Have A Fairy Delightful Day!

Scrappy Boy Stamps June 2022 Release

This card was created using:

  • Steampunk Fairies Stamp Set
  • Steampunk Fairies Outline Dies
  • Fairy House (Digital Only)
  • Steampunk Watch 6×6 Stencil

I used the Steampunk Watch 6×6 stencil to create some cloud shapes to fit my Steampunk scene using a light blue and light gray ink and ink blending brushes. I used a grass stencil from my stash to add some grass towards the bottom of my card front. I downloaded and printed the fairy house and colored it up with Copic markers. I then fussy-cut it out.

Copic Colors used to color all images are below:

  • Hair, Tree Trunk, Pathway, Door- E88, E59, E34, E57
  • Skin- E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
  • Blush – R20
  • Main House (top hat), Gear & Pipe – T9, T7, T5, T3, 0
  • House (hat brim) – G14, G07, G17
  • Tree Leaves – G14, G07, G17, Y00
  • Curtains, Flower & Dress – RV10, RV13, RV14, RV17
  • Yellow Window – Y13, Y15, Y17
  • Wings & Socks -G12, G00
  • Wings – RV10

A2 Card Measurement

  • Card Base – 4.25″ x 11″ (Black)
  • Card Front – 4″ x 5.25″ (scene)
  • Stamp Sentiment in Black on Card Front
  • Glued the house image on Card Front
  • Popped up fairy with double sided foam tape

Don’t Worry, Be Crafty!

Cute Girls – Crafty Release for June 2022

I created this card by pairing an image from June’s Cute Girls’ release – Crafting with a base I made using several scraps from cards I had made during the week.

This set is a MUST HAVE for card makers and crafters! Super cute images with elements crafters use on a daily basis! You can make tags to sell your various craft items or make cards to share the love with your crafty friends! No matter what crafty hobby you dabble in or whatever “maker” you are, Sean’s got you covered with this set!

Copic Combos used:

  • Hair – Y28, Y23, YR24 and Y21
  • Eye Shadow – BG01, BG000
  • Skin – YR01, YR000, YR0000 and R02
  • Orange Shirt – YR00, YR12, YR16, YR18
  • Pink Glue Gun & Paper – RV10,RV13, RV14, RV17
  • Diecut Machine – BG15, BG01 and BG72
  • Desktop – E23, E25 and E57
  • Scissors -C3
  • Coffee Cup – E30, E31, E25

I added coordinating fibers to add interest behind the image and a simple white heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to complete this Cute Girls card.

I Love You To Bits!

Image from Steampunk Fairies Set
New June 2022 Release
  • Rust Card Stock Cut 5.5 x 4.25
  • White Card Stock Cut 5.25 x 4
  • Black Card Stock Scrap for sentiment
  • White Cardstock/Hammermill for Copic Coloring -3×5 in
  • Take 5.25 x 4 in white piece of card stock and ink blend over Steampunk Stencil (coordinating with this release)
  • Use Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, as well as white gel pen, for added detail and depth.
  • After stamping image onto the 3×5 piece of Hammermill or other alcohol friendly paper, with Momento Black ink and heat-set, I colored with Copic markers.

My Copic marker blends are as follows:

  • Hair – E18, E19, E08, YR16
  • Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
  • Wings – Y28, Y23, YR24, Y21
  • Gray Clothing – T4, T2 and T0
  • Boots – YR23,R59

Two – For – One – Tuesday

Featuring Products from Stamp Anniething & Artesprix

I am sharing a card and bookmark combo featuring The Poppy stamp set from Annie’s Garden at Stamp Anniething and sublimation inks and bookmark blanks from Artesprix.

Ink looks dull BEFORE sublimation is complete.

I traced the outline of the bookmark “blank” with a regular pencil onto plain copy paper and then stamped image using Black Artesprix ink and then colored in using Artesprix Colored Markers especially formulated for sublimation.

What is sublimation, you ask?

Sublimation Definition
When heat is applied to your colored image, the pigments turn to gas and transfer to your sublimation blank.
Place blank onto the colored image with coated side (if not coated on both sides) kissing colored image. Secure with heat tape (don’t skimp on this step)

I then cut 2 pieces of special protective paper / parchment and created a “sandwich” with the colored image taped to blank facing up and a second piece of parchment on the bottom. This helps contain any ink that escapes during the process. Having the paper face up allows the heat to hit the back of the image and transfer to the blank underneath.

I used a mat from Artesprix to protect my surface and pressed my heat press firmly on top of the “sandwich.” I purchased a no name brand from Amazon for under $80 and have been very pleased. I pre-heated my press to 390 degrees and pressed for 90 seconds. I decided to continue to press another 90 seconds and after a significant cool-down period, the results were stunning!

I used the same image and stamped on Hammermill 110 lb cardstock. I colored up with my Copic Markers. I stamped the image on Gina K masking paper and fussy cut. I placed the mask on top if my image to protect it. I ink blended using a palm ink blender, Annie’s blue inks over the sun ray stencil from Stamp Anniething.

  • Orange Mat- 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in
  • Yellow Mat – 5 1/4 in x 4 in
  • White (stamp image on this piece) 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in – pop up and center on yellow with foam tape
I love how a simple bookmark elevated my card into a gift!

Copic Color Combos for Card

  • Leaves / Green- G99, G94, G82 and Y00
  • Flowers / Yellow – Y18, Y11, YR23, Y21
  • Flowers / Orange – R 14, YR04, YR15, YR02
  • Sky & Azure Stamp Anniething Ink Cubes- ink blended with Sun-ray stencil

It’s All About The BEACH this month over at Stamp Anniething!

Annie likes to keep us guessing!! Tease Alert!
And just like that, you all are now WOKE!!! Enjoy!

Day #1 CHELSEA – SEAS THE DAY

Mini Slimline Card Project #1
Chelsea Seas The Day Stamp
Chelsea – Coordinating Outline Die

Copic Marker Blends

  • Hair – E89, E59, E34, E57
  • Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
  • Swimsuit – G09, YG07, YG01
  • Goggles – G09, YG07, YG01 and RV17, FRV1, RV00
  • Flippers – RV17, FRV1 and RV00
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • White Gel Pen
  • Glossy Accents
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Shaker Basics 2
  • Open Mat Circle Die
  • Waves Builder Dies
  • Shaker Bits
  • Slimline Cards & Envelopes
  • Beach Builder Stencil
  • Glitter Cardstock
I stamped the image, colored with my Copic markers and then stamped on masking paper to create mask to protect coloring. I cut close to the line to ensure as little white around image, but very easy to fill bin with Stamp Anniething mini ink blending brushes! Used Beach Builder Stencil to create underwater scene and drew bubbles with Prismacolir pencils, used Gamsol to smooth with blending stump and used white gel pen for highlights.

Day #2 – Dany – The Ocean Is Calling

Sneak Peek Project – Day #2
Dany – The Ocean Is Calling Stamp
Dany – Coordinating Outline Die
Poppy Stencil
Close Up of Color Spritz Iridescent Ink Spray through POPPY stencil. See how using a stippling technique with small dots over ink blending to create sand texture and the illusion if a sparkle powder-coat water bottle.
Close Up of background panel after mask was lifted, reflecting the beautiful iridescent tone on tone, shimmering visual texture achieved with the Color Spritz and Poppy Stencil.
Beach Builder Dies
Beach Word Die

Copic Blends

  • Hair – E49, E13, E19, E39
  • Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
  • Pail – BV11, BV13 and BV17
  • Sand -E31, E35, E42, E47 dotted lightly over ink blended diecut
  • Bathing Suit – FV2 and FRV1
  • Towel -FV2, FRV1, FYR1 and shadow BV23
  • Water Bottle -G14, G07, G17 and R20, R24, R29 and R39 – dotted with Spica Pens Red and White Gel Pen
  • Beach Diecut – Shadow Layer – Cut out of chipboard and letters and shell elements cut out in white. Copic blend is E01, B41, B60 and N4 coating half with clear glitter Stickles
  • Sentiment heat embossed in white on black cardstock

Ink Blends

  • Sand – Birch & Pecan Ink Cubes
  • Circle – Clear Skies, Azure and Aspen Gold
  • Spray Color Spritz over Poppy Stencil after masking circle, following ink blending water, sky and sun behind Dany.

Day #3 – Billy – Soak Up The Sun

Billy – Soak Up The Sun card project #3 Sneak Peek
Billy – Soak Up The Sun Stamp
Billy – Coordinating Outline Die

My Inspiration, Our Son Brendan, as a baby

Inspiration is ALL around you! All you have to do is look!
Stamp Image, color and mask, then use BEACH BUILDER stencil to create your scene. It is magical pulling off the mask!

Copic Blends

  • Hair – Y28, Y23 and Y21
  • Sand – ink blend with BIRCH and PECAN. Use Copic Markers in dotting pattern using E31, E35, E42, and E47, white gel pen
  • Ball – Blues FB2, FBG2, B21 , Reds R20, R24, R29, Yellows Y13, Y15 and Y17 and Green G07, G14 and G17
  • Conch – YR00, R11
  • Sand Dollar – E42 and E34
  • Starfish – YR21, YR24 and YR27
  • Bathing Suit – R20, R24, R29 – draw crabs w/ white gel pen
  • Shirt – B000, B21, B23
  • Shovel – B01, B04 and B06