Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Life is better at the beach

This week’s card tells where my mind is going.  Sandy beaches and deep blue water.  Can everyone say  V A C A T I O N.?  It will be a while before I actually take mine, but talking to my older sister last night she told me that she booked herself on a fourteen day cruise through the Mediterranean as a fiftieth birthday gift to herself.  I was so excited for her and since I was already working on this airbrush technique following the instructions from Jennifer Dove, I decided to turn it into a card to wish her a great vacation.

The background was created using copic markers, an airbrush system, and a little of the Copic Opaque white.  I used Lawn Fawn’s Life is good stamp set and matching dies.  The sentiment is stamped using Versafine black and the hearts from the Happy Trails stamp set also from Lawn Fawn is stamped WPlus9’s Sweet Gelato. 
Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White for card base, Hammermill #100 for picture panel and die cuts, Recollections Black for mat Record;
Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawns Life is Good with matching dies and Happy Trails for the heart, By Diezyne Stitched and Pierced Rectangles;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Copic Opaque White, Lavender Atyou Spica pen;
Copics: B99, E55, R29, R39, R59, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG09;
 Everything else: Airbrush compressor

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  1. WOW! First, super jealous of the vacation that your sister is going on but THAT CARD is gorgeous!

    I will never have the skills to do the gorgeous shading and stuff like this, so I really appreciate it when I see it! Looks fantastic!

    - Lisa from SCS

  2. Wonderful shading job. I still struggle a bit with this myself and have never used an air brush (yet).

    1. Keep at it Alexandra and have a blast.

  3. Oh my- how I love this! I would love to see what you did with the airbrush to create this card. I LOVE the layers you created- fabulous!

  4. Thank you Shelly. I followed the tutorial that Jennifer Dove has on her site just4funcrafts.blogspot.com


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