More Flowers with Stained Glass Greetings!

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!

More Flowers with Stained Glass Greetings! 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 did a bit of masking to stamp one of the beautiful florals from Summer Flower Stamp Set and the gorgeous sentiments are from Stained Glass Greetings stamp set.

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.

More Flowers with Stained Glass Greetings!

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.

More Flowers with Stained Glass Greetings!


Simon Says Clear Stamps EVEN MORE…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DECO…
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Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad…
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Copic 36 CIAO COLOR SET B Markers
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Tonic GLACIER WHITE Nuvo Fine Detail…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Bibi for being our guest!

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  1. Beautiful cards! I love how you added the stamens to these to change the look of the flowers. And beautiful colouring ….I especially like the blues.

  2. Those flowers are simply stunning and for it to be her first time using Copics is amazing. The blending of her colors were beautiful!! Bravo!!

  3. I can’t believe it’s your first time using Copic markers and they came out stunning! I keep wanting to try them but have been concerned about spending that much money for the markers and then not being able to make anything look good LOL. Seeing your first try gives me at least a little bit of hope hehe and great tip on buying a set instead of individuals which is what I was planning to do. Thanks for 2 beautiful cards and the inspiration to try this myself :)

  4. Oh WOW Bibi, They are both gorgeous cards! Your coloring is beautiful and it’s so amazing that it was your first time using Copics! I am hoping one day to be able to get some myself. :) How you added the sentiment over the flowers makes it pop, such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Sherry xx

  5. I love the colors you chose!! I, too, am learning to use copics. Not sure what the difference is between ciao and sketch, though.

  6. Hi Bibi. I’m so disappointed you didn’t make a video tutorial – I’m obsessed with Scots and Irish accents so would have been sitting there drooling. You have done such an amazing job with your colouring and those two truly gorgeous cards. Well done! Thanks for sharing with us.

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