Wednesday’s Card: Copic Dasher!

Copic Reindeer
Copic Reindeer (zoom)

Hi All!

I really wanted to use this stamp, but I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. It’s a silhouette stamp, so it just seemed too boring to me. Then, one morning after I hit the snooze and was laying there, it occurred to me – Copics! I used the same technique as I used on THIS CARD. I stamped it in a light shade (Antique Linen), then colored it with Copics.

And isn’t the background pretty? I borrowed a technique I saw Vicky Papaioannou do HERE, but I used Stampin’ Up! ink and paper. I inked it all over with Wild Wasabi, then sprayed the background stamp with water and stamped it on. With SU inks, the stamped areas turn almost white. I also sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer mist – you probably can’t tell too much from the picture, but it’s very sparkly!

Copic markers: E00, E13, E25, E27, C1, 0



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  1. I just love this!! You are such a great artist! The dasher stamp has been one of my favorites too! I like to emboss him in gold. He turns out beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous!! I absolutely love it. And the colors are remarkable too. Great job.

  3. Wow Darlene, you’ve opened up so many possibilities with this idea. Silhouette stamps are wonderful for stamping onto pretty backgrounds or embossing with pretty powders but now we can color them too. Fabulous card and thanks so much for the inspiration.

  4. Really nice, I have to give this a try…it will have to be with watercolour pencils but still worth a try! Very pretty!

  5. Cindy Ware says:

    I love your Dasher creation! It is so beautiful. I am definitely going to try it this way! I really love your videos!!!!

  6. Thank you Darlene for sharing with us your technique with Dasher; cute, cute, cute! I will be trying your technique.

  7. So great! Thanks for mentioning the C1 color. If you remember the Copic numbers you used that information would be greatly appreciated. You make Dasher look sooo incredible. Fantastic card. Your background is tremendous as well.

  8. Wow! He looks fantastic!! Dasher just jumps off the page at you! Fantastic job as always!! :)

  9. I found a lik to your blog ladt night and I’m so glad! I’ve really enjoyed your coloring videos and can’t wait to get time to wxplore the rest of your blog. Love this card! Not just the paiinting, but the colors and layout too. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. That background is so awesome! I am going to have to try that out for myself. You have displayed another wonderful card and thank you for it.

  11. Rhonda Miller says:

    What a gorgeous card. I just love the vintage look of the reindeer. Thanks for sharing your video.

  12. Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    I absolutely love how you lightly stamp a shadow stamp and jazz it up with Copics! Brilliant idea and it really makes this Dasher guy come to life. I also love the way you inked up your background and stamped the stamp in water. I always learn new techniques and ideas from you, thanks!

  13. Darlene DeVries says:

    @kksb – I mention the marker numbers in the text of my post just above the video. :)

  14. I love this!!! Your coloring is beautiful and so is your background. I don’t have Copics, but I’d like to try to shade him w/colored pencils. Don’t think I’ve seen anyone make a prettier card w/this stamp:) The twine is such a cute touch too!

  15. stunning card. i have this stamp and have only used the kissing technique with it. You have brought a new dimension to this otherwise rather plain stamp. and i love the background technique. thanks!

  16. WOW, I thought this was a 3-D sticker on the card!
    Amazing coloring. Really like it lots.


  17. Great video Darlene! I just love the way you colored that reindeer and that background is one of my favorite techniques to, just so cool!

  18. Darlene, the reindeer is absolutely gorgeous!!

  19. Darlene,
    Beautiful! I think your demos have an added bonus – they are almost therapeutic!. I love watching them. I have a couple of brands of the crystal effects but find that the tips always seem clogged. I use a straight pin to open them up, but do you have any suggestions to keep them clear?

    Have a great week. LOVE the look of the new blog.

  20. Gorgeous card Darlene. The colouring is fantastic and I love the twine around the card. The colour is just gorgeous.

  21. C’est vraiment très joli. Une nouvelle utilisation du “dasher”. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Wow… so pretty, looks like he’s about to walk off the page!

  23. I just LOVE everything about this card! I’ve often thought about getting this stamp but have always passed it over for something else. You really brought ‘Dasher’ to life with your expertise in shadowing using Copics! I also like how you situated ‘Dasher’ inside a Spellbinder Label. That really made a huge difference as well. Wonderfully done Darlene! :)

  24. Oh My Word… I’m sure every other comment here will echo my WOW’s (sorry i didn’t read them)… THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!
    I’ve been a stamper for over a decade, and LOVE to see new things and new ideas…
    I wish I had Dasher, IF i did, I’d CASE this for my Christmas cards for sure…


    PS: I love how you video in fast forward…

  25. Darlene DeVries says:

    @Diana: Unfortunately, that’s exactly how I unclog my tip. I’ve had the same issue with other brands too. Sorry I don’t have a better idea. If you hear of one, let me know!

  26. Wow, you really brought Dasher alive!! What a great card! Love it!

  27. Wow! I thought at first the little deer was a 3D embellishment and from at least one other comment I see my thought was not unique! This is really wonderful….so cute and a great video to watch.

    I found something that worked for me and my Glossy Accents and it was totally unplanned. I accidentally left the straight pin in it that I had used to unclog it. That is I left it in when I put the top back on and stored it with the pin in it. Totally by accident! And since then I’ve never had a problem with it clogging up. I just store it with the pin in….and when I remove the top the pin sort of sticks to the top and the goop flows easily. Easy peasy and works for me!

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