Sunday, 6 October 2019

Easy Copic Backgrounds (Essentials by Ellen October Release)


The new Essentials by Ellen release is now live! And we're having a blog hop to celebrate - all the details are below.

I had some fun making easy striped and plaid backgrounds for my cards with my Copic markers. Here's a video with some tips and tricks and a good look at all the new goodies!




PRIZES:

We've got fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole October Essentials by Ellen release!!! 

To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Ardyth (You are here!)

67 comments:

Joyce Verdon said...

I love those trees, the mondo bloom and leaves cards! Just beautiful!

Joyce said...

Wonderful cards, Ardyth. Can't wait to watch your video!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Amazing cards and release!!!

Andysmom said...

I adore the Sasquatch. Your cards are beautiful and this is a technique I might be able to manage. Thank you.

Susan T said...

I just adore your plaid backgrounds. So fun with the new release

QueenofStampalot said...

So cute. I'm loving the Yetti stamps.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Great background technique! I really like the Mondo Chrysanthemum.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Really terrific - great colors and super cards!

The Boy's Mom said...

So pretty!!

3kidmama said...

I'm always drawn to the "mondo" flower designs! So much fun to color with a never ending variety of mediums - and I always feel like an artist! Gotta love stamps that do that! LOL

Adoree said...

Great ideas and love your cards

Kris in Alaska said...

Brilliant background ideas!

Frankie Doodle Dandee said...

Wow! You've got me MAD for Plaid Ardyth!! So pretty and works for all the released designs!! Great ideas!

Tish said...

Love all these stamping ideas.
Tish

Sandy M said...

Great video. I love all of the irregular lines on the plaids. All of your cards are so cute.

Nancy F said...

Love voices in my head!

carrie said...

Love the idea of making the plaid backgrounds on your video. What a different feeling one gets from the variety of colors you used.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and I like how you created the backgrounds.

Louanne said...

Love your cards and the backgrounds you created to match them! Great tip -- thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

What a great release! I can't wait to get some of these into my cart!

Unknown said...

Very striking, beautiful card.

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love the Mondo Chrysanthesim !

brinkleyboy said...

Thanks for showing how you made your background plaids! Love those tips and how different looks you can achieve. I'm drawn to the neutrals lately I don't know why. Those sayings are probably my favorite as they can be used so much with different cards.

Sharon H said...

I am absolutely smitten with Julie's word stamps and love how your Copic stripes set a beautiful background!

Unknown said...

I love your color choices and I learned how to create new background patterns with the Copic markers. Thank you.

Lorraine said...

What a great idea for using those markers. I love the backgrounds and I'm loving this new release too!

Mum and Me said...

What a great way to use our markers besides coloring images! Thanks! I’m in love with the squatch fellas. Maybe as we are Pacific Northwesters. It’s going on my wish list!

Rachelle Oltean said...

I love the easy marker backgrounds!

Gail Spresser said...

Love those backgrounds, especially with the flower and leaves from the Mondo Chrysanthemum. Thank you!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall card! Love the sentiment and the pretty leaf! Love the striped background too!

connie said...

love how you did the background..

LIZARD said...

I really like how you put a circle of 'amazing(s)' around the leaf because the leaf cycle is pretty 'amazing' and goes around and around every year!
The mondo leaf looks spectacular in these colors!

AndreaH said...

Wow I really like this card. Thank you for doing a video to. I learn so much more through videos. Xxx

Isabel Z said...

Thank you for taking the time to create the video.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the marker background technique and I'm liking the sentiments.

Eileen M said...

Wonderful, love the mum!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Unknown said...

Great Fall colors

ScrappyTeacher said...

That chrysanthemum is spectacular!

Jill aka neeuqpmats said...

so super cute! Love fall!! That copic marker leaf is super festive!!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Ardyth
Simply love your fall card. The color palette and the background are really sparkling.I dont hv copics at present nevertheless i am going to bkmark your video for future reference.Blessings

JMN said...

Thanks for sharing your video. Your cards are fantastic, love them and loving this new release.

kiwimeskreations said...

What simple yet stunning backgrounds Ardyth, and a wonderful selection of cards you have made using them
Blessings
Maxine

Gab said...

Really great cards!!

~amy~ said...

beautiful Ardyth!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous fall design! I LOVE the colors!

Tami B. said...

What a great, yet so simple idea for a background.

Hope Mitchell said...

What vibrant Fall colors you have used! Happy cards!

Jansart46 said...

Love the Colors!!

Karthikha said...

Awesome work! :)

Chai Dackermann said...

Love this release, it is so cute. Thank you for sharing your fun and easy backgrounds. I am all about quick so these were perfect.

Jennifer said...

Wow, what beautiful colors! I love the new release -

Teri S. said...

I always enjoy watching your videos & learning something from them. The plaid backgrounds you made so quickly look super behind each one of your cards. Love the way you incorporated the same colours on the image you were focusing on the front. I've got my eye on the Voices in My Head, the Landscapes dies & the Lil' Squatch stamp set. Such a cool release. Thanks Ardyth.

deedster said...

Ardyth, I really love the colours you used! Like many, I also am a huge fan of anything ‘Mondo’. You really did it justice with your creation, I am inspired once again. Bravo!

Dana M said...

Fabulous cards and what a wonderful technique to use Copics to create these beautiful backgrounds.

Nancy said...

AMAZING cards!

Eveline said...

I love the striped and plaid background. Great cards.

Jean said...

Wonderful cards!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Awesome cards- what a great technique for beautiful backgrounds! I love the yellow chrysanthemum on the black plaid-so pretty!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the wreath made with the
sentiment. The leaf is so
colorful and pretty.
thanks for sharing
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Jeannie said...

Fun cards Ardyth! I can't wait to try this background technique. Thanks for all the tips.

Eileen said...

Love all the backgrounds!

JHixon said...

Thanks for all the tips for easy, interesting backgrounds using just markers.

Helen said...

What great ideas for backgrounds, Ardyth! So easy, yet so eye-catching! Thanks so much for sharing and the great video!

Seester2T said...

The colors on that leaf are beautiful!

Susan Y said...

Love your simple background! My lines would be really wonky lol. I love the voices in my head sentiments! They make me giggle! Thanks for the tutorial. Cards turned out beautiful!

Unknown said...

LOVE your plaid ideas! the home-made look is so nice!!!