Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! Today I’m bringing you a floral Spring inspired Thank You card with alcohol marker coloring on colored cardstock. I’m not one to have master coloring skills, but I am the kind of person who will try the unexpected to see if it works. And today that unexpected is coloring on gray paper instead of white.

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my card by stamping a sentiment that reads Thank You For Being Who I Needed the Most”. As I work on this card you’ll see me change my mind and replace the sentiment with the one stamped in black ink on white cardstock (watch video for details).

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I started with the sentiment here first as I needed to see how much room it would take on my card, my idea was to use beautiful flowers from the Moments of Grace stamp set and stamp a floral frame around the sentiment coming in from the edges.

When I was planning this card I knew I wanted to try and color these images with my Copic markers so I picked Simon’s Intense Black ink for stamping these images. This ink has many great properties including being alcohol resistant so it makes it the perfect choice for this particular project.

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I picked a few images from the Moments of Grace set and stamped them in black ink forming the frame. I didn’t use my stamping tool here such as MISTI as when I do this much stamping it just slows me down, I went with good old clear blocks and kind of hoped I wouldn’t have any problem areas on my stamping (and I didn’t).

The key to stamping a frame like this, where your images are almost all identical in size, is to stamp them one by one next to each other.

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

For this project I also pulled out most of the clear blocks from my stash and I mounted each image onto its own separate block. This is vital to stamping efficiency, and also to clean fingers. If you use just one or two blocks and stamp a multitude of images you end up having to remove the image from the block a bunch of times and if you are like me, if you don’t clean your stamps, you run the risk of getting your fingers dirty and thus leaving an inky fingerprint on your card.

Once my floral stamping was done I also used a heart image from this same stamp set and stamped it several times in the background filling any gaps. Later, I once again changed my mind about the black hearts, I didn’t like how dark they looked and I replaced them with colorful enamel hearts instead.

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

Before I started coloring my panel I used the scrap pieces of Fog cardstock to test the Copic marker colors I was planning to use. Alcohol markers are translucent, meaning they will not give you opaque coverage, you’ll be able to see the color of your surface from under the coloring. It’s always best to use these kinds of markers on white cardstock to have their true colors show. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try and color with these on other, light colors of paper for slightly different results.

I love to have non white background for my cards and this prompted me to try and color with these markers on colored cardstock. The colors will not be the same as they would be on white paper, they will be duller, but they can still be used to color with.

Simon Says Stamp | Spring Inspired Thank You Card featuring Copic Marker Coloring on colored cardstock. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula

I used RV14, RV13 and RV11, YG17, YG03, Y17, Y19 and Y13 colors. I had trimmed this panel down to 3 3/4 x 5 “ and  foam mounted it onto an A2 white side folding card base. Next I a used a white pen and added lots of white dots in between the stamped images.

Finally, I had fixed the sentiment (watch my video to see the original one), stamped it on white paper, cut out and foam mounted onto the card. I added a few more of those enamel hearts from Doodlebug – a red one in the center and two yellow hearts on each side to coordinate with the colors of the flowers I have on my project,

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 Moments of Grace
Simon Says Clear Stamps Moments of Grace
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Love Messages
Simon Says Clear Stamps Love Messages
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp 3x4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
Simon Says Stamp 3×4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
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Simon Says Stamp 4x4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
Simon Says Stamp 4×4 Inch Square Acrylic Block
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Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Enamel Shapes So Punny
Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Enamel Shapes So Punny
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y13 Lemon Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y19 Napoli Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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9 Comments

    1. What a beautiful stamp set for this design. I love the idea of trying Copics on coloured cs and this is truly stunning! Yana. Your ideas are always fantastic and your tutorials are so easy to follow, thanks for sharing them!

    1. How very beautiful the flowers look on the light grey cardstock. What a great idea, thanks for the video too.

    1. I just saw this card at the SSS blog! Such a beautiful and cheerful one 🙂

    1. Beautiful Spring inspired card! Love the coloring on gray and the white polka dots filling in the gaps. Thanks for sharing your creation process. I love when a card speaks to you and tells you to do something different.

    1. Beautiful spring colours, great design. I love Mays dot ideas too. When I test swotched my alcohol markers & my pencil crayons I drew up a grid so the first square was on white card showing the true colour of medium, then I stuck a Kraft square on & coloured it then a few other light colours of cardstock squares on & coloured on these. This way I can see the colour I would get on each of my choices so it took out the guess work. Took a little time but looks great. You actually have me the idea when I watched you switching up marker shades once on little fishes for blends, so thank you.x

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