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Try easy Copic coloring with a twist! If Copic blending isn't your thing, this coloring shortcut featuring Colorado Craft Company Aloha Pineapple Stamp Set is for you. Special offer below!

Special Offer & Giveaway

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Wait there's more. Take advantage of a 10% off Bundle of Aloha Pineapple, Hugs & Pears, and Italian Tiles - Large stamps & dies. That's right, you'll get 20% off when you purchase this special bundle with the AMBER10 discount code!

For a chance to WIN an Aloha Pineapple Stamp Set, leave a comment on my YOUTUBE video. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

All the details for this easy Copic coloring with a twist technique are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you're there, I'd love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends!

Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist

Go Crazy, Stamp in Purple

The first Copic coloring twist doesn't necessarily help with blending, but it sure is fun! Typically, I stamp in Copic safe black in on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.

But, sometimes you've got to add a twist and shake things up. I knew the pineapple would be yellow, orange, and brown, so I stamped the image in purple dye ink on a 5x7 piece of Curious Metallic Cryogen White.

Because hey, complementary colors look great together and who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?

Now, what do you do when you don't have the perfect purple ink? Well, you custom mix it of course. First, I stamped Aloha Pineapple with Altenew Cosmic Berry Crisp Dye Ink. This was super vibrant and I needed to tone reign that in.

Fortunately, the stamp was loaded in my MISTI, so I inked it with Altenew Grapevine Crisp Dye Ink. Before stamping, I rubbed a bit of ink off the stamp for a two-toned look.

Don't Blend, Color Adjacent

Large stamps are my favorite and Aloha Pineapple is bigger than my hand y'all. In order to speed up the coloring on this Big & Bold stamp, I scribbled colors adjacent to each other rather than blending the body of the pineapple. See video for details!

Copic Markers

Leaves G29, G07, YG03, BG93, BG90, V04, V09 Body Y18, YR14, YR23, YR07, Y13, E99, E31, E44, W3, V04, V09 Sentiment Strip G29, G07, YG03 Table/Ground BG90, BG93

Finishing Touches

This card started as 5 x 7-inch Cryogen White panel. That felt too wide. So I trimmed it to 3.5 x 7-inches to create a mini slimline or a shorty.

Don't bother trying to match cardstock to your project, make your own colored sentiment strip. Here I colored G29 at the bottom, then G07, and finally YG03 at the top. White heat emboss the sentiment and pop it up with foam tape.

Embellish with sequins and dye ink splatter and this pineapple delight is done! I hope you guys enjoyed this project as much as I did. Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for joining me and I'll be back on Monday September 14th with Realistic Copic Pears & Italian Tiles! Subscribe so you don't miss it.

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Sep 12, 2020

Love the way Amber colored this pineapple.


Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
Sep 12, 2020

This looks amazing! Love the colors! I'm looking forward to seeing the video!

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