A New Toy For Christmas

Merry early Christmas to me! Santa Matthew bought me an air compressor!

Now, some of you may wonder why I would be excited about receiving such a “guy” gift. And, I will admit that it looks a little odd sitting on my crafting table. But the compressor, when combined with Copic Sketch Markers, opens up a whole new crafting world for me. In fact, this card is the first thing I have made using my new toy …

This card features paper from DCWV, a stamp from Magnolia, a metal die from Cheery Lynn Designs, and, of course, Copic markers in the following colors:

I stamped the image on X-Press It! paper and colored it in as usual.

Then, I took another sheet of X-Press It! and ran it through my Big Shot with a metal die. However, rather than use the part of the die I cut out, I used the leftover portion of paper, which I then used my new air compressor to airbrush with both colors of olive used in the card. I applied several coats and I love the look and the sheen it gives off.

I added a few brads from my stash, but the card just didn’t feel “done.”

So, I pulled out my atyouSpica clear pen and added a bit of glitter to Tilda’s dress, ribbon and balloon.

You may have to click on the image to see all of the glitter, but I think it just makes the card.

Happy holidays to you all!