Inspiration: 192 holiday tags (48 videos!)

Inspiration: 192 holiday tags (48 videos!)

Oh my. That many? Yes it’s true! Since 2014 I’ve been making six tag videos each year, with four tags in each, to create my “24 tags of Christmas” series with a giveaway. They’re all collected here for you!

Note that the older ones…well, those don’t have products in stock anymore, though the ideas are still worthy. And as I’ve gone through them all, I’ve replaced supply list items with things I would recommend *now* as opposed to wayyy back then. Coz I’ve learned a thing or three!

Click on any picture to get to that tutorial!

24 Tags of Christmas 2021: Traditional Color Combos (Copic)

24 Tags of Christmas 2021 #2: Christmas Door Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2021: Paper Pieced Critter Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2021: Coloring Sloth Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2021: Brick Wall Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2021: Coloring Sprigs on Red Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Forest Choir Tags 

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Watercolor bunny tag

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Multicolored Ink Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Color Pop Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: White Pencil Lantern Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Pencil Penguin Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Festive Friends – Copic on Desert Storm

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Santa’s face

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Felt Sasquatch!

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Copic Amaryllis

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Painted Candle

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Snow Animals

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Distressed Coffee Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Snowy Window Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Painted Pinecone Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Fuzzy Fox Tag

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Embossed Layered Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Diorama Dog Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Puppy tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Layered Fussycut Images

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Heavenly Angels

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Concertina tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Penguin Slider Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Simply Folksy Bears

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Watercolor Tree Farm

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Pencil Ice Skates

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Easy Copic Matchbook Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Brusho Lights

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Shaker Dog Tag

24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Bunny Wishes

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Zentangle Birds

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Embossing a Scene

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Shading Elves in Copic Marker

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Colored Pencil Rainbow Bokeh Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Copic on wood

24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Watercolor Snow

24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Copic Faux Watercolor

24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Stamped Watercolor with Tombow markers

24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Glowing lights on Kraft paper (Matchbook tags)

24 Tags of Christmas of 2014: FineTec Mica Watercolors

24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Copic Monochromatic Night Scene

24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Watercolor Critters in Snow

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Inspiration: 23 Copic Airbrush Card Tutorials

Inspiration: 23 Copic Airbrush Card Tutorials

Have you ever wanted to know just what Copic airbrush can do? Now’s your chance – browse below and check out the projects – mostly backgrounds! I love this tool, it’s easy to swap out colors, and gives another look to my Copic markers!
Tap on any image to go to that tutorial.

Copic Airbrush Buyers Guide (updated 2021)

Clean and Simple Airbrushed (or INKED!) Card

Complex masking for Copic Airbrush (first time trying it!)

Copic Stencil Techniques

My last card of 2020: Desaturated airbrushed background

Are flourescent Copics really glow in the dark?

Soft Rainbow Floral Card

Flying Dragon Card

Gel Pen Doodling on Airbrushed Background

3 Monochromatic Floral Cards

Nativity Christmas Cards with torn paper masking

Color a steamy sauna in Copic markers

Airbrushed Underwater Submarine Card

DIY “Gift Card” card

Copic Airbrush Bokeh

Airbrushed CAS valentines

Embossing flowers on top of Copic airbrush

Christmas Choir Card – Pencil, Copic, and airbrush

Coloring cherubs + airbrush background

Coloring cherubs + airbrush

Santa in chimney: Airbrush a glowing sky

Storybook Style Coloring

Coloring Housemouse Critters – Copic, Airbrush, and Pencil

Airbrushing Inlaid Dies

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Inspiration: 13 Christmas nativity scene cards

Inspiration: 13 Christmas nativity scene cards

My collection of Christian-themed Christmas card colorings….hope they help you make the holiday blessed Click on any photo to go see the tutorial video.

Trifold nativity card – speed coloring, inktense pencil (stamp is on deep clearance as of Oct 2021)

Nativity circlet tags and cards

How to color vintage night scenes

Coloring a Copic night sky with lambs in Copic Marker

The Last Camel: Colored Pencil Nativity Card (Slimline)

Double blended light sources (Nativity card)

Pencil Sketching a Manger Scene – with stamps

Drawing the stable in Bethlehem in Copics

Animal Nativity Scene: Watercolor pencils on drawing paper

Nativity Christmas Cards with torn paper masking

Penguin Shepherds by Night – funny Christmas card

Nativity Mini TryFold Watercolor Christmas Card

Copic Coloring out a window: The View from The Inn

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Inspiration: 31 Christmas holiday scene card tutorials (various mediums)

Inspiration: 31 Christmas holiday scene card tutorials (various mediums)

Coming next week will be inspiration for making Christian themed Christmas cards – this has secular scenes and general winter scenes for those who don’t do Santa hats or baby Jesus. Be sure to follow the blog – or keep an eye on social media avery Saturday!

Click on any image to go see the tutorial!

Have yourself a [desaturated] little Christmas

3 Simple Ways to Finish Off A Winter Scene

Color an ice fishing pond – Christmas Card

Painting a rich watercolor background (watercolor)

Color a frozen skaing pond

Light Source Focal Points in Wintry Scenes

Warm Scene Christmas Coloring: Glowing fireplace

Canine Christmas Choir Card – Pencil, Copic, and airbrush

Winter Juniper Berries in Copic Marker

Coloring Snow Angels

Purple Penguin Pair in Prismacolor Pencil

Feminine Shark Christmas Card (watercolor)

Christmas card: Cats on a cold winter porch

Color a Cozy Fireplace

Sled in motion: Painting Snow Spray

Santa in chimney: Airbrush a glowing sky

Coloring Antarctic scenes 2 ways

Color glowing lights and stars

Simple Sky Christmas Background: Snoopy’s Christmas Lights

Saturation Lesson with Carol Puppies

Copic Coloring Die Cuts for a Christmas card

Crafty Hack: Create a Christmas card with a frame of trees

Color a Blizzard with motion

Color a Blizzard with motion

One stamp set, 2 themes

One stamp two ways (halloween, Christmas)

Snowy Blizzard card

Christmas card: Santa flying in winter skies

Creating Motion in colored pencil

Mistletoe Kisses in a Tree Trunk – Christmas card

Epic Layered Christmas Scene Card

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Inspiration: Copic Advanced Scene tutorials I (indoor, outdoor with structures)

Inspiration: Copic Advanced Scene tutorials I (indoor, outdoor with structures)

Welcome to the collection of advanced Copic coloring tutorials! Part I scenes are either indoors, or outdoors with buildings. Part II will have outdoors scenes; I had to divide advanced scenes into TWO posts because there are just SO many!

These require a little more drawing skill – lots of fun, but if you want to take a drawing class to build up skills and confidence, I recommend either Drawing 101 or 30 Days to More Confident Sketching!

Click on any photo to go see the tutorial with video!

Copic Blues: a color saturation study

How I think through color choices

Tips to help stop Copic marker bleeding (advanced cards but beginner tips!)

Color a silly Thanksgiving dinner card

Copic Coloring a Craft Room Scene

Color a custom football cheerleader card

Copic Coloring out a window: The View from The Inn

Color a Unique Easter Card with Copic Markers

Bakery Bears (Copic coloring)

Drawing the stable in Bethlehem in Copics

Color a Night Cityscape in Copic Markers

Copic Coloring Window Light

First time trying a technique (Copic Airbrush plus)

Thinking through a classroom scene

Copic coloring a barn (G.O.A.T. card!)

Ice Cream Freezer Card

Epic Layered Christmas Scene Card

Color a Hamster with a Pizza Box

Copic Coffee and Frappe Shop (speed coloring)

Copic coloring a school classroom #thehumanrainbow

Christmas card: Cats on a cold winter porch

Star Wars movie night card: May the Fourth be with you!

Speed coloring: Puppy Kisses for Santa

Copic Coloring Diverse Girlfriends and a craft store scene

Speed Coloring a Farm Scene

Tiny Superheroes Speed Coloring

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Inspiration: 16 Intermediate Copic Tutorials

Inspiration: 16 Intermediate Copic Tutorials

The Copic intermediate tutorials in this page include scenes – relatively straightforward ones! If you’re able to do the intermediate mini classes on my teaching site, you can handle these. Each one has been checked for links, and if the stamps are no longer available that should be noted. (Very few of those!)

Click on any photo to go see that tutorial and video! And just for a little fun…

Graphite shading over Copic

Inside Outside card (and probably my favorite I’ve ever made!)

Copic Coloring Die Cuts

Color an ice fishing pond – Christmas Card

Interactive poptart toaster card

Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine (Coloring Seagull Dock Scene)

Jungle City Selfie Card

How to Color a Yarn Heart

Color an active volcano

Draw a cliff to climb on

Vacation Ladies Background Scenes

Color rabbits and a floral arbor

Slow down and make a card

How to make cell phone greeting cards

Creating teeny tiny no line works of art

Glazing (Layering) Copic Colors

Still life fruit in watercolor, & faux Copic watercolor

Stamping Vignette Wildlife Images

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