We’re going wild with our Copic Markers! Over the past year and a half, we have traveled across the country with Creating Keepsakes Magazine’s CK Convention teaching our Simply Copic classes. We are happy to announce that we are starting a new series on the blog modeled after our Simply Copic class series.  From time to time, we will post fun tips and tutorials on creating with your Copic Markers right here on the Clear and Simple Stamps blog.


Simply Copic: Cheetah Print


For today’s fun project, we are talking animal prints. With a few simple strokes, you can transform any image by adding a fun pattern.

To create Rag Doll Willa’s adorable cheetah print dress, we have put together a step-by-step tutorial that will make you wild about adding fun details to your rag doll outfits.

From left to right in our diagram below, we follow the basic coloring principles for coloring in Willa’s dress.

The colors we used are Red Trio 4.

We started by coloring in the dress with the R81.

We added the shadows with the R85.

We went directly over the shadow with the R83.

Then we colored in the entire dress again with the R81.

To place our cheetah spots, we colored in a few small sloppy circles

using R25 from our Red Violet Trio 3.

To complete the print, we added brackets on the sloppy circles

using T6 from our Toner Gray Trio 3.

And here is Rag Doll Willa all decked out in her trendy cheetah print dress, ready to celebrate and brighten someone’s special day!

To find more tutorials and watch our basic coloring video, visit our Simply Copic page. We will look to add more resources and PDF downloads throughout the year, so be sure to check back with us to see what is new…

Simply Copic: Cheetah Print Supply List


Cheetah Tutorial Gallery

 Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0.1} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}



Customer Appreciation Month

We are celebrating 2011 with gifts.  We have an annual tradition at Clear and Simple Stamps that we decided to share here on the blog.  Every year we like to recognize our customers during the holiday season with a special gift – a limited edition stamp set.

Every customer who has purchased from CSS during 2011 will receive a free sentiment stamp and a holiday card handmade by the owners.  Those customers who have spent over $100 will receive a free Limited Edition Sentiment set.  In previous years we have done a “Thank You” and “Thinking of You” set, this year we are gifting a “Celebrate the Season” set.  And for those customers who have spent over $300, you will receive a bonus surprise gift.

This special sentiment and stamp set are not available for sale.  You will only receive these as an online/web store customer of Clear and Simple Stamps.  We truly appreciate your business and hope you will join in the celebration of 2011… Read more