Cardmaking, Scrapbooking

For nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing..blah..blah..Blah


I hope you are doing well today.  I believe I am in the final stages of this bronchitis…ick! but yay.  So while making cards this weekend and having Dayquil with a shot of Nyquil on the rocks, I managed to make this card.

I have been trying very hard to learn how to use my Copic Markers.  I have a combination of Copic Sketch and Caio (pronounced chow) markers.

Copic Sketch Marker-with oval barrel

Copic Ciao Marker with round Barrel

Excerpt from

Markers are the most popular of the Copic line. They are perfect for professional illustration, papercrafting, fashion design, fine art, manga and craft projects. The Sketch Super Brush nib acts like a paintbrush both in feel and color application. Use the Medium Broad nib for more control or use an optional nib (sold separately) to customize your marker. Sketch Markers are compatible with the Copic Airbrush System. They are refillable and come in more colors than any other marker in the Copic line. Other features include:

  • Refillable and replacement nibs are available-Copic Markers are not cheap but being refillable and having replacement nibs justifies spending $4-$8 dollars a marker.
  • Features Medium Broad and Fine nibs-For the hard to reach places on your image or large areas.
  • Great for Comics, Scrapbooking and Crafts-Versatile..have I convinced you yet???? You must have these markers?
  • Permanent, Non-Toxic, Alcohol-Based Ink, dries Acid-Free on most surfaces and photocopy safe-They won’t kill you…That is a major plus!
  • Brush tip allows for smoother blending-Artist quality work!
  • Copic Marker Products may not be shipped outside the boundaries of North and South America. The Island of Oahu is also excluded from shipments of Copic Marker Products.-no comment.

Check out this video from Here on Copic Sketch Markers.

-Copic Blogs

What I have learned….

1.  Buy 3 at a time, so you can shade.

2.  Don’t feel intimidated, it take practice.

3.  If you can’t afford the sketch, steal them, the ciao are just fine, less expensive but less colors as well.

4.  Get less detailed  so you can get ample practice on how to shade.

5.  Start in small circles and develop a good solid base of color.

6.  Embossing helps stay in the lines

7.  Stamp image with Water Proof ink like Tsukineko Memento Ink

8.  If using a digital use an acrylic matte sealer like Mod Podge sealer.

9.  Buy the colorless Blender-it removes color …think nail polish remover for markers

10.  Practice….Pratice…….Pratice!

11  Have Fun

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Card Stock-Papertrey Ink-Sidebar





7 thoughts on “For nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing..blah..blah..Blah

  1. what a wonderful card! I hope that you get well soon as well 😀
    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  2. This is too cute! Love the Rx bottle! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson’s Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator, JDE
    PS: Suzanne Dean has a fabulous on-line class at Color Me Creative.

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