Sunday, 23 November 2014

Something Different

This weekend was all about trying new things. This morning, I started by running a 5K - which I've never done before. I can't explain my motivation but I think that it is rooted somewhere in my denial of getting older. I had two objectives: to run the whole thing (i.e. no giving up and walking), and not to finish dead last  - I am happy to day that both objectives were met so I consider it a success (despite my not very impressive time!)

I also decided to try some different techniques in making cards as well. The first technique involved colouring using Copics - now I confess that I equipped myself a month ago with some new Copics and I recently took advantage of a sale at My Favorite Things to buy some good colouring-in type stamps but I had yet to put pen to paper (so to speak!). The other technique that I tried for the first time was partial die cutting. Here is the card I created:

I started out by stamping the image on the front of a card. I then carefully lined up the circle die in my Big Shot and partially cut the circle - I cut the rest of the image using an Exacto knife (much easier than I was envisioning!). Then came the colouring! I am not an experienced Copic colourer so I kept the shading pretty basic - this was all about learning for me. I added so Icicle Stickles to the ornament and then stamped the greeting. I added a larger patterned paper die cut circle on the inside of the card to create the background. Finally, I noticed that the image was curling a little bit from the Stickles so I added an acetate circle on the inside of the card and glued the image to it. 

All in all, I consider this card as much as success as I do my 5K! When I showed it to my husband, he said that "it is very different from your usual style"! I will link this card to CASE this Sketch where the sketch this week is this one:

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. So fun! Great use of the sketch and I love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Case this Sketch!

  2. Hi Jill. Great to see you trying new things and what a great card this is. Love all the sparkle and great colouring x

  3. Oh, so fun! Great take on the sketch!

  4. Hi there, isn't it just the manly thing to say so... You've tried something new and then you go and show it to one whome should understand you the best and the answer behind the iPad is something like that.. Well, I think it is good that you tried out something new and this card is wonderful. I really like the window you created. Just keep coloring, I haven't had the strength to try copics yet...

  5. Fabulous image and I love the sparkly bauble Jill! Hazel x

  6. this is so pretty! lovely card! thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!