Friday, August 16, 2013

FWF - and a Copic Class!

Hurray! It's Friday! And a very special Friday at that! Back in July, for my birthday, my husband paid to send me to the Copic basic certification class and the Copic intermediate certification class in Minneapolis, MN.  Those classes are today and tomorrow.  Yes! I'm so excited! Yesterday, I drove 2 1/2 hours to get to the hotel/conference center where the classes will be held.  I'm camped out and ready! Let the fun begin!
And, speaking of fun, I have a card to share with you today that was a lot of fun to make!
Last Sunday, we got together with my in-laws at a restaurant, and they picked up the tab.  I figured the least I could do was make them a pretty card.  So, Monday, after work, I whipped together this little pretty for them:
 

I used the Unity set, "Butterfly Beauty" on this.  It was one of the first Unity sets I ever bought, in the old brown boxes.  I love the 4 butterflies in this set.  They all emboss beautifully, and that's what I did with this one.  I heat embossed on black cardstock using clear detail embossing powder. Then, I mixed Perfect Pearls and water together in four different colors, and painted them on the butterfly.  The areas that were heat embossed resist the color, and this is the result.  Neat, huh?  I added the sentiment (a CTMH retired set), and some Close To My Heart bling, and voila, the thank you card was complete and ready to go. Well, it was after I rounded 2 corners and wrote a message inside.
Now it's time to practice my Copic coloring skills.  Sooo stoked for this!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Inky Impression Challenges #121
Crafting by Designs "Anything Goes"
AUD Sentiments Challenge #87
Sister Act Card Challenge "Anything Goes"
The ABC Challenge "T is for Thank You"
Just Be Creative Linky Party - Anything Goes

 
 


28 comments:

  1. Wow! That is totally exciting! Can't wait to see all the new stuff you learn! Great card!!

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  2. WOW---BEAUTIFUL butterfly, Julie!! Have fun, Julie!

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  3. Gorgeous Julie! Love this technique.

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  4. Beautiful butterfly, Julie! I need to dig out my Perfect Pearls and give this technique a try. Have fun at the Copic Class!

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  5. Very pretty card. Have fun at your class.

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  6. Julie, I'm so envious!! I wish I could go to a Copics Certification class :) I'm sure you'll have loads of fun, and I can't wait for you to share what you learn. Your card is pretty, I love the effect on the butterfly - it's really gorgeous. Enjoy!!

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  7. Ooh Julie, lucky you! I enjoyed the basic Copic class that I took...its been quite a while though! I hope that you have lots of fun, and can hardly wait to see what new talents you bring back! I like your butterfly card, its so pretty with the shimmery embossing and colors.

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  8. Gorgeous butterfly! And I am so totally jealous of you getting to go and take the Copics classes! Wish I was there! Have fun!

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  9. I love that glitter! Gorgeous butterfly.

    WOW!! A copics class?? you lucky gal!

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  10. I love you butterfly. am butterfly fan.

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  11. Julie, how exciting!! I thought about the certification class and found out how much it cost and decided I'd rather spend that money on more copics and just practice myself. My friend took the class in CA and she said it was good but she wanted to color more. lol. Anyway...I LOVE LOVE your butterfly. What a great thing for a friend to do. Have fun at your classes.

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  12. Wow! That butterfly looks amazing! This is such a pretty card! Have fun in your Copic classes!

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  13. Gorgeous butterfly! Thank you for playing along with the Inky Impressions Challenge!
    Danni-Inky Impressions DT

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  14. Stunning butterfly image. Your card is just lovely. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Inky Impressions.

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  15. Beautiful card! Have a great time at your Copic Classes. What a nice hubby ;-)

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  16. Beautiful butterfly!! WOW!! Free dinner and Copic Classes! You scored big time!!

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  17. This is so pretty and perfect for a thank you. I love the effect of the Perfect Pearls and you have inspired me to get mine out and play with them some more. I hope you enjoy your classes and have a great weekend. xx

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  18. What a beautiful card, Julie - I love how the butterfly turned out! I'm so excited for you taking those classes - hope it was fun! Look forward to hearing more about it next week! :)

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  19. Very pretty butterfly! I love the embossing!

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  20. Beautiful butterfly Julie. And I like the extra bling in there too. :)

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  21. simple yet elegant. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

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  22. My what a beautiful butterfly! Thanks for joining us at AUd Sentiments!

    Kathy
    Aud Sentiments DT

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  23. Oh this is gorgeous. Love the design with the butterfly and swirl. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Inky Impressions xx

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  24. Very effective. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

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  25. This is beautiful and I love your design and how you've created the butterfly. Thank you for joining in with us over at The ABC challenge and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

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  26. Lovely card. Gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

    Nikki

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