Matchy Matchy Easy Easy

Hi readers! Happy Tuesday! I’m excited to share this fun post with you where Sandy Allnock shows you the perfect coordinating Copic Markers to use with our newest ink & cardstock release! Enjoy!

Hello everyone! It’s Sandy, back again with a Copic post that’s just a little different! I tried to combine several things: matching Copics to the colors in the recent Daybreak release – and showing you how you can get just a little bit of dimension using just a single Copic marker. (GASP! Yes! One marker!)

First, the Copic matching…this was fun, but a challenge! I made this pretty little chart to photograph…I provided some alternate options for the greys, since I know lots of folks don’t own the T and N series. (They don’t come in the standard Papercrafts A and Papercrafts B sets, which are most common among our type of users….but the C and W markers do appear in those sets.) The lighter colors of the petals that are at the inside of the flower (beside the blue center) are the colors with just a little Copic marker; the outside edges have several layers of the color, so they’re darker.


In the video, I’ll show you how I layered colors to create just a little dimension on the flowers – with just one marker for each one.

Mod Window die in the video….for those who have patience, I hope you try it – the detail is just yummy! I die cut pieces from several colors, put scotch tape on the back of the outline, then put the pieces back in like a puzzle.

Sandy Allnock - Whimsical Flowers Horizontal

Sandy Allnock - Whimsical Flowers Vertical

Here’s hoping you have lots of flowers peeking up in your garden now that spring is here! See you next time!


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Sandy for being our guest!


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  1. Wonderful shading on the flowers and I really like the style and layout on your cards. Very retro!

  2. Thank you for sharing your Copic knowledge with us. It’s provides us with such great inspiration .

  3. Love the cards especially the colors used! Great and easy technique that really adds so much dimension to the flowers.

  4. Impossible to pick out a favorite, but I think the diecut with all the circles is right up at the top.

  5. oooooooooooooooooooh
    LOVE your colour match, LOVE your Whimsical Flowers, LOVE your colouring, LOVE your cards and REALLY LOVE your multi-coloured Mod Window panel – WOW – it is definitely worth the effort!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your colour matches, cards and tutorial Sandy – I AM TOTALLY INSPIRED :)

  6. What great ideas. I love the flowers, the video and the banner strip. All are just wonderful. Thanks so much.

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