Video: Inks for Copic Markers + Giveaway!

Hello! Today I am part of a fun challenge (more on that below) and have a video showing lots of tips and tricks… including my favorite inks to use with Copic Markers. (Yep! I found one I am liking!)

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails below. Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.]

I get a lot of questions about the best ink for Copic Markers. I have three that I think work well – Memento Dye, Studio Calico Color Theory and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. Most people (including me) have been using Memento Dye Ink and they are good inks. Studio Calico’s new line is great for Copics, but they do not have a black ink. The newest? That is the My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. The black ink is my new favorite for Copics! It is nice and dark and works well for many other techniques, too.

I used this new MFT Hybrid Ink to stamp these adorable Avery Elle images before adding quick coloring with my Copics. I also added tiny dots with a white pen… totally inspired by Kathy Racoosin.

For the background, I used a fun stencil from Tim Holtz and added white embossing paste and Enchanted Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder. I love the texture it gives!

This card was created as part of a fun challenge hosted by a sweet new friend of mine – Taheerah. Every Monday she has the “Cure For the Monday Blues” challenge and I am the guest this week. (Be sure to stop by her blog – she will be giving away a spot in the Watercolor for Card Makers class!) You have a week to go and enter your card, too. Here is the photo that inspired the card above. I loved the soft grey, touch of peach and yellow and baby theme. (Source.)


I have two fun Avery Elle stamp sets to give to a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on  5/17/14. Good luck!


Below are the products featured above. Click on the letters below the picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Studio Calico (SC), Dick Blick (DB) and Amazon (AZ)…

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683 CommentsAvery Elle, Cards, Copic Coloring, Ranger, Stencils, Tim Holtz Products, Videos

  1. Ronda

    What an adorable card. I just love it

  2. Marcy

    I am going to have to buy some embossing paste and give that a try. It looks so nice!

  3. SabrinaV

    LOVE this card!!! So sweet… love Avery Elle too! A few of their new stamps are on my wish list!

  4. Tracy

    Such a cute card!! Love the embossing paste!

  5. Debbie Myers

    Adorable! Such detail and shading to make him come alive

  6. Kelly Flaherty

    That little mouse is so darn cute! Did you use the MFT hybrid ink on this card? The black seems to be so deep and vibrant. I spent some time this week looking through your archives and am so grateful for all the wonderful information and tips/tricks you share. I am really learning a great deal from you. THANK YOU!

  7. Such a cute little mouse and card. Love your videos. Always so full of good tips.

  8. Anna

    So cute! :) this video inspired me to try my hand at coloring with markers.

  9. nicolaC

    beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win

  10. That is such a sweet card! Love those stamps, thanks for the chance to win some : ).

  11. Stephanie K

    Charming card. I like his little mustache!

  12. Kris in Alaska

    So darn cute!

  13. Cute card! Love the tip about coloring the corners darker. I have colored cardstock to match before but I had used Distress Ink to darken areas – I’ll have to try your trick! Thanks!

  14. Mollie

    Such an adorable card! I need to get a hold of some embossing paste to play with!

  15. Tori Bissell

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  16. wow this card is so beautiful, the colors are fantastic!

  17. Mendi Yoshikawa

    Such a sweet little card. Love all your secrets and tips. :)

  18. Mary Lamb

    Love that little mouse!

  19. I love all the tips and ideas you gave in this video. Love the TH stencil and the darling little mouse. I’m off to play this afternoon!

  20. Saila

    Such a cute card!

  21. Sandra ltb

    loving Avery Elle these days – thanks for the tips!
    Sandra ltb

  22. Jean Bullock

    Thanks so much for the video. I am new to markers and I especially liked the black ink comparison. I am also going to start building a collection of Copics so it’s great to know about which inks to use to refill it. Great job as usual.

    Oh and the card is darling. :-)

  23. Lynda

    My favorite part of this card is the background. I wish I could touch it!

  24. deb pereira

    thanks for the ideas on black inks for Copics! I’ve been struggling with this.

  25. Connie R

    So many tips…..thanks for sharing! I always learn something new when I watch your videos.

  26. Sarah O across the sea

    Amazing card, maybe I will try copics after all…
    Does Stayzon work with the copics? excuse my ignorance..
    Thanks again for the inspiration.

  27. EmmaJ

    Such a cute card! Caught my eye right away.

  28. This may be my most favorite card of yours ever! I adore this! xo

  29. love your videos Now I have to go shopping for…MFT Licorice Black Ink, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Studio Multi Medium Matte!!!! :o )

  30. Sherron

    What a cute card. You have given me another idea for Christmas cards Jennifer. Thank you so much for sharing. I know you hear this all the time but I love your tutorials.

  31. Leslie V

    Hi Jennifer,
    I use Memento ink for stamping when using Copic markers. But sometimes I want to draw my own images. What pens or markers would you recommend? Would they also work with water colors?

  32. Crystal Nickel

    I was just wondering today what type of ink to buy for copics! Thanks so much for sharing. Lots of really creative tips in this video! Thanks!

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