The New Collection is Almost Here!

Gorjuss in her Spring and Summer Fun!

Dyan Reaveley Oh-So Vibrant spray is Here!

Create backgrounds on cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and in mixed media art projects. !

Cutters Dies!

From our favorite stamp company..WOJ, CC Designs and My Favorite Things!

Enjoy another great release from My Favorite Things!

Pure Innocence, Mouse in the House, Clearly Sentimental, A la Modes and Die-namics.

The one and only Henry the Mouse!

Fun, Upbeat and Animated designs perfect for traditional and classic styles!

Join the Fun!

Commenting Giveaway Alert: This week we will draw a name from all the comments left on this week's new posts and give away a $5 gift certificate! The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win.


iCopic DT Call

Hey everyone!! Samantha here and I am here to announce's DESIGN TEAM CALL!!  The current team's term has come to an end and we need to find some other great designers that will help fill their shoes. Our current team has been absolutely AMAZING and the ladies leaving us will be missed for sure.
Copic lovers, we want YOU to try out for our first ever design team! I look forward to seeing your best work! Full details are below:
Term Length: May 1st- December 31st  (8 months)
iCopic is looking for a team of talented stampers and Copic enthusiasts. We are looking for energetic and unique designers that can offer tips and tutorials using Copic markers. We would love to have designers with a various styles and skill levels.

Design Team Benefits:
  • Team members will receive plenty of products from the iCopic store to work with each month.
  • Team members will receive additional SP and Company stamp sets on a monthly basis from the SP and Company owner.
  • Team members will enjoy a lovely discount in the iCopic store.
  • Your name and link to your blog will be showcased on the iCopic blog and on the rest of the designer's blogs.
Design Team Requirements:
  • You must have a blog that you post to regularly with a minimum of one posting per week showcasing iCopic products and linking back to the store.  Of course, more postings are better!
  • You must create a project weekly specifically showcasing iCopic projects and post this directly to the iCopic DT blog on your assigned day of the week.
  • You must participate in any blog hops, contests, or other online events that are scheduled during your term as a design team member.
  • You must list, the iCopic blog, and the rest of your fellow design team members in your blog sidebar.
  • Weekly assigned projects must be posted to another online gallery such as Splitcoast Stampers,, etc.
  • On a rotating basis, you may be asked to design a project for our weekly challenge, with the challenge given to you in advance.
If you are interested in joining our team, please send an email to with the subject line: iCopic DT Call

Please include:
  • Your name and location
  • Blog Address
  • Links to your online galleries (if any)
  • A list of your current design team positions (if any)
  • A list of your past design team positions (if any)
  • Clear photos of what you consider to be 2 of your BEST projects using Copics (direct links to blog posts is ok for this)
  • One project made specially for this DT call, using the color PINK (you can use as many other colors as you want to), link that project below into Mr. Linky.
  • A brief bio and why you think you would make a great DT member here at iCopic.
This design team call will end Saturday April 16th at midnight EST.

NOTE: Incomplete applications will NOT be considered so please make sure you have included everything necessary!

If you have any questions about this call, please feel free to email me at with your questions! I look forward to seeing what everyone makes!!

Direct Link to your one PINK project (made specifically for this call) below:

iCopic Challenges Participants

1. Jenn (Jaxbeanstalks)
2. Jeanette (Tettiz)
3.  Jami
4. Regina Mangum
5. Dawnll
6. Jessica Griffin
7. Rene
8. Janet B
9. Sammi
10. Michelle
11. debbie Ebat
12. Cindy V
13. ashlee bellinger
14. stephanie
15. DawnL
16. Ellinor
17. Kate Cordero
18. Brenda B
19. Christine Pennington
20. Cathia Leblanc
21. Kendra
22. MelissaMade
23. Marie
24. Kristen C
25. Chelsea
26. Frances R
27. Cassie K
28. Kathi
29. S I L L I
30. Sem
31. Leslie
32. Lucy Folch
33. Cassie T
34. Anja
35. Veronica
36. Shanna Shands
37. Dana
38. Sandie
39. Anne Temple
40. Brenda
41. Hannah Clark
42. Jacilynn Dashwood
43. Sue G
44. Lisa Allen
45. Bittan
46. Lisa Rasmussen
47. Nemo
48. Nemo
49. Brises
50. Melissa Craig
51. michelle
52. Christy
53. Brenda
54. Heidi
55. Rachel
56. Kelli B.
57. Cindy Coutts


Hello Copic Fans! It's Linda here with a new card featuring Hula Anya from The Greeting Farm. has a great selection of stamps from The Greeting Farm. They can be seen HERE along with many other stamp companies such as Magnolia, C.C. Designs, and Whiff of Joy Stamps.

Here is a close-up of Anya.

Card Recipe:
Hula Anya from The Greeting Farm
Memento tuxedo black ink
X-Press IT blending paper
Copic markers
 E00, 11, 15, 18 (skin and hair)
 Y0000, 000, 11, 13, 15 (flowers and bikini)
 YR000, 15, 18 (flowers)  21 (hair)
 R02 (hair)
 YG61, 63, 67 (skirt and grass)
 B0000 (sky)
K&Co. designer paper
Spellbinder dies
Quickutz font, rub-ons, border die
Hobby Lobby card base
Bazzill cardstock

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget the iCopic Color Challenge#23 HERE. Have a great day. LC


Winners and Wanda

Hi everyone! Before we get to Wanda's gorgeous project for today, we have some winners to announce!! The following lovely peeps have won DIVINE TWINE!!

Winners chosen from Blog
#20 burg princess' world
#13 Jacilynn
#8 TeacherMom

Winners chosen from FB
#2 Nana Nassar
#11 Ashley Nguyen Newell
#7 Kandi Evensen Gallegos-Garcia

Congrats winners, please email with the subject line "Baker Twine Winner Blog/FB" and include your mailing info.

Hi there! It's It's my fun day for posting here on the  iCopic Blog ! For this card, I'm using the sweet Birthday Anya stamp! Do you guys remember that Baskin & Robbins Commercial that goes Ice Cream and Cake, Ice Cream and Cake?"  I LOVE that commercial! It's silly and fun and happy. This card reminds me of that - nothing but happy birthday cheer! I hope you likey. Have a great day today!


One tip I have for you - in order to get your projects to match your patterned paper...choose your patterned paper first! Then, select your marker colors to match. Your projects will look professional and clean. 

Marker colors:  E00, E000, RV10 (face) Y21, Y35, Y11, E31 (hair) YR01, YR02, B02, B04 (dress and cake)


Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Warm VS Cool Gray

Hi everyone!

Samantha here with some black and white coloring for you! Make sure to enter this week's challenge, which is to color in black and white! Click here to go to our challenge.

When coloring in black and white, most of us have two options: Cool Grays (Labeled C) and Warm Grays (Labeled W). There are other sets of grays in the Copic collection, but these two are the most common so I wanted to talk about them.

Usually the grays are used for shading and shadows, but what set of grays you use depends on the main colors of your image.

Cool grays are supposed to be used with cool colors such as blues, blue-greens, blue-based reds, and pinks, purples.

Warm grays are supposed to be used with warm colors such as yellows, oranges, browns, and orangey-reds, and yellowy greens.

To make it easier, I found this graphic for you. A good rule of thumb is, warm colors are yellow based, where as cool colors are blue based.
I will talk more about color theory and shading in other Tuesday Tips and Tricks segments, but today, I want to show you the difference in coloring solely with the grays.

When coloring only with grays, you can do your shading just as you would if you were using any other color family. You can still get beautiful shading and nice looking light and dark areas of your image.

For my coloring examples for today, I used an adorable stamp from a stamp set from Pink Cat Studio, which is available in the iCopic store. Pink Cat Studio stamps are SO CUTE!!!

Below, I colored the same image two times. The one on the left is colored with Cool Grays. The one on the right is colored with Warm Grays.

Here is the cool gray colored image. You can tell, the gray is more of a steely blue gray color.  In my opninion, the cool grays tend to look more like what I would typically think of as "gray". To me, this looks more like an image taken from a normal black and white photo.

Here is the warm gray colored image. The warm grays have a yellow or golden look to them. To me, the warm grays tend to look more antique or vintage when used like this. This reminds me of the look of a sepia black and white photo.

As you can see, depending on what grays you use, you can achieve much different looks to your stamped images! 

Next, I did something a little different. In the following images, I added just a little POP of color! I used RV10 and RV13 to add a little color into the images. On the left is the cool grays and on the right is the warm grays.

And here are the close-ups with the color pop. This one is the cool grays.

And this one is with the warm grays.

Now that you have seen some examples using warm grays and cool grays, pull out your Copics and get to work on your challenge project for this week! I hope that you will give this a try and I can't wait to see what you make!


iCopic Challenge #23

Hey everyone!

Like I said last week, we are going to mix up our challenges! And the mix up starts today! Your challenge today is. . .

Use ONLY Black and White to color in your image with one accent color of your choice. I want to see your best black and white coloring!

This week’s prize for the Black and White Color Challenge is the Coloring Techniques for Card Making book. This book features over 20 color pages of techniques including Blending, shadowing and shading for Copic Markers. As every entry inspires us, we hope this prize brings inspiration to its users giving new ideas on how to use your Copics to create beautiful cards. The step by step instructions have room to add in your own creative ideas and help its users jump start a variety of card making projects. The rest of the book offers techniques to adding extra touches to your cards at beginner and intermediate levels.

Coloring Techniques for Card Making

If you have never colored in black and white only, check back tomorrow, because I will have some examples for you for Tuesday Tips and Tricks!
Also here are some great videos I have found on Youtube about coloring this way:

The official challenge rules are linked in the sidebar. Challenge entries are due Sunday, April 3rd at midnight EST. Good luck!

And the winner for Challenge #22 is Kate C (Card #8). Please email us ( your shipping address, thank you!

Enter your project below:


Finn Whistling a Hello ~

Hello, hello!  Hope you all are doing fantastic on this fine Friday!  Alyssa here with a sweet new Stampavie image, Finn Whistling While He Works.  The artist is Sarah Kay, and she draws such darling children!  These are very detailed images, so you have to use a light hand when coloring with your beloved Copics.  The end result is so worth it though! 
He is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on a rustic cream cardstock.  This neutral cardstock takes a little bit of practice because it bleeds more than papers designed for Copic coloring.  Make sure when you are starting out with your Copics or coloring on a different medium to test out on some might just ruin your whole project if you don't!  Don't ask me how I know!  lol

I tried a different technique for the ground cover and just dotted the greens around - YG61, YG63 & YG67.  I wasn't impressed with how harsh it looked at first, so I ran the 0 Colorless Blender over it a bit and then added some more dabs of color here and there.  I think this technique still needs a bit of work before I'll be totally happy with it, but hey, we're all learning here!  :o) 
Copics used:
B91, B95, B97, B99, C1, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E37, E71, E74, R20, V95, V99, Y15, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG61, YG63, YG67 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to play along with the current iCopic Color Challenge for your chance to win 6 Copic Sketch Skin Tones I!  :o) lyss


Mermaid Anya

Hi Copic Fans! It's Linda here, and that makes it Thursday! Today I am sharing a card I created using Mermaid Anya from The Greeting Farm. Have you visited lately and checked out all the new stamps? The banner below shows some of the new collections.

Stamp Madness! - Get Creative with our New Stamps!

For my coloring on today's card I used the iCopic Challenge#22, lime, and turquoise.

Here is my card featuring Mermaid Anya.

Card Recipe:
Mermaid Anya from The Greeting Farm
Memento tuxedo black ink
Copic markers
 BG0000,000,01 (for turquoise)
 G20,21,24,28 (for green)
 YG03 (for lime)
Spellbinder dies
Dew Drops
Glossy Accents
K&Co. designer paper
Bazzill cardstock
Net from stash
Jo-Ann's card base

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget the iCopic Color Challenge HERE. LindaC


You Rock Card

Rock on girlfriends! How adorable is this stamp! Go on over to iCopic store and check out all the wonderfulness they have from TGF! The Greeting Farm images are so fun to color and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! I knew I had to use bright fun colors for this one!  Have you gotten your new colors of Copic markers yet? Twelve new colors? Are you kidding me? 
I stamped her, as always, with my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored her with Copics...not too much shading on this one because I knew I was going to make her dress sparkly with a disco queen! haha. The hair color is exactly the same formula as the retro Birthday Anya card from a few weeks ago. I am liking this blond combination.

A pretty resin flower for her hair...those are from Michael's. The You Rock stamp is from a Stampin' Up set that I have had for a few years.




Challenge #22

Hi everyone!!

Samantha here with a very special announcement. As you know, I am the owner of the brand new stamp company, SP and Company stamps. Well, I am having a design team call!! Please click here to find out how you can apply to join my team.

And today, we have a super color challenge for you. Next week, we are changing things up! You will see different types of challenges here each week, just to keep things interesting.

The official challenge rules are linked in the sidebar.  Entries are due on Sunday, March 27th at midnight EST.

Here is the color combo:

And the winner for Challenge #21 is Shanna Shands (Card #7). Please email us ( your shipping address, thank you!

And here is a card for a little inspiration:


Copic Update

What a month it has been for us at iCopic, a showroom grand opening as well as a very exciting new product we can’t wait to share with all of you, and lastly the ongoing events in Japan and an update from .Too Corporation (the Copic Manufacturer).

First and foremost, the people in our Copic Community who support and inspire us daily are so important to us and when news broke of the unfortunate events occurring now in Japan we immediately awaited word on the well being of those employed at .Too Corporation (the Copic Manufacturer), which is located in Tokyo. Everyone is said to be okay and progress is being made to have things back to normal. We want to take this moment to encourage everyone to continue to send positive thoughts and support to all effected.

Our Showroom grand opening on Saturday, March 12th was such a success and we wanted to especially thank Mindy for teaching and hosting an amazing class. The smaller size made for a very intimate as well as a hands on learning experience. Everyone walked away with something beautiful and hopefully happy stomachs. Thank you so much to our local customers who stopped by to say hello and/or pick up a few items.

New to our store this month is Divine Twine. A multipurpose and eco-luxe bakers twine in a variety of colors. Made from 100% cotton, the 4ply makes this twine extremely durable and strong for use in scrapbooking or even gift wrapping to name a few ideas. As always, we want to know your thoughts if you’ve used the product or have a great idea on how you would use it.

Become a follower or a fan and comment on our blog or Facebook page for a chance to win a spool of our newest must have item! Whether you comment on our blog or Facebook or better yet both, 3 lucky winners from each site will win their very own spool! Good luck to all, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Winner will be pick on March 25th, 2011.


Tackling the Washi Tape ~

Hi friends!  Alyssa here with a bit of a confession...I'm scared of Washi tape!  There, I said it.  It's like patterned ribbon to hard to use.  Or so I thought!  I sat down this week with a challenge from our fearless leader to use that Washi tape staring at me from the corner of my stamping cave.  At first, I went the safe route and came up with this
I started with the blue flowered Washi tape and just added strips to a white piece of cardstock.  I left a larger section towards the center to stamp a sentiment, mounted it on some enchanted evening and stamped a sentiment from SP & Company's Rain Boots in a light blue chalk ink.  Finished it off with a couple of super sparkly clear rhinestones and called it {Clean and Simple} done!  I sat back and patted myself on the back for a bit when I noticed a piece of cork peeking out at me...

The cork, of course, made me think of my new Lawn Fawn set, Just My Type.  How fun to make a cork board card!  Laying strips of tape down on some scrap cardstock, I stamped the tack from the set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it several times (note to self - next time use black embossing powder).  I then used C7 and C9 Copics to color in the metal tacks.  I fussy cut a few out and added a bit of strong magnet to the back of each
This makes for a fun little keepsake.  The embossing makes the little tacks just a tad bit sturdier.  Another tip would be to use a thin white cardboard instead of cardstock to make them even that much sturdier.

I used the leftover magnet strip to attach these little cuties to the inside of the card.  The magnet strip has adhesive on one side already.  I used a piece of ScorTape to attach it inside.  I'll just leave a little note telling the recipient that the strip can come out and attach where ever their little heart desires and give these  tack magnets a place to live.
Ha!  I *tack*led that Washi tape!!  Go forth, friends, and tackle your crafty fears!  lol 

Want a chance to win some Washi tape?  Play along with the current iCopic Color Challenge here!  A random participant will win 5 rolls!  Have a great weekend!  :o) lyss


'Sew Much Fun'

Hi, Linda here with more Washi tape fun.

The technique I used to make my card is exactly like Wanda showed you yesterday. I covered white cardstock with the Washi tape and then used a die to cut out the buttons. With this technique you can create  with any dies you have...butterflies, letters, flowers, etc.

Be sure to check out all the different colors and patterns of Washi tape at In a previous post Sam said there are 89 different ones. The tape is adhesive and sticks well but can be easily removed if you want to change it. It can be torn or cut with scissors. Here are a few I thought would be great for spring.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Alyssa's post.


Washi Tape fun with Wanda

Hi friends, it's Wanda! It's Washi Tape week here at the iCopic blog! iCopic has about, oh, a million different kinds of cool Washi tape! Have you tried working with it yet? I have a couple of ideas to share with you - ways you can use the tape in your projects. There are the obvious ways to use it ... just like you would other tape - to seal an envelope or a package, or to add a pretty border to a project. I would love to have you leave a comment with your ideas!
Here is a card made entirely from Washi Tape! Three different colors of the same pattern! What do you think?

So, here's what I did... I put down three strips of tape on a piece of white paper to make my own patterned paper! Then I used a cloud punch and a triangle punch to make my images! Really easy and fun. You could do just about anything with it!


 You can write directly on your Washi tape with a Copic Multiliner pen...

This next image shows the tapes I used and two other backgrounds I made with it. I made a cool three color plaid background, which would be perfect for a masculine card and for the other one, I just popped down some strips to add color. Go on...try some!


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