11 posts categorized "Copic markers"

09/16/2019

Mon 16

Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.
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And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!
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So much fun right? 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

 

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09/03/2019

Tue 03

Peony Bouquet
by Nancy Penir

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Hi! Nancy here, and I'm bringing you some inspiration using the new Peony Bouquet stamp set, and a few of the new dies just released.

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If you love adding your favorite coloring medium to stamped images, this set is for you! I used copics, for this card, and below I explain my steps.

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Stamped first in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with copics, I also stamped the bouquet's 2 outside blooms, and fussy cut them.

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The die cut Double Scallop Oval frame seemed a perfect match for my colored bouquet. I added the outside of the Beautiful Butterflies Sidekick Frame before adding the foam tape. The detail of the pinpoint adds a finished edge to the composition.

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The closeup shows how I added the 2 fussy cut buds through 2 of the scallops. 

Hope you have a wonderful week! And I hope it's full of crafty goodness!

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08/28/2019

Wed 28

Jungle party
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello everyone, and welcome! Today I'm showing you just how much of a jungle party you can have with the gorgeous summer release products!
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First I cut an A2 panel from watercolor cardstock, spritzed it with water and added Nuvo shimmer powder in Green parade. I kept adding more water and powder until I was happy with the look. It's hard to show on a photo but I love the shimmery look these powders give in real life.
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I then used the Fun floral sidekick frame die to cut 4 frames. I wanted my top layer light and "floating", so I cut off all the fern leaves with my scissors.
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For my top layer I used yupo paper and Ranger alcohol ink in Limeade, Patina and Gold mixative. Again i kept adding color until I liked it. I was going for a dense dark jungle in the back with a lighter front. 

You'll notice that I didn't add my sentiment before attaching the frames. The sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set I stamped fine with my stamping tool, but be aware that the yupo paper does not handle heat very well. I had to heat set the WOW! Gold pearl embossing powder very carefully. 
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I cut a bunch of the cute Whittles - monkey, koala, lion, tiger and turtle, all part of the summer release! I colored them with my Copics and popped them up with foam squares. Now, I know they don't naturally live together, so let's just pretend they came from near and far to celebrate. 
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The finishing touch was Nuvo drops in pale gold.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create!

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08/21/2019

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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07/25/2019

Thu 25

Beautiful Poppystamps Frames
by Jeanne Jachna

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Jeanne here today!  Thanks for stopping by!  We're waiting for a new release to hit any day!  In the meantime I'm playing with some old favorites using a technique that I just can't get enough of.   This is my #1 go to when coloring a large background die. 

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Isn't this look gorgeous?  And it's so easy to achieve!    Do you ever have a die that just doesn't cut unless you have a metal shim under it?  Most of my intricate background dies are like this.  That is ok because for this technique you want the first layer to be complete.. with no cut out pieces removed.  Another way to get a die cut to not cut all the way through is to apply packing tape - you know ...  the rolls you buy to close boxes or packages, to the back of your cardstock panel before you cut it.
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The die cut outline is perfect for showing you where to color.  I use Copic markers (because I color ALOT and they are refillable), but you can use any coloring media you like - pencils, maker, even watercolor. 

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You don't have to worry about staying in the lines just make sure each area is colored completely.
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When you're happy with the coloring, cut the die a second time and adhere it over the panel you colored.  To give the panel a finished look I adhered a Pointed Squares Frame over the assembled panel before adhering it to my card base. 
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I saved both of the die cut center circles from the die cut.  One I adhered inside the open window of the frame.  The second I stamped with a sentiment from the Springtime Greetings Stamp Set.   I adhered the circle with the stamped sentiment with adhesive foam tape so it' is raised from the colored design. 
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I was so happy with how the finished card looked that I decided to do a second card with the Rose Frame die. 
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I hope you will revisit some of your favorite background dies using this technique.  You'll be so happy you did when you see the gorgeous results!
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Cards Finished Size:  4 1/2" Square

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06/04/2019

Tue 04

You Are Too Kind
by Nancy Penir

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Wow! Can you believe we are entering a month that heralds summer? There are flowers everywhere in my valley. They inspired this summery card with a floral background.

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With Altenew's Snapdragon ink, and my Misti, I stamped Poppy's Flower Garden, and made sure I had a good print. (Whatever did we do without our Mistis?) Then I picked a copic in a grey lavender to ink in the background, so my flowers would pop even more.

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I added my sentiment on Poppy's Art Deco Frame, and inked the sentiment panel a bit on the edges.

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A little bit of foam pops up the rose and top panel of the sentiment

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Hope this gives you some inspiration to add some summer to your cards. 

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05/06/2019

Mon 06

Donut You Forget
by Nancy Penir

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I have a card for you that's going to a young boy today. Sometimes it can be hard to create something for the young ones in our lives. Hopefully this will help give you some ideas.

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I picked a Poppystamp die that I could cut several colors from, and saved the little donut holes. They looked so festive!

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The finished card is a combination of color and elements my little guy loves (who doesn't love donuts?)

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Here's a sideview of the popups. 

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I had a few leftover donuts, so I added them to the inside. 

Hope you got some ideas for you next child card.  And hope your week is extra crafty!

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04/26/2019

Fri 26

DIY: BEST WISHES CARD, VIDEO TUTORIAL
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I'm so happy because I had time and I make a beautiful card with a video tutorial!!!!!

I could not go to the sea (in live jiji) but with my card I have been there enjoying the beach and sun !!! Look!!!!!

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Would you like to learn how to make this card ???? If you still do not acquire these beautiful diecuts, go to the online store and buy them now!

See my video tutorial, if you like, I invite you to subscribe to my channel!

I love close ups, look!!!!!! Too beautiful eh??? jiji

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The details make a nice project!!!!!

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I really love this!!!!! Earthhhhhh, swallow me and spit me inside my card jijiji 

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Kisses dear amigas!!!!!!! Hope you like all (Card & Video)...

I hope your sweet comments!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

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03/15/2019

Fri 15

Card With Matching Envelope Liner
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends, I hope you are all happy and well!  Marybeth  here today sharing this card and matching envelope liner I created with :Poppystamps Large Clear Stamp Picnic Plaid.

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The liner was easy to make I cut the paper about 6 X 5 1/4  (  the size  of your envelope ) then stamped using Picnic Plaid. You don't have to worry too much about  stamping the part that wont show below the flap, just make sure the upper part is stamped nicely.

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I then scored the upper part about 1 3/4 of an inch to match the fold of my envelope .  I  placed inside the envelope and only glued the top flap, then folded the envelope onto the glued liner matching up the fold lines as below.

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The Whittle Rabbit and Luscious Scrip Hello are all layered a few times and stamped with the sentiment from Garden Blooms.

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I am loving these large stamps with so many choices of sentiments. I also love the new script word dies  all from Poppystamps .

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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02/27/2019

Wed 27

Hello Peeps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Are you ready for spring? I sure am ready to say hello to one of my favorite spring peeps with a bright and breezy greeting card! take a look!

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I just love the happy face on this sweet little Chick and Egg die cut! It pairs beautifully with the row of tulips from the Easter Chicks Clear Stamp and Die Set! Add a Big Luxe Hello and you are ready to welcome spring!

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I kept this card very CAS by starting with a card base and the Pointed Rectangle Frame. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, then stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the tulips and leaves with copic markers. When they were completely dry, I cut out the tulip row with the matching die cut, which worked like a dream! I may not have mentioned this before, but I became a member of the Poppystamps design team because I honestly believe that Poppystamps are the best stamps and dies in the world! I am never disappointed with their amazing quality! 

Once your have all your cuts, adhere them onto your card base and pop them in the mail! Don't forget the envelope too! These cheerful spring tulips will brighten up any plain white envelope in just a few minutes!

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! We have more great inspiration and ideas to share, as well as this brand new release you have been seeing sneak peeks from all week! Come back for more!

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