Monday, February 22, 2010

My first airbrush experience

Well, yesterday, I took the Copics certification class in Overland Park, Ks. I met Sally Lynn and she is just a hoot! I also got to meet one of my blogging friends, Lisa Cook. I had a blast! The weather wasn’t great but the three hour hike was worth it.

So, I have had an airbrush kit sitting in my craft room for months afraid to use it. After using the demo at class I thought this isn’t hard, so I took mine out of the package and made a card tonight. I made this for a friend who is finalizing her adoption on Thursday.

My airbrushing technique definitely needs some practice but all in all it didn’t turn out bad. It is definitely a plain card for me with no embellishments but it was fun! So, here is the front.

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I used my Cricut Hello Kitty cartridge for the font. I stuck it down with temporary adhesive so that I could spray over the top.  IMG_0135 (Small)IMG_0137 (Small)

I used this adorable House Mouse Baby Blocks stamp. I also used the MS Deco Art continuous punch set.

During class yesterday Sally Lynn showed us that you could use a Spica with the air gun too just by holding it under the little metal nozzle. The picture doesn’t show it very well though.

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I sentiment inside just says Congrats with the stamped image on the top of the card. I added some Scent My Cards Baby Powder scent as a finishing touch. Boy, love that smell!!

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17 comments:

Kathy said...

Hello Stephanie
Beautiful card... I would love to take the copics course too! Great job on this image and many more of your gorgeous images here on your blog!

Anonymous said...

I love the airbrush look on this card. I wish I could be certified also. Going to take the online course at MCC classes but would love to have that piece of paper. Denise

Handmade by Vivi said...

Steph, your card with airbrush techinique is adorable! you did an awesome job!! and the HM image is so cute!!!
I wish I could be certified by Copic too!!
xxx
Vivi

Julia said...

Great job ! Very nice layout & love the blue(Gee I think it's a Boy, :) )
So congrats.
Hugs & many well wishes for you & your DD,
Julia B.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your certification - I'm debating now on taking the class in St. Louis in April. Cindy2

Jean said...

Stephanie, Love your air brushing and of course I love your little House mouse stamp... I have that one too.. you did an adorable job and perfect for DD...
Hugs, Jean

Crazystamper said...

Very nice card...Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Crazystamper said...

Very nice card...Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Crazystamper said...

Very nice card...Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Ga said...

Great job! I'm hoping to be able to get certified in March if there are openings left. Have the airbrush system and have been afraid to try it. Your card is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent. Jackie

Debbie Yates said...

Hello Stephanie...your blog is great! I absolutely adore the cottage at the top - is it a stamp or digi? Congrats on getting your Copic cert...that's cool! Someday I hope to be as good as you!

Candy said...

Great job Stephanie - Your card is as cute as a button. Congratulations to your friend :o)
Hugs, Candy

Leanne said...

Hey Mrs. Steph!! Love this airbrushing! I left you something on my blog come and get it!!

inkyheart said...

Great job, Steph! Looks like you've got another tool in your creative arsenal! I'm glad you enjoyed the certfication class. And tell your friends to look at http://copicmarker.com/certification/certification-applications-info/. All of the open certification classes are listed there. Sometimes I'm just in town teaching workshops also - and my classes specifically are on my blog at http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com in the right hand sidebar.
Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Sally Lynn MacDonald

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