I had this card sitting around a few months and knew it needed some umph but didn't have the time to fiddle with it.  It finally got some attention and I turned it into this cheerful little number.  I took the kraft color ribbon off and replaced it with a vibrant green--it instantly brightened it!  Next, I pulled out my Copics and colored in the stamped flowers and leaves.  To add more pizzaz, the flower centers got a little bit of lavender Stickles.  
I am pretty sure this get well card feels better too now that it got a make over!  The original photo made everything orange-y.  Blah.  My photography and photo editing skills need some attention next.  One thing at a time...
Papers: PTI - Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, and Aqua Mist
Stamps: PTI - Stitches and Swirls, Think Big Favorites #10
Ink: PTI - Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz
Embellishments: PTI - Plum Pudding button, Michael's - green grosgrain, Spica glitter pen - clear, Copic - YG13, R22, RV23, Stickles - purple
Other: PTI - Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies, dimensional adhesive
For this week's MIM challenge, I chose to do a masculine birthday card with Dot Spot.  I always forget about this set, but I like it a lot.  I used a good old Sharpie to make my border line.
Instead of stamping a dot in the center, I glued a silicon drop to them.  I picked these up last year at a tiny scrapbook shop.  They were sold in unmarked bag for dirt cheap and they take Copic marker beautifully.  They actually look like beads of water in person.
The inside I kept sentiment free so I could write a nice lengthy note.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: PTI - Rustic White
Ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest
Stamps: PTI - Dot Spot and Think Big Favorites #16
Embellishment: Sharpie - ultra fine navy, handmade silicon drops

Mr. Darcy

The sentiment on this card was computer generated, die cut, and stamped.  The medallions are a patterned paper and the lace was stamped in Melon Berry.  I used a craft knife to cut along the lace edge to make it look realistic. 
I wanted an airy feeling ribbon so I opted for seam binding, which I had to double up on since it was too sheer.  The camera captured the distinction between the two papers that appears underneath but you couldn't really tell in person.  I think the pearls finished the medallions off nicely.
On the inside the sentiment is computer generated again.  I think I am in love with this frame.
I cut a medallion out for a cute addition to the back.  This is what they looked like before I placed the pearls on them.  
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose - Hazel Fancy Doily; Papertrey Ink - vintage cream, simply chartreuse, Georgia Pacific - white cardstock
Ink: PTI - Spring Rain and Melon Berry
Stamps: PTI - Pretty Peonies Anniversary Set and Homemade Hodgepodge, Kaiser Craft - lace
Embellishments: The Paper Studio - Pearls, seam binding - white
Other: Computer, printer, craft knife
For this card I stamped my images onto Spring Moss cardstock and colored with them Copics.  No fancy shading here since I wanted a simple look.  For the stars on the three animals on the bottom, I added sparkle with a clear Spica glitter pen.  The banner is hand cut since my Double-Ended Banner die was too narrow for this particular sentiment.  I was so excited when these images came out in this larger size (Tremendous Treats); it makes my Tiny Treats set even more versatile!
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Orange Zest
Ink: PTI - Soft Snow, Orange Zest; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI - Tremendous Treats: Birthday, Script Sentiments, Happy Day
Other: PTI - Happy Day die; Copics - E55, R20, R22, C4, C1, C4, B21, Y 15, Y19; Spica Atyou - clear, Cuttlebug
I have found that it is normally easier for me to create a card based on a theme.  When we got this invite for an upcoming party, I knew what I was going to make!  
The chevron rainbow is individual pieces I butted up together and adhered to the card.  The hills are three pieces of paper layered and inked for dimension.  This is my first time using a Lawn Fawn set and this one is quite fun.  There are other whimsical images in the set that I have yet to use.  I like how the unicorn's rainbow hair turned out. Good to know I have a nice rainbow assortment of Copics.  It was extremely easy as there was no blending to do.  I added prisma glitter to its body, which is on the actual invite. Sparkly, sparkly!
I colored the castle with my Copics as well, but used shading this time.  The door handles and window openings have Glossy Accents on them to give them shine and dimension.  You cannot tell here at all but it there.  The castle, unicorn, and hills were hand cut; it made me really appreciate my dies.
On the inside I added more of the flowers that I used on the front.  They are simply leftover punched flowers from pink tissue paper my friend gave me after she completed a project.  After I glued them down I added a dot of purple Stickles.  The sentiments on the front and inside are both heat embossed.  I have gotten a lot of use out of this aqua Zing! embossing powder I picked up a few months ago on clearance!
Here is the card with the coordinating gift wrap.  Oh, how I enjoy when I can make it all match! 
This ribbon flower came together quick.  I added the ribbon to some Scor-tape and worked the loops into a flower.  The flower gemstone finishes it off.  The ribbon was attached to the gift al the way around the package with Scor-tape.  I was not there when it was opened so I have no idea how hard it was to get into the gift.  I am interested in knowing though...
Paper: Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Wisteria, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Stampers' Select
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Versamark - watermark
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Critters Ever After
Other: prism glitter; PTI - chevron die; Zing! - aqua embossing powder; heat tool; pink tissue paper; Stickles - purple; Copics - V01, V12, V15, BV0000, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, 0, Y15, YR16, B24, YG 13, T1; Michael's ribbons - yellow, green, purple saddle stitch; Ribbon Boutique - aqua ribbon, Hero Arts - purple flower gem, Glossy Accents, dimensional adhesives, craft knife
Ever wonder how Copic on fabric would work? Well, I had the chance to find out...
Look what I did to one of my son's fairly new pair of shorts.  Eeeek!  I already know my next wash machine will not have a trixy area to pour bleach into because things like this happen.  Instead of tossing them or banning them to the "play clothes only" life, (that doesn't work, by the way, as he somehow gets out of the house with those clothes) I tried coloring the area with my Copics.
It worked!  This is a few washings later.  If you look where the spots were you can see a fainter blue.  I think if I had other tones of blue it would have worked better perhaps, but my B21 and B24 did a nice job.  The blue did bleed onto the white stitching a little but it is in an inconspicuous spot since his shirts cover the top of the pocket anyhow.  One for the win column!

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