Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

Howdy everyone!  I hope you're having an amazing Thursday!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps clear stamps & die release!  Did you get a gander at those fabulous stamps and corresponding dies up there?  So many fun creative possibilities to be had.  These 4 new clear stamp sets and 2 die sets are on sale in the store right now!!!

Today I am featuring the sweet little "Hoo Loves You" clear stamp set.  This wonderful set includes 3 adorable owls and 3 hoot-ariffic sentiments too!

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Today I thought I would share with you how I created my focal square and how I created the back ground for my adorable little owl.
Step 1:
Stamp the owl image onto the cardstock die cut square using brown ink.  Stamp the same image again onto some masking paper (by Inkadinkado) and cut out the masking paper owl.  You can also use Post-It-Note paper for this too.   They now make some that is sticky all the way across except for a small edge.
Step 2:
Adhere the square temporarily to some scrap paper using some low-tack tape.  I used Micropore Tape. I love this stuff because you can still see through it to position it for a little masked border!  Peel the masking paper backing from the owl and stick it right over top of the stamped image.
Die cut a circle from a Post-It-Note or masking paper to create a mask for the moon in the back ground.  Adhere the circle mask right over top of your masked owl.
Step 3:
Using a Copic airbrush, apply some Copic BG13 around the outer edges of the square, leaving a lighter area around the moon mask.
Step 4:
Using a Copic airbrush, apply Copic BG72 around the edges and to deepen the colour there.

Step 5:

Using the Copic airbrush, apply Copic BG07 around the edges, to deepen the colour there even more.  This effect can also be achieved by applying inks from light to dark in a circular motion from the outside of  square towards the moon.
Step 6:
Using Copic Y04 in the airbrush, apply the yellow colour around the lighter gap around the moon.  This creates a moon "glow".
Step 7:
Peel off and SAVE your circle mask.  Leave your owl mask on.  Apply a little more Copic Y04 to the moon.
Step 8:
Using Copic T1, T2 and T3, add some dots of grey colour to the moon to create it's rough cratery surface appearance.

Step 9:
Place the circle mask back over the moon again, pressing the edges of the mask firmly on the paper.  Using a slightly watered-down white acrylic paint and an old toothbrush, run your thumbnail through the bristles to create a fine splatter effect - the effect of stars across the back ground.
Step 10:
To finish your image off, remove all of the masks, colour in some branches using tones of darker brown Copic and colour in the little owl.  I added texture to his head and belly using fun, fine strokes of colour right over top of the original brown ink.  I also retraced some of the stamp lines with a black Copic Multi-liner to make them stand out a little bit more from the brown ink.

Here's a close up of the little coloured fella sitting on his little moonlit branch again...


There's a chance to WIN a $15 gift certificate to the Whimsy Store today and all you have to do is leave a comment on each and every one of the blog hop participants today.  So check out these fabulous ladies and their amazing creations using some of the new clear stamp release sets!  Take it away ladies...



Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some spending money!

~ Ally ~


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Supplies:
stamps: Whimsy Stamps (Hoo Loves You)
cardstock:  Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! (Island Indigo), Bazzill
patterned papers: My Mind's Eye (Here is Happy)
die cut shapes: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Squares, Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals), Spellbinders (PageMaps - On the Edge)
Copics:  sky: BG13, GB72, BG78, Y04  moon: Y04, T1, T2, T3  owl: E11, E13, E15, E18, YR14, BV31, BG10, BG11, BG90, YG03, Copic Multi-liner 0.3, Gellyroll White Pen  branches: E27, E29, E49
ink:  Memento (Rich Cocoa), Wink of Stella (clear)
twine:  Darice (100% Natural Hemp)
stars:  Basic Grey (Star Studs)

other: Stickles by Ranger (Star Dust).  #thedailymarker30day

43 comments:

  1. Really brilliant design!! I love how you've done your sky with the splatters for the stars!! So cute and clever! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. What a beautiful background and owl! Just love how you've used the Copics, although I don't have the airbrush myself yet, and how generous that you've shared your technique! This is a beautiful card!

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  3. WOWsers that background is gorgeous! Oh now you have me wanting an airbrush kit! LOL tfs hugs, Kristina

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  4. Great directions on how you made your background.

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  5. Thanks you for sharing how to make so wonderful background, Ally

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  6. This is ridiculous. You are such an artist, Ally!

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  7. Ridiculous in a good way ;)

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  8. Awesome card Ally!

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  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial! You're card is very beautiful.

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  10. Stunning! I just love your owl card. Thanks for the masking tutorial. xx

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  11. This card is spectacular! Great tutorial.

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  12. Beautiful card, and your coloring is beyond gorgeous.

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  13. This is gorgeous, the owl is adorable and your background and tutorial rock!

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  14. OMG beautiful card. And your instructions are amazng. I am definitely coming back.

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  15. WOW!!! This is awesome. Thank you for showing us how you did this fabulous background .

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  16. thanks for the instructions on making this card.
    It is so pretty. Love to use owls.
    thanks for sharing

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  17. Oh WOW! Your owl is amazing!

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  18. Super cute card - love the amazing owl.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  19. This is an amazing card. A brilliant background and thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. OMG!!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I don't have Copic markers, but even with ink pads I don't know if I could come close to this effect!!! You are very creative!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and participating in this blog hop!!!

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  21. This is the cutest card ever! Nice work with the copics, I'm still learning them but someday I'll be as good as you. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wow--thanks for sharing how you colored this panel.

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  23. These are too cute; I love them.

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  24. Super cute owl card, LOVE your background, thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. AMAZING, Ally!!!! LOVE this!

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  26. WOW!! I love all owls, but what you've done with this one is fabulous. Love that background.

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  27. Um....speechless....I am in awe at the goodness of this card!! I LOVE IT!!

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  28. Excellant Copic coloring job on the Hooty cute owl! Love the detail on the moon

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  29. so so cute...just love how you created the night sky and the design of the card is just perfect.

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  30. Beautiful card! LOVE your coloring and FAB background!!! ♥

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  31. WOW - the owl is fabulous! Love the card - the design is awesome!

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  32. WOW!!! I love the owl stamps, and you have made a very realistic awesome nighttime background with your inking!! Awesome!!

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  33. really love the owl stamps and this interpretation is beautiful = I lpve the background and thanks for the explanation of how you did it! Will be trying this out!!

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  34. I love your card! And thank you for sharing how to recreate it.

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  35. Love the card. The little guy is adorable.

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  36. Ally, this is absolutely adorable, and I LOVE how you've highlighted this little owl in the "moonlight!" As always, love your tutorials! Thanks and warm hugs!

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  37. Thanks for the tutorial. Your colouring is wonderful, you did an amaziing job on those eyes!

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  38. Really like your card, and a great tutorial!! don't have an airbrush, so I'll try it with distress ink and see what happens!!

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  39. This is so cute. You did a great job on coloring, the skill as well as coordinating the colors. Your card is excellent.

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  40. Thanks for the tutorial; again learned something that I do in a different way. Have to try ypur way and see what I like best...
    A beautiful card; the owls are so cute!!

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  41. Amazing card - the way you colored the owl's eyes is just sooo cool!

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.