Growing up, I was taught that any time someone thinks enough of you to give a gift, you should show your gratefulness with a note of thanks.  I guess it's no wonder I've turned that into thank you cards. 

I took the opportunity while making some cards to compare a few more papers for their compatibility with Copic markers.  I started with my new favorite, Cougar Digital Choice Super Smooth White 100# cover.  I also chose White Exact Ice A7 folded cards and Neenah Classic Linen 80# Cover in natural white. 

Exact Ice Folded A7 card
I started out stamping the elf from Raisin Boat’s Handy Dandy Helpers on a scrap of each paper.  I used Copic markers to color in the images.  I was going for a pink/purple combo on the Exact Ice card.  It stamped beautifully, but Copic markers do not blend well and bleed through quite a bit on this cardstock.  I decided to stick with Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen for the rest.

I printed “Thanks” in the candy cane font I found at dafont.com in red on my inkjet printer on both cardstocks.  I used the Atyou Spica pen in Lipstick to outline the red to add some shimmer, then cut the carstock to 3 ½ ” x 4 ¾”. 

Next, I cut 5 ¼” x 4” rectangles from Stardream Metallic’s Fairway (green) and Jupiter (red) 105# cover papers.  I love Stardream Metallic cardstocks – these are especially thick and have super shimmer.   I created A2 size cards using the Cougar Digital Choice and Neenah Classic Linen, then matted with the Stardream Metallic and finished with the printed rectangle.

I stamped some holiday images at the top of the printed rectangle and colored them in with the Atyou Spica pens (I love the shimmer!).  I also added some shimmer to the elf’s buttons, bell and belt buckle.

Finally, I cut out each elf and wrapped a small piece of Holiday Baker’s Twine around his neck like a scarf.  I attached each elf with 3D Foam tape. 

Happy Stamping!
Katherine

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