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Online Card Classes - Copic markers for Card Makers

I have just created a page for the new Online Card Class I have just started called 'Copic Markers for card Makers' This class has an amazing line up of teachers - Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Sandy Allnock, Kathy, Kelly, Laura. Wow what an illustrious list of teachers at one place all together. I have been following them for years now and have constantly learnt from them. Copic has been very intriguing for me since the first Copic I bought, I did not know where to start so bought some colours that I liked. Now I am learning how to intelligently buy Copics and use them effectively.

My page will be updated daily with the homework assignments that we get to do, the class is highly interactive and a loads of fun.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn the secrets of Copic, this is the place to be in. Come join the fun.

Luv
Murtuza

PS The guest designer posts and other updates will follow soon, I had some technical challenges, now sorted so will be updating soon.

I love you and Donuts by a Guest Designer Zoya

Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to a new card maker on my blog. She is a young enthusiastic kid studying in Class IV yes you read is correct CLASS IV. She is Zoya Charania a bubbly, budding artist who loves sketching and now has taken on the art of making Cards, what I am showcasing here is a card she has designed and created.

The card is a beautiful A2 size card using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil, Distress inks and the new Stamptember set from Simon Says Stamp - 'I Love Donuts'. 

She started by securing the top folding A2 card with some washi tape on a craft sheet.

Then she placed the Stencil on the front and started coloring using the Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Crushed Olives and Peacock Feathers. She used the Tim Holtz mini blending tool. 

Once completed she used the Ranger Archival ink to Stamp the Donut and then used the Rose Red ink from Stampin Up for the goggles and Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink for the sentiment and the heart. 

A Fun quick card under 2…

Teacher Appreciation Card

Today is the 5th of September the day we appreciate and thank our teachers for all the effort they take in grooming us. Since I have started getting involved in Card Making there are a lot of teachers who have helped me learn the idea behind creating wonderful cards. I have learnt Techniques, Fancy Folds, Layouts, Layering, Inking, Stamping and the list just goes on. I want to take this opportunity to Thank each and every one of my Teachers.


Today I spent some time with the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for the month of September 2014, it has amazing set 'To Thine Own Shelf', some pattern paper, Washi Tape, Stickers and a mini distress ink pad, an absolute mix of fantastic products.

To create the cards I started with a standard A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 closed). Using the Simon says stamp Stencil and embossing paste I created two different backgrounds one using the Moroccan Window Stencil and the other using the large dots stencil. Once the background was created I let it dry for …

Shaker Cards - Simon Says Stamp July 2014 & August 2014 Card Kits

Weekend was great, had some time and was highly inspired by my youtube brigade to give a shot to the all popular Shaker cards this season.

Also I had seen Kristina Werner's 1 stamp 1 Card Friday Focus video and was highly inspired by it, so decided to create 2 Shaker Cards one with the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit and the other with the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit.

The difference or the USP of these cards is that I have use every element from the Card Kit, including the Shaker elements. I decided to stamp and cut the elements like envelopes from the SSS July 2014 Card Kit and the Ice Cream sticks from the SSS August 2014 Card Kit

The SSS July 2014 Kit has this lovely stamp of a small envelope, I stamped that with Ranger Archival Black ink and then coloured the envelopes using Tim Holtz Distress Markers and applied wink-a-stellar glitter to give it some character. I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch standard A2 size Card base. I created the back panel with Tim Holtz water col…