All About Copic

Hello everyone.  Hope you've had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.  This week, my husband is home... so i get to sit down to do 3 cards and compile this list of all useful resources on Copic.  You may wonder why i'm excited to get 3 cards done :).  It's because i have a 4 year old and a 1 1/2 year old boys.  It's a constant "mommy mommy" around here. 

Recently, i got hooked on Copic.  Thanks Kathy Racoosin and all your amazing Copic art works.  I spent hours searching for the right storage, coloring tutorials, etc...  So i decide to list them all here, hoping it would be helpful to Copic novice like me. 

In terms of storage, my first choice would be the Magpie storage system, but this item has been discontinued.  My second choice would be the Color Cubbie, and it's also discountinued *sigh*.  Here're links to the images of Magpie and Color Cubbie
Magpie Storage System
Review - Color Cubbie by Studio 3

Luckily i found Karen's blog.  She has an instruction on how to make a 'look alike' Color Cubbie from foam board.  I added images of my copic storage and Karen's instructions below:
DYI - Copic Storage

My copic storage - finished project

Christmas presents to myself

My Copic storage in action

A Christmas card using copic.  The poinsettia is a Hero Arts stamp.

Here are two of my favorite YouTube channels on coloring:

Copic Color Chart
Copic Color Wheel
Copic Reference Guide from JustRITE

Lily Pad's Button Challenge

For this challenge, i created a one-layered card and use buttons to add extra colors to fit the sentiment.  Enjoy!!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts LL874 Real High Country Wildflowers
  • Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed

Lily Pad's Sketch Challenge

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up, but yet, i have never played with it.  It was released in 1997 and i believe it's retired. 

The ocean background is distressed with Broken China.  The 2 big fish are stamped with Dusty Concord, and Shabby Shutters, then adhered on the card using foam tape.  The red seahorse is stamped directly on the card using Festive Berries.

- Stampin' Up Fish Frolics
- Distress Inks: Broken China, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Evergreen Bough, and Festive Berries

Blinged Up Tags

I created these 3 sparkly tags for my three wonderful and super cool sisters.  Now i just need to figure out what to give them for Christmas :)

Silver paper by Recollections
Christmas tree and sentiment: HA + Sizzix Snowman set
Gems: Star is from Archiver's collection.  All others are from Hero Arts

Tag is entered into the following challenges:

Quick and Easy Holiday Tags

I used large size tags so after the holiday, they can be used as book marks as well.  I mass produced 15 of these tags in total of 2 hours.  I had to take a little break in between waiting for the glitter to dry.

This one is my favorite.  It's so colorful and festive.  I learned this technique from Jennifer McGuire.  Applied the red ink on raised background of the embossing folder.

Tags are entered into the following challenges: