Category: COPIC


Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop!


Welcome to the April 2014 Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Blog Hop! If you are hopping in the order, you probably came from Bonnie’s Blog at Make Time 2 Craft.I am excited that you are joining us to get lots of inspirations using the April Ribbon Club Assortments. This month’s assortment has lots of feminine and masculine colors, so you can create multiple projects easily. Shall we get started?

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First card I am sharing is a masculine birthday card. I know lots of people struggle when it comes to making masculine cards – are you one of them? I wanted to share how easy and simple it is to put together a card for a guy in your life. They love bright colors too, so use those colors up! For this card, I used the 5/8″ Satin Crosshatch Ribbon to add a nice gray and silver color to the project. They go really well with min and blue colors used here. Don’t you think so?

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For a fun effect, I did generation stamping technique for this card. To create this effect, take out a dark colored ink pad, stamp the image once and without re-inking it, stamp the same image again on a project. Super easy but it creates a nice result! To add a nice bright color, I used couple of yellow enamel dots.

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Next card is a super adorable best friends card. Don’t you just love the bunnies here? The picture came out a bit more bright, but the 5/8″ Plaid Yellow Ribbon is a perfect accent for this card. I used a gray background paper with white dots for this one, but you can always change it up and create a different feel with the same ribbon. To make it more feminine, you can use light green, pink, or red. Possibility is limitless! Keep the layer the same and change the colors of the background paper and the ribbon, and you can even create a card set. Perfect gift idea!

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Few people asked me how to create a perfect cut out stamped image for projects. My trick is to stamp and color them first (if you are using an outlined image like I did here), and take a black marker to go around the edges of the image. This hides all the “white” margins of the cut out piece and create a professional look. Give it a try!

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I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared here today. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me comments!! I love reading all of your comments and answering any questions, so please make sure to leave some love! Make sure to head over to the next stop of the hop, Cheryl’s Blog at Sweet Designs by Cheryl. Hope you have a happy day!!


Welcome Baby Card

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Hi guys! Quickly sharing my Welcome Baby card I created for Really Reasonable Blog. For fun details, make sure to head over to RRR blog post for today where I am sharing all the fun tips in making this card. Will you do me a favor? Please share some love by leaving them a comment when you head over there. They would LOVE to hear from you!!

Thanks for spending some time with me, I hope you have a good day!!



**VIDEO** Sweet Peas Thank You Card (IBS March Sneak Peak!)

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Hi guys! On Monday, I showcased this adorable card along with a video tutorial over at the Inspired By Stamping Blog.  This card features a HOT stamp set that is coming out next week along with amazing products by IBS. This is called Sweet Peas Stamp Set and is filled with these wonderful image and different sentiments. There is also a smaller version that is perfect for gift tags or smaller cards to fit your needs.

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For today’s card, I used some Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. I wanted to create a soft look using some pink and purple colors. I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, and Shabby Shutters. You can color along the outline and blend it using a watercolor brush or an aqua paint brush.

One more tip – If you want to pop out an image, give it some shadow. I took the Pumice Stone Distress Marker to go around the bottom area of the image and blended it to give a subtle shading. I think this really makes a different. Make sure to keep this technique in mind when creating projects!


What do you think about this sentiment? I love the elegant look of the sentiment with two different font styles. I simply embossed the stamp set using some white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed the card! Make sure to watch the video below to see the process in action. Thank you for stopping by!




**VIDEO** Selective Copic Coloring

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Hello! Yes, it is Monday again… Some of you probably dragged yourself out of the bed today wishing you had one more day to sleep in.. How about I just cheer you up a bit with a beautiful card today? This rose card is for all of you, my fans and dedicated followers out there! I did a tutorial last week over at the Inspired By Stamping Blog and it was so fun to do this technique, so I had to share it here. This is one of my favorite stamp set that was released by IBS recently, I love how detailed and bold the images are in this set.  This one is a regular A2 card, with a top fold. I love creating these types of cards because they are different and offer a better look when creating with portrait images.

If you are looking to create a card with a soft look, make sure to grab the Vintage Floral Paper Pad that was released along with the Vintage Roses Stamp Set. The paper pad offers lots of verity that are suitable for many occasions and you get 12 different designs with 2 sheets of each. For this card, I chose soft green background with white polka dots. Thought this would compliment the main image well.

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You will also notice some pink spots on the main layer that surrounds the rose. I did a brush splatter technique so there are some supporting interests on the card. Make sure to watch the video below to see how I did this fun, easy technique!

For the main flower area, I tried a technique called Selective Copic Coloring. This name is just something I came up with, not sure if anyone out there have done this technique. (Shout out if you do know anything about it!) It was just a random thought that came to my mind while working on this card. So I just went with it and LOVE out it turned out! It looks very rich but soft at the same time and kind of gives a water color look as well (in my opinion). What do you think?

You can watch how I did this coloring technique in person. Check out the video below and let me know your thoughts! I would love to hear from you.



**VIDEO** Bear Baby Boy Card

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Happy Tuesday, night owls! I know some of you might be already sleeping safe and sound, but my sleeping time is far away lol. I love working at night where I do not have any distractions and able to focus fully on my crafting. What time is your favorite crafting time, or when are most creative? Comment below and let me know!

Today I am sharing a cute card using the Hero Art’s new Lil Hoot Stamp Set. I fell in love right away when I saw this and there are lots of crafters out there that have been going crazy with this set. I finally cracked it out to use it on a card I wanted to create for my cousin. He and his wife are having a baby boy at the end of the month and I will be sending a package with some goodies for them, and thought this card would be perfect!

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I am still getting used to coloring with Copics. I finally have some good color collections to blend different shades of colors and today I played with some Cool Gray tones. In the video you will see which ones I used to color the mama bear and the baby bear (that is what I am calling them). Had so much fun and I hope to do more coloring in the future videos. Maybe I need to look into the Copic certification classes – I know they were in my area last year but not sure when they will be back again!

Anyhow, please enjoy the video and I will be back tomorrow morning early to share a fun new card with you all. Have a great night!