Oh Snap! Bring on the Color

We’re so pleased to have Lori Craig joining for a guest post today! If you’re looking for ways to streamline your die cutting process while still being able to achieve a colorful result, you’ll find her ideas for adding Copic color to white die cuts intriguing. You’ll love the soft and beautiful look she achieved – read on to learn more about her project and technique!

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I am so excited to be guest blogging for MFT this week! I have always been a huge fan of the products that MFT offers, but lately, I am really enjoying mixing the stencil and Die-namics lines with my Copic markers. I love the look of the detailed Die-namics, but sometimes I shy away from playing with them because of the little parts and pieces that need to be cut from different colors of card stock. More than ever, I’ve been enjoying a more clean and simple approach to paper crafting, and then it hit me – I was originally drawn to Copic markers because of the beautifully vibrant and smooth color that I could achieve when I used the pens…can’t I translate that to use to my benefit and style on some of those detailed Die-namics? (YES. We’d say Lori achieved her goal with flying colors! You’ll agree after you see what she did!)

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Here I have cut the Die-namics Cute Cameras 2 from X-Press It Blending Card.

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It was super easy to color each component with Copic markers,

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and then inlay them back together to create a cute tag accent.

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The other thing I have enjoyed is using the MFT stencils with my Copic Air Brush System. When I work with the stencils, I like to work with a Copic product called Mask It film that is re-positionable and removable. This lets me use just the portion of the stencil that I need for each specific project.

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In this case, I wanted to play on the photo theme and the popular bokeh idea and create a little ‘bokeh’ for my background. I used the Graduated Circles stencil but the Graduated Hexagons would work well, too! I used Copic BG13 and R22 to accent a piece of MFT Sweet Tooth Card Stock.

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I put my card together with the tag, a little strip cut from Blueprints 2 Die-namics and colored with Copic Marker R35, and a button finished with twine. Very quick and fun to put together. This one is perfect to pop in the mail for a fun girlfriend hello!

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Comments (14)

  • Gabby

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    Super cute card! Love the polka dot bkgrd and colored camera. :)

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  • Leanne Whitby

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    Very cool ideas -thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Jeannine Brenner

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    Great techniques! Love the Bokeh BG and the colored elements! Fabulous card! TFS!

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  • Laina

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    This is awesome Lori!

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  • Amy Rohl

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    I LOVE this technic/idea, Lori! You amaze me!!

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  • Deborah S

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    Welcome Lori and thank you for sharing your awesome techniques your card is wonderful tfs

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  • Lagene

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    Fantastic card!!! Love the polka dot background!

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  • Bobbie

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    I love this card. I am often at a loss on how to incorporate stencils in my cards, keep the ideas coming. Thanks!

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  • MICHELLE LARUE

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    so excited as to how easy these die sets are, i feel even i can create these beautiful things

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  • Renee VanEpps

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    This is gorgeous, especially love the Bokeh effect!

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  • Diana

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    I need to pull out my copic spray-gun…

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