Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stamp Anniething ~ Make a Splash!

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the Stamp Anniething Blog.  Last week I promised you a tutorial on how to airbrush an ocean background, so here you go!!!  Today, I am using the Stamp Anniething ~ Mermaids.


Now I'm just a beginner at this, so I want to make sure you know that everything I learned about how to do this - I learned from the fabulous Jennifer Dove at her Boot Camp for Copics.  So let's get started.


To get started, choose the Copic Markers you wish to use.  From this picture, the colors I ended up using are B97, BG49 and YG17.  Then you need to make sure you use Glossy Cardstock.  And then of course, you need the Copic airbrush system.


Starting with B97, generously airbrush the color on the bottom and the sides of the cardstock.  (You might want to apply a little more than I did - I had to go back a couple of times and add more color).


Add your next color, for me that was BG49.  I sprayed it just to the inside of the first color, but also overlapping a bit.


Then, I added just a touch of YG17, once again to the inside of the second color, but overlapping a bit as well. (Make sure you don't add too many colors, otherwise it turns out a bit muddy).


Next, take a Mini Mister and fill it with Isopropyl Alcohol.  Jennifer Dove recommends the best one to use for airbrushing on Glossy Cardstock is 99%.  I didn't have any of that on hand at the time, so I used 91% - which still worked out pretty good.

What you want to do is spray one little section and then quickly use the airbrush to blow the liquid around in a wiggly upwards motion until the wet ink dries.  Then spritz another section and repeat until you achieve your desired look.  At the end give it one more spritz all over and then just let that dry naturally.


I added a little more ink to get it a bit darker, but here it is with all the layers completed.  Once it's completely dry (which only takes just a minute or two) it's all ready to add to your project.  :)


And voila!  Here is my completed project.  Doesn't it look cool????  This little beauty is from the Stamp Anniething ~ Mermaids.  The solid colors of cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.  I made the ocean floor using the DCWV ~ Cork Stack.  I cut the ocean floor and seashell with the Jaded Blossom ~ Tropical Dies.  The sentiments are from the same Mermaids stamp set.  And I cut the labels with the Jaded Blossom ~ Mini Tag Dies 2.

Copic Sketch Colors
Skin ~ E50, E51 E21, E93
Hair ~ YR14, YR18, E19, E79
Tail ~ YG03, YG17, YG67, BG49
Rock ~ C3 C5, C7, C9
Ocean ~ B97, BG49, YG17

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SVG Cutting Files ~ You are my HERO

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at the SVG Cutting Files Blog.  And today I have a special card to share with you.  My best friend's stepson just graduated from Boot Camp for the United States Marine Corps! Ooh Rah!!!!


For my super simple card, I combined two different files.  First, I cut the card base using the SVG Cutting Files ~ Classic Label Card Base.  Then I decorated the front using this flag cut from the SVG Cutting Files ~ Patriotic Lollipop Cover Set.  The sentiments are from the My Creative Time ~ Happy Homecoming.


Since there are many restrictions on what we can send/give them during this time, I decided to add a gift card on the inside.  I used the Jaded Blossom ~ Gift Card Die for the insert.  And the sentiment is from the retired My Creative Time ~ My Little Firecracker.


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Can't wait to see you all again tomorrow.  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Stamp Anniething's May Release ~ Day 3 : Annie


Hi and welcome to Day #3 of Stamp Anniething's May Release!  
This release we are introducing you to ONE new and TWO returning characters.
Today its all about Annie!


Annie is back and ready for summer! Check her out on her beach blanket and in her sun hat!
 Measuring around 2.597 X 2.789
Included is a small "Wishing you sunshiny days" sentiment as well.
She is perfect for everyday occasions!
Annie and the other 2 stamps from this release are available in the store NOW!

Your Chance to win!!
Comment to win during the release days for your chance to win 
a prize of a 6X6 Glitz Paper Pad (random theme).

The more places you comment to win, the more entries for your name!
Comment on THIS blog, PLUS all the DT's blog for the 3 day release!!

Winner will be announced on Friday EVENING May 15th

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HERE IS MY PROJECT


Hee!  Isn't she a cutie?!  I don't know about where you live, but here in Phoenix we are already approaching our "sunshiny" days of 100+ degrees . . . Wahoooo!  The card base is made with Papertrey Ink cardstock.  All of the other papers are from the Authentique ~ Radiant collection.  I cut the waves, the seashell and the sand using the Jaded Blossom ~ Tropical Dies.  And once again for the sand, I used the DCWV ~ Cork Stack.


This is the super sweet Stamp Anniething ~ Annie : Sunshiny Days.  I colored her in using Copics.  And to make her hat a little more fun, I used the Copic Blending Solution and a texture rag.  Isn't she a cutie?!?

Copic Sketch Colors
Skin ~ E50, E51, E21, E93
Hat ~ B97, B95, B93, B91
Hair ~ E79, E57, E35, E33
Sunflower ~ YR07, Y35, E49, E47, E44, E43
Bathing Suit ~ BG13, BG11

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Check out the AWESOME creations the Design Team made with adorable Annie!
Just click on their name to be taken to their blogs for all the details.
 Don't forget to leave some love for them!


Stamps are available in the STORE  NOW!!!

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I hope you have enjoyed all of my sneaks this week.  Have a great day everyone.  I will see you all again soon.

SVG Cutting Files ~ May Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for the SVG Cutting Files ~ May Challenge.  And this month the theme is: Make a teacher appreciation or graduation project.  



You know how I love my gift cards.  And what teacher couldn't use a good old cup of coffee to brighten his/her day?!?!   ;)


I cut this using the SVG Cutting Files ~ Kawaii Crayon Box Slider Card.  Isn't it just the cutest?!?  All of the different colors of cardstock are from my scraps, but I think they are either Papertrey Ink or Simon Says Stamp.  


This is the card with the slider part pulled out.  I used the Jaded Blossom ~ Gift Card Die on the crayon slider piece.  And both sentiments are from the My Creative Time ~ More Gift Card Sentiments.  Super cute!!!  I just love it!

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Make sure you head on over to SVG Cutting Files to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you.  I hope you give this challenge a shot...I can't wait to see what you all make!  Have a great day everyone.  I will see you all again in just a few hours for my second post of the day!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stamp Anniething's May Release ~ Day 2 : Lorraine


Hi and welcome to Day #2 of Stamp Anniething's May Release!  
This release we are introducing you to ONE new and TWO returning characters.
Today its all about Lorraine!!


You remember Lorraine don't you?  She was from an earlier release... and is back again in her summer gear!!  Measuring around 2.394 X 3.434
She has her cute bathing suit and swimming device and glasses ready to go!
Included is a small "sunshine!" sentiment as well.
She is perfect for everyday occasions!
Lorraine will be available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we are peeking for you this week!!

Your Chance to win!!
Comment to win during the release days for your chance to win 
a prize of a 6X6 Glitz Paper Pad (random theme).

The more places you comment to win, the more entries for your name!
Comment on THIS blog, PLUS all the DT's blog for the 3 day release!!

Winner will be announced on Friday EVENING May 15th

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HERE IS MY PROJECT 


I always think you can never have enough Thank You cards on hand, especially when someone has helped you out in a pinch.   So I think this is just perfect for such an occasion.  This beauty is the Stamp Anniething ~ Lorraine : Sunshine.  The card base is made with Papertrey Ink cardstock.  All of the other papers are from the Carta Bella ~ Ahoy There collection.  And once again, I made the sand using the DCWV ~ Cork Stack.


Both mat layers are cut using the My Creative Time ~ Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.  I colored my beautiful Lorraine using Copics.  I added some fun Stickles to her shades.  And instead of using the sentiment that came with this stamp, I used a sentiment from the My Creative Time ~ Lost At Sea.

Copic Sketch Colors
Skin ~ E50, E51, E21, E93
Hair ~ T4, T6, T8, T10
Bathing Suit ~ B95,  B97, B99
Life Preserver ~ C1, C3, R24, R46, R59

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Check out the AWESOME creations the Design Team made with adorable Lorraine!
Just click on their name to be taken to their blogs for all the details.
 Don't forget to leave some love for them!


Stamps will be available in the STORE on FRIDAY

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Thanks for joining us for Day 2 of our May Release.  I will see you all again tomorrow.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stamp Anniething's May Release ~ Day 1 : Audrina


Hi and welcome to Day #1 of Stamp Anniething's May Release!  
This release we are introducing you to ONE new and TWO returning characters.
Today it's all about Audrina!!


Audrina is an adorable clear cling stamp measuring around 2.581 X 2.780
She has great flowing hair with sea pearls in it.  She is just too much fun!
Included is a small "make a splash!" sentiment as well.
She is perfect for everyday occasions!
Audrina will be available in the store FRIDAY along with the other 2 stamps we are peeking for you this week!!

Your Chance to win!!
Comment to win during the release days for your chance to win 
a prize of a 6X6 Glitz Paper Pad (random theme).

The more places you comment to win, the more entries for your name!
Comment on THIS blog, PLUS all the DT's blog for the 3 day release!!

Winner will be announced on Friday EVENING May 15th

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HERE IS MY PROJECT!!


This is the brand new Stamp Anniething ~ Audrina.  Isn't she beautiful???  I just love how this turned out!  I airbrushed the background to look like this beautiful mermaid was swimming in the ocean or shall I say 'under da sea'  Hee Hee!  ;)    (tutorial coming soon!!!)   


I cut the background piece using the Jaded Blossom ~ Card Mat Dies and glossy cardstock.  I cut the label using the Jaded Blossom ~ Mini Tag Dies 2.  The seashell and the ocean floor are cut using the Jaded Blossom ~ Tropical Dies.  And for the ocean floor, I used the DCWV ~ Cork Stack.  I also added some pretty Stickles to her hair for a little sparkle.

Copic Sketch Colors
Ocean Background ~ B97, BG49, YG17, YG03, RV19
Mermaid Tail ~ YG67, YG17, YG03, BG13, 
Mermaid Hair ~ YR14, YR18, E19, E79, 
Mermaid Skin ~ E21, E51, E50, E93

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Check out the AWESOME creations the Design Team made with adorable Audrina!
Just click on their name to be taken to their blogs for all the details.
 Don't forget to leave some love for them!


Stamps will be available in the STORE on FRIDAY


Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  Thanks for joining us for Day 1 of our May Release.  I will see you all again tomorrow.  Have a great day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Stamp Anniething ~ "I'm Nerdy and I know it"

Hello everyone!  It's my day to post over at Stamp Anniething.  I have a fun little treat for any of your kiddos out there who might be getting ready for a summer reading program or just a fun trip to the library.


I cut this fun tag for the water bottle using the Jaded Blossom ~ Wine Tag Die.  To decorate it, I used the cute little apple and pencil from the Stamp Anniething ~ I'm Nerdy.  I colored them in with Copic ~ Sketch Markers and also added a couple of fun googlie eyes . . . hee!  The patterned paper and the "I heart books" are from the DCWV ~ Educmacation Stack.  I cut the label using the Jaded Blossom ~ Mini Tag Dies 2 and the sentiment is also from the Stamp Anniething ~ I'm Nerdy.

Copic Sketch Colors
Apple ~ R59, R46, R24, YG67, YG17, YG03, E57, E35, E31
Pencil ~ R22, R20, C7, C5, C3, C1, YR24, YR38, Y15, Y11, E57, E35, E31

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day everyone!

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