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I must admit that I’m rather late on the bandwagon when it comes to the Prima Doll Stamps.  However, now that I’ve discovered them I am thrilled to have 2 that I can play with and make fun projects to share.

Our youngest daughter celebrated her birthday last weekend and I wanted to use one of my Prima Doll Stamps to make her card (my first project using my new Prima Doll Stamps).  Given the fact that they are approximately 8″ tall I thought cutting a card in the shape of a tag would work fine, and indeed it did.  Even though you only see the front, it does open up in the usual card fashion to reveal a birthday sentiment along with a special note that my hubby wrote to her. I’m the card maker and he has a beautiful way with words so he always writes the sentiments. This dual effort makes each card we give to family and friends something from the heart from both of us. I love that.

Prima Doll Birthday Card

I used quite a few elements to make this card.  The base card was cut using Vanilla card stock from Stampin’ Up! and layered with a pretty blue paper also from them. The denim paper is very old and is from Paper Pizazz, but I thought it went perfectly as the background for the doll. The paper pieced dress, headband and jacket is also from some very old papers I had in my stash.  The doll was stamped on a piece of the Prima skin tones paper from their paper pack. I really like those papers.

I am just learning how to color with Copic markers and used a few to color her skin and hair.  A bit of cotton crochet lace that I cut in half was adhered at the hemline.  The beautiful lace towards the top of the card is from a roll I purchased at WalMart awhile back and the white tiny ball trim is from Hobby Lobby.  I love the pretty yellow flowers and they are all from Michaels, Recollections I believe, and the feather is either from JoAnns or Michaels.  Distress Tea Dye was used to ink the edges and a pearl swirl along with little white flowers were included to help the design and add interest.  It’s hard to see on this picture, but I used my glitter pen to accent the bows on her shoes.  A small piece of lace was used at the top along with a pearl centered button which I just purchased from the Spare Parts line at Hobby Lobby.  Of course, it wouldn’t be one of my projects without the addition of Stickles or glitter, so I tipped the roses with Diamond Stickles and called it a day.

I am happy with my first Prima Doll project, and Jen absolutely loved her card which makes me happy.

Another post will follow today showing some projects I made for Your Paper Pantry, but I didn’t want to add too many projects within one post.

Thanks for visiting and until next time, God Bless.

Linda

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I added the quotation marks on the title of this post because these are not my words but those of a fabulous blogger over at Making Our Mark.  Oh my goodness, I just discovered Colleen’s blog and am simply amazed at the talent and generosity given to her readers.

One particular article she wrote on her blog caught my attention “5 Mistakes You Might Make When Purchasing Copic Markers”.   This brief, but very informative article, offers information about the ins and outs of purchasing Copic Markers.  This may be old news to some of you, but for me I have found the world of Copics very confusing indeed.  I’ve watched with awe at the beautiful colored images my fellow card markers and paper crafters have created using Copics, yet I haven’t purchased any.  Why you ask?  Well, the cost is the biggest factor.  Secondly, there are so many choices of colors and types of markers available that I’ve found it rather overwhelming.  Paying $6.00+ per marker is a bit much given the fact that I know nothing about what colors or type of markers to purchase.  In addition, using the markers correctly to shade and color just seemed like something I should leave for true artists and not for a hobbyist like myself.  So I’ve stayed in my comfort zone using my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol (aka Odorless Mineral Spirits).

When I discovered Colleen’s blog called Making Our Mark I was amazed at the wealth of information she has about the world of Copics.   Colleen is generously offering beginner and intermediate Copic coloring classes for Free, yes Free, in July.  You can find information on her classes here.  Looking around her blog I discovered she also has an online store called Copic Marker Scrapbooking  which I’m anxious to peruse.  I also see where she has an online Library and Forum.

If offering some free classes wasn’t enough, Colleen also has a digital stamp of Glinda from Wizard of Oz that she is also generously offering for free.  The picture below is colored and illustrated by Guy Gondron. The free digital stamp is uncolored and ready for your own special artistic talents. Since I have grandchildren who love Dorothy and all those fabulous characters she meets in Oz, I can’t wait to make a card using this design.

Illustration and coloring using Copic Markers by Guy Gondron

So without any further ado, please visit Colleen at her blog and online shop and see what all of my excitement is about.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I enjoy sharing information and links I find along the way.  I’m not affiliated nor compensated for this information, I’m just sharing this because I feel it’s one of those exceptional blogs and stores worth talking about.

Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting.

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