Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Copic Markers for Card Makers - Online Card Classes - Day 2

Hello again everyone. Another week has started and somehow we still seem to have sunshine around us in West Yorkshire - trust me, this doesn't happen often!

It's time for another Copic class. Today's lesson was all about blending tricks, with techniques such as tip to tip blending, acetate blending and feathering. I found tip to tip quite tricky, but I wonder if that's because although it helps with blending dissimilar colours, mine are too dissimilar? I definitely found blending on acetate and Kathy's feathering technique much more effective.

I had a bit of fun making up some very odd colours of bird, and I loved colouring in the butterflies:

The purple and yellow butterfly in the bottom right corner had to be made into a card. I had too much fun colouring it in along with Kathy Racoosin's video. I had a card to make for my husband's aunt's birthday, so I decided to make one with the butterfly and also try my hand at using my newly purchased distress inks as well.

This was a surprisingly simple card to make. I stamped the flourishes (Clearly Besotted Mr & Mrs) and the sentiment (Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes) in Versa Mark ink onto a piece of white card and embossed using WOW! Bright White embossing powder. I then did some ink blending over the embossed areas with Mustard Seed and a hint of Spiced Marmalade. I love these inks! How have I waited so long to try them? I need to practice more and get some nice blues.

I attached the panel to the card blank and then cut out the butterfly and attached it by the body alone to the card using some glossy accents. I then decided the card needed some sequins, so used some of my Lemon Sherbet shaker selection sequins.

[Supplies: Clearly Besotted Mr & Mrs; Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes; Versa Mark ink; Wow! Bright White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool; EK Success Powder Tool; Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Lemon Sherbet; Copic Markers; Copic Markers for Card Classes practice sheets - Online Card Classes; Ranger Glossy Accents; Ranger Multi Medium Matte; Hobbycraft Premium White Card 300gsm; Double Sided Tape]

Simple and very effective I think - and it got a definite thumbs up from my husband!

Don't forget to pop over and see what Aileen, my Copic class buddy in Oz, has been up to with her Day 2 of the class. If you've popped over from her, Hello! and thank you for visiting :)

Thank you for your visits, and for all your lovely comments. They always make me smile. Hope the rest of your week is as fun as it can be.


Alanna said...

Your homework looks great and I love your butterfly card. I took this class but never did any of the homework. :)

Aileen (mum) said...

Ruth, looks brilliant. I need to post mine in the morning, got home too late to post today. I love, love the butterfly, no wonder your husband loved it too. Get playing with those distress inks you will totally enjoy. There is no end to what you can do with those. I think the colours you chose for the card base are perfect, your aunt is so lucky.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great work Ruth! Love those colourful butterflies! Have a great day! Hazel xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card -- those distress inks are a blast to play with. Sprinkle some water on them after you have sponged, and see what happens -- very cool effect :)

maria f. said...

Kudos to you for learning how to get your money's worth out of your Copics. As for the Distress Inks, they will pay for themselves many times over! Beautiful symphony in yellow, your card.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Beautiful job on your homework!! And I love your ink sponging! :)

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