Introducing Bibi Cameron!

Hello friends! Today we have some exciting news to share with you! Our Neat and Tangled family is growing - please give a warm hello to Bibi Cameron! We are so excited to have her joining our team, she will be creating amazing videos to show you how fun and versatile our products can be! Now a little more about Bibi:

Originally from Colombia, South America, Bibi Cameron is an avid stamper and papercraft artist living in the Scottish Highlands. Whilst raising her 2 small children she works from home doing design work for crafty companies. She is fully dedicated to promote creativity, ideas, tutorials in social network and her Youtube Channel!

Here is where you can find her:
Blog
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Facebook

And she has created an awesome project for you today using so many great Neat and Tangled products! While the box she created has a holiday theme, think of all the other ways you could use this same technique for any products you already own!


You can even make it a luminary!

Thank you so much for taking a look, and giving such a warm welcome to Bibi! 

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Ornament with Medallion Flower Builder with Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone!

Sveta is here and I hope you are having fabulous weekend!

Today I want to show you really fun way to use Medallion Flower Builder dies.
I chose two shades of pink cardstock for the leaves and started to make a circle ornament.

 It was really easy and fun to do! I used liquid glue to adhere leaves.
For the sentiment I chose a tiny one from the My favorite nut stamp set.  I also added some glitter with Stickles to make accents.
So that's one more quick and cute idea from me for you today! Hope you enjoyed it!


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Peace Love & Joy with Lexa Levana

Happy Friday!  Our July guest, Lexa Levana, is back with her final post for the month.  We've so enjoyed having her.  Please be sure to leave her some love for all her hard work this month!

Hello everyone! Lexa here, today I'm going to share my one last card for Neat & Tangled. It's been an amazing month to guest designing for them. I've had this Little Angel stamp for a long time, but this is actually my first time to use it on a card. And now I remembered why I bought this one. LOL I mean look how adorable she is!


I create a background using Graduated Stripes Cover Plate Die which is effortlessly gorgeous for any card. I layered it on top of  blended card base. I blended some Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey) to create a gradation and splats some water after that. A strip of vellum looks like a heavenly light from above, I adhered the little angel with some foam tapes to add dimension. 


I heat embossed the sentiment with some gold embossing powder and it glows prettily. I just can't get enough of embossing, the way it melts is just mesmerizing...don't you think so?


Thank you oh-so-much once again for inviting me to be this month guest designer. I really hope it won't be the last time. And thank you for all loves and support from all of you. I hope you like my card as much as I do...have a wonderful day!
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Watercolored | Nancy Damiano

Hey there Neat and Tangled fans, it's Nancy with a pair of watercolored cards. Let's take a look at two very different look colored with the same medium. The first card is very clean and simple with a side of cute!


I used the new Schoolhouse stamp set to create this friendship card. I stacked three of the images so that the little mouse could "write" out the sentiment. I used a black pigment pen to create some swirly lines under and above the mouse to connect him to the design.

I used Kuretake Gambai watercolors to color in the images. I used very little water to get a very vibrant wash of color. I left some of the edges white to match the whimsical feel of the stamped images. It's a bold look for a clean card.


Now let's go in a completely opposite direction and use watercolors to add a very loose, flowing wash of color. Here the You're a Gem stamp set was used with white embossing powder to create a border at the bottom of the card. This offers a nice resist effect when layered with watercolors.



I used a clean, wet brush to add some water to the background and then added pink, yellow and orange watercolor paint. A spray bottle was used to spritz the paint to blend it. I love how all of the nooks and crannies in the gems filled up with beautiful color!

I love using watercolors to create very different looks. I like variety and this medium really delivers!


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Fabulous with Stephanie Gold



Hey NT lovers! Stephanie Gold here with a super fun little clean and simple summer card. :)


This sweet little girl is as much fun to color as she is to look at! I made her look a bit like my baby girl with blonde hair and I can totally picture her having a blast on a floatie like this one!!





It's hard to tell in the pictures but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the entire flamingo to give it a bit of extra glam. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you all again soon! Much love friends!

Xo, Stephanie

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Happy Anniversary

Hello there!

Mayuri here to share a card using the Triangle Pattern Builder and Art Deco sets;-)

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled July 2017 - Triangle Pattern Builder

For this card, I changed up the colour palette to something more muted and combined it with a favourite technique of mine - rotational stamping. Whenever I do this, I always try to put some guidelines down for when I actually stamp the image.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled July 2017 - Triangle Pattern Builder

This helps with the end result, but you can always try to go by eye instead for a less measured look! I took the largest triangle from the set and began stamping it in the four ink colours I'd chosen onto a white card base, ensuring one impression overlapped the next. This creates the additional colours in between ;-)

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled July 2017 - Triangle Pattern Builder

I used a MISTI tool for the stamping, though a large acrylic block would also work. Once I'd completed the stamping, I erased the guidelines and stamped a sentiment from the Art Deco set with onyx black Versafine ink.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled July 2017 - Triangle Pattern Builder

I set the card base aside and die-cut a circle out of a panel of white cardstock and foam mounted to the card front, revealing the stamped triangles and sentiment through the aperture.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled July 2017 - Triangle Pattern Builder

To finish, I adhered a few sequins from the Sherbert Mix and the Fairy Garden Mix.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Cardmaking in Bulk: Same Same or Different?

Lately I've been making lots of cards in bulk. In the last month or so I've made 6 we're moving cards, 12 teacher appreciation cards, and 18 farewell to friends cards. So it's fair to say I've learned a thing or two about how to go about doing this as quickly and easily as possible, which is good because now I've got a bunch of thankyou cards to make too!!


My first trick is to keep them to a smaller size - that means there's less real estate to fill up. I like to do 4x4" folded cards because it's easy to cut these out of 12x12" cardstock and get four to each sheet.


The next trick is to figure out a design that doesn't include too many elements, and then just do one part of the design on all the cards, progressively moving through them. For example, for these cards I started off by stamping 8 mice and cutting them out. Then I did 8 flower-beds. Next I did 8 speech bubbles.... you get the idea!


My dilemma with bulk cardmaking is always this.... do I make every single card exactly the same, or do I change it up each time? Making them the same is certainly the easiest and the quickest route. Once you've figured out the original design you don't have to do any more decision-making. But it does slightly bore me creatively!

In my video today I'm going to share with you my solution as I show you the process behind these cards. It's about keeping the same overall design, but just changing one thing each time. It's the best of both worlds!


Products Used: 

Neat and Tangled Schoolhouse Stamps
Neat and Tangled Schoolhouse Dies
Neat and Tangled Bloom Stamps
Neat and Tangled Bloom Dies
Neat and Tangled Square Thoughts Stamps
Neat and Tangled Square Thoughts Dies
Neat and Tangled Rice Paddies Stencil 
Neat and Tangled Fairy Garden Sequin Mix
Neat and Tangled Lucky Stars Dies
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You are the Sprinkles on my Donut with Lexa Levana

Hello everyone! Lexa here today to share a lovey dovey card with adorable images from the Say Yes To Donuts stamp set. I choose two donuts with a boy and a girl peeking, aren't they the cutest?


I stamped all my images with black Versafine ink and watercolor them using Distress Markers. I picked some matching patterned papers and played with the layout for today. I personally think this pink and brown color combination goes really well with the theme, sweet! I die cut the Heart of Gold die in the middle, through the card base, so it created a heart shaped hole.
Inside the card, I layered the outline of geometrical heart on top of the same pink cardstock I used on the fishtail banner. I white embossed the sentiment on a piece of vellum and adhered it with some glossy accents over the heart. That's how I added some texture and dimension to this card.


To finish my card I added some of pretty pink sequins in various sizes. I really hope you like today's card and inspiration. I will see you next week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing day!
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You're a Gem with Sharna Waksmulski

Hello Neat & Tangled friends! I am so excited to be joining you today!

I have a shaker card featuring the new set, You're a Gem. I often need thank you cards & cards for crafty friends so I absolutely fell head over heals for the sentiments in this one.
I watercolored the background in a soft pastel rainbow. The gems I white heat embossed and using the same shades as the background colored them in as well. I cut the frame to leave a small boarder around the edge so the background is continous across the cardbase. I filled the shaker with the gems as well as the sparkling rainbow sequin mix from Lucy's little things.
Finally, I adheared the panel to a 100lb cardstock base & gave it a good shake!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Sharna
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Summer Sale!

Hello friends!

We love summer, and we love a good sale, so let's have a summer sale!

Code is good now through July 23, 2017 at 11:59pm EST!

Happy shopping!
Danielle
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You're An Awesome Friend with Keeway

Hi there! It's Keeway here and today I wanted to share another card featuring the July Release of the oh-so-cute Schoolhouse set. I love this set so much! One of my favorite things about this set is its versaility. It might be a school-themed set, but you can make this little mouse write any sentiment you want, which means you can make it fit any type of card you need!

I stamped my images in hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut all the images with the coordinating Schoolhouse Nice and Neat dies.

On white cardstock, I blended Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey distress inks. I really wanted a large sentiment to work with so I decided to use the Awesome Nice and Neat Dies to pair with my sentiment from the Schoolhouse set. I die cut the 'Awesome' three times out of white cardstock and adhered them together. It creates a beautiful depth to the sentiment. On a black cardstock then I die cut a dome shape out of, I also die cut the outline of awesome to get the inverse shape -- the coolest thing about these dies! And to finish the full sentiment, I heat embossed 'You're an' and 'friend' in white. I simply used a post-it to mask off any portion of the sentiment that I didn't need.
And finally, now that all the pieces are ready, I assembled them all onto my ombre background as if the little mouse writing the sentiment!

Thanks for joining me today and hope to see you next time!


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Thankful Autumn with Kay



Hello! I'm here to share a card with you that I did with some fun Neat & Tangled products! I know, I know, it's another fall card. I figure if people can make Christmas cards all year, then I can make fall cards all year too :) Besides, it seems like Christmas sneaks up on us so fast, that Fall kind of gets squished out and left behind. Can't have that now!



For this card, I'm using the Triangle Patterned Builder diesMaple Leaves Journaling Card, and Maple Thanks. The paper is from Doodle Bug Design.



I started by cutting  a lot of the smallest triangles from the Triangle Pattern Builder Dies,  out of the fall colored patterned papers. I then drew a diagonal line across my white card base, and started piecing my quilt design. Once I had one row down against the line, lining up the other pieces by eye was a chinch!


After I got all of my pieces glued down, I stamped the sentiments from the Maple Leaves Journaling card along the edges of some of the squares. Then I cut the Maple Thanks die out of white card stock and glued that down at an angle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my card!

Kay :)


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Swirly Twirly Stencil Waves Background



Hi there! It's Cheiron here with my monthly post. This week I am sharing a card with an adorable elephant from the Beach Day set on a background of "waves" made with the Swirly Twirly stencil. This background is super easy to make using a mono print technique with Distress Oxides and stencils.


To begin, I took my stencil and Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean.


Then I pressed the inks into the stencil with the Distress Oxides, I find it easiest to apply a little twist while pressing them down so the ink comes out of the pad easier.


Once my inks were on the stencil, I gave them a few spritzes of water, until I could see it beading up on the back of the stencil. When the stencil was inked up and sprayed with water, I turned it over and pressed it down onto a panel of watercolor card stock to make a monoprint. I placed a paper towel over it to blot any excess and then removed the paper towel and stencil.


I love the look of this background, and think it looks just like waves! I hope you will try it out for yourself :)
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Introducing our July Guest Designer - Lexa Levana



We're excited to be introducing this month's guest designer, Lexa Levana.  Lexa's sweet cards are going to have you smiling all month.  She's a wonderful colorer and creates the sweetest scenes/vignettes on her cards.  Here's a little more about her:

Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself first, you can call me Lexa. I live in Bandung, Indonesia. I always love all things related to arts and colors as long as I can remember. I ended up took architecture as my major on university but after I got married and had my first born I quit my job as an architect. Staying at home (almost) everyday as a mom is not an easy task to do. I needed to channel my passion in art somewhere else, that's how I start cardmaking. Two years before that I had started scrapbooking as a hobby, but now I'm so engaged in watercoloring and making cards. This me time keeps me sane from hectic housework if you what I mean. ;)

Today Lexa is sharing a couple of cards featuring our Prehistoric set.  We're loving how she combined elements from older sets to complete these.  Take a look:

 
Hello crafty friends! I hope you guys are doing great today. Lexa here today and I received a huge opportunity to be a guest design for Neat & Tangled. Yay! I've been their fans for a while, so when I got an email few months ago about this..I was going crazy. Haha. I'm so thrilled and honored to take part on this. So, thank you so much for having me this month. :)

I always love dinosaurs. When I first saw all the adorable images from Prehistoric stamp set...I'm in love! So I decided to use all the images and seperate them on two cards. On my first card I use watercolor patterned papers for the background. I like how versatile this stamp set is, I make a baby card for the first one by combining the sentiment from Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee.



Momma dinosaur has two babies, one who's hanging around her neck and other one is just hatched. How cute is that! I also add googly eyes for extra fun. And don't forget to add some pretty sequins. I think the watercolor background match well with all the watercolored images. The trees are there to complete the scene, they are from Lumberjack Love.



I created a birthday card for the second one, the main images still come from Prehistoric stamp set but the 'celebrate' sentiment is from the older stamp set called Celebrate. I white embossed the sentiment and then blend some Distress Inks in Peacock Feather, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey then flicked some water on the background to create some faded spots. Don't you think the bold words match the one in a speech bubble pretty well?

I really enjoy watercoloring all the cute images, it makes me happy. I also add a party hat to match the birthday theme on this one. It comes from Big Top Birthday, the size is perfect for this little girl. I use yellow Nuvo Drops for the enamels to add some textures and dimensions.



I hope you like my cards for today and thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you next week...have an amazing day!
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True Friends



Hey everyone!  I am just back from vacation, our family went out west to South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, a totally different part of the country.  We saw the Ingalls Homestead, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Black Hills, Little Big Horn, Devil's Tower, caves, rocks, prairie, trees, lots of climbing and hiking.  It was a great time, and I'm still in an outdoorsy soft of mood which spilled over into today's card.

I pulled out my Calathea set for today's card, I created a similar card a while back for the A Blog Named Hero Anniversary hop, with softer more nontraditional colors, but today I went with the greens.  Just random stamping, trying to balance things, using a mix of first and second generation stamping.

One little trick, when using inks that are good for solid stamps because they will kind of soften and blend a bit (think Altenew or Hero Arts), I will run my heat gun over my panel after each layer of stamping.  I feel like this gives you a crisper image so that the layers don't bleed into one another.

I wanted a softer, more earthy and warmer look to the card, so I used a cream rather than white panel.



Once my stamping was done, I used the recently released Together stamp and my MISTI for the sentiment.  I love a good one layer card and the Calathea set is perfect for this.

A cream mat and kraft based finished this off.  Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!
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You're an A+ Kind of Friend with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

If you caught last week's wrap up video you may remember me mentioning I'd have a video coming using the charming characters from the new Schoolhouse set. 

Today's the day! 
Whoop Whoop! 


When I was sitting down to make my card I couldn't choose which adorable images to use so basically I used them all. I only left out one little mouse. I promise there was no where to squeeze him in or I would have done it lol


I decided on a super simple distress ink watercolor background to ground all my images. I wanted a splash of color without distracting away from the super fun stamps. 

You can watch the card come to life in the video below 


I really love how the mice in this set are reaching up. There are so many ways to make them interactive with the other animals and objects in the set. I can't wait to use them again! 


Thanks so much for hanging out with me!


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Neat & Tangled SCHOOLHOUSE
Neat & Tangled SCHOOLHOUSE
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SCHOOLHOUSE - NICE AND NEAT DIES
SCHOOLHOUSE - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
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Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker
Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker
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Copic Sketch MARKER b23 PHTHALO BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER b23 PHTHALO BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker YG06 YELLOWISH GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG06 YELLOWISH GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
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Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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Copic Sketch Marker B24 SKY BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B24 SKY BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER B26 COBALT BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER B26 COBALT BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER B29 ULTRAMARINE
Copic Sketch MARKER B29 ULTRAMARINE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y21 BUTTERCUP YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y21 BUTTERCUP YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
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Copic Sketch Marker Y26 MUSTARD
Copic Sketch Marker Y26 MUSTARD
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y11 PALE YELLOW
Copic Sketch MARKER Y11 PALE YELLOW
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