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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Copic Marker Tag Tutorial

Relax Tag By: Sarinda Jones
What you will need:
Manila Tag Ranger
Stampendous! Jumbo Dalia stamp
(or any stamp that has white space)
Sentiment Stamp
Archival black ink
White button
Bakers Twine
White Satin Ribbon
Walnut Stain Distress ink
Ink blending tool Tim Holtz

Step 1
Stamp tag with Archival black ink and Dahlia stamp. Stamping only part of the Dahlia.
Step 2
Take out Copic markers set; find RV23 lightest, RV25 medium and RV29 darkest. Start with RV23 Brush tip and with long strokes fill in the petals. Leaving a bit of white space.
Step 3
Take Marker RV25 Medium color. Go into the center of each petal and accent the shadow.
Step 4
Then take RV23 the lightest color. Go back over the RV25 to blend together.
Step 5
Take the RV29 Darkest color. Going into the most center of each petal add just a touch of the RV29 for depth. Dot over the center of the flower. Then take the RV25 and blend in the darker color. Then the last blend with RV23 lightest color. I know it is a lot of blending but worth it.

Note: The edges of the petal only have the first layer of the lightest color RV23.

Step 6
Add your sentiment stamp to left of tag. Distress the edge of your tag with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain with blending tool. This helps pop the images on the tag.

Step 7
Take your white or cream satin ribbon add a spritz of water. Take RV25 medium color and color onto the ribbon, dry with heat gun. I love the streaky look this adds to the ribbon. Tie to the top of the tag add the button and bakers twine. Then snip off the ribbon to your desired length

This can tutorial can be done with any stamp...!!
Be Creative and Have Fun.


  1. What a beautifull tag!! I love the flower very much, but olso the colours that you used!!; Thanks for showingus so wellhow you made it!!


  2. Great tutorial, and these dahlia's are beautiful.

  3. This is beautiful Sarinda, I love this stamp, and it's a great easy to follow tute. Sue x

  4. i must try this one! the result is stunning

  5. I really love your dahlias, I saw them when I was at work and couldn't put a comment, but now I can... thanks for the tutorial too ! Coco x