Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Under the Weather?


Welcome back to another great Challenge week over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!  This week we are making our own backgrounds.  For this particular challenge, I went with my favorite background, airbrushed clouds.

If you have never airbrushed or do not own an airbrush, I highly recommend it.  Any airbrush under 60 pounds per pressure of something-or-another will do.  You do not need the Copic recommended one that is nearly $300.00 retail.  My DH bought me one for under a hundred and I use it all the time.  I just had to buy the hand nozzle with the air trap thingy and the hookups were universal, so no fuss.  I turn it on, plug in my Sketch Copic Marker and push the little thing on the top of the handle.  Easy.  In fact, after I played around with it and got used to using it, I found out how to hold my few Ciao's in it and can airbrush with those too.  I do find that the ones I use most often, I did need to get some refills for right away, it does use up the ink.  Again Many Thanks to Bev Rochester for the cloud die she provides on line here.   Simply place this down on your card stock spray across the top, move down, repeat, and move down to repeat again.  Even if your spraying is uneven, it will look lifelike and I added a touch of W's here and there for a more stormy look.  Again, this is something you start playing around with until someone in the background is yelling they want dinner, lol.  It's fun to do. 

So for this card, I used the Umbrella Die and Stamp set available for preorder at Loves Rubberstamps.  The more we buy, the more inventory Laura can stock, so I am so using all of these to get us stocked up for the winter!  Plus I do love to use them, lol.  This little Umbrella set come with three dies, one solid for the outline that you pick that color with and then the inside die that makes nice little slices from your patterned paper to layer over and then the umbrella hook.  So easy to achieve this look.  But you can also just make a solid pattern umbrella or a solid card stock umbrella if you did not want to glue down the pieces.  I did set all the pieces down first and then glued with my Zig two way glue pen.  Why do they call it a 2 way glue pen?  They say if it's dry bond it's temporary, but I can't get it to stick to anything unless it's wet, lol. 

My little "under the weather" is a little crooked, sorry about that, just now noticing, lol.  This is one of the many sentiments this set comes with, so you get a lot of bang for your buck there.  Oh and the little raindrops stamp also comes with this set and I inked it up in London fog Memento.  There are little heart drops too and a sentiment that says, "showered with love."  This is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets

So put your thinking caps on and make your own background paper.  It could be dry or wet embossed, airbrushed or sponged, or maybe something I haven't seen or thought of and then I could KopyKat from you, lol.   Be sure to link up over at the Challenge Blog. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. 

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Tress said...

Having the "under the weather" a little crooked only adds to the charm of this get well card! Don't we all feel a little crooked when we're not feeling well? Love the airbrushed background!

Beate said...

That's adorable!
Hugs and smiles

Denise Marzec said...

Total cuteness!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Holly! Love the polka dot umbrella and the clouds in the sky! So creative! Makes me want to pull out that airbrush that I just HAD to have! sigh...

Laura Love said...

This is adorable! I love the big fat raindrops and your airbrushing is amazing! Such a cute get well card! Awesome job!

Laura said...

Gorgeous airbrushing! Love the polka dotted umbrella too!

Katie Skiff said...

This is a super cute card!! Thanks for linking up with me!! ;)

Shelby said...

Love the airbrushed clouds and the raindrops look very cool.


KanataNewf said...

So glad I visited - love your clouds. My airbrush is sadly neglected but this just might get me pulling it out again!