Posts Tagged ‘adult coloring’

Penny Black – Copic Coloring and Heat Embossing

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  Sandi MacIver here and today I have a New Video Penny Black – Copic Coloring and Heat Embossing to share with you, AND, a Shopping special to celebrate LEAP YEAR.  Check that out at the end of this post.

Copic Markers and heat Embossing

Many of us don’t like to use our Copic Markers on embossed images.  Embossing powder is made from shards of plastic and even though we heat emboss it to stick to our card stock, it’s still sharp, and can tear up the tips of our Markers.  I love the look though, so I have a fun and simple work around for you.

Copic Markers and heat Embossing

Brightly colored images look fabulous on darker colored card stock, but as you know, that is not possible to achieve with Copics, so this trick solves that problem too.

Copics used for today’s Project:  Pinks:  RV 10, 11, 13 and 34   Greens:  YG03 and 17 and the background color is BG13, as close as I could get to matching the Gina K Designs Turquoise Sea card stock I used for the project.  All items are linked below for your convenience.

Copic Markers and Heat Embossing

I think this card would make a fabulous Easter Card as well.  In my mind, these flowers are Magnolias that bloom around here in the spring.  When I was little I used to call them Tulip trees as they reminded me of tulips.  You could change out the sentiment to an Easter greeting and add a small gold cross, or a fuzzy white bunny. It would also make a great spring birthday card.

Here is the video walking you through the creation of the card, the technique and I also do a short lesson on the Copic Flicking Technique for the flowers.  You can watch it here or in HD over on my YouTube channel.


Thanks so much for stopping in, and to celebrate LEAP YEAR, RAYA has a Shopping Special for you:

Save 29% all day today February 29th, 2020 on PENNY BLACK PRODUCTSSHOP SCRAP ‘N STAMP HERE

Thanks for stopping in, and until next time, Happy Stamping

Below are the products I used in Today’s Video:  Penny Black – Copic Coloring and Heat Embossing.  Clicking on the image will take you directly to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store so you can shop.

Gina K Elegant Asters

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hi Crafty Friends, Sandi here and my inspiration today is the Gina K Elegant Asters Sepia Card.

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This stamp set has a beautiful selection of flowers and leaves, a fabulous butterfly and some great sentiments (although I didn’t use them for today’s card).

I used four Copic Markers to create my Sepia color for the design pieces: E41, E43, E44 and #47. Once all the images were colored, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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For the background, I started with a piece of Gina K Kraft card stock and die cut it with a stitched square die.
I used the Gina K Leafy Stencil and Gina K Kraft Ink with a Life Changing Brush to add a little “background noise” behind where my art pieces would go.
I also inked around the edge before mounting it to a black mat and then my 5 x 5 square top folding card base.


I repeated the stencil design lightly on the inside of the card and duplicate the mat layers as well before adding the extra art pieces. NOTE: the leaves on this one I left black and white and I really like the contrast to the Sepia flower.

elegant asters

I used foam squares to attach the art pieces and then added a three layered die cut sentiment.

My final embellishment, I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to add some interest down the left side of the card.

Here’s a short video I created walking you through the Copic Flicking technique and the sepia color for the card.

Gina K Elegant Asters

Here’s another card I did recently using the same stamp set. This time coloring the flowers in pinks:

Copic Markers used:

Leaves: YG21, YG17, YG23

Flowers: RV13, RV14, RV25

Flower Center Y15

That’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my projects with the Gina K Elegant Asters. I have shared the products I used below with links to the Stamp ‘N Scrap Online Store.