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!
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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
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
Santa in chimney: Airbrush a glowing sky
Storybook Style Coloring
Coloring Housemouse Critters – Copic, Airbrush, and Pencil
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!
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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
Masking can be daunting when it’s a complex scene….so start with something simple and work your way up! I’ve collected as many of my videos that include the basics of masking for you – I’m sure there are more but since they were focused on coloring, I’d have to watch over 1000 videos to find it all. But….this is a pretty good start for anyone wanting to get started!
Scroll through all the tutorials below and pick something to inspire your stamping – just tap on the pic!
(NO VIDEO) On Instagram I created a little tutorial that might help as well (the last slide about masking on YT is for TODAY, World Cardmaking Day 2021. Once that’s over, I’ll link that picture to the video!
Why mask? To connecting stamps for scenes!
2 easy masking techniques, 3 easy snowstorms
Basic Masking with Eclipse Tape and MISTI – plus a shading map
Masking tips for stampers
Make a Retro Sleigh Ride Card – masking with inks!
Crafty Hack: Mask Stamps for Complex Scenes
Masking Complex Scenes
MISTI masking tips: Everything’s cuter in a jar
Post-it masking and coloring poppies
Complex embossing for Copic Airbrush (first time trying it!)
Lots of folks don’t associate me with clean and simple – those kinds of cards take less time than my crazy coloring does! BUT I put forth that the cards on this post ARE clean and simple – there’s plenty of empty space, which is what clean-and-simple really is all about!
Click on any picture to get to the video tutorial and give it a try yourself!
Create a simple table in colored pencil
Soft Rainbow Floral Card
Zig Clean Color Pens on Letterpress Paper
Piecing and layering stamps with different papers
Wet on wet stamping – Clean Color markers
Introduction to Copic glazing
Creating teeny tiny No line works of art
Gumball Shaker Card
Clean and simple no-line valentines
Winter Juniper Berries in Copic Marker
Clean and Simple Porthole Cards
Distress Oxide Watercolor Clean and Simple Card
Are colored pencils transparent?
Painted Collage Cards (inspired by Eric Carle)
Watercolor puffins on a rocky coast
How to make cards with Cute Cottonball Critters (easy!)
Split a giant stamp to make two CAS cards
Watercoloring flowers with Zig Clean Color pens
Copic Coloring using a limited palette I
Rainy Get Well Cards in Zig Clean Color Markers
Clean and simple floral card in colored pencil and Copic
How to color a vignette scene (Polychromos pencils)
Mineral Paper, Alcohol Ink, and a simple Christmas tree design
Perspective on a Beach scene: Big snail? or Little palm?