More Card Samples to Start the New Year!

Thought I’d share with you some wonderful new cards I made this past weekend at Stamp on Over in Sunnyvale, CA. I took a class from a very talented lady, Irina Blount, who does amazing things with the Cuttlebug, Copic pens, and card making in general. As you know, I tend to do a lot of floral and fashion lady cards, using mostly Radiant Pearls. But I’ve heard so much about the new Copic pens that I knew I needed to use them and experience them for myself before purchasing them. What I’ve discovered is that what separates them from other markers on the market is that they don’t streak, making your finished cards look more like they’ve been watercolored than colored with markers. Below are the cards I made in her class, but I hope you’ll visit her website at to see what great work she does. Each card is painstakingly made, not just on the outside, but the inside, as well. Once the Copic markers I’ve ordered are in, I’ll be experimenting with them more and will incorporate them into my own style of cardmaking. In her class, I also learned more things to do with the Cuttlebug that make me oh-so-glad that I bought one.

Hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them. And if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and want to learn more about your Copics, Cuttlebug, etc., I encourage you to take classes from Irina.

(Photo above is of the inside of the first card)

Now for the inside of the above card…


And the last card…

The inside…

(Oh, oh, another card you’ll have to view with your head cocked to the left)
**Nevermind…the slave…oops, I mean my wonderfully talented webdesigner Kris fixed it.**


  1. Irina Says:

    Donna, I did not know that you are a pro and also teach card making classes. I feel so honored that you were in my class and are coming back for more :) . Thank you so much!!

    :) Irina

  2. Donna Says:

    Hi Irina,
    I haven’t been on my blog for a while, so just now got your comment. I’m about to add the cards I made in your class, as well as one of the many (10!) Valentine cards I made stealing your idea from class, but having to use what papers, stamps, etc. available to me. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve never been into ‘cutsey’ cards, nor have I ever liked collage. But I’ve fallen in love with Tilda and pretty way you collage. Everything you put on the card coordinates and is never haphazardly thrown on like so many of the collaged cards I’ve seen. The Copic pens are still a challenge, as I’ve always preferred painting with a brush. But, I’ve got to keep up with what’s new, so will keep practicing.
    Thanks for another great class! I regret that I won’t be able to be in Sunnyvale for the remainder of the calendar card classes, but did let Marsha know, so will look forward to getting class packets instead, as I paid for all at the very beginning.

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