Tag Archives: Airbrush System

Popsicle Invite with Download

3 Jul

Ahhh, summer. It’s days of freedom, running barefoot along the beach, eating popsicles and having pool parties. Today, I’ve posted this darling Popsicle invitation over at CutCardStock.com.

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Head over there to check out the instructions. Then come back here to download the popsicle shape (below). Your version will have the title “Pool Party Birthday Celebration” and room for when and where on the front. The back has “RSVP” with space to let your guests know who to contact and how to get to the party.

Enjoy the hot, hot summer! Eli

Download the Invitation here: pool party invite!

Two Swift Gifts

18 May

It’s the season of parental celebrations, graduations, weddings…I created two easy and quick to make gifts.

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You can see a quick tutorial about them over at the Cut Card Stock blog right here.

So, happy whatever!!

Wedding Season is Upon Us

21 Feb

I guess wedding season is really all year but it does seem to go into overdrive in the Spring and continue through the summer. So I created a fun wedding card with Copic Markers featuring coloring and airbrushing and, of course, my favorite, Spellbinders die templates.

Go over to CutCardStock.com to see the products I used but you can also check out their blog for some how-to instructions.

Thanks for checking it out and see you soon. Eli

Joy to the World Garland

18 Nov

Just wanted to take a minute to share a tutorial I posted over at CutCardStock.com. It is a lovely Christmas Garland, “Joy to the World.” I chose to make it quite pale in white, cream and pink with just the right amount of bling. Go check it out HERE.

Ready for my close-up…

Have a fabulous day!!

Eli

Beauty butterfly card

6 Feb

Here is another installment in my application for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. Check out the call here. And you can see my first project, an altered CD case, here. Both of the projects were inspired by a beautiful pink/black polka dot tea set.

This card was a much more artistic interpretation while the first project was more literal for me. Here is today’s installation!

When I create a “collage” look, I like to keep layering elements, moving them around, adding things, letting others go…until I’m happy with it and then I glue it all down. I know that may sound like “Duh!” but most of the time, when I’m creating, I start gluing things down so they don’t slide around and then get locked into a simpler design. So it takes some restraint on my part to create this kind of design. It is a good exercise for me.

Here’s one more look, a close-up, that shows some of the shimmer from the dusting of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ooh, la, la!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Important Stuff
Paper Pink patterned (K&Co.)
Colorants B41 Powder Blue, C0 Cool Gray 0, C10 Cool Gray 10, G21 Lime Green, R85 Rose Red, RV10 Pale Pink (Copic), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Tools Airbrush System (Copic), Wizard, Butterfly die template (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Perfume Atomizer image (Graphics Fairy blog), Heart topped pin (Jo-Ann’s), Embossing Template (Heritage Handcrafts), Postage stamps (SkyBluePink.com), Letter stickers (Making Memories)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Black and pink cardstocks, beads, silk flowers

Inspired by the Shabby Tea Room

31 Dec

Happy New Year to all my creative friends and visitors!!

This week The Shabby Tea Room offered a darling inspiration of a shabby chic, pink baby room:

The parts that drew my attention were the polka dotted and striped accent pieces and the chair.

Here is what I created:

I want to crawl into this special place for a little nap. Ahhh.

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkley goodness on the card.

Important Stuff: Chair image (The Graphics Fairy), Polka Dot frame die template (Spellbinders), Chandelier stamp (Inkadinkado), Cathedral window embossing template (Paula Hallinan), Sketch Markers and Airbrush System (Copic)

Other Stuff: Natural Carstock, Clear glitter glue, Grey chalk ink

Miss you SNOW much!

11 Nov

As the snow fell in Denver yesterday for the first time this season, I settled in to create a card. I had Thanksgiving in mind but the snow just wouldn’t get out of my head so here is what I created:

I wish you could see this in person…I used some beautiful metallics from CutCardStock.com: Cryogen White is a smooth cardstock in a creamy white with the most delicate shimmer. It was perfect for the snow-girl. The background, Lustre, is slightly textured and lusciously colored in metallic silver-gray.

The other part of the inspiration came from Card Positioning System’s sketch this week. The circle frames on the right reminded me of a snowman.

Instructions

  • Using Classic Natural White, cut a card base to fit into a #10 envelope
  • Using Curious Metallic Lustre, trim a mat to fit onto your card front. Adhere.
  • Cut a rectangle of pink patterned paper. Tear it to suggest a snowy hill. Add it to the card. Add a bit of clear glitter glue to enhance the snowy feeling on the hill.
  • Using Curious Metallic Cryogen White:
    Cut/emboss three graduated circles for the snow-girl
    Cut/emboss the boat from S4-261 Play Time (for snow-girl’s hat)
    Cut/emboss Labels Four (#5)
    Cut/emboss four snowflakes from the S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite
  • Leaving the Labels Four die cut in the die, airbrush using E04 Natural Lipstick Sketch Marker. Also airbrush the small snowflakes from the Borderabilities® Petite die template.
  • Add stickers to the tag to spell out the sentiment.
  • Bling up the hat using glitter glue on the embossed areas.
  • Using a glitter pen, color over the pink on the small snowflakes.
  • Assemble the card, using dimensional adhesive for the sentiment tag.

Important Stuff
Papers Curious Metallic Cryogen White—82#, Lustre—92#, Classic Natural White—80# cover (CutCardStock.com); Classic paper pad Pink paper (Crafty Secrets)
Die Cuts S4-116 Standard Circles, SM (#2, 3 when counting the center as 1),  S4-114 Standard Circles LG (#3),  S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite, S4-190 Labels Four (#5), S4-261 Play Time (boat) (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants Sketch E04 Natural Lipstick marker, Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, Airbrush System (Copic)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff Clear Glitter Glue, PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesives, letter stickers

The Gift of Love (CTD #110)

17 Sep

Today, it worked. Inspired by Color Throwdown #110:

I created this card:

This was so fun to put together. Layers of fun, I would say.  I started with the card back, added a dark patterned pink paper. Then I added a strip of the pink paper stamped with Mint Motif’s Square. Next, I cut gray textured cardstock with S4-239, added the Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite scalloped border to the middle and the outer pieces to the top and bottom of the strips. Finally, I cut/embossed/airbrushed S4-049 medallion (retired). To finish off the card, I added the medallion, ribbon and the stamped sentiment. I hope it inspires you today…

Thanks for looking and hope to see you soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Summer Matstack pink patterned paper (Die Cuts With a View); Treasures Pewter cardstock (WorldWin)
Die Cuts/Tools S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, S4-049 [retired], Wizard™ (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamp/Ink/Colorants Mint Motif Very Square stamp (i {heart} papers),  The Gift of Love stamp (Hero Arts), ColorBox Silver ink (ClearSnap), Sketch R39 Garnet, W3 Warm Gray, Air Brush System (Copic)
Embellishments White organza ribbon (Michael’s), Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Other Stuff PVA Glue

Thinking of You (CTD #108)

4 Sep

A couple of days ago, I ran into some old friends and heard some sad news. I wanted to send them a card and today I had time to create. The color combination at Color Throwdown is perfect for a subtle yet elegant card. See what you think:

The second photo shows details in the card. Look at the yellow background. It is embossed with a Spellbinders Impressabilities template. Also, butterflies’ bodies have a sprinkling of brown Flower Soft. It gives the body dimension while keeping a natural look…it goes in the mail tomorrow.

Important Stuff
Pens Sketch E47 Dark Brown, E04 Lipstick Natural (Copic Markers);
Die Cuts S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilties® Petite, S5-019 Labels Eight, Wizard™ system, S3-146 Butterflies Two, I2-1006 Flower & Stone Impressabilities (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Nut Brown decorative sprinkles (Flower Soft)

Other Stuff Brown, Kraft cardstocks, Yellow handmade paper, Ultra-fine tan marker

Dream Clipboard (Color Throwdown #103)

4 Aug

I saw this color combination over at the Color Throwdown blog and it really reminded me of strawberries but for some reason (maybe the fact that I just got some new stamps, not including strawberries) when I put this little project together there were no strawberries. It’s funny how the brain begins in one place and ends in a totally different one.

Although I’m late to enter the challenge, I figured I might as well share with you all anyway.

And here are the papers and some of the other supplies I chose:

I had a mini clipboard hanging on my bulletin board above my craft table for some time…can’t even remember where I got it. I thought it would be a cute project (at least I hoped it would…you decide)

Want to make one? Here are some quick tips…

  • Cover the back and front with tan cardstock, cutting the cardstock larger than the clipboard. Sand the edges of the paper to get a perfectly fitting edge.
  • If you are unable to remove the clipping mechanics, measure and notch.

  • Cut ruched paper with Spellbinders Labels One and Floral Accents. Cut celery paper with heart from Decorative Photo Corners. Stencil as desired.
  • Trim a 2″ ruched paper strip for the front. Distress edges and adhere.
  • Stamp Rubbernecker’s Woman with Parasol (three times) and Mystic Dream onto cut celery paper.
  • Cut the stamped woman with Petite Scalloped Ovals, SM. Use Copic markers to color shoes and parasol.
  • Use Air Brush System to color the dress. Cut it out. Cut out the woman’s arm from the third stamped image. Layer elements onto scalloped oval and add, along with the Labels One, to the back of the clipboard.
  • Hand print “dreamy” words around the label on the back.
  • Add heart to top of clip and Floral Accent just behind.

There are so many things you can do to decorate this little dude. Why not pick some up today and give it a whirl.

Important Stuff
Papers Red ruched and Light Coffee Brown (WorldWin); Chloe’s Closet green patterned (Making Memories)
Stamps Woman with Parasol, Mystic Dream (Rubbernecker)
Colorants Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink (Tsukineko); Sketch R85 Rose Red, YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, Airbrush System, Garnet Spica Glitter pens (Copic)
Die cuts S3-107 Decorative Photo Corners, S4-161 Labels One, S4-199 Floral Accents, Wizard System (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Adhesives Glue Dots, EZ-Dots dispenser (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff Sandpaper, PVA Glue

Thanks for stopping by…Cheers, Eli