Welcome to the My Sweet Petunia and Crackerbox/Suzy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Today the teams from both companies are sharing inspiration and projects using products from both of these wonderful companies, so please join us for a fun collaborative hop! Hopefully you have arrived here at my blog from Giada's blog! If not, and you would prefer to start today's hop at the very beginning, please click HERE.
Today I am sharing cards created with a variety of Crackerbox/Suzy Stamps. The shark card posted above uses Clyde the Shark, an adorable red rubber cling mounted line image stamp that is perfect for coloring. I stamped the Clyde onto a small piece of 100# Hammermill Digital Color Copy Cover using my original Misti and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I then colored with Copic markers, added highlights, with a white gel pen, and fussy cut the image.
I coated the whole image with Nuvo Crystal Glaze, using a straight pin to pop any bubbles in the glaze medium and carefully set it aside to dry overnight.
Here is the image once dry.
The glaze appears a bit cloudy at application, but dries to a thick clear, glossy surface and gives a shiny wet look to my shark.
To create my card, I first used a piece of 2" Post-it tape to mask off the horizon line of the water, and sponged on Broken China Distress Ink below the tape to create the ocean. I then tore the Post-it tape and used the ragged edge as a mask to create a faint hint of a shoreline at the top of the water line. I used the same piece of tape and moved it randomly to the sky, and without re-inking my foam blending pad sponged just a hint of clouds into the sky.
I then used just a small corner of the Clarity Bubbles Stencil and Nuvo Sugar Glitter Paste mixed with a drop of Broken China Distress ink to add bubbles, or water droplets to the lower left corner of my card front. This adds additional texture to my card panel as well.
I then trimmed my card panel down to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", cut a black cardstock mat 3 3/4" x 5" and assembled my pieces using liquid glue to a navy card base.
Once I had assembled my card, I now needed to add my Hello greeting. Once I had placed my Hello stamp into my MISTI, I stamped with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. Leaving my stamp in place, using a small foam dauber, I added a bit of Faded Jeans oxide ink to the lower half of the stamp and stamped again, inking over the previous Broken China. I then added Mermaid Lagoon ink to the lower 1/3 of the stamp and restamped again. Finally I added Blueprint Sketch ink to the very bottom of the stamp and stamped yet once more, creating that ombre look to my greeting.
I used Distress Oxides to create the background for this card using the Flying Fairy and World of Reality stamps.
I first prepped my smooth heavyweight white cardstock panel by brushing it with a embossing posder tool. I then stamped my Flying Fairy onto a piece of using my MISTI and Embossing ink, and applied black embossing powder and melting it with my heat tool.
Then, carefully avoiding the fairy's wings, I used a round foam blender to apply layers of Distress Oxide, working my way in from the sides of the panel, I sponged in Squeezed Lemonade, then Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Wilted Violet and then finally Black Soot to create a dramatic and color rich background.
I then very liberally prepped the inked panel with my powder tool, and stamped the World of Reality sentiment in embossing ink and heat embossed it in black. I trimmed the panel to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", cut a black cardstock mat 3 3/4" x 5" and assembled my pieces using liquid glue to a pale tangerine base.
I used a tissue to remove any residual ink from my embossed fairy, then added Nuvo Sugar Glitter Paste using a small silicone stylus to the wings and the tip of the wand.
That's it from me today, but I hope you enjoy today's blog hop. Your next stop on the hop is the My Sweet Petunia blog, but before you go, leave a comment to be entered to win one of two fabulous Blog Hop prizes!
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WOW! The halo effect on the fairy is incredible! I love it! TFS!ReplyDelete
love the backgrounds and your shading on Clyde FAB!!ReplyDelete
I love the way you've colored this shark! He looks super cute!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I'm in love with your shark!! Gorgeously colored and that fairy is so sweet!!! Two great cards and want both of these images and sentiments!! Such a fun blog hop!ReplyDelete
Both of your cards are amazing! I love every detail and your coloring is fabulous! IReplyDelete
These are SOOOO MUCH FUN! WOW! I love the silhouette look with the fairy and then the amazing coloring on your shark!ReplyDelete
Two awesome cards! Your blending is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Love the fairy card.ReplyDelete
That shark is adorable! Love the ombré sentiment !ReplyDelete
The shark is cool with the glitter bubbles but I love the fairy!ReplyDelete
Wow Chris.. These are both incredible.ReplyDelete
Both cards are amazing. Love how you colored the shark and the halo around the fairy.ReplyDelete
Oh my!!! Both these cards are totally adorable!!! Amazing colours!!!ReplyDelete
Wow both of these cards are magical. Love the shiny shark and stencilled bubbles in your first card. The definition between the clouds/sky and water is amazing. Your little Tinkerbell is sweet too. Great background. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyDelete
Super cards! Really liked the shark!ReplyDelete
Such great cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...
I'm amazed by the beautiful glowing fairy card!ReplyDelete
Chris, I love everything about your delightful shark card! Love the textures, colors, and die cuts! Great coloring and composition!ReplyDelete
Amazing cards!!! Love the tips for the shark, he's so cute and a darling design! And love the fairy stamp and your background is stunning!ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards! Beautifully colored shark and I love the bubbles. Wonderfully ethereal background on the fairy card.ReplyDelete
I love the "wet look" on Clyde, you did some really cool things on that card. Thanks for sharing and the instructions, I definitely want to try those.ReplyDelete
What amazing cards! Love the touches of glitter you added to them both and the illumination on the fairy card is incredible!ReplyDelete
Great cards. Love the bubble technique with the paste and the second card is so sweet.ReplyDelete
Love the adorable fairy card & your coloring of Clyde is perfection! He looks so real!ReplyDelete
Wow - love how you did the bubbles on the shark card and the fairy wings and 'halo' effect around her on the second card - love learning new techniques, my favorite thing about blog hops! TFS!ReplyDelete
Now that is a very sweet looking shark! I really like how you made the bubbles in the corner! And that fairy wow! I really love how you have a halo behind her! Just so lovely!!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards! Love the coloring and the details with the sparkle! Great texture to add the bubbles, and I love the glitter paste on the fairy wings and wand!ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards! I love that background for the fairy - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Cute cards. Love the bubbles on the shark card.ReplyDelete
These are cute cards ! I love the sweet shark with his sparkly bubbles !ReplyDelete