Messing about with Copic Markers

All my Copic Ciao pens have now arrived along with the two Molly Blooms stamps I fell in love, an early Christmas present from my boys which really should have been wrapped up lol, but seeing as they were out at school and work yesterday I thought I'd give them a try out and make a few special Christmas cards. So after pottering around the house and going for a short walk I put my still slightly swollen left foot up for a rest and tried out some serious shading and colouring in lol!!!!!  I've still got to master the art of the light direction but here's the end result.

Christmas Card made using Molly Bloom Stamps 
Christmas Card made using Molly Bloom Stamps 
Once coloured in I cut out the stamped images leaving a tiny white boarder around them and mounted them on foam tape to make the cards.  How cute !!

If you fancy making a card yourself here's details of the pens I used along with the other supplies that went into making the card.

Ciao pens:
Reds: R27, R29, R89
Greens:  YG 95,G94, G99
Face: E50, E51, R20, RV95
Earth Tones: E51, E43 E31 - for bed frame and bed cover
Molly Blooms Stamps - Bedtime Molly and Wooden Bed from SirStampalot
Card Blank - Papermania 8 x 8 Kraft cards and envelopes
White paper and kraft card from Annamariedeigns
Christmas Sentiment Stamp inside card from Ali-craft
Merry Christmas Sentiment on front of card - from Seasons Greetings Stamp Set by Indigoblu
Ribbon and fir sprig stamps on front of card - from Wreathed in Smiles stamp collection by Indigoblu
Red paper - Christmas March from 8 x 8 Nutcracker Sweet paper collection by Graphic 45

Happy paper crafting everyone x C


  1. Morning Clare, WOW, I think your shading and light direction is brilliant now, you are a natural. I can see why you fell in love with this stamp, it is adorable. A truly beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Clare, I think your card is fabulous. Loving those images and the colors that you have chosen. And to be honest as long as I have been using my copics I still don't always remember about the light direction. I just keep having fun with them. Great job.