Believe in Magic Copic Christmas Day 1

Hi everyone!! Welcome to Day one of my second little holiday series here at SP, Sami’s 12 Days of Copic Christmas. Each day, I am going to share a Copic project with you featuring a tip or trick. And who knows, I may do a few Copic coloring videos for you also.

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Here’s my completed project:

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Card Details:

  • The adorable image is from Whiff of Joy, called Charlotte w/Reindeer.
  • I colored in the image using the following Copics from iCopic.com:
    • Hooves: E49
    • Fur: E44, E47
    • Bells: Y35, Y38
    • Neck Thing on Reindeer: B04, B05, B06
    • Girl’s hair: Y32, Y35
    • Antlers & Inside ears: E42, E43
    • Clothing: B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
    • Skin: E00, E21, E02
    • Girl’s Eyes: B02
  • The awesome snow was made using two SP and Company stamps: Falling Snow Stamp Set  and Circletastic Background Stamp. I just stamped the snow mounds with brown ink and then stamped over them with Circletastic using Pool Party ink from Stampin’ UP. Next I just cut the tops off the top of the mounds, sprayed them with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz and voila! Gorgeous glittery snow mounds!!
  • The background cardstock was an easy one too. I cut out some trees to use as a mask and then sprayed around them with New Sprout Fireworks Spray.
  • The cardstock for the cute snow mounds and the card base is Rustic Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink.
  • The sentiment (also from the Falling Snow stamp set) was stamped onto some Pool Party cardstock. I created the little flying banner type of 3d effect by attaching both sides of the banner with Mini Glue Dots(r). Then I just curled up the edges.
  • Lastly, I rounded the corners of my card with the Large Corner Rounder.
Copic Christmas Day 1 Tip:
  • Those larger “sets” of Copic Colors can be your friend!! ALL of the blues I used came from the B0_ “set”. The colors all started with B0: B00, B02, etc. There are a bunch of colors that start with B0. . . use them to your advantage! You can create lighter and darker parts of your image by using numbers in the same “set”. Then you have perfectly matched pieces on your card.  Of course, there aren’t always quite so many colors in the same “set” so this doesn’t always work.
  • I applied this same idea while coloring in the reindeer too. His fur, antlers, ears, and hooves are all in the E4_ “set”, all starting with E4 and then containing another number: E44, E47, etc.

Here are close ups of all that shimmery goodness:

That’s all for today! I will be back with another Copic project tomorrow for Day 2 of Sami’s 12 Days of Copic Christmas.

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11 thoughts on “Believe in Magic Copic Christmas Day 1

  1. Love your tips on coloring. This is a really cute stamp. I will be back every day hoping to learn more since I am a Copic newbie. Hoping for gift certificates for Christmas so I can purchase some color family sets like you suggested. I need some tips on how to color black. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  2. Ah, how cute. Love the snow and how you used a stamp on the snow drifts. I like how you explain everything in your post and link back to a product. This is very helpful. Just started to follow your blog yesterday.

  3. Sam what a lovely card, I love coloring with my Copics too, although I’m somewhat of a Copic newbie I find that they are super easy and creating combinations are also fun and easy. Thanks for sharing I will be sure to keep up with this one for more Copic tips.

  4. Your card is so pretty! I love the masked background and the shimmery patterned snowbanks. I would never have thought of stamping snow! How cute an idea! Great colouring on this sweet image.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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