Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Copic Collection

Last February, the wheels started spinning for those of us at Flourishes. Looking at our store full of gorgeous floral images, we figured why not teach our stamp lovers how to use our images with those fabulous Copic markers.

This was the result.....
We welcomed in some of the best cardmakers in stamp land for a Copic Certification Class to learn from the best - Copic Instructor Marianne Walker.

After the last class wrapped up and we waved our final goodbyes to the wonderful ladies who spent the weekend with us, we got out the Copic color chart and literally spent hours studying it, trying to figure out ways that we could make Copics easy for everyone to use! We scribbled and colored and crafted own special color collections. We call it "Copics made easy!" So often, we hear complaints from stampers that they didn't get the right color combinations to be able to use their markers with success. Others gave up before they even really gave it a try!

These groupings are in natural color blending families. They are done so that the levels of color blend perfectly when shaded together. Each one of our collections will take the guesswork out of trying to figure out which colors will blend perfectly.

So, without further ado, we introduce you to the Copic Collection! Edited To Add: Somehow,when we loaded all our Copic collections to our Newsletter, we forgot our collections with shades of pink! So, don't worry, we have you covered there too!














Aren't those combinations delicious? We personally love how we've named them after florals and foliage. We are as equally excited about the depth of color and our customers' ability to pick up a collection here and there to add to their base of Copic markers. It makes it more affordable! And, to underscore just how easy it will be to use these collections straight out of the box, we'll give you a tip sheet with each purchase.

These markers are not yet in the store, but once we get a shipping order from Copic,we'll open these up for pre-order so that once they arrive, they can immediately be shipped right out to you! As always, our pricing will be very competitive to what is now on the market.



We are excited about this venture! We know anything we can do to make it more fun to color up all our fabulous Flourishes images is worth it!



Caio!

16 comments:

Karen W said...

This is just too cool especially for people like me that don't know the differnce between a rose and tulip, LOL What a great idea!!!!

Becky said...

what an awesome idea! This makes it so much easier even for beginners who want to practice with a few colors to see if they like copics. Thanks :).

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

You know I am happy dancing!!!! Love these beautiful collections!!! You have coordinated groups that take the guess work out of which colors blend together!!! Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for offering these!!!!

marianne walker said...

Way to go! Love the selections. You'll make some gorgeous things with those colors.

JanMc said...

Wonderful!! I have been afraid to invest in copics because so many have not gotten the hand of them. This may just convince me to give them a try. Wish they had classes closer to my area. I think the closest has been Orlando, still a bit of a drive considering my work schedule. Anyway a big THANKS to you.

Latisha said...

WOOT WOOT!!
Love the names of the groupings!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea! Can't wait to see all the beautiful cards made with these groupings. Love it!

dr.fine

newenglandstamper said...

The class was awesome and I had so much fun. But I have hard time deciding which ones to buy. Thanks for doing all this hard work - I can hardly wait for them to be ready!

Dee Jackson said...

Wow!! This is wonderful! I love the name of the groups and the colors you chose. I haven't bought many Copics after taking the class because I was afraid I would get colors to far apart. Thanks for taking the guess work out of it! Woohoo I can't wait to see these groups in the store!!

Sewflake said...

This is going to be SSOOOOO awsome, I have Copics but have not been able to achive the success I thought I should. With this coloring system I can, now that I know "what is going wrong" with my colors I have, they just don't blend. I can hardly wait.

Julie Koerber said...

I can't wait to get mine in hand! I can't tell you how many times I stared at the markers wondering which ones to buy in order to have success. Words can't express how thankful I am that someone did the work for me!!!! Can't wait until they get here!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Yea!!! I am gonna give these babies a try and I am so glad that you put the colors together for me! Now I don't have to figure it out on my own. hee hee I think the names are so cool!

deb said...

Thank you! Thank you! for putting colour combinations together. Now my next question is what will the pricing be to ship to Canada? This is so awesome - I have been researching this all day to start the world of copic and this is a tremendous help. Cannot wait to order

Carol L said...

You've taken the guesswork out of coloring your gorgeous stamp sets. I'll bookmark this post for future reference. How about the Sweet Peas set? Any color combo for that one yet?
TFS!

ChristineCreations said...

So excited! Once again Flourishes gives us something fabulous to create with!

Liz Williams said...

Thank you for doing this. It is definitely something that can help be when selecting which colors to buy. I always seem to have a hole between the shades if you know what I mean. This is a great aide!