Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Copic Certification Fun

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity. I traveled to Greenville, South Carolina, to attend the Standard and Intermediate Copic Certification Workshops. I had a wonderful two days of learning more about Copic markers and how to use them to their maximum potential. Over the next several weeks, I'll be talking more about what I learned and sharing some tips and techniques with you. The experience was absolutely amazing, and I was blown away by our instructor, Cindy Lawrence. Her cards are a true sight to behold!

I'll also be displaying my Copic certification badges here on my blog - as soon as I receive them. As with many things, making everything "official" takes a little time. 

Meanwhile, I'd like to offer my sincere congratulations to my fellow classmates, who also received certifications. Here's a simple card that was designed for a young man, but it seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

For those interested in the particulars of the card, I used Bazzill Herbal Garden Dark cardstock, cut to a finished size of 5 1/2" square. The pattern paper is Creative Imaginations (camouflage). I misted the paper with Heidi Swapp Color Shine gold - and also used a Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Sun Flags die and stamp. The sentiment was my own, generated on my computer and printed out. I popped up the flags and sentiment with Stampin' Up's Stampin' Dimensionals, and that was it!

It does seem a little strange that in a post about Copic markers, I didn't use any. Don't worry; I'll get to it!  For now, I'm just happy to be home again and back to a normal routine. Travel is fun, but as Dorothy once said, "There's no place like home!" (Wizard of Oz)

Thanks for visiting, and please stop back by in a couple of days. I promise to offer some interesting tidbits about Copic markers - and have a cute card to show you, too.  May God bless!


  1. Hi Karen, neat card. Really perfect for a guy to enjoy. Certainly nice meeting you in the Intermediate Certification class, and I wanted to pop over to enjoy your blog. I'm looking to see where to follow, so if you can surf over to http://www.carolinacardsbymaryh.blogspot.com/
    and explain how, I'll join as a follower. I have so many email following at the moment, I hesitate to add yet one more coming into the mail folder! Hoping to hear from you. TFS & Hugs.

  2. Love those die cut flags. A nice complement to your sentiment and on the perfect background paper. Glad you are home safe and sound.