Let’s Play!

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care. Jimmy Buffett

Feeling silly today!  Doing some crafting and watching old TV shows like Columbo and the Odd Couple (the original).  Made me think of how much I love the wordsmithing ways of Jimmy Buffett – always my favorite singer. Yes, I am a  Parrot Head.

So silly thoughts lead to silly cards.  I love these Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamps.  I had this vision of them all peeking out at me, and I made this card several different ways, but never quite got it to be exactly what I wanted.  This is as close as I was able to get.Lets Play (2)

I colored with Copic markers and used some cute Doodle Bug paper.  I cut the scalloped frame using some scalloped circle die cuts with a circle die on the inside. I also ran a black Copic marker around the edge of the scallop frame and the word flags – I find a Copic works better than a water based pen for this application, because the water based markers tend to wick into the paper and it doesn’t look even.  For fussy cutting and outlining a water based marker is fine because there’s already a black line.

Just an FYI – the reason that the water based markers wick is the same reason that they don’t soak through the paper.  Water based markers soak into the fibers of paper, and in very short order (if you kept coloring) the paper would start to tear because the fibers get so full of fluid they burst.

And alcohol based markers don’t soak into the fibers – instead, they sit on the surface of the paper fiber and sort of surround it – that’s why Copic markers will show through on the back of something you’ve colored.

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