Saturday, May 12, 2012

Coloring with copics

As most of you know we have a Paper Crafting store in addition to manufacturing our dies and Gazelle electronic cutter. I just added some wonderful new floral stamps to our store. They are “I break for stamps”. My favorites are their florals as they have nice detail and some shading but leave enough room for coloring in the image. They are so pretty when colored with copic markers.

I decided this year to make a special card for each of my daugthers to give them on Mother’s Day. Two of them are Mothers but two of my daughters are not, so I made the cards to my Daughters and told them how much I love and appreciate them and our relationship. These cards are very versatile and can be used for all sorts of occasions such as Mother’s Day, Birthday’s ,Thinking of You, Get Well, and many other things. I know I will get a lot of use from all the stamps in this collection.

Materials used: on the card above
I break for stamps Pretty Pansy
Copic colors : flowers, blue: B21, B23, B26 Violet: V12, V15, V17, V000 Y11 and Y15 for the centers.
Leaves: YG93, 95, 97
Background C-1
0378 Framette from, and 105 Ruffled Butter fly Pop Kut.
I added some violet shading to the butterfly and and some crystal ice stickles to the wings for a little sparkle. A piece of delicate lace with ribbon binding underneath addes a nice dainty touch to the card.

Card 2, I used a butterfly embossed paper from Best Creations.( the beautiful embossed butterflys do not show on the picture but they are so pretty and have been coated in clear glitter.
Stamp Rose Stamp from I break for Stamps.
Copic Colors: PinkRV 17 and RV10 I highlighted some of the petals with a touch of Y11. Leaves: Yg61, YG63, Yg,67 highlighted with a touch of RV, 10 and y, 11
Background BG0000
I used the florette 0366 . I enlarged the middle piece to extend past the frame so my white frame would show up on the what background. That is what is so nice about digital files compared to manual dies is the fact you can rearrange your designs and enlarge or make smaller to have a perfect fit for your image. Then I simply added a double bow using the seam binding. The seam Binding makes such nice bows and is not bulky

Yellow and violet pansies with terracotta flower pot.
Materials: Pansy Stamp (I break for Stamps), flower pot (I break for stamps)
Copic Markers used: Pansies, Y 11, Y15, V 15 for edges.
Leaves: Yg 67, 63, and 61
Lady Bug R29, R22
Clay pot: Yr18, 14, 12, 82

I cut the pansies out and also cut out the claypot and positioned them together. I used the new ruffled popkut butterfly as an accent and highlighted it with Y15 copic marker
Then added some seam binding ribbon to the edge. I just made a rectangle frame in Funtime software and cut a mat and the frame for the flowers and pot.

This is the inside of the card I just changed the border to match the color scheme of each card and then work a personal to each of my Daughters.

Stamps, ribbons, and copics can be purchased at
Butterfly and frames can be purchased at

Have a very Happy Mothers Day
Phyllis Parkins Boss Kut


1CardCreator said...

Very pretty, especially the 1st one.

Marge said...

These are all very GORGEOUS! Know that your DDs will all appreciate them sooo much; lovely verse inside too!