Wish Upon a Star with Copic Markers

Have you ever made a Copic marker scribble background for one of your cards? It’s exactly what it sounds like: grab a few markers and scribble over a stencil until you like the look.

The beauty of this technique is you don’t need to make a smooth blend since the streaky look is what you’re aiming for. And it’s a fast option if you need to make several cards, too.

 For the card today, I needed a little something to go behind this sentiment stamp called Wish Upon A Star. It was so funny - every time I read the words, the song got stuck in my head. I would be humming it for hours afterward!

To put this together, die cut a rectangle from a scratch piece of paper, line it up over your card front, and tape it down with some low tack painter’s tape or Post-It® Tape. Grab two to three Copic markers (I used V20, V22, and V25) and scribble back and forth until you get a look you like, then lift off your rectangle stencil.

Don't worry if the ink bled around the edges, that's part of the beauty.

Stamp the stars with a light colored coordinating ink. I used Wilted Violet since it's a muted color. Then, stamp your sentiment with Versafine CLAIR in Nocturne (heat emboss with Detail Embossing Powder if you like), and trim the panel with your favorite frame die. I love the one that comes in the Card Builder Windows Die Set.

Finally, mat your card front with coordinating cardstock and adhere to your card base.

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❤️  Niki • cardstoq.com • @cardstoq (on Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter)

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