Learning to blend with Copics

Tony gave me a small set of Copic markers for Christmas, and I already had a few that I’d brought in a sale. It means that, for the greens and violets anyway. I can start blending my colours. People like Kathy Racoosin and Kelly Latevola on the SimonSaysStamp blog make it look so easy, but the reality is they’ve had hundreds of hours of practice. My attempts at blending are nothing like theirs but there’s only one way to improve and that’s to keep at it. Here’s one of the first cards I’ve done with blending; the stamps are from the ‘Look for the miracles’ set by SimonSaysStamp.

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A bit of card making time

Once or twice a year I buy the card making kit of the month from SimonSaysStamp – they’re great fun and great value. Mind you, I normally save up my craft money and buy one or two things I can’t get here at the same time, to make the most of the postage. This time it was two Wink of Stella pens, which I have been wanting for years, and a couple of the new Tim Holtz distress colours.

Yesterday I sat down with the kit and had a play. I love the “hello” die and the journal cards are quick to use; the foil accents look great. The double sided papers are softer colours than I tend to use, but I love the finished results. Here are the cards I made yesterday (and yes, there is something grubby on my scanner, hence the occasional stray mark!)

1 see you pink butterfly pink hello pink thanks yellow hello