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Xmas card: Skating mouse

skating mouse


An attempt at no-line colouring with Copic markers that I’m actually happy to show to people — I had a go at this technique a few months ago and that one quickly ended up in the bin 🙂

Inspired by:

Marika Rahtu’s sweet and simple cards made with this stamp set.


I stamped the little skating mouse in light-coloured Copic-friendly ink and coloured it with Copic markers. Once I was happy with it I trimmed the bottom of the card leaving the edge of the ice skate protruding.

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine ink, which gives a good black impression, and the snowflakes were stamped in silver pigment ink.

I cut a small piece of patterned paper, attached a strip of glitter tape to it, and then glued it behind the card with the mouse on it. I then trimmed it to be the same height as a standard A6 card base but slightly narrower so that a strip of colour would show through on each side when I attached it to the red base.

Lessons learned:

Not all attempts at no-line colouring have to be disastrous, though there is a lot more to learn about this technique.


Day 10 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Penny Black – jolly critters
    Get Stamping magazine – cosy Christmas
  • inks:
    Memento – desert sand
    Delicata – silvery shimmer
  • Copic markers:
    mouse – RV10, E55, E34, E35
    tail – E42, RV10
    hat/gloves – R14, R89, R37
    trim – RV00, RV02, RV21
  • embellishments:
    Paperchase – glitter tape
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – solar white 216gsm
    First Edition – paper pad – silent night

30 day colouring challenge

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