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31 posts categorized "Copic markers"

Twisted Halloween
by Sue McRae

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Hello, Sue here with my last Halloween card of the year. 

I finally had a chance to use the Twisted Tree Oval die! Love all the details with the cut lines throughout the tree for texture and depth and the gnarly branches add a bit of creepiness!

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The tree was die cut from black card stock so the ink blended background would pop against it.

I used the Whittle Monsters for this card. It's such a fun die set with a variety of spooky critters. I chose the skeleton which was die cut from silver matte card stock and the mummy was die cut from a grey flecked card stock that I inked around one edge in grey.

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For the witch and her broom I did some quick Copic colouring.

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I added the sentiment with silver heat embossing and assembled by card.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

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Spiders! A Halloween Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Peeps! You are in for a treat today. After all it is Trick or Treat season, and I have a fun and spooky card to inspire.

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My card combines some sponge inking, embossing, and die cuts too. The new set, Halloween Ingredients has just about everything you need to make this card.

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The background was stamped with all the words, and embossed with white powder, before blending Distress Inks in several colors. All those cool little vial bottles were colored with copics, and the set even includes the tags in several sizes. The tiny spider is also a stamp from the set, and I stamped and fussy cut some out. I have no idea why, spiders freak me out! Much friendlier on a card!

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One of the vials is tipping over, and several spiders have escaped! I just love a good scary story on an A2 card!

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Do you know a few special people who would smile receiving  a cute and slightly scary Halloween card? I think I've sent out more greeting cards during this Covid season than past years combined. Love surprising people dear to me with a greets treat!

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Halloween is right around the corner! Hope you and yours are safe and well, and planning to enjoy the holiday safely. 

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Peony Bud Wreath
by Sue McRae

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Welcome crafty friends to another day of inspiration! Today I have a card featuring one of the small images from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set.

Do you ever feel like the small images in a stamp set get ignored because the large image or images catches our eye first? I know I’m guilty of this so I thought I would pick one of the smaller or filler images from the stamp set and let it be the focal of my card.

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I stamped and die cut a bunch of the peony buds from white card stock and coloured them in a rainbow of shades using my Copics. I knew I wanted to make a wreath with them and played around with round and oval shapes and decided to go the oval route.

For the flower background I used the Ring Tile Stencil with light grey ink and blended it unevenly, leaving some spots lighter and some spots darker. I then added my flower buds which are mounted with foam tape. I felt like it needed a little something more so I die cut berries from glitter card stock and placed them around the wreath.

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I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the wreath and die cut the happy birthday sentiment from 3 layers of black card stock and added that to the bottom of the panel.

The panel was foam mounted onto my white card base and I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flower buds.

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Thanks for stopping by today and let me know in the comments if you like using those smaller images in your stamp set or if you tend to forget about them.

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

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Peony Bouquet
By Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm noticing that the peonies in the garden are starting to get buds,  and can't wait to see them bloom!  That inspired me to pull out the Peony stamp set from Poppystamps.  I'm enjoying the warmer weather and watching the garden come to life.  There are new birds arriving at the feeders too!  My little backyard paradise is my quiet place that brings me peace of mind.  

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I colored the Peony Bouquet with Copic Markers, but any media will do.  I don't think you need to be an expert at color blending to enjoy these clean line designs.  I color the petals in different shades of ink - no blending.  I used Copic R21, R22, R25, R27 and R29.  Copics are a good choice for me because I use them EVERY day.  I love that I can refill them when they run dry instead of purchasing a whole pack of markers. 

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There is no matching die for this stamp set so I fussy cut the images before layering it on a Pierced Oval die cut.   The stamp set has several sentiments to choose from - I decided on a thank you because there are so many things I feel grateful for lately. 

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The pretty background papers are from Memory Box!  They've been adding lots of pretty print papers and coordinating solid and dot mixed pads to their product offering.   A few enamel dots add a bit of color and shine - a little candy for the eyes.

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I hope you find some simple pleasures to make you happy - whether it's a blooming spring flower or spotting a rabbit in the grass - or just the sun shining on your face!  Love and hugs to you! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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Long time, no see
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone! Hope you are all well. Today I wanted to play with a few pun sentiments and a rainbow.

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I die cut the giraffe 5 times from white cardstock, and cut 5 strips of patterned paper.

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I adhered the strips to my A2 sized card base and colored the 5 giraffes with Copics in darker, coordinating colors.

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From the same patterned paper I then cut 5 labels to fit my sentiements.

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I used the same darkest marker to color the edge of the labels to make them stand out. For this label I even snipped the stamp in 2. I find it easier than to mask the stamp. That way I always end up with ink in wrong places. And I can easily place them together if I want to stamp them as intended later.

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I then adhered the giraffes and popped up the labels. And then I thought it was kind of missing something, yet I didn't want to add more dimension or glitter. I know, weird right? Corona isolation must have gotten the better of me, LOL. Anyway, I added a fine black line all around the base, repeating 3 times. I also added a few "stars". I guess I had to have some "sparkle", after all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great crafty day!

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Bleaching Cardstock
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings Poppy Friends! I have a pair of square cards for you today. 

Crafting cards during Shelter in Place is such a wonderful way to let creativity bloom. I haven't done a square card in forever, and because I wanted to showcase the Adriana Square Frame, it seemed a fun, not often done choice.

My card base is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2". And I cut my Adriana frame from colored card stock. Then comes the fun...

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I 'painted' certain elements of the die cut with bleach. Within seconds you can watch the color lift. It's always a surprise to see what color emerges. Note: (Extra care and caution using bleach)

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I doubled the die cut frames, turned it to form a diamond shape, and embossed my sentiment on vellum. You can see the back of the assembled frame, and the sentiment in the window. I also added foam to pop up the frame.

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The final die cut element is added to some MB designer paper (listed below), and I cut a frame from the new Washi tape to place on the frame window.

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Lots of time to do several of these frames, and play with the bleach technique, so I created the same layout with different colors for a second card.

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With this card I added color to the berries with copics.

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I made envelopes to accommodate the 5 1/2" card size with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch guide, something I use often with non normal sized cards.

Hope you enjoyed a bit of fun with the bleach technique, and are willing to give it a try. Another tip for you: Not all cardstock reacts to bleach. Most darker colors really react and contrast. I was surprised to see the melon turn to pale yellow.

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So glad you stopped by today,  and hope you're enjoying some of the time as we all stay safe. Be well, friends!

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