Free Copic Marker Tutorial for Card Makers
The design for this free copic marker card making tutorial would be a beautiful card for Mother’s Day, a Wedding or a Bridal Shower. If you have never used copic markers before, then you might want to take a look at the prior two posts on copic markers. To learn about copic markers click here. To see a beginner friendly copic marker card project click here.
Free Copic Marker Card Materials
- Cardstock: Black, White and Color to Match Rose
- ColorBox Dye Ink Black
- Copic Markers: light, medium, and dark shade for desired rose color and leaf color
- Stampland Chicago Round Rose Small 2510-28
- Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Instructions for the Free Copic Marker Card
As you build up your rose, you are going to want concentric circles of darkness with sharp highlights. The end result is your image is going to have mostly dark and light areas.
1)Cut the following:
- 2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ from white cardstock for the copic panel
- 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ from black cardstock
- 3 3/4″ X 5″ from color that matches the rose
- 4 1/4″ X 8 1/2″ from white cardstock for the card base
2) Stamp your image using Colorbox Dye Ink in black onto white cardstock copic panel.
3) Select three shades of each color that you will be using: light, medium, and dark.
Apply color to the Roses
4) Apply the base color. Start with the lightest marker for the color you selected for the roses. Completely cover each flower.
5) Start applying the dark marker to one petal at a time. The darker areas go on the inside edge of a petal. So any area where the petal is going towards the center of the rose. Also, apply a little bit of the dark marker to the outside edge of the petal.
6) Apply the medium shade to the rose. Tip: If you aren’t achieving the desired result, then you might want to rethink the shades chosen like I did. I went back and chose a different shade for the darkest yellow. Then I applied it.
Leaves and Stems (green areas)
7 ) Apply the base color. Start with the lightest marker for the color you selected for the leaves. After you apply the allover base color you will apply the shadows. You’ll create the shadows by applying the darkest shade to the veins of the leaves and a little to the bottom of the leaves. Finish by applying the medium shade.
8) Score card base in order to create one with the folded dimensions of 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. Using the photo for reference, glue panels to card base.