Copic “Earth Day” Blog Hop & Give-away

Welcome to the 2014 Copic “Earth Day” Blog Hop!  Earth Day, April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  Over 40 years later, Earth Day has become a global event with over 200 million people in over 141 countries getting involved in the fight for a clean environment.

Did you know that Copic markers and inks are environmentally friendly?

  • Copic Various Inks are non-toxic, so there’s no worry about harmful chemicals getting into the environment.
  • Because you can refill your Copic markers when needed, you never have to throw them away!
  • The Copic Various Ink bottles are recyclable.

All that refilling and recycling means less garbage in landfills and less negative impact on the environment.

In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the Copic Education and Design Teams have gotten together for a hop.  Visit each person’s blog to learn personal tips and tricks for refilling and caring for your markers… and possibly some pretty eye candy along the way.

I have a bright/cheery card to share using Copics and Sunshiny Day from Taylored Expressions.

Here are my tips and tricks for refill and care of Copics:   🙂

  • To refill Sketch markers, I remove both end caps, then gently remove the nib tip using my fingers or a paper towel.  Holding the refill over the nibless end, I count approximately 30-40 drops then replace the nib.
  • If the nib is a bit difficult to remove, I will gently remove the tip using a Nib Tweezer.
  • If I’m in a hurry and need a quick re-inking, I will remove both caps then touch one drop at a time to the nib tip.  I usually repeat this step 10-20 times.
  • To refill my Colorless Blender, I remove both caps, then remove the nib tip (as above).  I insert a Refill Booster into the nib end then drip in the Colorless Blender Refill.    I use the Booster with the Blender Refill because Blender Refill is thinner than the ink and I have a hard time getting the Blender Refill into the barrel without it.
  • To keep the barrels and caps of my markers clean, I periodically wipe each with hand sanitizer.  I keep a bottle on my stamp table for quick clean-ups (marker barrels, caps, fingers, table, etc.).

Check out tips and tricks from other Copic team members following the links below:

Lori Craig

Sharon Harnist

Cindy Lawrence

Debbie Olson

Colleen Schaan

Sherrie Siemens

Marianne Walker

Copic Blog

When you’re done hopping, head on over to the Copic Blog and sign up to be entered in the Earth Week Giveaway!  Five lucky winners will each receive a 3-piece Blending Trio or Color Fusion set, one Various Ink refill and a 5×7 sketchbook.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  🙂

Additional supplies/info:  Copic markers (RV63, RV55, RV29, Y15, YR58, YG17, G09, E31, E33, E35, C00, C1, C3), May Arts ribbon, Recollections brads.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

28 responses to “Copic “Earth Day” Blog Hop & Give-away

  1. OK…the Booster + Blender = Brilliant

  2. Thank you for the tips. Your card is beautiful. Also, I had no idea that you are suppose to take both caps off. I normally pull one cap off and let the refill drop on to the marker nib. Yikes!

  3. Thanks for the reminder to remove the nib end in refilling! Love the bright happy card, too.

  4. Very fun card and great ideas! Xxx

  5. So cute for the earth theme Michele!

  6. Love the cute card. Cool how you could exactly match the ink to the paper. Thanks for the tips.

  7. Such a bright, sweet and cheery card, Michele! I may have to try the booster (I never have)!

  8. Many thanks for the blog hop and valuable information
    about Copic Markers…

  9. Great refilling tips. I love my Copics. Your card is so darling and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Very very cute card!

  11. Thank you for the information on refilling. Love your image too. Very cute.

  12. I love this cute card!! And the great tips! I have yet to buy a copic refill.

  13. Denise Gebalski

    Very bright and cheery card! Thank you for the refill tips . happy Earth Day!

  14. beautiful card.

  15. Love your card. The owl and your colors are too sweet.
    Thanks for the tips….going to print them out and put them in my Copic Book.

  16. Thanks for the info. Lovely card.

  17. I have been under filling my sketch markers- no wonder I am refilling so often my most used ones. And I do have the booster so I will use that with my copic blender refill.

    Absolutely stunning card- I love the colours together and I normally wouldn’t use them but they I think I need to rethink that in the future!

  18. The card is cute and cheery. And the tips are very helpful. I haven’t refilled yet but I will be in the near future. Thank you.

  19. This is an adorable bright and cheery card. Love everything about it. I don’t own Copics yet but like to learn what I can expect from them when I do purchase them (or win them!).

  20. I love the bright cheery colors!

  21. patricia kosko

    I’m all in favor of conserving and recycling.

  22. Marilyn in E~Town

    Adorable card, love all the colors!

  23. Really cute project! TFS

  24. Thanks for the great tips!
    God bless,
    Sarah 🙂

  25. Super cute card, love the bright colors. Thanks for the tips on refilling the markers.

  26. Oh, Michele. This card is so darling. LOVE the bright vibrant colors. And glad to know I have been refilling my markers like a pro all this time 😉 hugs!

  27. Beautiful card love teh bright colors . Thanks for the tips on the Copic markers

  28. I love owls and this one is so bright and pretty it really pops! Beautiful and FUN!

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