Copics and backgrounds

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Animals, Cards for boys, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday Cards, Nestabilities, Online card class, Papertrey Ink | 5 comments


Hi there. I have been taking the Online Card Class – Copics Markers for Card Makers and have really been enjoying learning new ways of using my Copics. I don’t have a ton of Copics, but I am trying to get more mileage out of what I have. For this card I was playing around with creating a brick background as taught by Sandy Allnock on Day 9.

Happy Birthday Dog | Marion Vagg

I was going to mount the doggie panel onto a white card panel, but it looked too plain so I went to town with Pumice Stone distress ink mixed with water and had some paintbrush flicking fun! I think it adds to the whimsical look of the card.

Happy Birthday Dog | Marion Vagg

Well I am off to keep practising with my Copics.


Stamps: Dog image (Digital image from the Critters in the Burbs) courtesy of Lawn Fawn and the Online card class, PTI Boutique Borders birthday Stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink – Pumice Stone, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (N0, C3, C4, C6, YG03, YG23, YG17, G07, BG15, BG49,Y15, Y17, E34), Copic Multi liner – 0.3, Foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders nestabilities dies, Paintbrush, Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Great use of Copics to create the brick wall! I love the background as well. Heck – I love it all! 🙂 So cute,

  2. oh wow is that adorable!!!’ Nice job!’

  3. I’m taking the same class with you – this is a beautiful card!! I agree the splattered paint background makes the card look finished and super fun. Great work!

  4. Looks like you are being a ‘good student’ doing your homework, your bricks look great!

  5. oh how clever is that, those bricks look sooo god and make the perfect little scene :0)

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