Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook

Just finished another wild, crazy and slightly chaotic class at Photo Scraps. Did we go into overtime? Well of course we did! But as one of my students noted, at least I finished before the store closed!

We covered a lot of techniques and hopefully I gave you a lot to think about. I want to pause for a moment here to talk about marker selection. When you are just starting out, the array of Copic colors is overwhelming. Before you go shopping, take a moment to get a basic understanding of the Copic color system. Then think about what you want to color. If you’re going to be coloring flowers, you’ll need at least one green or yellow/green combination for leaves and foliage as well as yellow, pink and/or red combinations for the flowers. If you going to color people, you’ll need markers for skin tones, hair color, and clothing. I started off with the intent of making Christmas cards, so my initial collection included lots of reds, greens, and yellows.

When you first start out, everyone buys all the pretty colors and if you look at your markers, I bet you have a lot of pretty pinks, blues, and greens. But if you want to have some depth in your coloring, you need to buy the muddy colors, the colors that you think that you might never use.

To get you started, I’m going to make it easy for you by telling you flat out that if you don’t own Copic markers BV20 and BV23, you need to drop everything right now and go out and buy them. These markers magically add depth and dimension to your coloring and you need to have them in your collection. If you don’t believe me, take another look at those snowman in the first card. They’re not all standing shoulder to shoulder. Some are stepped a little forward and some are stepped slightly back. To be honest, I used BV20, but I could have added BV23 for a more dramatic effect.

(P.S.: I don’t work for Copic – I just love these markers!).

Just a note: The supplies listed below reflect those used for the original class models. In class, we substituted Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone in place Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy.

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.

Supplies

Frozen Fellowship by Newtons Nook Design

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird; POW Glitter Paper in Silver by American Crafts
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook; Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold by Hero Arts
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Triple Tear Die by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BG0000, BG000, BV000 (snow); BG11, BG32, BG15 (vest); C1, C3, C5, C7, RV14, RV17, RV19, R59 (hat); Y38, YR09 (carrot); BV20 (shadows)

New Class – Hello Primrose – January 29, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring the Potted Primrose stamp set from Power Poppy. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. 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: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

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.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • RV52: Cotton Candy
  • RV55: Holly Hock
  • RV63: Begonia
  • RV66: Raspberry
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • YG21: Anise
  • YG67: Moss
  • B000: Porcelain Blue
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • E42: Sand White
  • W1: Warm Gray No. 1
  • W3: Warm Gray No. 3
  • W5: Warm Gray No. 5
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills or Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick (can substitute regular Distress Inks)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

New Class – Frozen Fellowship – January 17 & 27, 2019, Photo Scraps

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLASS ON JANUARY 19 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 27 DUE TO WEATHER.

Jump start your creativity in the new year with a Copic / Mixed Media class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Frozen Fellowship stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Techniques include Copic coloring, stenciling, ink blending, and heat embossing techniques. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Saturday, January 19, 2019 January 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • BG0000: Snow Green
  • BG000: Pale Aqua
  • BV000: Iridescent Mauve
  • BV20: Dull Lavender (optional – please bring if you have it)
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • RV17: Deep Magenta
  • RV19: Red Violet
  • R59: Cardinal
  • Y38: Honey
  • YR09: Chinese Orange
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG32: Aqua Mint (can substitute BG23)
  • BG15: Aqua
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7: Cool Gray No. 7
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
  • Wink of Stella in Clear
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

OPTIONAL: Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard

Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design
Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design
Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design

New class! Laurel Burch Holidays, December 11, 2018, Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring Laurel Burch holiday themed stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. 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: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous

BONUS CARD

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that Nancy 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.

  • RV06: Cerise
  • Y17: Golden Yellow
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • YR09  Chinese Orange
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • C8: Cool Gray No. 8
  • FV2: Fluorescent Dull Violet (can substitute B69 or B79)
OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring:
  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills or Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron (can substitute regular Distress Inks)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Making Christmas Cards (Yes, It’s That Time Again!)

I decided two things about making Christmas cards this year. First, I would stop worrying about making each card unique and come up with some designs that could be massed produced. Second, I would start early so that I wouldn’t be frantically making cards as fast as my husband mails them out. Apparently this year, I’m defining mid-October as early. Since I have several holiday stamps, stencils and dies, it’s time to pull them out and start putting them to use for this year.

I love this snowflake background stamp from Hero Arts so I decided to make it the star of the show. I stamped the image on white card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create a resist pattern. I blended Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch over the embossing to make the design pop. I used the Country Landscape die from Memory Box to create the village scene in the foreground and added a sentiment from the Comfort & Joy stamp set by Avery Elle. For the inside, I added a bold sentiment from the Wishing You Love stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle (front sentiment); Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled (inside sentiment)

I made all the individual component parts first. I cut the card bases from Neenah 110# card stock and stamped the inside sentiment using my Misti.  I cut all the bases for embossing and all of the village scenes from Neenah 80# card stock. Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment on all of the village die cuts and stamped and heat embossed all of the snowflake backgrounds. Finally, I ink blended all of the snowflake backgrounds.

In a couple of hours, I had all of the component parts ready for assembly. At the moment, I have ten cards assembled and will finish the final five cards later today.

Rowhouse Greetings | Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts
Mass producing Christmas cards. 10 down – 5 to go!

While I love how these cards turned out, the design is still a little labor intensive. So hopefully my next design will have fewer moving parts!

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Neenah Solar White #80
Stamps: Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Print by Hero Arts; Comfort & Joy by Avery Elle; Wishing You Love by Neat & Tangled
Inks: Midnight Blue Premium Ink by Dare 2B Artzy; Versamark by Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch
Dies: Country Landscape by Memory Box; Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn