Copic Markers with a Stencil?

Yep, and the results are awesome! I’ll show you how. But first, welcome to the Heffy Doodle New Release Inspiration Blog Hop! We are so excited to share lots of amazing cards from the design team, using the new release. For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! Details are below.

To celebrate the new release, I created a background panel for my trio of mini-slimline cards with the Balloon Room Stencil. I wanted to try Alberto Gava’s Copic coloring technique, but instead of using balloon stamps, I used a stencil, shifting it to cover a 5½” x 8½” panel. You know how I love no-line coloring lately, so I blended on a soft layer of ink that I could color over. (If you want a black outline, you can simply trace the balloons with a Copic Multiliner pen instead.) Following along with Alberto’s video, I Copic colored a rainbow of balloons. To really make them pop, don’t forget the gel pen highlights! I added white dots and crosses, and gold strings. I just love how this background turned out, don’t you?


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Pulling the cards together was a snap from there. I trimmed the background into three panels, each measuring 2½” x 5½” and layered them onto slightly larger holographic panels. Before popping them up onto colorful mini-slimline card bases, I stamped the word BIRTHDAY onto the panels in coordinating ink. For each card, I stacked up the die cut sentiment WISHES, cut three times from colored cardstock, and once from holographic paper to layer under the stamped word. A holographic die cut balloon is popped up with double thick foam tape for more dimension. Notice the highlight? It matches! And how about the silver string? I was inspired by Ilda Dias to tie on silver thread; it’s perfect! A few colorful sequins add sparkle.

Here’s a look at the finished cards…


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What do you think? I hope I’ve inspired you to try Copic coloring your stenciled images. Tag me on Instagram if you do; I’d love to cheer you on! Ready for more inspiration? Hop along with us…

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Remember the £50 prize to the Heffy Doodle store I mentioned earlier? To be entered to win, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before May 6th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on May 7th at 10:00 AM EST!

Plus, if you order £30 worth of product from Heffy Doodle, you’ll get a FREE STAMP! If you spend over £45, you’ll get the coordinating die, too! Head to the Heffy Doodle store to get your order in! (While supplies last.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out my next post for another fun card, and awesome new release celebration for i-crafter! And we have a very special guest joining us tomorrow, with an adorable light-up card. Be sure to swing by then!

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30 thoughts on “Copic Markers with a Stencil?

  1. What a great idea to step up your stencils! I love it!

  2. Love this technique with the stencils and the balloon stamps

  3. Melissa Leftrick says:

    Wow! I thought this was a stamp at first! Great stencil technique!

  4. What a great idea. Adding in those details has really made the stencil sing! Love the cards x

  5. Great colouring technique, I’ll have to try it out!

  6. roxanne tellini says:

    What fun party cards. Happy Birthday’s ahead!

  7. Christa Deelstra says:

    What a nice idea. Thanks for sharing it. Going to try this out.

  8. such fun!

  9. Peggy Emmerink says:

    So pretty! I was wondering about stencils and copics the other day! Thanks.

  10. OMG! I LOVE these!!!!! Such amazing bright and fun colors!

  11. Oh how cheerful and whimsical! I love you a little white spotted balloons!!

  12. What a great idea! I will have to give this technique a try, thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Adorable cards! Love the balloons and the amazing colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. These look great, love them!

  15. Love these festive balloons.Thanks for sharing.

  16. Love the balloons. Gives a party feel to
    the card. Great coloring. thanks for sharing

  17. Fab technique, I’d never think to ink first through the stencil then add colour over it, thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

  18. Wow never thought of combining stencils with a colouring medium like markers. Love the tesults.

  19. My coloring never looks that good. Your balloons are just wonderful…and extra special!

  20. Sarah Louise Baker says:

    Oh my…these are amazing I would never have thought to use stencils like this…going to have to give it a go…thanks for inspiring me x

  21. Wow!! Thank you for sharing your great idea! 😍

  22. I like the added sparkle for the balloons. Nice idea share for the stencil.

  23. I love the impact the white pen dots and doodles has!

  24. Love the added detail to the balloons! Perfect for birthdays

  25. Your balloon stenciled backgrounds
    look amazing! Super fun.
    Carla from Utah

  26. Ellis McMurdo says:

    I need to add this stencil to my list! It’s lovely, such a versatile tool for your arsenal 😀

  27. Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for the inspiration

  28. Your colouring is fantastic. Love your baloons. Wonderful cards.

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