Posts Tagged ‘Copics’

Butterfly Miss You

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Today, for the Random Act of Cardness, I would like to share with you an old technique called Embossing Folder Stamping, but today I have a bit of a twist.

For this technique you will need watercolour paper, I used Fabriano Hot Press. The smooth nature of the hot press paper soaks up the inks easier than a cold press would.

To start I cut my watercolour paper to size. Using a box lined with waxed paper and paper towels I place my 3D embossing folder with the label side flat in the box.

The twist is I am using Distress Oxide Spray in 3 different colours, and spray each of the colours on the flat labelled side of the embossing folder, ensuring good coverage. I then spray my watercolour paper with water on the front and back to avoid warping and it also helps in soaking up the inks, and give the embossing folder a spray. It does not need a lot of water as there is liquid in the spray.

I leave my paper in place for about 35 seconds or so, being sure not to rub the paper, but touch areas of it with my fingers. How long you leave it will depend on what paper you are using. If you use cold press watercolour paper it would require a longer period of time. When I remove the paper I lift it up from the folder being careful not to drag it and disturb the ink placement.

I set the paper aside to dry and using white cardstock I die cut two rows of the butterfly strings. For the first string I coloured using Copic RV69, and styled the butterflies. For row two I coloured the two outside butterflies using RV25.

On the second from the right butterfly I used YR09 and for the second from the left I used RV04. I then styled the butterflies and once done added foam squares to the bottom row, and glued the top row on using Nuvo adhesive.

When the panel was dry I added black acrylic ink splatters, then stamped the sentiment using the Jet Black ink, masking off the “r” which left “you” instead of “your”. I sponged on Aged Mahogany distress ink along with Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of the card.

To finish up I attached the embossed stamped panel to my Kraft card base. I then added the butterflies across the mid/top of the card. I love how the deepness of the 3D leaves the negative space clean of ink.

Thank you for joining me today. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

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Waves and Wishes

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Hello to you. I hope you all had a good weekend. It certainly was hot here in Southern Ontario!

For today’s Random Act of Cardness I thought I would do cards with dimensional sentiments. For this technique we use dies and build the sentiment up from the card base. You can use any colour you wish for your die inserts, but in the case of the above card I used white.

The bottom layer is navy, as is the card base, then 2 layers of 110lb white card stock and finally the designer paper layer. In the picture below you can see the build of the dies.

For my next card I again used white for the build, but also included a black die cut and the top layer is a partially stamped layer of the white card stamped with the Aster in black ink.

First I stamped 3 of the Aster flowers on my card base using Memento ink. On another piece of white card I stamped 4 more flowers, the leaves and the butterfly, and proceeded to colour all but one of the medium flowers using Copic markers.

I colour from darkest colour to lightest colour. So in the case of the pink flowers, I started with the RV25 and ended with the RV13. The same applies to the green. For the butterfly I coloured with the yellow, then on parts went over the yellow with the RV25.

Once the colouring was complete I die cut the pieces with the coordinating dies, then arranged them on my card and attached using foam squares. I added in the sentiment, with the black die cut on the bottom, 3 layers of white card and 1 layer of the stamped Aster die. I attached using Nuvo adhesive and had the black die cut shadowing the white, with more showing as the sentiment went across. I hope that makes sense.

Thanks so much for visiting with us today. Following are Affiliate links for the products that I used for these cards, at no extra cost to you.

Tuesday with Tara {take 273} Poignant Poppies

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve got another throwback card for you today, this one was created for our blog hop last November and uses a lot of the same supplies featured in the card we shared for a TBT last week.  Hope you like it!

my card

It wasn’t intentional, but the primary elements I chose were all from My Favorite Things (aka MFT)! I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Framework stencil & Miss You dies. I decided to try my hand at ‘no lines coloring’ for the first time on this card. When I look closely I really wish I had practiced more before sharing, but it’s not bad for a first go at it! LOL

I stamped the poppies (blooms, stems & leaves are all separate stamps so you can create your own arrangements) with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Once that set for a bit (not because it had to necessarily, but I was nervous and decided to walk away from it!), I set in with my Copics, starting with an outline in my mid-tone color. I won’t go into details of my technique because I really don’t think it was that great… I actually think I’ll look for a tutorial to watch before trying again!

finishing details

Once I finished coloring my poppies, I selected Lawn Fawn’s Dotted Square dies to cut it out. I also cut a larger layer in black to frame my design. The white background needed some detail, so I chose to take a risk and stencil over/around my image. I used the MFT Framework stencil, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw & Vintage Photo and gently inked the white space with a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence.

I finished off the card with a bit of washi tape & bling to highlight the die cut sentiment. On the card base, I stamped a poppy and sentiment from the stamp set multiple times in Scattered Straw for some subtle detail, then added a strip of torn paper and red twine to anchor it all. On a simple card, those little details can make a big difference!


Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see some of you sharing poppy themed makes in our Facebook group over the next few days!

Inky hugs,