Video: Stamping + Copic Colorless Blender

Hello and welcome. In today’s video, I share how to add details to a stamped image using a Copic Marker Colorless Blender. I was inspired by my friend Dawn Woleslagle’s guest appearance on my blog a few days ago, where she shared a fabulous technique that transforms stamped images using Copic Markers. (You can find that video HERE.)

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I think it is fun to add fun details to simple, solid stamped images. Today’s technique is perfect for that! I started by stamping the leaves from the Spring Blooms set by WPlus9 using their Mojito and Appletini Inks on to a piece of Neenah white cardstock. (Some other inks that work well are Hero Arts Shadow inks and Simon Says Stamp inks because they have the same formulation. You can try other dye inks, though.)

To add the detail to the leaves, I added small dots with my Copic Colorless Blender. The Colorless Blender acts as a “bleach” against these particular inks and erases/softens the color.

Isn’t that “hello” wood embellishment from Freckled Fawn the cutest?! I added it using using some Multi Matte Medium with a new precision applicator bottle/tip. (I promise to do a review soon on the new applicators. I’m taking my time to see which one works the best.) I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set by WPlus9 in black ink… and also stamped some hearts from the WPlus9 Little Bits Stamp Set using their Sweet Nectar and Sweet Gelato inks. And – of course – the hearts are covered with Wink of Stella shimmer and Glossy Accents.

On another piece of white cardstock, I rubbed some of the Sweet Nectar and Sweet Gelato ink along the edges to create a mat for the stamped piece. I layered the pieces (along with a piece of wood paper) together off-kilter for a whimsical look and adhered them to a top-folding, white note card.

By the way, I purchased a duplicate Colorless Blender and labeled it for this specific technique, which may be a great option if you’re worried about it damaging your marker. However, I noticed no damage to my marker! (You could also just get a spare nib.)

Enjoy!

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Video + Guest Artist Dawn Woleslagle: Copic Markers + Stamping

Hello! Today I have a very special guest – Dawn Woleslagle. Dawn actually created this video for me back in the summer but I am just now getting my act together to post it! I think you will agree it was worth the wait. Dawn shows an amazing way to use Copics together with stamping. And I will be back in a few days with my spin on this technique!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Dawn is a true artist in every sense of the word and she also owns one of my favorite stamp companies – WPlus9. Because she is also a fab card maker, her stamps are perfectly designed for stampers. In this video she uses her Coming Up Rose stamp set to create three masterpieces.

After stamping her flowers with WPlus9 ink, she added highlighting with a Copic Colorless Blender pen. The blender reacts with the ink and gives a soft “bleaching effect” that is awesome. (This works with WPlus9, Hero Arts Shadow and Simon Says Stamp inks. Be sure to check out WPlus9′s colors. They are delicious. If you have Distress Inks, you can get a similiar reaction with water, but this is more controlled.) So incredible!

In the video, Dawn also shows how to additional shading with colored Copic Markers. The results are so realistic.

Aren’t those sentiments great? That is the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello stamp set.

If you don’t feel you can tackle the technique Dawn did today, no worries! You can just stamp the layered roses and leave it at that. The results are gorgeous. Or, just add a touch of colorless blender for a bit of highlighting. It really is easy to do. Oh – and I keep a colorless blender pen just for this technique. (I haven’t found that it damages my marker, but just in case I have a separate one.)

I hope you found Dawn’s technique as amazing as I did. I will be back in a few days with a video I created using a similar technique. I encourage you to check out Dawn’s blog, WPlus9 products and YouTube channel and give her a little love.

And a big thank you to Dawn. I am your biggest fan and honored to call you a friend. I look forward to some fun shenanigans in March. You are stuck sitting next to me again. ;) xo

See you soon!

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TWO Videos + Blog Hop + Giveaways

It is an exciting day for me… so exciting that I have TWO videos and TWO cards for you. See… this post is for the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop… unveiling a brand new line of stamps and dies, designed by Julie Ebersole exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC. I adore Julie and Ellen tremendously and I am so proud of them!

The first video shows colored die cut inlay and the second video is a “product release close-up video” with a look at Julie’s entire line. There is a card in that video, too! Then read on for info on the hop and a great giveaway.

COLORED DIE CUT INLAY VIDEO + CARD

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I love the look of die cut inlay. Here, I cut all the pieces from white cardstock… colored them with Copic Markers… and then pieced them back together like a puzzle. I used the new Essentials by Ellen tree, house, and star dies – aren’t they the cutest?! It is amazing how you can easily add lots of faux dimension to the die cuts by shading with just a few markers. (Don’t have any Copics? No worries. You could also apply Distress Ink for a similar look.) By the way… to cut the large circles, I used the My Favorite Things circle dies.

To finish off the card, I die-cut the gorgeous Christmas word die and a few of the stars out of gold glitter paper that I created by heat embossing a piece of cardstock using Gold Tinsel embossing powder. After I adhered the pieces to the card, I wanted my stamped sentiment to match so I heat embossed the “happy” sentiment from the autumn stamp set by Julie using the same gold embossing powder. So fun!

PRODUCT RELEASE CLOSE-UP VIDEO + CARD

This “product release close-up” video shares a close look at this new product line and ideas on how to use the products. (I only do these videos if I like a release a lot. I was NOT asked to do it.) This release is fantastic because they work so well together and really reflect Julie’s great style.

Please know that all Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies arrive in an awesome package – a durable clear envelope with a labeled card stock backer for convenient storage and organization. The die packaging also features an attached magnetic sheet, to ensure that even the smallest of your dies is stored securely. These pockets are the same size (but thicker) then the Avery Elle pockets I love so much… so they can be stored together. Woot! (You can buy the pockets and magnetic sheet separately.)

You can find all the products mentioned in the video HERE.

In this video, I also show how to us the zipper panel die. I love it!

BLOG HOP

As I mentioned, this post is part of the the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop… celebrating Julie’s fabulous release.

The next person on the hop is the wonderful Chari Moss – just click HERE. (If you want to start at the beginning, head to the EH blog.)

GIVEAWAY

There are many ways to win prizes today. First, a lucky winner here will get this new stamp set! Leave a comment by 11:59pmEST 10/8/14 for your chance.

Also, be sure to go the the EH blog – the CLASSroom – where there is a GIANT prize package being given away. Good luck!

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Video: Cupcake Holders + Stamped Tags + Recipe

Hello! I have teamed up with my dear friend Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes for another special treat. Melanie came up with a scrumptious Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins recipe… and I came up with a simple yet cute packaging for it. Check out my video to see how to use a paper or plastic cup for a fun muffin or cupcake holder.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


Here I go again… spoiling our teachers. :) But this treat could be for just about anyone! The video shows how to take a paper or plastic cut and turn it into a fun cupcake or muffin holder. So easy.

I also share some tips for making quick and colorful tags. For all the tags, I used the rounded rectangle die from the My Favorite Things Luncbox die set. (It is the perfect size and shape.) I then stamped an image with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and did some two-color and three-color Copic blending. (Totally inspired by the amazing techniques over in our Copic class.) That first tag is my favorite… there is just something awesome about that pile of books from the MFT Class Act set.

By the way, those gold touches on the books? I did that with the Pilot Gold Marker. This gives nice and thick coverage and is perfect for quick, bold shine.

The adorable raccoon on the next tag is from the MFT Cute Critters set. And by the way, I die cut the little heart window from each tag with the MFT Mason Jar die set. Isn’t he cute?

The last one is the I-am-running-out-of-time-so-let’s-make-this-simple tag. I again used the MFT Class Act stamp set.

On each tag, I wrote the message on the red tag behind the stamped one. This would work with any tag die shape… even a circle.

RECIPE

So the talented Melanie Bauer of Melanie Makes has created the perfect Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins recipe to go with these gift boxes and tags. Be sure to head HERE for the recipe she created for this collaboration. (And also check out her other incredible recipes and food photography!)

GOOD NEWS

Do you like these My Favorite Things products? Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow for a great discount…

Also, in the video, I mentioned the Copic Markers for Card Makers. Class has started (but you can easily join in anytime – now or 10 years from now) and people seem to really be happy! You can find info HERE.

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Video: Altering Stamped Images + Online Interview

Hello! Today’s video shows how to take a stamp image and completely give it a new look. I also do a bit of Copic coloring… and have a link to a fun online interview.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for creative ways to give a stamp a new look. Sometimes I do this by using a different technique. Or maybe by using it in a different context. (For example, using a party hat as a Christmas tree, etc.) Today I really stretched a stamp by altering it to be completely different. This is something you could do with many of your “critter” stamps. (Try putting a winter hat on an owl or a scarf on a cat.) Here? I turned the Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat mummy dog into a dog wrapped in Christmas lights.

After stamping the dog with my favorite Copic-friendly black ink – the My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink – I used a Copic .3 Multiliner black pen to alter the mummy wrap into Christmas lights. I then colored the image with Copic Markers, adding Wink of Stella shimmer and a bit of Glossy Accents.

I added a “naughty or nice” greeting, matted the piece with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die cut and added it to a card that was stamped with versatile My Favorite Things Cheesecloth background. I kept the rest of the card simple since the image is pretty busy. Oh! And I used Black Enamel Accents on his eyes and nose.

IRON CRAFT INTERVIEW

Today I was part of the Iron Craft Season 2 Finale along with a few of my crafty friends. It was so much fun! You can check out the recording below. I am not the best at interviews but I loved the girls I was chatting with. :) Oh, and I recommend subscribing to Chaitali’s YouTube channel. She has lots of great interviews. (You can see the wrap-up party for this interview HERE – it will go up the morning of 9/15/14.)

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Video: Guest Artist Sandy Allnock… Featuring Copic Markers + GIVEAWAY

Hi! While on a long vacation, I decided to ask my incredibly talented friend – Sandy Allnock – to create a video for me to share. In the video, I explain more. Sandy is a gem (more on her below) and I am honored to have her here. I hope you will all welcome her with open arms.

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Hello! I’m Sandy Allnock, aka friend-of-Jennifer, too… and I have a little bit of fun to share with you while Jennifer’s away on vacation. I’m so excited she invited me to visit!

I created a super short video showing how to create a Copic airbrushed background, apply texture using a stencil, and then stamp sweet “hello sunshine” images – perfect for a summery card!

[Click HERE to watch on YouTube in HD.]

I layered my airbrushed panel on white, then added it to a black card base with dimensional adhesive. Voilá, a cheerful, elegant card!

And in case you missed the link to my Copic Airbrush Buying Guide video, click HERE. Leave any questions in the comment section and I’ll pop in to answer them! Hope Jennifer’s off having a lovely time!

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It’s Jennifer again. I have a few more things to share, but first wanted to link to a Copic Airbrush video I did awhile ago HERE.

ABOUT SANDY ALLNOCK

Of all the people I have met through cardmaking, Sandy is one that I admire most. She is unbelievably amazing with Copics and I find her videos mesmerizing. (HERE and HERE are video proof.) She also has the biggest heart, as proven by her being the creator and heart of Operation Write Home. She also has a great sense of humor (which you can see in her glitter video). To see more from Sandy, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow her blog. I promise she will inspire you and lift your spirits all at once.

ABOUT GUEST ARTISTS

For a long time now, I have wanted to have guest artists with videos on my blog. Not just anyone… but artists who I find do very inspiring videos. I have several guests lined up for this summer, but then will cut back to one a month or so. I promise this will not take away from the content I try to offer, but rather will enhance it. I will also follow each guest video with one that I have created, inspired by theirs. I am hoping that by sharing these great artists, you may discover inspiring talent you had not seen yet. After all, it’s all about sharing.

GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning the Hero Arts Leaf & Flourish stencil and Hello Sunshine stamp set that Sandy used above? For your chance, just leave a kind comment for Sandy here by 11:59pmEST on 7/14/14.

WINNERS

We have winners! Renee Person gets the Mini Distress Inks… the SSS Card Kit goes to Darlyne Wagner… and the $50 gift certificate and SSS paper is for Randellyn.

See you soon with a video inspired by Sandy!

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