Tag Archives: Copics

Get Well Soon Card

Howdy! Today, I have created something a little silly, a little fun, for a very special someone. I found out recently that a family member has hurt her back and while we hope it will just require rest it will take her out of commission for awhile. So, I decided that she needed a little card to cheer her up. Enter this silly Get Well Soon Card featuring a nurse no one wants to see coming.

Get Well Soon Card 1
Get Well Soon by Jennifer Miner

The featured image on this card is a Digital Stamp I purchased from The Greeting Farm awhile ago. She is called the Love Bear and I just love her. I colored this ages ago but didn’t have a card for her to grace, until today! I stamped the frame shape with Soft Swirls a retired background stamp from Stampin’ Up with Peacock Feather Distress Ink and then gave it a soft color with my Ink Blanding Tool and more Peacock Feathers Ink.

Get Well Soon 2
Get Well Soon . . .or we’ll send the Love Bear!

I added Stickles to our little nurse and then the sentiment looked so lonely and plain that I had to also add more the sentiment. The Pattern Paper is from EK Success.

Get Well Soon Card 3
Digi Stamp with Die Cut Sentiment

I am so glad that I was able to find this little bear in my Spare Parts box. I usually prefer traditional stamps but how could I resist this fantastic image?? When you color on printed images there can sometimes be a little bleeding from the toner but if you color quickly and give it a little time to “set” after printing you can usually keep it to a manageable level. I may have to do a few more of these bear because she is fantastic.

Get Well Soon Card 4
Love Bear – Get Well Soon Card

Materials

Stamps: Love Bear Digital Stamp – The Greeting Farm (retired) & Soft Swirls – Stampin’ Up (retired)

Dies: Label Four – Spellbinders & Rock Star Cookie Cutter Alphabet – QuicKutz (retired_

Ink: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink-Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80 lbs, Orchid – Stampin’ Up, Pattern Paper – EK Success

Stickles: Lavender, Xmas Red, Peacock, & Star Dust – Ranger

Misc: Gems – Hero Arts, Pop Dots – Recollections

Copic Markers

Get Well Soon Card 5
Copic colored Digi Stamp

Three Bears Birthday Card

Yep, you guessed it! We have another party to attend this weekend. You all should be proud of me the party is today and I am not, I repeat, not making this card today. I was able to get it finished earlier in the week. I am making a very concerted effort to get my projects done ahead of time, this makes my life so much easier. Of course, I do still live in the real world and I am sure that I will be whipping something up last minute before too long. I am calling this card, theThree Bears Birthday Card.

Three Bears Birthday Card 1
Three Bears Birthday Card

I have been checking out the amazing coloring that people in our hobby are doing with Copics, colored pencils, and a combination of both. I am so inspired to get better and will be doing more coloring in the days to come. To start this card, I stamped the right-hand bear and then masked him and stamped the next, and then I repeated the process for the final bear. I used Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. Then I went to coloring with my Copic markers. Once completed I added the little accents with my gel pen.

Three Bears Birthday Card 2
Three Bears Birthday Card by Jennifer Miner

I rounded the corners of my central image and added coordinating mats and a few eyelets.  Then i mounted my bears with pop-dots onto the fun pattern paper and added a piece of grosgrain ribbon. I added the sentiment by cutting out the letters with an old QuicKutz alphabet called Oatmeal using bight green paper. I glued these to my card front and embellished with green glitter glue. Not to be outdone, my bears got a little glitter on their ears and muzzles.

Three Bears Birthday Card 3
Card created with Mama Elephant Stamps and Copic Markers

This little card was so much fun and I am excited to keep working on my coloring skills.

Materials

Stamps: Carnival Cupcakes – Mama Elephant

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Lemon Tart – Papertrey Ink, Brown – Bazzil, Taj Majal Stack – DCDV

Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento

Dies: Oatmeal – QuicKutz (retired)

Other: Studio G Green Glitter Glue – Hampton Art, Diamond Stickles – Ranger, Eyelets – Stampin’ Up. Green Grosgrain Ribbon – Stampin’ Up, Pop-Dots – Recollections

Copics:

  • E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E25, E27, E29, E35, E47 E49
  • RV20, RV21, RV22
  • G14, G16, G19
  • B000, B00, B02

Nessie Shaker Card

Hi yall! This is my very fist true shaker card. I have totally seen these everywhere but I just hadn’t taken the time to actually create one. Per usual, this card was made under the gun of a birthday party. I don’t always run my life ‘last minute” but it does sometimes happen and this summer seemed to full of little moments like this. The reality is that I could at anytime decide that I didn’t have enough time and get something from the store. Maybe there is some part of me that gets a kick of creating a card in under 30 minutes.

Either way, here is my very first shaker card.

Loveable Legends from Lawn Fawn by Jennifer Miner
Loveable Legends from Lawn Fawn by Jennifer Miner

I started with my front panel, that I die cut with a circle from Spellbinders. I did this so I could be sure to get my Nessie in the center of my circle. I placed the front panel over my background and stamped my Nessie using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Isn't Nessie so sweet - here to wish you a happy birthday
Isn’t Nessie so sweet – here to wish you a happy birthday

Next I colored my Nessie with Copics. I also made sure to get her background colored in and to extend beyond the circle. I also stamped and colored my from panel. I also added a touch of sparkle by covering my green lass with clear Wink of Stella and Stickles to the water splashes.

Shaker card filled with micro beads
Shaker card filled with micro beads

Next, came the creation of the window! I cut a piece of acetate just larger then the circle and I adhered this down and made sure it was well adhered.

Card featuring Copic Markers and Lawn Fawn stamps
Card featuring Copic Markers and Lawn Fawn stamps

At this point I was ready to create the partition that holds the micro beads. I used foam tape around the window and also around the perimeter of the card front. I filled my well with my beads an adhered this to the card front. There were only a few beads that escaped and for a first time I was anticipating much worse. This whole thing went on to a green panel and then to my card base.

Inner drawing
Inner drawing

Above you can see the art work my daughter added to the card. Below you can see her hiding behind the card as I am trying to get photos before it heads out the door.

Micro Beads and a cutie Nessie Birthday Card
Micro Beads and a cutie Nessie Birthday Card

I added a tiny touch of pink around the edges of the panel just for a little something.

Nessie Shaker-8

This was a really fun card and high impact for the “turning 6” crowd! I hope that you all have a wonderful week!

Materials

Stamps: Loveable Legends – Lawn Fawn

Copic Markers: G02, G03, G05, G07, G19, B32, B24, B000, BG05 & BG02

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento – Tsukineko

Extras: Wink of Stella – Clear, Firefly Stickles – Ranger, Peacock Glitter Glue – Recollections, Clear and Blue Micro Beads – UNK

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Lime Green – UNK

 

The Creative Process – Taking the Time

Hiya!

I have some thoughts about the creative process as it relates to blogging tonight. When I am working on a multi-element, multi-layer, complicated card I start with a general idea but nothing too concrete. I prefer to let the creative process take me along. So this generally means that I could create an element for a card and then discard as it may not “feel” right. When I am working on a deadline, albeit a self-imposed deadline but a deadline none the less, I find myself traveling down one of two paths. I create an element or add something that isn’t just right and I leave it because I don’t feel like I have the time to go back and begin again or I chuck the part or parts I am not happy with and start over. Sometimes this means totally starting over, tossing the whole piece and beginning again. If I follow the path of leaving what I have I am typically am not totally satisfied in the end, I mean sometimes it happens that something “works out” and the finished product is something I love but I would say that a lot of the time I am not happy. I usually want to start over but I tell myself that getting a post up is better then totally loving something. I have come to the realization that it isn’t. I love making card and other forms of art and I really should want each one to represent me and be something that I am satisfied with.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I have a great card that I am working on that I love I mean I am really happy with it but I cannot finish it tonight.  I just cannot tonight so it will have to wait another day before I can complete it. It bothers me because I have some arbitrary number of times I need to blog in a week and I feel the self-pressure to produce something, but I want this blog to be about creating and sharing good art. My art, not something that I just threw together to feel like I accomplished something. So, this means that it will be another day before I can share my creation but in the end that is better.  I want to be a better artist and sometimes that is going to mean that I need to give myself the time I need to create. I hope that if you are an artist or a creator that you are able to do this for yourself. It isn’t just about hits, or number of posts or likes or any of that,  it is about staying true to myself and creating something that speaks to me and hopefully it will speak to others. I deserve to give myself time, and so do you.

However, having said all of that. I didn’t want to leave you without  anything. So, here is an older card that I made using stamps from The Greeting Farm and colored with Copic Markers.

Rock Star - The Greeting Farm Stamps and Copic Markers
Rock Star – The Greeting Farm Stamps and Copic Markers

I hope that she reminds you to be a Rock Star!

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Cheers to you all!

JM

I Like How You Roll – Sushi Card

Hiya!

Today’s card is a little sushi card with stamps from Lawn Fawn.  I love sushi and Lawn Fawn makes such cute stamps. I also did a little video for this baby which you can watch below. So, I have a confession to make, I wasn’t loving this card about half-way through. I was really tempted to toss it but I kept working on and once I added the Stickles I just loved it. Something about Stickles over Copics just makes me smile.  Without further ado:

"I like the way you rol"l - Card by Jennifer Miner
“I like the way you roll” – Card by Jennifer Miner

 

I started by stamping the sushi and soy sauce. I used my post-it notes to create masks. I also added a tiny bowl of wasabi but I ended up covering that with my sentiment.

Stamp set from Lawn Fawn
Stamp set from Lawn Fawn

I then colored in my sushi with Copic Markers, you find the full list of colors used. I stamped the background with stamps from this set using Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. To create the “table” for our sushi I used my post-it notes to create a straight line and then using my ink blending tool I applied the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Let's Roll by Lawn Fawn
Let’s Roll by Lawn Fawn

It was at this point in my process that I was a tiny bit unsure of what I was doing so I die cut the sushi using my Spellbinders Label Four set. Then I changed my mind and went in a different direction. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock 4″x5 1/2″ and die cut another of the labels in the center.

Card created by Jennifer Miner.
Card created by Jennifer Miner.

I then used Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to create an green ombre look. I used the small flower shape to create a little additional dimension on the card.

Sushi Card
Sushi Card

I then adhered my sushi piece to the center of a piece of green cardstock and then mounted my green ombre on top with foam tape. I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then die cut this with a Spellbinders circle die. I added the teal flower in Peacock Feathers and inked the edge with Shabby Shutters.

Copic Markers & Glitter
Copic Markers & Glitter

I then added the Stickles and Glossy Accents which totally made me adore this card. I added a few gems from Mark Richards and Me & My Big Ideas and then a few polka dots using White Opal Liquid Pearls. I love the sparkle and shine on this card.

By Jennifer Miner
By Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Let’s Roll – Lawn Fawn

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Glorious Green – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento – Tsukineko, Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers * Picked Raspberry Distress Ink – Ranger

Stickles: Orange Peel, Blue, Yellow, Fruit Punch, Crystal, Peacock, Lime Green

Copics: C0, C1, C3, E13, E40, Y04, Y06, Y08, YR04, YR07, YR09, G02, G03, G05, G14, G16, G19, E15, E17, E25, E27, E29. E33. E42

Misc: 3mm Citron Gems – Mark Richards, Clear Gems – Me & My Big Ideas, Spellbinders – Label Four & Circle, Glossy Accents – Ranger, White Opal Liquid Pearls

Masking & Copic Coloring

Hi all –

I am adding a video today! It will show you the creation of this cute pony card featuring the Magical Friends stamp set from The Greeting Farm. The card has simple masking and Copic coloring. This is a fun and pretty easy card for today. I am trying to get back in the swing of creating videos which are really fun but are still taking me some time.

Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms
Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms

I started by stamping that center pony using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I created a mask by stamping him on a post-it note. I fussy cut out the mask and then stamping my two other ponies. I then colored my ponies in with Copic Markers.

I started with the pony on the right. I used BV000, BV00, BV02 and BV04 for the body. I then colored in the mane with C1 and C3.

I then colored my pony on the left. I used V000 and V01 for the body and then RV21, RV23 and RV25 for the mane. I used YR15 and R01 for the horn.

I then colored the center pony  to look a little like Rainbow Dash, as per my daughter’s request. I used B02, B04 and B06 for the body and then R27, R29, YR04, YR07, YR15, G19 and B29 for the mane and tail.

My very last coloring was to add the light blue haze around the stamps. For this I traced around the ponies with B00 and then I softened this with B000. I then went one final time around my haze with C00. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black. I stamped the “Rainbows” using a Spectrum pad from Stampin’ Up in Fiesta. This was a really neat product as it has five separate pads that you slide together when you use it.

I trimmed down my stamped panel and mounted it to a quarter sheet of teal cardstock and then all of that went to an A2 base.

Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner
Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner

This is a fun stamp set that I am sure you will be seeing again. Thanks for stopping by – have a great week!

 

Darling Dachshund Dashing

Afternoon!

My computer is right by the window in my studio and so I get chilly when it is cold, as it is today. So, to combat this I am wearing a hat, scarf and extra sweatshirt. I am sure that I look pretty silly but whatever, at least I am warm.

Since it is so cold today, I thought that I would share a sunny warm card. There is something so very happy about dachshunds. I adore this set from Lawn Fawn and it was perfect for this quick little card. If you would like to see another of my cards made this set, take a peek at this http://www.jenniferminer.com/?p=838.

Dog Park Day-1

I started stamping the little dachshund and butterflies with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I stamped the grass with Glorious Green ink from Stampin’ Up. Then I set about coloring. I used Copic Markers and I will list all of the colors in the “Materials” section.  I mounted the stamped piece to a black piece of cardstock.

Dog Park Day-4

I then created my banners. I stamped the paws and bones on  scraps of paper then trimmed and colored with Copics again. The black banner was just from a scrap of black cardstock. I assembled all the pieces on my card base.Dog Park Day-5

May last step was to add a little sparkle. I colored the butterflies with Wink of Stella in Clear and added a tiny drop of Crystal Effects on the dog’s nose. I also added two small adhesive gems from Little Yellow Bicycle.

The Copic coloring took awhile since I used lots of colors but overall this was a very simple and fairly quick card.

Materials

Stamps: Critters at the Dog Park – Lawn Fawn

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Black – Recollections

Ink: Glorious Green – Stampin’ Up & Tuxedo Black – Memento

Copic Markers: B000, B00, B01, B02, E13, E15, E17, E30, E31, YG06, R32, V06, V09, YR15, YR16, YR18

Other: Adhesive Gems – Little Yellow Bicycle, Wink of Stella Clear – Zig & Crystal Effects – Ranger

Thank you for dropping by!

Narwhal Stamp Card

Good Afternoon!

I cannot believe that we are on the last day of August. Time seems to just be flying. I hope that you are all enjoying these last few days of Summer.

My card today features two darling narwhals. There is something so captivating about these sea creatures. It is believed that the narwhal’s horn was what first spawned the legend of the unicorn. I had the opportunity to see one up close earlier this Summer and I could certainly see why. The horn is actually a modified tooth and can range from 4 to 10 feet long. That concludes the educational portion of today’s post.  On to the card!

These whales and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps. These are my first stamps from this company and I am very pleased. I will certainly be ordering from them again. I feel like the stamps gave a clear impression and man are they cute.

Narwhal Card - Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps
Narwhal Card – Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping these darling whales on Neenah Solar White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then started coloring these guys with my Copic markers.

The Alley Way Stamps - created by Jennifer Miner
The Alley Way Stamps – created by Jennifer Miner

I really took my time blending my coloring with my Copics. I blended over and over and then made little dots with darker colors. I really wanted a dark blue to white under belly.

The Alley Way Stamps & Copic Markers
The Alley Way Stamps & Copic Markers

I fussy cut the whales and then added White Opal Liquid Pearls on the spots. Then I added Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls on the eyes and then added white Gelly Roll dot acents. Because I simply cannot make a card without glitter; I added Crystal Stickles on the horns.

Something's Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps
Something’s Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps

To create the background used the smooshing technique with Distress Inks. Here is another example of Smooshing. To begin, I rubbed ink in Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry directly onto my Ranger Craft Sheet. I then spritzed the ink with water. I then picked up the ink with a sheet of acetate. This method allows you to place the ink where you would like it. You can do one color at a time or, as I did here, multiple colors.

Copic Markers & Distress Inks. Stamps by TAWS.
Copic Markers & Distress Inks. Stamps by TAWS.

I added really crazy glitter paper on my card and then secured my Smooshed panel to the glitter panel. I adhered my whales using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Grape ink.

This was a fun card and my daughter is requesting a pink narwhal card so we shall see.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Something’s Fishy, Little Fellas & All Washed Up – The Alley Way Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Glitter Cardstock – Recollections

Ink: Tuxedo Black & Grape Memento Ink, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean & Dusty Concord Distress Ink – Ranger

Copic Markers: 0, C0, C1, C3, C5, B01, B02, B04, B21, B24, B26, B29

Other: Gelly Roll White Pen, White Opal & Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls, Crystal Stickles – Ranger

 

Blue Bunny Cupcake

Afternoon all!

It feels really hot today. We have had such a wonderful summer that upper 90s feels just plain terrible! Thank goodness for air-conditioning.

Today’s card features Mama Elephant’s Carnival Cupcake stamp set. I have been wanting this set for quiet sometime but I don’t do too much whimsy so I talked myself out of it countless times. Alas this darling set finally won me over. It is so cute. So I have promised myself that I will use it more then just this time.

Created by Jennifer Miner with Carnival Cupcakes by Mama Elephant
Created by Jennifer Miner with Carnival Cupcakes by Mama Elephant

I started this card by stamping the center bunny and then used basic masking to stamp the bear and cupcake. I colored my trio with Copic Markers.

Copics & Mama Elephant
Copics & Mama Elephant

I then die cut my ovals with the Spellbinders Oval dies. I then stamped all the minis for the background.

Stamps by Mama Elephant
Stamps by Mama Elephant

After stamping the background I colored the bears and bunnies with Copics and then colored the background.

Carnival Cupcakes
Carnival Cupcakes

I mounted the colored background on a blue and then purple pieces of card stock. I added a piece of vellum over the background and then added the ribbon.

Blue Bunny Cupcake-5

 

The brads are from Queen & Co. I made this card a side fold.

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Vellum – The Paper Company, Blue & Purple Card Stock – Unknown

Stamps: Carnival Cupcakes – Mama Elephant

Ink: True Black Dye Ink – Papertrey Ink

Copics: B02, B04, B06, R01, R02, RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, V01, V04, V12, V15, V17

Misc.: White Gelly Roll Pen, Ribbon – Craft Essentials by JoAnn, Brads – Queen & Co

 

 

 

Cloud Shaped Card

We are preparing for a very busy weekend. So, I am actually getting this post up fairly early (for me). Today’s card will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The challenge was to make a shape card. Something other than a square or rectangle. I went with a little rain cloud.

Dance in the Rain-1

I mentioned in a previous post that I am endeavoring to use up some of my Designer Paper so I am using an older (retired) paper from Stampin’ Up. It is called Spring Flowers and has a nice pastel grunge feel. I used my Silhouette Cameo and software to design the shapes. The cloud is just a group of circles that were welded together.

Dance in the Rain-3

To create the rain drops I made circles and then using the Polygon tool I created a triangle and then welded them together. Once I had my basic shapes everything else was created using the Offset Tool.

Dance in the Rain-4

The sentiment was created with the LD This & That font, available via the Silhouette Online Store. I colored it with Copic markers in an ombre. The yellow/green words were colored with YG01, Y02, YG03 and then I bended over all the letters with E000 to give it a more muted look. The pink words were colored with R000, R20 & R22.  I used my Ink Blending Tool with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to distress the cloud.

Dance in the Rain-5

Here you can see the inside of the card with shaped area to write a message.

Dance in the Rain-6

I love this sentiment because to me it is very important to try and find the upside in a difficult situation. I am looking forward to brightening someone’s day with my little rain cloud.

Materials

Paper: Sweet Blush Card Stock – Papertrey Ink, Spring Flowers DP 12″x12″ – Stampin’ Up, Brocade Blue Card Stock – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Hickory Smoke Distress Ink – Ranger

Copics: Y02, YG01, YG03, E000, R00, R20 & R22

Font: LD This & That – Silhouette America

I greatly appreciate you stopping by and wish you a wonderful weekend.