Hello Card with Copic Marker Background


Hi All,

Todays card is a bit of different copic marker card but still very fun to colour.

Supplies: Paper trimmer, foam adhesive, double sided tape, scissors, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, X-press It Blending card, White Textured Cardstock, Black cardstock, Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers thread, pearl, Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Spun Sugar, Foam aplicator tool, Stamps – Kaisercraft Letter Background, Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp and die cut set 657778 Flowers and Butterflies, alcohol based hand sanitiser, tissue, Clear Atyou Spica Pen, Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Calico Shine, Silver inkpad, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Copic Markers – R46, R59, R81, R85

Method:  This card was inspired by a technique I learnt from an online class from Creative Passion by a lady called Michelle Houghton that is on creating things by hand.  I changed the technique a bit and for my first go at trying this I was relatively happy with the result and look forward to practising it a bit more.  It gives a more arty look than the cards I would normally make using copic markers and so was fun to try.
The technique involves using a metal die (I used a set by Sizzix and Hero Arts) and then colouring off the die and then blending with other colours.  I left the die cut in the die to provide a mask (which left a white space that I then stamped the butterfly into).  I decided to try using some hand sanitiser and a tissue to blot and remove some of the colours.  The edge of the tissue had a pttern which left a textured look in some places.  I coloured the butterfly with copics and added clear spica for some glimmer.  I decided the white was too white so applied some spun sugar distress ink.  I then stamped the writing background stamp with weathered wood ink (using the butterfly die cut as a mask so that the writing wouldn’t stamp over the butterfly – I had to cut a couple of butterflies out for this technique to cover each of the stamped butterflies).  I stamped the ‘hello’ greeting and then flicked some calico shine over the whole lot, to leave shimmery splatters.  I waited until this was dry and then rounded the corners and inked with silver ink.  A black mat piece, some  thread and a pearl finished the card.  The colours of the card are more vibrant in real life, so I think I am going to have to figure out how to get a better representation of colour when I save my photos for the web.  And once again you can’t really see the glimmer and shimmer but it is there!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.


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