Thursday, December 2, 2010

Paper and Snowflakes

I want to share a couple cards that have snowflakes on them but first of all, can I do a little paper review?
As far as cardstock is concerned I only use Core'dinations. I love the texture, the color choices and the amazing variety with the newer Core Impressions collections.  But, I have another fav for when I want to color in an image using Copic markers. 
I used to use Curious Iridescent Cryogen White, I liked the slight sparkle to the paper, it stamps and embosses wonderfully and the inks from the Copics blend pretty well.  One drawback is that the white is not a bright white and sometimes that is a problem. 
I decided to try the new Copic Blending X-Press It paper.  I found some at Simon Says Stamp, I liked that I could get a small amount to try.  I LOVE this paper.  First of all it is velvety smooth, you want to use it just for that reason.  Second it is an amazing bright white.  You can stamp and emboss on it perfectly and the Copic inks just glide over it.  They seem to melt together.  I have been using it with other supplies too like spray mists and that works great too. 
For my two cards that I want to share today, I used this Copic paper. 
First off is my Card Postioning Systems card.  The sponsor this week is The Stamps of Life.  The set I used just might be my favorite Holiday stamp set because it is so easy to use and so verstile.  Seven of the designers used this set at CPS this week and every card is so different. 
I love the big sentiment that fits a card so nicely and I just slightly colored in some of the letters.  The papers are by Echo Park. 
I used a white pen to add accents to the little light bulbs and to the holly berries. 
Next is a card created with one of the Color Cue #10 at Wplus9 Designs.  What is cool about this challenge is that you have several color combos to choose from.

I picked this one although I would want to use everyone of them. 

This little guy is a stamp from My Favorite Things. I just love this little guys.
The cardstock for the card is Gemstones by Core'dinations.  It has a great, pearly, shiny finish.  I stamped snowflakes by JustRite stamps on white cardstock with white ink and embossed them with white embossing powder and then sprayed my piece with Chalkboard spray by Glimmer Mist.  The snowflake trim is my new Martha Stewart border punch. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Stamps – Courtesy of The Stamps of Life
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Winter Wonderland/Echo Park Paper Co. (both sides)
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
Copic markers
White pen
Foam tape


Materials list:
Cardstock – Gemstone and Vintage/Core’dinations
Copic paper
Stamps – My Favorite Things and snowflakes/JustRite Stamps
Black Versafine stamp pad – Versafine
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
White stamp pad- Joann
White embossing powder
Snowflake border punch – Martha Stewart
Circle template – Coluzzle
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Copic markers


  1. HI Linda!! These are both so darling!! Great job with the colors!! HUGS

  2. Beautiful cards. I love that light bulb strand stamp. So cool. Your highlighting with white detail really added dimension.

    Thanks for the paper update. I rely on you for good card making tools.

  3. Beautiful cards Linda, I love the colour combo, and that little boy stamp is just adorable!

  4. Linda~love both of your cards~I don't think you make anything I don't love!!!!

  5. absolutely gorgeous cards Linda :) x

  6. Lovely cards, I love Echo park DP on the first one, a perfect sentiment too! The image on that 2nd card is adorable, I love the row of snowflakes, so pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, and thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

  7. Linda those are beautiful! I always love your cards!

  8. Both cards are awesome! I love how you did the coloring on the letters for the Christmas card. And that MFT PI card is SO SWEET!!!!
    Thanks for your review! I've seen the x-press paper at work on Jody Morrow (texasjodylynn)'s blog but that was it! Thanks for the comparison and contrast! MFT sells the x-press cardstock too!

  9. Your cards are just gorgeous! Thank you for your reviews, too. Always interesting to read reviews on products we use every day.

  10. oh look at that mft guy, so so so cute! lovely work!!

  11. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your coloring is absolutely perfect!