not our favorite type of cards to send out, but they certainly are some of the most meaningful.
For my cards, I used Papertrey's With Sympathy set. I love the swirled vine image and there lots of little flowers to add in different colors. The sentiments are so thoughtful also. I know this will become a classic set that I'll reach for over and over again. After stamping my swirly vine in Aqua Mist and flowers in Spring Moss, I airbrushed over the images with a Copic Sketch marker and the Copic Airbrush System. The light airbrushing lends a softness to the stamped image. The sentiments and butterflies were stamped in Dark Chocolate. Clear sequin stickers were added amongst the flowers.
I adhered the stamped image layers t0 Ocean Tides card bases, with some Everyday Blessings patterned paper mixed in. Dark Chocolate ribbon tops the entire card front, adhered with Scor-Tape.
Here's a little tip to thread the Vintage Buttons quickly: String thin twine or string through several buttons at a time. Leave an inch or more of twine in between the ribbons. Cut apart with scissors and adhere to card fronts with sticky dots. No need to tie the twine, the sticky dots hold the twine in place once adhered to the card surface. Zoom in on the card photo to see the adhered buttons.
Soooo, have you gotten your new Papertrey order yet? I hear they are trickling in to customers. I hope you have a great time with your new sets. Ink they up, they need some lovin'!