Video: White Outline Copic Coloring + Giveaway!

Hello once again! Today I have another video (I am on a roll) showing how to get a white outline on a Copic colored image. I also give tips for using other markers and for a sparkle embossing paste background. Oh – and I have a giveaway!

I love the bold, blended coloring I can achieve with my Copic Markers. I also like the look of a colored image with white outlines. However, I don’t like my Copics to touch white embossing powder as sometimes it leaves residue on the marker tip. You could still do it and be careful not to touch the embossing, but for a detailed image like this, it is hard to do.

There are many solutions to this, but the one I used seems to work best for me. I first lightly stamped on Neenah cardstock this fun Lil’ Inker Designs Modern Mehndi flower stamp (more on that in a second) with a super light ink that is Copic friendly – Studio Calico Color Theory Blush Crush ink. I then colored it with my Copics. When I was done, I stamped the same image with Versamark ink directly on top of the first image and added the white embossing powder. Easy! If you need help lining up the second stamped image with the first, you can use a stamp positioner. It only takes a few seconds more and pays off in the end.

For the background, I added white embossing paste over the new (and oh soooooo very cool) Memory Box Radio Waves stencil. (This may hold the title of “best stencil of all time” right now.) I immediately added sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. Finally, I added a green cardstock strip and a Technique Tuesday “hello” greeting.

If you don’t have Copic Markers, you can instead first white heat emboss the image and color in with any regular marker. The white embossing will resist the marker ink and give quick results. Oh and the technique I use would also work great with colored pencils and gamsol. (I have videos with that coming up in the future.)

Now… back to that adorable flower stamp. It is perfect for coloring with Copics or a variety of other fun techniques. The stamp set is from a company called Lil’ Inker Designs. This new-to-me company has really caught my eye lately with fun stamps and dies. Oh – and I met the owner at CHA and it turns out she is a nice as can be. Bonus! (You can see all of their products HERE or visit their website HERE.) Here are some of my favorites and ones that you will be seeing on my blog soon:


I have TWO Lil’ Inker Designs dies for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/18/14. Good luck!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH, for Amazon click AMZ and for Studio Calico click SC




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797 CommentsCards, Copic Coloring, Stencils, Videos

  1. Judy

    Love this card!!!!!!!

  2. melinda wilson

    Love your bright flower you used on the card!!

  3. Deborah

    I haven’t used embossing paste in just about forever! Looking forward to using it with embossing powder…

  4. Nicole Brandies momma

    I love your cards, particularly when you use dies. Now that I finally got a die cutting machine I look forward to utilizing it for my cards.

  5. The two step process makes so much sense! Thanks for demonstrating this cool technique.

  6. I bought some embossing paste a long time ago. It’s been a long time since I used it, so I think I have to use that again. This is really great! I love your card ideas.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. susie squash

    another wonderful card! I don’t have copic markers, but I have been using colored pencils w/ gamsol and am enjoying the results. Looking forward to seeing your creations and tips.

  8. Love this card and especially the technique!! I love both my copies and embossing posers and this is super way to use both! Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I can’t wait to try it!!!

  9. Marlys

    This is such a bright and cheerful card! I would love this stamp set!

  10. Lisa

    Such a wonderful card. I love the colors and the tone on tone white look. Absolutely beautiful!

  11. Felicia Young

    Really pretty card, love the stencil and shimmer detail of it. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Nicole Quan

    OMG you made it look so simple :) I always enjoy watching your card making video clips.

  13. diana

    Great card and video! Love the contrast between the colours and the white embossing! TFS ;-)

  14. I think you are right — that stencil may be the best yet!!! And what a great solution to keeping the white outline crisp and the marker nibs clean. :)

  15. Bethany

    I love the look of embossing paste but unfortunately don’t have it! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Jeanne Wright

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. TracyM #6773

    STUNNING card – LOVE the flower, LOVE the leaves, LOVE the stencil, LOVE the sparkle, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your AMAZING & CREATIVE INSPIRATION Jennifer, I ALWAYS enjoy your tutorials and LOVE learning from you :)
    Thank you for the chance to win to!!!

  18. Sassafras

    Your tutorials are the greatest, Jennifer! Love all the beautiful and fun ideas.

  19. Love love love that background! I still need help coloring w/copics!

  20. Genesis Jessome

    Brilliant! I love this look and it will put my stamp positioner to use. I have gotten a lot of great tips from your videos, thanks so much.

  21. Filippa

    Adorable card!! Love, love, love that backround!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win! TFS!

  22. Christina

    I absolutely love this stencil!! Every card you have ever made is absolutely beautiful!

  23. BB

    Helpful ideas!

  24. BB

    Helpful ideas!

  25. Janet L.

    Terrific card and technique! I just finished 8 spring cards with white embossed flowers filled in with bright watercolor paints. Turned out cheery!

  26. Jennifer L.

    Great technique for the white embossing. Lovely card with the bright flower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. What a fabulous card and technique! I haven’t seen the embossing paste before. You might have enabled me! Thanks for the opportunity to win a stamp set, Jennifer.

  28. Haley Cross

    I LOVE this card! As soon as the stamps back in, I will be ordering it! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  29. Jessica S.

    Such a pretty card. I love the vibrant colors with the white outline.

  30. Monica


  31. Love how you color with copics! I’m not so good at coloring so I haven’t bought any. lol! is that a valid excuse?

  32. Very cool technique… off to see what colorable stamp sets I have to try it with! Thanks for the chance to win and happy Easter!

  33. Laura G

    Great card! I need to get out that embossing paste!

  34. Jean Bullock

    You are such a creative and fabulous teacher. Love the card. I learn so much from you.

  35. Teresa Godines #6857

    Beautiful flower and card.

  36. Awesome tutorial and I love the li’l inkers!

  37. Sally Furness

    I don’t understand. When you stamp the flower with versamark and cover it with white embossing powder, what keeps the white embossing powder from covering all the flower, including the yellow?

  38. I love the white outline instead of black.

  39. Kate

    Very clever! Now my Copics will be saved from ruin! Thanks Jennifer! :)

  40. Haley Cross

    Hi Jennifer, I’ve been looking everywhere, but can’t figure out where the winners are announced on your blog. I’ve seen a couple winner announcements at the end of some of your posts, but nothing for the last 3 or 4 giveaways.

  41. Belkis Fortuna

    I love it the background I think is such a good idea to give texture to the card.

  42. As always I am in awe of your genius. Embossing with white AFTER!!! Why can’t I think of these things? :-)

  43. Barbara E

    Very interested in using the embossing paste. Your videos are the best!

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