Thursday, 22 October 2015

Copic Markers for Card Makers - Online Card Classes - Day 3

Hello again, fellow craft fanatics! Been a bit hectic this week, as I actually went out twice and one of them was dinner with a friend - amazing! Good to catch up there, and I've managed to catch up with my Copic class thanks to super sleeping baby.

This week it's all about adding shading with grey markers. I had to order a couple more markers and some additional ink to refill one, and I still think I could do with a couple more as this will prove to be a useful technique. It will take some practice to get the combination of which grey goes with which marker. I also discovered through doing this, that I don't like how my reds blend (R32 and R35), so I'll be checking out some others which may work more to my liking.

Anyway, onto the cards I made:


Really simple little 3.5 x 3.5 cards, which I like making as they don't take much time and use up scraps I seem to have acquired a lot of. I can also make envelopes for them using a 6x6 sized piece of card - I tried with some of my Lawn Fawn papers too and it worked really well (it's the stripy envelope!).

They are made exactly the same way by cutting out my practice images (the mug) and adhering it to a piece of white card stock. 3 were die cut with my SSS stitched squares (first use!!) and one the corners were rounded with my new WRMK Corner Chomper (I found a card blank with the corners rounded in my scrap tray so just used it!). I added the sentiment from the latest CB release stamps with VersaFine Onyx Black and the steam in Smokey Grey, adding a bit of Wink of Stella on top. This was then adhered to a piece of coloured card stock I had die cut with the SSS stitched squares (or rounded the corner in one) and attached to the card blank. Seriously simple, but I love them!

Some other piccies:


I do like the use of W5 in the right hand purple mug - it gives it quite a bit of depth (I think at least!!).


And I really love the greens - I'm having a bit of a green and purple phase aren't I....

A couple of close ups:



[Supplies: Clearly Besotted Warm Solutions II; Practice images from Online Card Classes; Copic Ciao Markers - various colours; Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue; Double Sided tape; Scrap card; Hobbycraft Premium White Cardstock 300gsm; WRMK Envelope Punchboard; WRMK Corner Chomper; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares; Stick It! Permanent adhesive roller; VersaFine Onyx Black and Smokey Grey; Wink of Stella]

I did like this technique, and I think it will give greater mileage to my small, but growing collection.

Thank you so much for reading. Hope you've had a good week and don't forget to pop over to see the lovely Aileen to check out how she got on with her Day 3 class. If you're visiting from her blog, thank you so much - been nice to have some new readers. Do leave me a hello in the comments :)

10 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You are doing great work on your course Ruth! I'd love to have a go at Copics, but unfortunately they are a little too rich for my blood! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Squirrel x said...

Wow, these are fab Ruth, and your shading is super! I never got to grips with Copics so I am in awe. Xx

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love these little cards. Your colouring is gorgeous. Karen x

Aileen (mum) said...

Ruth these cards look brilliant. I love them. Always great to have little cards too. And an envelope maker and a corner chomper. Your copic colouring is going brilliantly. I have nearly finished mine, better pull my finger out.
I love the steam rising on the cups and that sentiment, just perfect. Wonderful shading, love adding grey it really makes colouring easier.

Marika said...

Brilliant! :) Need my Starbucks...

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your set of cards is magnificent, Ruth! They are so CASlicious and crisp and sharp!! Thank you for the tip on coloring! And thank you very much for joining my blog recently. I'm finally getting a bit more computer time to visit and I am now a subscriber. I admire you being able to make cards and blog while mothering little ones!! I hope to see you again soon! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Stephanie said...

Awesome, awesome cards! You said you weren't liking how your reds were blending. You should totally get Sandy Allnock's hexchart (if you don't have it). I think it's super helpful and it's pretty inexpensive. (and I think the stripey envelope is sooo cute :D)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun and your shading.......... awesome

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely CAS card Ruth and I love the little set you created. That shading technique is such a good idea and I agree that it really adds depth to colours. TFS

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous colouring!

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