Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Convention, Tilda and Roo bookmark Card


I had a great time at the Akron Convention.  It was really cool to see so many stampers all in once place.  It was really cool. When we walked into the large room, you were instantly overwhelmed. The whole place was filled with venders.  Each vender had brought their entire line of stamps.   There were some big names there.  It was hard to miss the Stamps by Judith booth.  It was by far the largest.  Impression Obsession and Inky Antics was also there.  But what I liked the most was all the little companies.  Some of them I had heard of before...some totally new.

As stampers, we all have our favorite companies.  I know I "stalk" my favorites companies online.   I check their web pages, blogs, and Facebook pages.  I'm always looking for sales information and release dates.  It is much harder to do this for smaller...lesser known companies.  It is easy to loose track of them.  I love that this convention attracted many smaller venders.  It was so inspiring to look at their card samples.  Needless to say... I came home with a pile of new stamps.   They are a breath of fresh air into my stamp collection.   I can't wait to incorporate my new treasures into stamp classes!!!

Today's card is from one of favorite stamp companies: Magnolia.  About a year ago, they released a small collection for Australia.  They featured Tilda with some adorable Australian wildlife.  Tilda with Kangaroo instantly stole my heart!  She is adorable!!

I used the stamp to make a bookmark card.  The most common complaint card makers have is they spend a lot of time on a card and then it eventually ends up in the trash.  Making the main image on the card on the bookmark allows the art work to be enjoyed for a long long time!   I use the tab punch from Stampin Up to create tabs to hold the bookmark in place on the card.    You can also laminate the bookmark to protect the image from fingerprints.

Just the Bookmark

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R10
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Kangaroo: E13, E15, E17, E19, E11 for belly
Boots: E40, E41, E43, E44
Pink: RV52, RV55
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29

1 comment:

  1. Oh this is just adorable!