Friday, June 19, 2015

Birthday Banners

Hello friends,

Today's card is simple to create, but it so elegant.  My husband's Mom celebrated a birthday last week.  My husband is an only child and I know that at least part of her still seems him as a little boy.   I thought this would be perfect.

If you have been following along, you know I've been practicing black hair.  My husband has really dark brown hair, so I thought I'd try doing really dark brown with black shadows.  The ink is really heavy and you can see it looks glossy in the photos.  It has a little shine to it in real life, but the camera really picked up this detail.  There are probably two things going on here.  One I have a lot of ink on the paper.  Dark pigments are thicker than lighter ones.  The paper gets saturated easily and looks shiny.  Second, I probably need to clean my markers.  This just adds to the first problem.   Don't forget to clean your markers from time to time.  It looks like I have some work to do.

I created the banners by cutting coordinating decorative paper strips. I was lucky to find some that matched the colors I chose for the balloons.  I decided to make the blue banner a little shorter than the pink one.

Copics used: 
Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y13
Blue: B05, B02, B00
Pink: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Black: 100, N9, N7, N5, E49(Hair only)
Ground: W3, W1, 0
Shadows: W1


  1. Hi Chris. I love your card. Your one talented gal thats for sure. I will be sure to keep you posted on the classes this weekend and let you know how it goes. Hugs. Nat♡

  2. I love the transparency of the blue balloon. I think the hair looks good. I know Jean will love it.