Monday, March 19, 2012

Creating a Copic Ink Cloud Background

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a simple airplane card I made using Copic Various Inks and Close To My Heart stamps that I purchased from Sheila at She's A Sassy Lady.  Sheila is now a Close To My Heart representative and so I ordered my very first set from her to give them a go!  I really love the quality of these stamps.  Sometimes when you purchase clear polymer stamps the quality is poor and your stamped image comes out blurry or not complete.  I have to say these stamps are fabulous!

I also used my Copic Various Inks in a spritz bottle to create a cloud background for this card.  Various Inks are fabulous for spritzing like this because they are alcohol based and dry quickly.  This is great because your papers won't crinkle or warp like water based inks.  I show you how in the following video!

Items used:
CTMH Summer Set - Splendid Day Copic 
Various Inks - B000 and B0000  
Spritz bottle  
White paper - for background, card base and for cutting out cloud shapes  
Cutter Bee Scissors  
Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Happier  
Black Ink - I used Versafine Onyx Black Adhesive

Thanks for watching today!  If you'd like more fun projects please visit She's A Sassy Lady.  Have questions?  Ask in the comments below!


  1. Melissa what a great little card. Love the copic technique you used... I didn't know you could do that. I am learning so many little Copic things from you, great video. Thank you! Love the stamp set, I hadn't gotten that one but now it is a have to have one! You are such an enabler. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

  2. What a great great card and love the technique for the background. TFS

  3. Great tutorial! I'm always wondering how some people get such great cloud backgrounds! Thanks for making the video!

  4. Great tutorial Melissa! Thank you for sharing. Your card is adorable. (I love CTMH stamps.)

  5. Great tutorial Melissa! Thanks for that! It looks like a good way to get around using an airbrush machine! I'm definitely going to give it a go!


  6. What a great tutorial! You are going to make me get into copics, aren't you. I just love the cloud background! It's perfection!!!

  7. I enjoyed your tut, Melissa! Thanks a bunch!
    Huggies ~