Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! For today’s episode, I decided to go back to two of my favorite techniques – first, coloring with Copic markers on colored cardstock, I’m using very pretty light pink cardstock from Hero Arts, this is color Peony. And 2nd – combining Copic coloring with heat embossing. I know I share Copics and heat embossing very often and a lot of you are concerned about coloring with Copic markers over heat embossed images so I decided to share a refresher on a workaround for this trick.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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The whole idea is to first stamp the image in Copic marker friendly ink, then color the image using Copic markers. Next, replace the panel in the stamping tool, and heat emboss the image over the previously stamped and colored one.

This way you will end up having a gorgeous heat embossed image that was colored Copic markers and you would not have used your markers over heat embossing. I personally don’t mind coloring over heat embossing, but the embossing powder can get onto the tip of your marker and it can damage it and I have had that happen just because I’m rather reckless when it comes to my markers, it doesn’t really bother me, but if you’d rather be on the safe side and if you have a stamp positioner, I feel like everyone now has at least one stamp positioned tool in their stash, you can do this technique.

CARD DETAILS

I mounted my clear stamp on the door of my new MISTI, I just love this new updated design of this tool, I’m using Hero Arts MISTI in black. I also have a MISTI corner there in the right-hand side bottom corner – is it acting as a spacer for my panel as the stamp I’m using today is very big and it goes outside the edges of my panel. The stamp set I am using is called Botanical Heart and it is an utterly gorgeous floral stamp set with a beautiful oversized heart.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

Next, I inked up my stamp with Copic marker friendly ink, I used Memento and stamped the image onto my paper. I did use my MISTI stamping tool as this is crucial to making this technique work. You need some sort of a stamp positioner tool to be able to do this technique. I didn’t care how perfect or imperfect my stamping was, I just needed to stamp the image onto the paper well enough to be able to color over it.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

With my stamping done, I started to color the image. I love the look of deep dark blue on pink, so this is the color combination I went with for this card. I used B21, B34 and B39 markers.

I was not being very careful when coloring. Because we will heat emboss this image outline over out coloring the coloring doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, I went for a rather speedy coloring. It took me about 20 minutes to color this heart, but as I said, I wasn’t being too careful or too precise when doing my coloring. The embossing really covers up a lot of the coloring, so there’s no sense stressing over tiny details or any imperfections. Just do simple coloring and most importantly – enjoy the process.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

I did leave my panel to dry for about 30 minutes. I went and took a shower and I let it sit in the meantime. By the time I was back the ink was already dry and I was able to heat emboss the image. I did test the background first by pouring embossing powder over it. None stuck to the paper where my coloring was, so that indicated that my panel is dry and I can proceed to heat emboss it.

I placed the panel back into my MISTI. Because I had the MISTI corner in there it allowed me to place it exactly as it was before, perfectly spaced away from the edge of the tool.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

I treated the paper with anti-static powder, I like to tap on the powder tool and then use a dry paintbrush to distribute the powder on the paper. Next, I closed the door of my MISTI to double-check if the images lined up. They did line up and so I went ahead and inked up the image with clear embossing ink, and stamped it onto my panel.

This, perhaps, is the scariest moment as it is very easy to mess things up if you don’t place the panel exactly as it was before. You can shift it slightly and the embossing is going to be off. So better double check before stamping.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

Next, I added antique gold embossing powder. I did get some stray embossing powder onto the panel where there wasn’t any stamping and I cleaned that up using that same dry paintbrush.

Next, I used my heat tool and heat set the powder in place. Everything lined up perfectly and I ended up with a stunning heat embossed and colored image.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

I stamped a sentiment that reads Just a Note to Say Hello. I also stamped a decorative circle and cut it out using a coordinating die. The sentiment comes from the same Botanical Heart stamp set as the heart itself.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

I’ve foam mounted the panel onto an A2 white side folding card base and foam mounted the sentiment circle over it. I also used sequins from the Gala set from Simon and Gold Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Heat Embossing & Copic Markers. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #cardmaking #stamping #copiccoloring

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Botanical Heart
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Simon Says Stamp Botanical Heart Wafer Dies
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Sketch Marker B39 Prussian Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker B34 Manganese Blue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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4 Comments

    1. This card is absolutely stunning. You have incredible talent and are an absolute inspiration. Stay well ❤️

    1. Oh, that pink and blue are beautiful!!! Thanks, Yana. Hope you and your loved ones are well and taking good care.

    1. Wow, this method seemed way less fussy than the normal coloring method and even looked more lovely. Thanks so much for that great tip!

    1. I watched the video here and again on YouTube. This technique really produces a great visual effect. For me I prefer the technique of coloring first and then applying the embossing powder as the shading seems to be both softer and more pronounced – overall effect not as dark also. Perhaps this is due to loss of some of my vision; but, I do like the lighter version with more shading. I realize the Misti is a great stamping platform and any size will work. However I would like your opinion on what size Misti you would purchase. Would also like to know thought process behind selection.

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