Sunday, 16 April 2017

You are my sunshine...

Good Morning everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the Easter break, 
I am here today sharing a rainy day card with a great Copic technique.
I thought I would try a technique with Copic refills and stencils that I have used previously with Distress Ink pads and stencils!  I am really pleased to say that the technique works really well with Copics!

I have put together a tutorial to hopefully show you how you can also achieve such a fun background.
Here are the goodies you need.  You can see that the first thing I did was to colour and cut out the beautiful Stamping Bella Tiny Townie - Rachel loves the Rain.  Make sure you put her somewhere safe while you get inky with your background!
It is important to work swiftly with this technique because the ink dries quite quickly so open all of your refills before you start and tip some colourless blender into your spritzer bottle.
Randomly dab some rows of tiny dots of ink from the Copic refills onto your mat so that you have covered an area roughly the same size as your stencil.
Working quickly, give the ink one fine spray of colourless blender.
Place the stencil 'ink side down' onto your piece of card
and gently tap the stencil all over with a piece of tissue paper.
Carefully lift the stencil away from the card, this is the effect you will see - isn't it pretty!
Finally, clean your work surface and stencil with some Copic Cleaner.

Here is my finished card.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

Copic Marker Colour Combinations
Skin V20, E00, E000, E0000
Hair E50, E31, E33, E25
Clothes RV95, RV93, RV91, BV29, BV13, BV02, BV31
Puddle W5, W3, W1
Grass YG67, YG63, G21

Copic Marker Refills for Background
B91, BV11, R81, 0 Colourless Blender

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
 Memento Ink pad in Black
White Posca 1mm Pen
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring!
love from


Rijacki Ledum said...

Very cool background effect! I now want that stencil :) Also lovely colouring on the image, too. Thank you for showing how you made the background.

Fiki said...

gorgous card!
Happy Easter!
have a nice day


Ooo, thanks for the demo Sue. I love your colouring on this card, and your background really sets it off. Happy Easter hunnie x

Lucy Woods said...

Oh wow what an awesome background that has made Sue! Gorgeous card! Hope you're having a lovely easter!
Lucy x

Anne said...

Fantastic technique Sue, I have that stencil and never used it. The background goes perfectly with that image, lovely card

Anne x

Sarah said...

Very pretty indeed xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous image and fabulous background
Carol x

Annette said...

Wow, it's an amazing effect. Fab tutorial sweetie. xx

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card and such an amazing effect you achieved! thank you for sharing your tips!
xoxo Olga

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