New Class! Winter Greetings – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, November 20th for a new Copic marker class featuring winter themed stamp sets from Power Poppy.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Rustic Rejoicing by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy
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.

  • BV01: Viola
  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • B21: Baby Blue
  • B23: Phthalo Blue
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E35: Chamois
  • E81: Ivory
  • E84: Khaki
  • E87: Fig
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • T8: Toner Gray No. 8
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps

Good morning everyone! Still working on simple holiday card designs. I had to sidetrack back to Halloween briefly – I received the new digital stamp release from Power Poppy and had to put my design team card together. More about that on Monday!

I was flipping through my die collection and came across this die from Poppy Stamps that I bought a few weeks ago at Photo Scraps. I liked it because it’s a great year round wreath – just change the colors and embellishments and you could have a wreath for any season.

I die cut the wreath image from Neenah 80# cardstock and kept all the die cut leaves so that I could color and inlay them back into the design. With some trial and error, I realized that the best way to do that would be to add a piece of double sided adhesive on the back of the die cut instead of using liquid glue to adhere each leaf. I used Easy-Cut Adhesive from iCraft (5 6×6 inch sheets per pack). I colored the leaves with a Copic marker and then picked each one up with a jewelry picker and placed the leaf back in place in the design. I added some pearl embellishments to mimic berries and paired the die cut with a red gingham design paper. The overall effect has a homespun appeal.

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. Read more.


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Ink: Versafine in Satin Red by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Wreath by Poppy Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Pearl Strips (Red & Denim) by Kaisercraft
Copics: YG07