Saying a Latte Copic Coloring

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m really trying to work on improving my Copic coloring skills for skin, hair, and clothing. With that in mind, I purchased the Saying a Latte stamp set from Penny Black over the weekend at my local stamp store (Stamp Fever). For my first card created using this new stamp set, I went with this CAS (clean and simple) single layer card.

Mel's Card Corner | Saying a Latte

I started this card by stamping my image on some white cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I love the softer line the Rich Cocoa ink gives vs. using Tuxedo Black. I learned this tip from Amanda during the Copic coloring class I took on Saturday. She uses Rich Cocoa for living things (people plants, animals, etc.) to give the stamped images a bit more warmth. I will definitely be doing this from now on as well because I love how it looks!

Next, I colored in my image using the following Copic marker colors:

  • Hair: YR16, E99, E29
  • Skin: E51, E11, BV00, R20
  • Eyes: YG93
  • Lips: R17, R37
  • Nails: R17
  • Top: R17, R37, R89
  • Pants: Y28, E84, E87
  • Coffee Mug: C2, C0, C00
  • Outline: B01, B00, B0000

Mel's Card Corner | Saying a Latte

Next, I used my Mini Misti and some VersaFine Black Onyx ink to add the sentiment. Since I was stamping it partially over my colored image, using the Mini Misti allowed me to stamp it multiple times to get a nice dark sentiment. To help the sentiment that was over the colored image be more visible, I used a tip I learned from Kelly Latevola and outlined those letters using a white gel pen.

Since there was a lot of white space, I decided to add some splatters to give the card a little more texture. I covered my colored image using a couple of strips of 1-inch Post-It tape to protect it then flicked on some ink splatter using my Memento Tuxedo Black marker. I used some Blackberry twine from Maya Road to wrap around the top of the card a couple of times then tied it off in a simple small bow.

Mel's Card Corner | Saying a Latte

I used the other sentiment included with the set on the inside of my card. I also stamped it with the VersaFine Black Onyx ink. To finish off my card, I added a coat of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir to her lips, nails, and shirt then added a thin coat of Glossy Accents to her eyes and the coffee mug.

I’m entering this card in the following blog hop/challenges:

Until next time …

Signature Image


  1. Lisa Harrolle says:

    I love everything about this card Melissa! Your coloring is superb and I love the little trick of outlining the sentiment in white. If I saw this card in a shop somewhere I would actually buy it (that’s coming from a person who hasn’t bought a card in 10+years!). LOL!

  2. Ann says:

    Wonderful card and looks like your coming along with your coloring. (Please don’t reply to this comment if it will go to my email inbox. I don’t like them filling it up. Thanks 🙂 )

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Viv! Yes, I’ve signed up for that class, but I haven’t gone through any of the lessons yet. I took a class at my local stamp store and have been working on Sandy Allnock’s Copic Jumpstart class for now. I’ll do the K&C class once I’ve finished Sandy’s class.

  3. Kerry Urbatch says:

    Great job on the coloring of your image. So fun that you have a store to go to for fun stamping relief. I don’t use the brown ink- tend to stick to black, so I’m going to give that a try. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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