Growing up, I was taught that any time someone thinks enough of you to give a gift, you should show your gratefulness with a note of thanks. I guess it’s no wonder I’ve turned that into thank you cards.
I took the opportunity while making some cards to compare a few more papers for their compatibility with Copic markers. I started with my new favorite, Cougar Digital Choice Super Smooth White 100# cover. I also chose White Exact Ice A7 folded cards and Neenah Classic Linen 80# Cover in natural white.
|Exact Ice Folded A7 card|
I started out stamping the elf from Raisin Boat’s Handy Dandy Helpers on a scrap of each paper. I used Copic markers to color in the images. I was going for a pink/purple combo on the Exact Ice card. It stamped beautifully, but Copic markers do not blend well and bleed through quite a bit on this cardstock. I decided to stick with Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen for the rest.
Next, I cut 5 ¼” x 4” rectangles from Stardream Metallic’s Fairway (green) and Jupiter (red) 105# cover papers. I love Stardream Metallic cardstocks – these are especially thick and have super shimmer. I created A2 size cards using the Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen, then matted with the Stardream Metallic and finished with the printed rectangle.
I stamped some holiday images at the top of the printed rectangle and colored them in with the Atyou Spica pens (I love the shimmer!). I also added some shimmer to the elf’s buttons, bell and belt buckle.