I have been avoiding the "Copic craze" due to the cost, but I recently gave in to it. Copics are awesome markers that illustrators and artist use that have crossed over into crafting. I recently purchased my first Copic Sketch marker (B24 Sky) at Stamp Antonio Arts (along with some other items). I have 6 more Copics coming from eBay.
It takes a little while to get the feel of the marker. The ink colors smoothly and richly. I made two birthday cards the other evening with my new marker and Basic Grey paper. Yes, I am hooked and I have not even starting blending with the markers yet.
Stamp Set: Happy Moments from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Riding Hood Red from Stampin' Up!
Marker: Copic Sketch (B24) Sky
Card Stock: Kraft and Riding Hod Red from Stampin' Up! and Neenah Solar White
Paper: Life of the Party from Basic Grey (6x6 pad)