BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things

I just finished up teaching two classes at Photo Scraps with past week, having fun coloring up these adorable images from My Favorite Things. In class, we continued experimenting with Distress Ink backgrounds and stenciling to create scenes for our cards. Details are below.

Be sure you join me next month at Photo Scraps where we’ll exchange rain and shine for cheery garden gnomes!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans
Dies: BB Puddle Jumper Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (Sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane; Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue and Fresh Pear
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); YG03, YG07, G09 (shirt, pants, umbrella); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); BV20, BV23 (depth)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Antique Linen
Dies: BB Rain or Shine Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E41, E43, E44 (hair); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); Y02, Y15, Y19 (pants, umbrella, sun); V20 (depth)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans
Dies: BB Rain or Shine Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E41, E43, E44 (hair); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); Y02, Y15, Y19 (pants, umbrella, sun); B000 (clouds); V20 (depth)

Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish by Stampendous

I’m following up today with the supply list from the second card that I taught at Tuesday’s Copic class at The Queen’s Ink. This one features another Laurel Burch image – the Mermaid Fish stamp set from Stampendous. This is one of those iconic Laurel Burch images that you could probably do in just about any color combination as long as it’s bright. Stampendous provides a coloring guide for the Laurel Burch images which I usually look at as a starting point to select a few colors to help get me started.

Once again, I used Dylusions mixed media card as my base, blending from dark to light with Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the paper with water and then blotted it with paper towel to add a little texture. Once the background was dry, I used the waves stamp included in the set for the background, stamping with Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Ranger. I stamped the mermaid and fish images onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with the Copic markers listed below. When complete, I used the coordinating dies to cut the mermaid and fish and adhered them to the base with foam squares. I added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps to add a little dimension and sparkle.

I’ll be back at the Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, July 31st to color some of the fabulous Laurel Burch horses. Come join us! You can register online or call the store at (301) 497-9449.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish  by Stampendous
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Versamark by Tsukineko
Dies: Mermaid Fish Coordinating Dies by Stampendous; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold Detail; Water Lily Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics:  E000, E00, E21 (skin); E00, E07, E21, E23, Y32 (hair); B01, B02, B04, B66 (mermaid fin); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG13, V04, YG06 (flowers and fish)

Laurel Burch Leopard Jungle by Stampendous

I’ve amassed a rather large collection of Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous so I’ve been slowly working my way through them, either coloring them on my own or using them in classes with my students. The image featured here – Leopard Jungle – was one that I used yesterday in my Copic class at The Queen’s Ink.

I decided that I didn’t want to always teach a traditional coloring class – one where the majority of the card was either colored with Copic markers or technique driven (how to color wood, how to color water, how to add texture, etc.). Since I’ve been exploring mixed media, I decided to include my students on my journey. Luckily, they’ve been enthusiastic about joining me on this path.

I’ve also amassed a stockpile of stencils, Distress Inks pads, and jars of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and managed to use a little of each in this card! I used Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock as the base and blended Distress Oxides from bottom to top using Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple. For blending, one of my students recommended the Nuvo Blending Sponges, which I find much easier to use than the round Ranger Mini Blending Tool. After the inks were dry, I used a palette knife to apply Nuvo Embellishment Mousse over the stencil. This added a smooth, shimmery background with just a hint of color.

The image was stamped on Copic X-Press It paper and colored using the markers listed below. I kept the coloring fairly simple since there was already a lot going on visually between the image itself and the stenciled background. Once the coloring was completed, I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the stenciled base using Thin 3-D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.

Stay tuned – the Laurel Burch Mermaid is coming up next!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Laurel Burch Leopard Jungle by Stampendous
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Tribal Shapes by Hero Arts
Embellishments: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl
Copics:  Y32, Y35, Y38, E07, E21, E23, YG06, B02 (leopard); BG14, YG06 (fronds); E07, Y38 (tree trunks); B01, B02, B04, B66 (flower); V01, V04 (flower)

Party Essentials Digital Stamp from Power Poppy

Party Essentials by Power PoppyI’m notorious for sending cards late, assuming that I even manage to get them in the mail at all. You’d think that a card maker would be leading the campaign to bring snail mail back into everyday life. But I seem to have a real disconnect between making cards and actually sending them. It’s not like I hoard them – once I make them, I rarely look at them again. Furthermore, I’m not one of those people — and YOU know who you are! — who expects the recipient to lovingly cherish and proudly display my cards forever in a place of honor on the fireplace mantle.

I send it. It’s yours. Do with it what you want. End of story.

So it’s hardly a surprise that I still haven’t sent a birthday card to my oldest friend whose birthday was June 12th. My saving grace is that she never sends mine on time either. It’s our thing and it’s a natural part of the rhythm of a nearly half century friendship.

Luckily, Marcella included some fun birthday images in this week’s release as part of Power Poppy’s Digital Blitz. This image is from the Party Essentials digital stamp set which also includes two other images and four birthday related sentiments, none of which I used here. Why? Well, because I forgot to add one of the sentiments from the set when I printed the image so I had to rummage through my stash and rethink my original design. So I added one of the sentiments from Cozy Cupfuls  (which is actually a winter holiday stamp set) to the front and picked a sentiment from Layer Cake for the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Party Essentials by Power Poppy

Bottom line – I get to show off one of Power Poppy’s new releases AND I have a birthday card that might actually make it into the mail.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy; Happy Hooray by Pebbles
Stamps: Party Essentials (*) by Power Poppy; Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Layer Cake (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyz Black
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG13, BG10, B000, B01, B05, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV000, BV00

Don’t Forget! June Demo Day at Photo Scraps

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps today for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will be projects from Lisa, Karen, Linda and Gina! Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want (just $2 each). Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

SUPPLIES

Rowhouse Greetings | Blah Bunny by Honey Bee Stamps Paper: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Blah Bunny (*) by Honey Bee Stamps; Blah Blah Blah (*) by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil:
Bricked Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Copics: E50, E53, RV10, B32
Paper: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Blah Bunny (*) by Honey Bee Stamps; Small Gang (*) by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil:
Bubbles Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Copics: W1, W3, R20, B32