New Class! Copic/Mixed Media – July 30, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring quirky, eclectic and always fun images from RubberMoon Stamps. In this class, you will make three cards with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. The coloring has been kept simple in order to spend more time creating mixed media backgrounds with stencils, washi tape, embellishment mousse, and more. Be prepared to get your fingers inky! All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! 

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E01: Pink Flamingo
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • BV00: Mauve Shadow
  • BV01: Viola
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • YG13: Chartreuse
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • R24: Prawn

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • 12×12 glass media mat (such as the one by Tonic Studios or We R Memory Keepers) OR a non-stick craft sheet
  • Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough and Broken China
  • Three ink blending tools – one for each color for stenciling (can be brushes, sponges, etc.) 
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Squidbrella by RubberMoon Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | Funbrella by RubberMoon Stamps
Rowhouse Greetings | BFFs by RubberMoon Stamps

Meet the Oddballs by Stamping Bella

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! I’m back today playing catch-up after the rush of the previews and release of the Enchanted Flower collection from Power Poppy. Hope you enjoyed all the cards that we put together for the preview and blog hop. I appreciate all the comments you left me. It means a lot when you take a few moments to leave a message.

So this is a big shift in gears – the past two months I’ve been teaching Copic classes at the Queen’s Ink featuring the Oddballs from Stamping Bella. I love the quirkiness of these stamps and they really take me out of the my floral comfort zone. So I just want to leave you today with some fun cards that we recently made in class at the Queen’s Ink.

CARD 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Standing Boy by Stamping Bella

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Licorice Twist; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#; Idea-ology Kraft Stock in Metallic by Tim Holtz
Stamp: Oddball Boy Stamping by Stamping Bella
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Foundry 3-D Texture Folds Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz; Distress Paint in Black Soot by Tim Holtz
Copics: E000, E01, E04, E11, BV31, BV34 (skin); C3, C5, C7, C9 (hair); R35, R37, R59 (shirt); C3, C5, C7, C9 (pants & shoes)


CARD 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Shopper by Stamping Bella

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#
Stamp: Oddball Shopper by Stamping Bella
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black Gina K. Designs; Distress Ink in Dried Marigold
Stencil: Hexaster Stencil by Neat and Tangled
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E01, E04, E11, BV31, BV34 (skin); YR04, YR09, E59 (hair); R35, R37, R59, B02, B05, B39, BV34 (dress); R35, R37, R59, B02, B05, B39, C3, C5, C7 (bags) BV31, BV34 (skulls)


CARD 3

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 100#
Stamp: Oddball Sparkle Fairy by Stamping Bella
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver
Copics: E000, E01, E04, E11, BV31, BV34 (skin); B02, B05, B39 (hair); B02, B05, B39, C3, C5, C7 (dress); C3, C5, C7 (wings); BV31, BV34 (skulls)


Power Poppy Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Power Poppy’s Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection is now available from Power Poppy’s online store AND Ellen Hutson. To celebrate, Power Poppy’s Bloom Brigade, Instant Gardeners, and Ellen Hutson’s design team are having a HUGE blog hop to cap off our five days of previews.

And that’s not all! There are fun prizes as well – $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

As promised, I put together one more card featuring the Summer Berries stamp set. I just happened to have a strawberry print paper from Authentique in my stash so it was time to pull it out and put it to good use. I don’t buy much patterned cardstock anymore, but sometimes I’ll buy one knowing that sooner or later Marcella will create a stamp that will fit it perfectly.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries by Power Poppy

OK – enough blathering from me! Time to blog hop!  Be sure you leave comments at each stop along the hop for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Allison Cope
Adelina Starace
Barbara Walker
Christine Okken
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Julie Koerber
Broni Holcombe
Carly Tee Minner
Kathy Jones
Emily Midgett
Stacy Morgan
Kelly Griglione
Jennifer Dove
Sandy Allnock
Leslie Miller
Therese Calvird
Nancy Sheads
Rhea Weigand

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover, 100#; Cheerful Three [retired] by Authentique; Perfectly Plaid – Spring 6×6 paper pack [retired] by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: R22, R24, R29, BV20 (berries); B00, B02, BV20 (bird); YG11, YG13, YG17 (leaves)

Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 4

Enchanted Garden Clear Stamp Collection | Summer Berries | Power Poppy

DAY 4! ARE YOU READY! I’m back again with another sneak peak at the new Enchanted Garden clear stamp collection from Power Poppy. Both classic and new illustrations are featured in this summer-centric clear stamp set. A tumbling vine of ripe raspberries makes for the juiciest of focal points, while a sweet bird among strawberry stems is a gentle image you can color up in minutes. A strawberry cluster can be both a small focal image or used in a repeat border. Six sentiments round out this 4″ x 6″ clear stamp set.

Doesn’t this stamp just make you think of summer? Berry jams, strawberry shortcake, raspberry sauce over ice cream? OK, so it makes me think of food, but at least they’re summertime foods!

I stamped the image on to white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers (colors shown below). I fussy cut the image (i.e. Scan and Cut) and set it aside. I used two of the dies from Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, cutting the largest in vellum and the next in white cardstock. I added a sentiment, stacked the layers and used foam squares to pop the image up for dimension.

Rowhouse Greetings | Summer Berries by Power Poppy

Time to blog hop! Check out what the rest of the team has for you and as always be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Broni Holcombe

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Paper 110#; Dots & Stripes Collection – Spring in Lime Twist Dot by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamp: Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Die: Elegant Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Dew Drops in Spring Lawn and Dahlia [retired] by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: R32, R35, R37, B63 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); R1,1 R12, YG03 (flowers)

Power Poppy Sneak Preview – Day 3

Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I’m back for Day 3 of the Enchanted Garden previews. This time I’m featuring the new Strong and Beautiful clear stamp set. Whether colored to the nines or stamped in a single ink, this illustration makes a gorgeous statement. An unfurling peony bloom is offset with ferns, lenten roses, and bluebells in a combination you won’t find anywhere but Power Poppy. No matter how you rotate or crop this exuberant floral, you’ll come out on top! Five sentiments have clear letters so that you can color them in to coordinate with your palette, and each one carries an empowering or uplifting message. A single lenten rose (Hellebore) and fern frond can be used in conjunction with the main image or on their own. This stamp canvas measures 5″ x 6″.

I decided to pair the single Hellebore with a simple sentiment (because sometimes less is more!). For the background, I applied gel medium through a stencil and when dry, I added gilding flakes in gold, silver and copper. I love this technique, but the gilding flakes can easily become airborne so make you don’t have a fan running while the jar is open. Don’t ask how I know….

Rowhouse Greetings | Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

The effect is different from embossing powder — a little more texture and shine. Here’s a detail image of the background.

Rowhouse Greetings | Strong and Beautiful by Power Poppy

Time to blog hop! Check out what the rest of the team has for you and as always be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamp: Strong and Beautiful (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Burlap Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Gilding Flakes in Radiant Gold, Silver Bullion, and Sunkissed Copper
Copics: R32, R35, R37 (flower); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)