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.


Tuesday Tips & Tricks: New Colors Part 2

Hey everyone! It is time for part 2 of our exploration of the 12 New Sketch Markers released at CHA!!  I showed you the first 6 colors up close last week in this post (click here!). And in the video below, you can see the second half.

Be sure to stop by the iCopic store and pick them up today (individually or in a set of 12 with a case). Now that you've seen them all up close, which ones are on your must have list?

Scrapmaster's Paradise


iCopic Weekly Challenge #67

Hi everyone! Samantha here! Are you ready for another super duper iCopic Weekly Challenge?  Here is your 67th challenge!

The Challenge: Red Love
Show us your red love, use those red Copic markers on your project!

To join this week's challenge just add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on Sunday, February 5th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize. The winner and top 3 picks be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!  We will also announce our weekly commenting winner too (chosen at random from all the comments left on the blog this week, so be sure to leave us some love)!

This week's prize is a special $15 gift voucher!

For inspiration, Melissa made this gorgeous card using Red as a main color on her Fergus image.
Card Details:
Wild Rose Studio Clear Stamp - Party Fergus
Copics: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG72, BG75, BG78

Now show us your red love and add a direct link to your red project below:


iCopic Weekly Winners #66

Hi everyone! Samantha here, with many winners to announce!! Let's get started. . .

Everyone did such an amazing job this week with the BV markers!! I know this was a difficult challenge for most of us because the BV's don't get used a whole bunch. Great work everyone!

First up, our iCopic Weekly Challenge #66 winner is:

And our commenting winner is:
Mary Lou says:
Amazing violet hair!! Excited to create with these colors!!

Congrats winners! Please email us at with the subject lines "iCopic Weekly Challenge Winner #66" or "Commenting Winner #66" so we know it is you!!

And last but certainly not least, we have our top 3 picks from the challenge:

Congrats everyone! See you back here tomorrow for another great iCopic challenge!


Saturday Spotlight

Hi everyone!! Samantha here with another Saturday Spotlight!

Today, we've got a gorgeous Copic project in the Saturday Spotlight. Remember to upload your projects to the iCopic  Facebook Page for a chance to be spotlighted right here on the blog! You never know who is going to be featured.

Rosa-Marina Nilsson

We haven't had all that many proejcts posted on our FB page so let's pump it up! Show us your Copic projects so we can spotlight you right here.


Life Happens - Let's Texturize!

Hello all you Copic Lovers!  Marie here and I wanted to share two texturizing techniques today.  I am using this adorable stamp called Get Well Toby by Wild Rose Studio  I think this little guy is just so cute, and it is the perfect stamp to practice adding texture to your images.  

In the post iCopic Lover: Just For You I texturized Toby by using a "tapping" method with my Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.   Let me show you two other ways to texturize!

Color your focal image as you would normally.  Do not over blend.  You do not want to over blend.  You want to keep the texture.

 Apply rubbing alcohol to a small piece of wash cloth.  You can also apply Copic Colorless Blender Refill to the cloth and lightly dab the part of the image you want to texturize. Be very careful not to oversaturate your cloth because Colorless Blender is a "mover".  Contrary to it's name, the Colorless Blender is NOT a blender, but it moves ink from one location to another.  

If you get over zealous, your ink will run outside our lines.  Yes, it is the voice of experience talking here!   Dab the cloth lightly and you will be fine.  When you do this, stay away front he edges of you image to avoid the color from running outside your lines.  Try this with different types of fabric.   You will get a different look.  How about an old pair of jeans!   

The second method is to tap or  touch the tip of your Copic Colorless Blender Pen to your image you want to texturize.  Remember that the color will become lighter when it dries.  You can always go back and texturize the image again later if you want a more dramatic effect.  

 This is how Toby looks after I added texture.   In this particular example, I used the alcohol directly to a small piece of wash cloth.   You can see that it gives a more natural appearance to the fur.     

I lightly shaded the bandages with C3 and C0.  I shaded a little heavier than I would usually for coloring white.   As a nurse, I rarely see a bandage that stays "white" for 5 minutes after it's application.... so - need I say more!

I lightly shaded around the image with BG0000 and placed a few light dots of E000 and R20 and then blended again with  BG0000.  I grounded Toby with W3 .   

Thank you for taking time to stop by.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on adding texture and please come back soon.  Don't forget to check out iCopic Lover Blog tomorrow for our Saturday Spotlight.



Notecard Boxed Set

Hi, everyone!  It's Kelli and today I have a Valentine's Day / Love notecard boxed set to share with you!  I used the adorable Love 'n Breakfast set by Lawn Fawn and stamped everything in Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink.  I can't get enough of these cute little guys!  I made 6 cards, all are 3"x3".  I just chose different images and sentiments that went together.
Here is the box of cards all packaged up.

To make the bottom of the box, you'll first want to stamp your design before you score, cut and fold.  It's a lot easier that way.  This is the inside of the bottom so my polka dots are on the back.
The measurements are a little weird, but after some testing I found that these fit the best.
Here are the card stock measurements for the box:
Top:  4 3/16" x 4 3/16" - scored at 1/2" on all four sides
Bottom:  4 5/8" x 4 5/8" - scored at 3/4" on all four sides
Here you can see where you're supposed to make cuts (do this on both the top and bottom pieces).  You will just fold those little tabs in and glue them to form both the pieces (separately).  I cut a little angle on both sides of all the tabs because it helps give a cleaner finished product.

Here's a side view of the completed set wrapped in Cherry - Diving Baker's Twine.

For the top of the box I used some leftover plastic packaging, but you could definitely use a transparency or window sheet.  It's a little harder to score and fold, but the look is totally worth it.  I love being able to see through the box!  Since I knew the areas where I glued would be visible, I opted for glue dots because they are perfectly round and would give the cleanest look.  At this very moment it just occurred to me that I could have adjusted the measurements to make the clear top slide INSIDE the red bottom!  That would be an even cleaner look.  So, if you wanted to adjust the measurements you could make it so the clear piece slips inside the red instead of over it.  I'll have to try that next time!  :)

Here are the 6 cards that I put in the box.  I added some Glossy Accents to parts of the images on each card to add a little something extra since these are all one layer.
First we have, 'you're egg-cellent' and 'we go together' (like peanut butter and jelly).  The 2 pieces of bread don't come with the peanut butter and jelly outlines, I drew them on, but it was super easy.  Just outline a squiggly circle and then color it in.  The two little pieces of bread go best with the 'popping up to say' sentiment and the little toaster image in the set!  I think they make cute peanut butter and jelly guys though!  :)
egg: YR15, Y35, Y15, N0 for white shading
bacon: R27 over E23, I didn't have any deeper bacon colored reds.
bread: E21 and E51
crust and peanut butter: E25 and E23
jelly: V15 and V12
bow: R27, R24 and R22

Next we have 'we go together' (like salt and pepper) and 'you're my stud-muffin'!
salt: C3, C1 and B21, B0000 for lid,
pepper: C5, C3 and B21, B0000 for lid, R27, R24 and R22 for bow
muffin: E27, E25, E23 for muffin top, R29, R27, R24 and R22 for bottom

Last but not least, 'you're my' (cup of tea) and 'i love you'!
teacup: V15, V12 and E25 and E23 for tea inside
hearts: R29, R27, R24 and R22

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)


Birthdays and Baseball....

Howdy!  Michelle here with a birthday card for a little baseball buff!  I went with a sweet LaLa Land image called Baseball Luca.  If you are a LaLa Land buff...there are 70 images available in the store and this one is ON SALE!!

I colored my little man with the following Copic Markers:  E44, E43, E42, E59, E57, E55, E37, E35, E21, E02, E00, B99, B97, B95, R89, R59, R29, 0 Colorless Blender.  For his hat I was going for a sueded cotton like some of the nicer hats after shading I stippled it with my colorless blender to add the suede texture.

Just a simple card to wish a little boy a happy birthday!

Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms

Tuesday Tips & Tricks: New Copic Sketch Colors

Hi everyone! Samantha here, and today I am here to show you the new Copic Sketch colors! I have an up-close look at 6 of the new colors!

All 12 colors are available at iCopic so go shopping!!

In this video, I've colored samples using the following new colors: G43, G48, RV52, R56,  E89, and E84.

I hope this gave you a chance to see the colors a little better. I will be back next week with the other 6 colors.

Scrapmaster's Paradise


iCopic Weekly Challenge #66

Welcome to another iCopic Weekly Challenge. This week we are on challenge #66. It's Sheri and I am super excited to be able to kick off this week's challenge with you!

The Challenge: BV Color Family
Create a project that features Copics from the BV, or blue violet, group! Purples seem to be one of the lesser used colors in crafting so let's give those BV purples some love this week!
To join this week's challenge just add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on Sunday, January 29 at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize. The winner and top 3 picks be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening

This week's prize is a special $15 gift voucher!

Now, here is my inspiration project for this week. If you're like me, the BV collection is a bit of an under utilized set.  However, once I started coloring, I found myself really loving them! Madden from The Greeting Farm is a fun girl, isn't she?  Perfect for a little BV hair, in fact!  Also, you might be able to see there is even a bit of BV04 in the airbrushed background.  
Normally I'm a pick-my-papers-first, color-second kind of girl, but this time I colored Madden first and picked out my papers afterwards. So much harder!  LOL. But, to help bring the papers together, I used a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick around the edges...
and I think it worked. 

Thank you so much for visiting the iCopic Blog today and I look forward to seeing everyone's BV projects. :)

Hair: BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV04 BV11
Skin: E000, E00, E13, R20
Shirt: R000, R22, R27, R29
Pants: W0, W1, W3, W5
Shoes, C1, C3, BV000
Background airbrushed with C3, BV01

Add your direct link below:


iCopic Weekly Winners #65

Hi everyone! Samantha here and I am ready to announce all our winners from last week!!

Before we get started, I want to remind you. . . the new Copic Sketch colors are SHIPPING!! EEK! I received mine on Saturday so they are starting to arrive to Copic lovers already. Make sure to stop by the store and pick up yours today before the first shipment runs out.  Also, when you start creating with these new colors, please share your creations by uploading them to the iCopic Facebook page! We want to see those beautiful creations.

So now let's move on to announcing those winners!

Our iCopic Weekly challenge winner is. . . 1. Joni52 

Joni, please email us at with the subject "iCopic Weekly Winner #65" so we can get your prize out to you!

Our commenting winner is. . .
SOOO cute, love how you punched the top flap too!!

Cindy, please email us at with the subject "iCopic Commenting Winner #65" so we can get your prize out to you.

And last but not least, our top 3 picks are. . .

Congratulations everybody! Be sure to grab your brag buttons from the sidebar and don't forget to play along this week! Sheri is going to present this week's challenge with you on Monday so stay tuned!!


A Gorjuss Milk Carton with Treats!

Hi ya everyone! Melissa here to share a little milk carton I made using the ADORABLE Gorjuss Clear Stamp - Little Foxes. This is my first time coloring a Gorjuss stamp, and well, I'm completely addicted to her. 
 I added a little acetate window to the box so you could see the candy inside and because I wanted a fun home for my image to be placed.  I separated the fox from the image and adhered him to her boot and then placed both on top of the acetate window and milk carton.
Before adhering her I colored her with Copic Markers on X-Press IT Blending Card Paper.  Next I added a bit of Opaque White using a small toothpick.  Opaque White is fabulous for making small highlights on images.  There is also so much in a little tub that you are sure to have enough for a long time! 
I used the following Copics for this project
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Clothing including hat: R81, R83, R85, R89, RV32, RV34, R20, R22, R24, R29, C00, C1, C3, C5
Skin and Cheeks: E000, E00, E11, BV00, R20
Boots: C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Fox: R22, R24, R29, C1, C3


Teacher Valentine

Hi, everyone, Kelli here!  Today I wanted to share a card with you that your child can give their teacher on Valentine's Day.  I used the adorable and perfectly fitting Teacher Anya stamp by The Greeting Farm which was stamped in Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.  She will be available in the store again on the Jan. 31st, just in time for Valentine's Day!  You can actually change out the main image and use this layout and color scheme for any Valentine's Day card!
I also wanted to show you how you can add actual dimension to your colored images in a very quick and simple way.  The tutorial for that will follow the completed pics!
Here's the finished card!

Here's a closeup of Teacher Anya.  I colored her with Copics: E59, E57 and E55 for her hair.  I tried a new skin combo which I really like and it's E21 and E51.  I used R29, R27, R24 and R22 for her shirt, skirt and apple.  For her sweater vest I paper pieced it using some patterned paper, but I added some C5 and C3 so it wouldn't be so flat.  Last but not least, I colored the leaf on the apple with G28 and G24.

I wanted to give the sentiment a little something extra so I used the SP & Company - Hearty Hearts Backgrounds stamp to add some very light pink hearts.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make parts of your image dimensional!
I really wanted to make the apple pop for this card.  Since I was only going to be using the apple I just needed to stamp that portion of the image instead of the whole thing.

Since I was going to cut the apple out I didn't have to worry about staying in the lines when I colored it, which is always fun, haha!

Whenever I cut something out that has a black outline, I always like to take my Memento - Tuxedo Black marker and color the edge (core) of the card stock.  This just helps to make it look more finished.

Even though I was going to be covering up the apple on the main image, I still like to color them with just one color, so if someone sees under the layered apple it won't be just plain white underneath.  I took some foam adhesive and put it on the back of the cutout apple and layered it on top.

Here's a side view so you can see the added dimension.  I love doing this because it's relatively quick and simple but adds a lot to your project.  You can also see the black on the edge that I did with the marker.  After the card was complete I added some Glossy Accents to the apple to give it a more realistic shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!!!  :)


Treat Box!

 Hello iCopic family! It's Tracy and I am back again for another Thursday 3-D inspiration post!

Did you see that the new 12 Copic Sketch colors are NOW SHIPPING?! Woo hoo!! Be sure to place your order immediately to ensure you receive your markers. The first shipment is already almost all claimed. There are three ways you can order these new colors:
No matter which option you choose, you can't go wrong with new Copics :)

Last time I brought you a Cupcake kit, today I want to share a simple but cute treat box! 

I have used a magnolia from the lastest collection, Sweet Love. She is called Tilda with Wrapped Heart and she is available in the store as well.

As I said before, this little treat box is quite simple. I believe they call it a 2, 5, 7, 10 box. Why? Because you score an 8.5x11 sheet of paper at 2, 5, 7 and 10 inches and then turn it and score at 2" and 7". Cut all the flaps off the top of the 2" section except ONE!  The cut the score lines up until you get to the fold, to create flaps on for the bottom of the box.  Then fold it all up, use some good adhesive told hold it all together. Simple, simple!

As always, I have used Copics from my coloring.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress: RV10, RV11, RV13
Heart: R22, R24, R29 and W4
Shoes: C1, C3
Hair: Y21, YR31, YR24 and E33

Thanks for looking and go check out the store. Some new stamp lines have come and I for one am super excited!!  I can't wait to get my hands on the new Some Odd Girl stamps! They are sooo cute!

Tracy Valure


Stipple Coloring Technique

Hi everyone! Samantha here.

I have showed you projects in the past where I have done this Stipple technique, but I have never shown you in a video. So today I thought I would show you my process in a video so you can easily replicate this on your own projects.

I think this technique looks great for snow as shown in my video, but it could also be used to make a pretty background, or to color in something with texture. It would also look great maybe for a fur technique.

Now I hope you will give this one a try and show us what you create with it! Have a great day!


Blush Bonnie - The Greeting Farm

Hello there!  Michelle here with a few little tips today.  I colored up Blush Bonnie from The Greeting Farm....and my tip is a simple one. 

~On small areas of clothing...use the 0 Colorless Blender to add a fabric-like texture.  Her dress and socks are all one color... RV17.

I stamped my sentiment from SP&Co's Candy Hearts set and then ran my card through the Xyron machine and covered the front of it with some You're So Fine glitter.

The Spellbinders die has been sprayed liberally with Fireworks in Lilac Posies for some added glimmer.

I embellished my Candi embellishments and her hairpiece with some tiny Stampendous heart stickers. 

Bonnie herself is fussy cut and popped up on foam tape for added dimension.

Other Copics used:  0, W7, W5, E11, E02, E00, R02, E59, E57, E55.

Happy Tuesday!
Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

iCopic Weekly Challenge #65

Hi everyone! Welcome to the iCopic Weekly Challenge #65:

The Challenge: Unloved Colors
Pull out those Copic colors you have been neglecting and use them on your project this week. You know you've got some colors that need some extra attention.
Add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on Sunday, January 22nd at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize. The winner and top 3 picks be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening!

This week's prize is a special $15 gift voucher!

Again this week, we are having a weekly prize just for our commenters!! We love when you leave us comments. Every week we will draw a name from all the comments left on that week's posts and give away a $5 gift certificate! The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win. We just want to offer this weekly prize to you guys to say thank you for stopping by and giving us your feedback.    

Marie created two gorgeous cards for your inspiration this week! She used some of her unloved colors to test out different skin color combinations that she hasn't tried before. She used Little Rocker Luka from La-La Land Crafts. Don't these just blow you away?!

Skin colored using E15, E11 and E000.
Add your direct link below and show us your best work with those unloved colors.

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