Friday, May 31, 2013

Fun with Orange: Glitter Background Infused with Copic Ink.

Hello all my crafty friends! We are having a challenge at Color Me Creative for the next two weeks and our theme is "Fun With Orange".   I have a special friend celebrating a birthdy in a few days and thought I could create a card using orange but in a very special way....    glitter background infused with Copic Alcohol Ink.      Hope she enjoys her birthday card!

I don't know abut the rest of you but I get tired with doing the same old thing over and over and I try to spice things up by spending at least one if not two of my days off taking classes - live  classes or on-line.    I love picking up new and fun techniques or tips that will help me improve my style.

Today is no exception! I attended a crop nite in Lodi last week and someone asked if I was aware that a new micro-glitter was compatible with Copics. I reluctantly got some of the new product and tested it with my nibs.... very cautiously. Wow! It worked.

Close Up

 I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink and then covered the image with double sided tape. The tape needed to be large enough to completely cover the paper that I used for my focal image and surrounding paper. I applied the new crystal micro-glitter and burnished the glitter into the double sided tape. This process took awhile because I manted to make sure the glitter did not come off on my marker nib. I then carefully infused Copic alcohol ink with my marker using a gentle "dabbing" motion. I did not use my usual flicking motion because I did not want to dislodge any of the glitter. I needed to use caution that the ink would not infuse outside my stamped image. I continued with this process working methodically until I felt the image had the right amount of shading and highlight. It was fun and I love my finished image. This will be one technique that I will use again and again! You can bet on it!
Copic Markers used:
Vase YR24, YR23, YR21, YR01, YR00, YR000 and Colorless Blender
Flowers: B04, B00 and colorless blender and RV000, RV11, RV32

I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges: 

That's all for today.   I hope you have a fabulous and safe weekend!  


  1. What an awesome end result! I bet this is just stunning in real life~ How have you been? :)

  2. Thank you vicki. I have been busy trying to learn new techniques and learning beading! LOL. It is a good thing I still work in order to support all my crafting habits! Take care and have a great summer!

  3. What a neat technique! I'll have to try that sometime... Thanks so much for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!


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