Copic Coloring, Blossom Loves Balloons

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Hello, and welcome. Today I did Copic coloring using this adorable stamp by Stampingbella called Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons. Getting transparency with a bunch of balloons can be a bit tricky. The order of coloring balloons is important, but more about that a little later on. So let’s get started with todays card!

I used my mini Misti by Sweet Petunia to stamp my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is the Copic friendly ink I use most for my Copic coloring. Also, using a mini Misti is such a helpful tool. If part on the image doesn’t ink properly you can just stamp overtop again to get a clearer image.

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I had fun coloring Blossom in light pastel greens, and yellows. I am naturally drawn to pastels, and love using them whenever I get a chance! Don’t you just love the dots on her tights! For her hair I decided on a medium brown. This helped bring out that cute little face. I also decided to give her a little nose. Nothing fancy,  just a small dot with my Copic black multi-liner. I fussy cut Blossom, and the balloons out. I edged the balloons with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker to give a defined edge.

For the background I used Twisted Citron, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. In keeping with the lighter shades I used Clarity Stencil Brushes to lightly add color from the ink pads. I was going to add a hill which is what the white strip was going to be used for. I scrapped that idea as I thought Blossom wouldn’t stand out enough. After all she IS supposed to be the star of the card 🙂

I thought I would talk a bit about the balloons. To get the transparency effect the idea is to lay down the darkest colors first. Then layer the lighter colors overtop. You will be able to see through to the bottom darker color. So, for example, this bunch of balloons I did the green then blue next came pink, and finally yellows on top. I made an imaginary line of the balloon I was coloring, and filled it in as a whole balloon as I layered the colors. To finish off the balloons, and give them sparkle I used Wink Of Stella clear. I also used the sparkle on the ruffle of her dress, and her shoes.

In assembling this card I decided to keep it one layer except Blossom, and the balloons which I used small pop dots to give some dimension. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh called Easter Sequins Mix, and are a fabulous mixture of colors! They matched perfectly with the Copic pastel colors. I stamped out my sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then used clear embossing powder, and heat set that. Next I pre-cut my cardstock, and assembled my card using my Tombow Stamp Runner. To glue the sequins I using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, and tweezers for placement.

This is a closeup of Blossom with some seagulls soaring past her as the balloons carry her away 🙂

This is the completed Blossom Loves Balloons card. She was so much fun to create using pastel Copics, and Distress Inks! You can drop a comment below telling me if you like pastels as much as I do! Or maybe you like brights instead 🙂

Until next time, I wish you days filled with sunshine!



Below you will find a list of supplies I used to make this card. If you would like to know more, or purchase an item just click on the image to be taken to the Simon Says website. I do not use affiliated links. I use Simon Says Stamp which is why I recommend them.


Watercolor Easter Eggs

Cute Easter cards using Zig, and Koi Water Coloring

Hi everyone! Jessie here, and welcome. Today I am using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (whew that’s a long one :)), and Koi Water Colors to make a few Easter cards. I love watercolor it is so relaxing. There is something just so playful about laying down water color on paper. I just love it! So let’s get to todays card.

I’ve had an idea of making an egg-shaped card for a while now. There’s something special about Easter, and eggs! I wanted to the egg colors to be mainly pink, blue, yellow, and green. As these colors remind me of Easter! I used Bristol Smooth paper as it works so well with Zig. One thing to remember is don’t overwork the paper with water. It will saturate the paper making it lift the paper. When this happens I find a light rub with a Sanding Block will help fix a rough spot so it’s usually no longer visible. For the flowers I took a bunch of smaller images that I had from several stamp sets and combined them using a Misti Stamp positioner. Then I heat embossed using white Ranger super fine embossing powder, and a heat gun.

Above are pictures of the 3 different Easter cards I made. The first two eggs were done using Koi Water Colors. While the last egg was done with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and a water brush.

I used Taylored Expressions Egg Stacklets largest die in the set. Holding it in place with Washi tape I ran it through my Big Shot.

I used my Big Shot to do a background using the Paper Studio Doodle Hearts embossing folder. I used a large Happy Easter greeting from a set by Hero Arts called Celebrate Everyday. Next I got out my sentiment You are such a Blessing from WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks set. I ran this along a strip of Bristol paper in a continuous line for the bottom of the card. I tried to match up the die ink colors to the color of the background as best I could.

Next to pull the card together I started with stock from Neenah Classic Crest, Solar White 110lb. I made these cards side folding 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used a layer of Simon Says Stamp 100lb card stock. Next I adhered the embossed background layer next using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. One of the great things of this adhesive is if you accidentally go over the edge it has a matte finish so it won’t show 🙂 I used Pop Dots to give the egg dimension . For the strip sentiment I used Darice adhesive strips to lift it slightly, and catch the eye.

I decided to finish off my cards with envelopes stamped using the same sentiments, and colors as the cards. I think it just ties everything together 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

See you next time,


Below are the supplies I used making this card. If you would like to know more, or purchase an item just click on the image to be taken to the Simon Says website.

Copic Coloring, Fay Loves Fall

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Hello everyone! I am Jessie, and welcome to Sunshine In Your Day. Today I thought that I do a little Copic coloring using this cute autumn themed stamp set. This set is from Stamping bella, and is called Fay Loves Fall. Since I am trying to work on my Copic skills I thought that I would try to use as close to the original as I could. I figure this is a good way to work on my shading. If you would like to see the original image it can be found here.

This is my completed card, and other than a few small details I am happy with the overall look of my shading.

I first stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as this type of ink works well with Copic. I then heat embossing using Clear Ranger Super Fine embossing powder. For my Green coat, and hat I used YG21, YG 23, YG17. For the brown leaves I used E57, and the green I used YG23. The snail was done with E53, and YG23.

I used YR02, YR04, YR07 for the pumpkin, hat flower, pockets, and buttons. I tried to do a fair bit of shading on the coat where I thought the light might cast shadows. I also did shading on her boats, and for this I used E53, E55, and E57. For Fay’s dress I used Y02, Y18, and Y19. I love green, and yellow together! Her tights are done using T1, and T3. For the basket I used the same E’s as her boots. I used R27, R29 for the red apples, and YG17, YG23 combo for the green. For skin tones I opted for E000, E00, and R20. And for her hair I picked E50, E31, and E25.

Then I ran into the grass. I had never done this much grass before so had to plan it out first. I finally decided on laying down a lighter Copic first then layering the darker overtop. Finishing with the shadows on top. I also decided I wanted the sky to be completed with a hint of grey to look like cloud cover. To do this I used C00.

To complete this card I adhered the image to a layer of white craft foam to give a little dimension. Then finishing of by adhering the craft foam to a black card base.

I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend, and managed to get a bit of craftiness squeezed in!

Until next time,

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Envelopes using Distress Ink Watercoloring

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Hello everyone, welcome to Sunshine In Your Day. I am doing a quick post on the envelope that I did for my Aunt Helen’s card. You can see the card here. For today I will just be focusing on the envelope. I first got this idea from a post I read by a fantastic artist named Kristina Werner. I was intrigued by her style, and wanted to give this technique a try. If you would like to see Kristina’s original post you can find it here.

This is my completed envelope. For this envelope I used a few techniques. First I used Ranger Distress Inks as my Watercolor. Next I used Spatterning to get the darker spots. Finally I used water droplets to lift out some of the color. This gives an interesting ghosting effect to the watercolor. Also, these addresses of course are not real. I put them on just to show how the envelope would look when finished.

I prepared this envelope using watercolor paper, and my Envelope Punch making a 4.5 x 6 sized envelope. I masked off the word Helen using a Molotow 2.0mm masking liquid. Then I taped down the paper to my wooden board. This is to help prevent warping of the paper as it dries. The Distress Inks I used for this project were Tumbled Glass, and Peacock Feathers. I just LOVE this 2 together on pretty much anything!

Once I was happy with the larger colored area I decided that I didn’t like the white space. It seemed to over power the envelope. To fill in this space I did a Spatterning technique. By loading my brush with Peacock Feathers, and quickly tapping the brush on my index finger I could spread light spots over the paper. This helped fill in the white, and give it a more balanced look.

Next I sprayed water from a mister into my hand then lightly dropped the water on the blue around the word Helen. I let this sit until I could see the color under the water lifting from the paper. This took about 30 seconds, or so. Then I took paper towel and lightly dabbed the paper to absorb the water droplets. With this done I carefully peeled back the Frog Tape, and my envelope was ready for scoring. To hold the envelope closed I used Multi Medium Matte glue, also from Ranger. This is a super strong glue that dries matte. Perfect for this envelope!

So here is my card, and envelope for Helen. I got to try a few new techniques that gave great effects, and I know I’ll use in the future.

I hope that you are having a wonderful day wherever you call home 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to see my watercolor!

Until next time,

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Resist, and Distress Ink Watercoloring

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Sunshine In Your Day. It is one of those wonderful sunny/rainy days here on the West Coast! So that makes it the perfect time to do some crafting! Yay! I needed to send a note to my Aunt Helen, and I wanted to add a personal touch. I decided to make a card for her using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks from Ranger. My Aunt is an avid gardener back east, so I thought Roses would be a great choice for her card.

Here is my completed card design. Hopefully this helps get my Aunt thinking of Spring, and the beautiful flowers her garden will have this year 🙂 I again used the Resist technique, but this time I used my Ranger Distress Inks as my medium for Watercolor.

I really am loving this look of the Watercolor Distress Ink. Distress Inks are complimentary to each other so they work together well on the page. Also, by using White embossing powder it keeps the card looking clean. It helps the eye flow across the card, and doesn’t have to stop on a black outline of a stamp. For the leaves pictured above I used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for the first layer. Followed by a second layer using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I went back in and did a third layer in spots that I wanted a titch darker shadow.

I did the Rose petals in Worn Lipstick, adding more layers of Ink to give depth to each petal.

For the background I wanted a very light blue. To give the appearance of a beautiful clear blue sky. For this I used a very watered down Tumbled Glass, and worked on a large piece of laminated cardstock. The laminated cardstock I used helps in a few ways. First, and foremost it helps you see exactly what the color is going to look like when applied on your card. Second it gives me a large palette to really spread out my color. I can add lots of water to really water the ink down. Finally, it makes cleanup a breeze! Rinse, and dry!

Here is a closeup of my Rose using the Worn Lipstick. I like being able to add lots of layers of ink to the edges. It gives a softer overall feel to the Roses.

I added a few rhinestone just to give some bling to this card. Then I was finished! Now I just need to get the note done for Aunt Helen, and its on its way!

Thanks so much for coming by to see what I have been up to! I hope that you are having a fantastic day, and I will see you again soon!

Until next time,

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