Hi friends! Happy Thursday! Please welcome very special guest Bibi Cameron back to our blog! Looking at the image below I could barely believe that this was her FIRST time using Copic Markers!! Talk about a NATURAL! Read on for more details below and enjoy!
Hello from the North of Scotland! I hope you are doing well. It’s Bibi Cameron here and today I’m sharing a very simple card design idea and my very first cards ever using Copics!! Can you believe that? I don’t know how I have survived for so long without Copics in my stash?
I stamped all the images with Black Simon Says Stamp Ink, and I heat set it.
First I stamped the flowers and then I added colors using Copics. Once I finished coloring I stamped the big sentiment three times using the Tim Holtz Platform as I want it to be bold and sharp.
I love Simon Says Stamp Ink to stamp fine details as it allows me to stamp crisp and clean lines .. it is just perfect to avoid blotted or blotchy edges and once it’s fully dry it can be used with waterbased coloring products. Now that I have tried this I can say that it is awesome to use with alcohol markers as well.
So I’m a bit obsessed with green and reddish ( brick – wind) colors and I have lovely watercolor paints and water-based markers in these shades but I recently have been looking at Kelly Latevola chatty videos and she inspired me to order my first set of 36 Copic Ciao markers.
I got the Copic Ciao Markers Set B which includes reds and green colors, some primary colors and skin colors too! So it was a great solution because it was the one I could afford to give them a try.
I found that buying them in a set is better value for money than buying colors individually as I got a few Copic markers here and there but they didn’t seem enough to make anything much at all really.
So I was a bit worried about my Copic coloring skills ( none) although I had to stop worrying and then I did what I always do: relax and enjoy. I applied colors without thinking too much, laying down darker colors in some areas of the images and always in flicking motion.
I was having so much fun coloring these images that I quickly made a second card in blue-purple shades as well.
I also used SSS Wonky Rectangles Dies to die cut the panel and add a decorative stitched pattern on the edges created by this die and Deco Diamonds Background Stamp to stamp that beautiful geometrical pattern on an envelope which is a perfect match for these cards.
Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Bibi for being our guest!
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