My Favorite Things Guest Designer: Copic Tips + Spiral Background Technique

Hi Crafters, Today is my last post as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. Being a part of the MFT fun this month has been an amazing experience! Today I decided to play around with some Halloween stamps. Halloween has some of my favourite color combinations and it is an excuse to get nice and inky! One thing I have been obsessed with lately are Distress Oxide inks. For this card, a little preplanning is necessary.

Determine how many colours you want to use. With a pencil mark the centre point and quickly sketch the spiral so that each color comes up the same amount of times (I’m a teacher and I know fractions aren’t everyone’s favourite thing). I didn’t do any measuring for this, I just did it. If some areas end up bigger or smaller, it’s no problem. The important thing is that you don’t end up with two of the same colour side-by-side at the very end. I used Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. I masked off each area with Post It Tape so I could do one area at a time with straight lines. When I was finished I sprayed some water to create the oxidized effect.

Copics Markers: 

Shirt/Pants: R24. R37, R59

Skin: (Superhero) E000, E00, E11, (Frankenstein/Superhero Shirt) YG03, YG23, YG25

Black Hair/Clothing: N4, N6, N8

Blonde Hair:  E11, E34, E15, E37, Y15

For the final touch, I coloured some of the Halloween Characters from the Happy Haunting set using Copic Markers. I attached them to a circle that I die cut and added the Happy Haunting Sentiment. You can attach this to the centre of the card. I ended up cutting out the centre of the card using the circle die and adding the white one in the middle so I could have less layers.

Copic Markers:

Grey/Black: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8

Green: YG05, YG07

Orange: YR04, YR16

Red: R37

This card is a little bit more clean and simple but uses the same circle die set. I began by cutting the circle out of the middle of my card panel. I got stitching on the inside and outside of the circle which adds an awesome extra touch. I stamped the Ghostly Greetings sentiment from the Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp in the middle.

I then stamped all the characters onto a piece of cardstock and copic coloured them. I cut them out using the coordinating dies and arranged them in a circle around the frame I cut out. I glued the frame onto a card base and added the sentiment using foam tape. I loved these small images because there isn’t a lot of room for error or complicated Copic blending.
I hope that you like these two different ideas for Halloween cards. All of the images from the August release are just adorable! I can’t wait to create some more to give to some of the special kids in the neighbourhood! Supply List (If you are inspired by my videos or blogs, please shop through the links. I make a small commission at no cost to you that helps support my blog, channel and future giveaways.


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