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Join Us In Thanking Michelle Houghton!

Today we are a mix of sad and happy. Sad because Michelle Houghton is leaving our Design Team but oh-so-happy for her because she is moving on to some AMAZING new opportunities! Michelle has been our go-to-girl for all things Copic as we are sure you know from seeing her amazing posts. And now, Michelle is going to be working with Copic themselves as one of their in-house experts! What a well-deserved, perfect position for Michelle! We are so thankful […]

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Masculine Card Ideas Using Color Burst

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We aren’t sure Michelle intended for this to be inspiration for masculine card ideas but we love how she combined these vibrant shades of blue with that edgy look of metallic silver. This isn’t just a card for a guy per se, but it sure would be a fantastic card for the men in your life!And thanks to the use of Color Burst, you can get a ton of really interesting color variances for a fresh look every time. Mix […]

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Make Some Funny Cat Christmas Cards!

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Clearly, funny cat Christmas cards will be a hit this year because everywhere you look people are posting all kinds of things where funny cats – and dogs and horses and hamsters – are doing funny things. It’s always a nice break from the news these days. So funny cat Christmas cards are just what we need, right? Today Michelle is sharing her amazing Copic coloring skillz to show us how she colored up our zany Tangled Kitty to make […]

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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Fall & Winter 2020

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Welcome to the Fall & Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! We love this hop because, as you can see from our huge collection of coffee related goodies, we LOVE coffee! And we LOVE how our designers turn our stamps and dies into such fun coffee themed cards! Let’s take a look at this hop’s collection….. First, Lisa has given us a card that speaks the truth – adulting IS hard sometimes. And coffee might not fix it but it […]

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How to Choose Copic Marker Colors For Your Background Stamps

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Today our Copic QUEEN Michelle is going to help us figure out how to choose Copic marker colors using two of our background stamps as examples. Copic markers come in just about every single shade in the rainbow and choosing how to make them work together for artwork quality coloring can be daunting until you know some of the tricks. Michelle is so generous to share her particular magic with us! To start, Michelle suggests that you color through the […]

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Color Burst Background How-Tos!

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Today Michelle is showing us how to create a color burst background – two actually! – to add some serious visual interest to our card making projects with not a whole lot of work! We LOVE short cuts to fabulousness and when there is a product that can make that happen, we are even happier! Her first card is a fun, dreamy landscape scene for which her color burst background is mainly blues with just a touch of yellow. PRO […]

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Halloween Countdown 2020!

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We thought it might be fun to do a Stamper’s Halloween Countdown 2020 so welcome to the kickoff post! We will offer a fun Halloween themed project for the next 13 days so check back every day for fun projects showing off the season with some cute Halloween specific ideas. Today, Michelle is kicking us off with some projects focused on the gorgeous shades of Fall and Halloween using Color Burst and a few of our classic silhouette stamps. She […]

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Fall Slimline Card Background – Video Tutorial!

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Ready for a fantastic Fall slimline card background colored right before your eyes? Are you just LOVING these slimline background stamps? We know other companies offer them in polymer, but we just feel that backgrounds in red rubber stamp so much cleaner. The way it compresses when you stamp gives you an even solid, even image every time. We even have new 9×4 acrylic blocks made specifically for our slimline backgrounds. If you haven’t tried these yet, you just HAVE […]

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Fall Slimline Background-For the Coloring Addict!

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You guys are in for a treat today, as we color up another awesome stamp – this time a Fall Slimline background – for you! Michelle uses such vibrant colors, they make our eyes happy. Follow along below for steps on how to create, and check back next Tuesday for a video of her coloring this up!  On the areas that are orange work from dark to light with a range of a red, two yellow reds and a yellow. […]

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Spooktacular Halloween Slimline Coloring Video

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Halloween crafting is full swing, and we are here to help with an amazing Halloween slimline coloring video from our Copic expert, Michelle. In last week’s post you got to see an amazing images and of our Spooktacular new Halloween Slimline Background stamp all colored up by Michelle.  She gave a step by step breakdown of the colors used and steps to achieve this amazing card.  Today we are watching the video of her performing her artful magic and it […]

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Coloring New Slimline Background Stamps

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The only thing more exciting about our brand new slimline background stamps being here is seeing what everyone is doing with them! We sure hope your coloring fingers are ready! You are in for a real treat when you see what our super talented designer has done with our new Halloween slimline background stamp! As usual, Michelle, our Copic Expert, is sharing some great tips below in how she turned one of these new slimline background stamps into piece of […]

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Real Time Copic Marker Video Tutorial- Ethel Cooking

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Oh, My, Gosh, Becky, look at that Stamp, its just so….cute!  So last week our Designer Michelle did a post showing you how to color up our fun “Ethel Cooking” stamp with Copic Markers. As promised, we also have a video that dropped today with a real-time coloring of this beautiful character.  Michelle is best known for her amazing ability to color up realistic skin tones, and detailed images that are so vibrant and true to color. Its therapeutic watching […]

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How to Color Darker Skin With Copic Markers

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Happy Thursday our crafty friends – today Michelle is using a fun Rubbernecker image to show you how to color darker skin with Copic markers.  Michelle tells us she has all sorts of of new images she will be using to show you even more Copic coloring tips and tricks so come back often! This is “Ethel Cooking” and our designer thought she was looking a little feisty. We agree! Ethel may be one of our “Old Characters” but she’s […]

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Copic Marker Coloring Video Tutorial

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As promised, here is a Copic Marker coloring video tutorial from our designer Michelle, walking you through a real-time coloring of “Murray with a Catch” from this project. He is one of our fun-loving “Old Characters” that adds the right amount of humor to any masculine card! We love seeing all of our stamps colored up beautifully and find it very therapeutic to watch someone as talented as Michelle use colors to bring an image to life.  Watch below and […]

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Copic Marker Tips For Great Images!

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Hello our Copic coloring friends – we hope you are interested in some Copic marker tips that will help you get excellent results every time. Today we have our designer, Michelle, doing a little coloring on Murray with Catch, from the “Old Characters” collection. There is a whole team of these silly characters and wonderful phrases and statements to go along with them! We hope you’ve been following along with us all week as we feature these fun-loving characters that […]

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Skin Color Copic Markers For Darker Skin Tones

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We are excited to share one more amazing tutorial using skin color Copic markers for darker skin tones from our designer Michelle Houghton. Today she is using our beautiful “Ellynn” Stamp, which is one of many in our shop that celebrate diversity. You will find the steps and colors she used below. If you really love it, then be sure to tune back in next Wednesday as there will be a video tutorial posted here and our YouTube channel. Be […]

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Rusted Metal Copic Marker Style!

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Before we get into today’s AHmazing tips on creating rusted metal – Copic markers tp the rescue……..we have to say “What a week!”. We have had so much fun with all the new die-cut releases, our Sizzix machine is smoking from running so many cuts – haha. We thought we will give it a break and spend some time with our trusty Copics today and do some coloring to close out the week.  We have so many fun stamps that […]

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Copic Skin Tones that Look Real

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Copic Markers are such a versatile tool in the hands of an artist. We love seeing how each of our stamps can look totally different depending on the creativity and techniques of each person. Today we are going to follow along with Michelle, as she shows us how to achieve realistic copic skin tones. She did a series on darker skin tones earlier in the year, you can find links to those posts at the bottom. We hope she inspires […]

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Easy and Bright Summer Bloom Card

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Hellooooo crafty friends, Michelle with you today bringing you a bright summer bloom card using the new and awesome Color Fuse inks! As we all hunker down and do our part to keep our friends and families safe and healthy one thing we can keep doing is crafting. (I’ll be cleaning and packing as well, with breaks of crafty/coloring goodness.) Today I have this bright simple card using some of the NEW Color Fuse Inks from Rubbernecker and one of […]

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Copic Skin Tutorial and No-Line Coloring

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Good morning creative friends! Michelle here, and today I have for you the third installment of looking at darker skin tones with Rubbernecker Stamps in this Copic skin tutorial using no line coloring for a truly hand painted look! If you missed the first two in this series you can see them here and here.  I have been looking at coloring darker skin tones on a series of new stamps released by Rubbernecker. I have been trying to share a […]

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