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

Laurel Burch Holidays by Stampendous

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! Today we had the last Copic class for the year at the Queen’s Ink, wrapping up the year with holiday cards featuring Laurel Burch stamps. My package from Power Poppy arrived in the mail last week so I’m busy designing classes for next year and hope to have the January class posted soon. 

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Laurel Burch Feline Candle by  Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Leafy Ring Die by Memory Box
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass (can substitute regular Distress Inks)
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: B02, B04, BG13, YG07, RV06 (ears & face); RV06 (wings); Y17, YR04 (stars); FV02 → B06 → B04 →BG13 (body); FV2, RV06, YG06 (bottom border)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Laurel Burch Holiday Friends by Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass (can substitute regular Distress Inks); Delicata by Tsukineko in Golden Glitz
Stencil: Beautiful Bokeh Stencil by Tonic Studios
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: YR09 → YR04 → Y17,  YG03 → YG17, RV06 (tree); B06 → B04 → BG13, YR04 → Y17, YG17 →YG03 (head); FV2 → B06 → B04 → BG13 (body)

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#;X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Evergreen from the First Noel Collection by Kaisercraft
Stamp: Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous
Dies: Small Stitched Circles by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Circles by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K.Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron (can substitute regular Distress Inks
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: YR04, Y17 (stars); RV06 (berries); YG03, YG07 (holly leaves); C8, RV06, Y17 (mane); YR04, YR09, Y17 (ribbon); BG11, BG13, B04, B06 (body); YG03, YG17 (face)

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