Thursday, August 5, 2021

Shine like the whole universe is yours...

 

 

Hey friends!

Well, we've finally made it to the last day of Stamping Bella new release sneak peeks. That means tomorrow we will finally be able to shop this fabulous new selection of stamps! Just to refresh, there are 36 new stamp sets coming to the shop tomorrow and we are wrapping things up with the ever adorable Tiny Townies. There are several being showcased over on the Bellarific blog which you will want to check out for a chance to win a gift certificate... in the mean time I am sharing the super cute Tiny Townie Astronauts here.

I've made two cards using the Tiny Townie Astronauts set along with the new Starry Sky backdrop. First up are the girls and these STEM stars are exploring the universe together one planet at a time. Once I had colored them both I masked them off and stamped the Starry Sky Backdrop right over them. Once that was done I grabbed my Copic airbrush system to create the colorful galaxy look. Being my first attempt with a galaxy I ended up being a tad heavy handed on the black and covered up a lot more of the background stamp detail than I wanted to. But you live and you learn and I did much better on my second attempt with the boys. It also really came to life when I tapped some watered down Dr PH Martins bleed proof white over top to add more stars off in the distance.


And here are the boys rocketing through the cosmos. They got the same masking and airbrush treatment as the girls, though you can see that I was able to leave a lot more the of the Starry Sky Backdrop showing.  :)

Well I hope you've enjoyed this week of previews and have started filling out your wish list for tomorrow... live long and prosper! 


Girls supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Astronauts set, Starry Sky Backdrop, and sentiment) 
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Dr PH Martins bleed proof white
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl 1 hair- E50, E51, E53, E55

girl 2 hair- E23, E25, E79

space suits- C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, BG000, FBG2, BG07, B39, V000, V01, V12, V04, V09

space- BG23, BG45, BG49, V04, V15, V09, 100
ufo- C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C9, 0, FYG1, FYG2

Boys supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tiny Townie Astronauts set and Starry Sky Backdrop
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

Dr PH Martins bleed proof white

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

boy 1 hair- E15, E27, E79
boy 2 hair- E74, E77, E79

rocket- C0, C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, 0, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y18, YR04, YR09, R14, R17, R29

space- Y13, YG23, B05, B18, B39, 110
space suits- C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, B02, B05, B18, B000, B00, B01, B05, YG21, YG23, YG17, FBG2

 

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

We are all of us stars...

Hey, hey!

It's day three of the Stamping Bella new release previews! Out of the 36 new stamp sets coming to the shop on Friday, today the design team is shining the spotlight on all of the new Edna and Oddball stamps. For my card I've colored up the fabulous Oddball Marilyn in all of her 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' glory. This bombshell Oddy is a real show stopper and so much fun to create with. Once I had Marilyn colored up I decided to cut down the card stock she is on to a more narrow strip so that I could add some super sparkly glitter card stock behind her. Unfortunately it is always hard to capture the sparkle in photos but in person this card really dazzles. Now don't forget to check out today's post on the Bellarific blog for a chance to win a gift certificate before the big release!

Have a fabulous day!

 


 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, glitter card stock and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Oddball Marilyn
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sakura starburst glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Kaiser Craft gems

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55

eyes- C1, C2, 0, B34, B45, B39

clothes- C0, C2, C4, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV99
background- R24, R27, R29, R89


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Have fun...

Hello again!

Can you believe it is August already? For some that means a last chance to squeeze in a summer vacation and for others it can be the month they find themselves heading off to college and grand new adventures of the academic sort. That's why I thought this cutie from the new Miss Anya All Year kit was the perfect girl to represent August. She is all packed up and ready for travel. Whether it is for a fun escape or starting school in a new state, that remains to be seen. I paired this Miss Anya All Year with the SUV Trunk digi set because it was the perfect way to help set the scene of her being dropped off at the airport. I also masked the plane tickets from the All Year kit into her upraised hand to reinforce the travel theme of this card. By placing the car slightly higher on the card I was able to create the illusion that it is parked behind her and by playing with different grey tones I could make it look like she was up on the sidewalk while the car is a step lower on the asphalt. This does much of the work for me, as far as the background goes. For the rest of the scene I pretty much stuck with simple rectangle shapes to create the impression of windows behind her and buildings off in the distance. Certainly nothing super detailed or intricate was needed since our Miss Anya is the real star of the show.  :)

Stay crafty my friends!


 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler

digital stamp- The Greeting Farm (SUV Trunk set)

stamps- The Greeting Farm (Miss Anya All Year kit)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set
Speech Bubble die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

skin- E11, E13, E23, E25, E04, E93
hair- YR23, YR24, E57, E47, E49
clothes/bags- B93, B95, B97, B99, RV00, RV52, RV55, RV91, RV93, C2, C3, BV23, BV25, BV29, RV63, RV66, RV99
camera/tickets- C2, C3, C4, C5, , C7, C9, 0, BG000, BG72, Y15

sidewalk/road- N1, N2, N3, N5, N6, N8
car- T5, T8, T10, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, W2, W3, W5, W6, W7, W10, E42, E43, E44, B21, B23, B45, R24, R29, YR04
background- YG03, YG63, E84, E87, BG000, B00, B12, B91, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6