Monday, August 18, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting / Xyron Blog Hop!

Good Morning!!! I am so happy to share with you some fun projects for the Perfect Paper Crafting and Xyron Blog Hop. I had the pleasure of trying out the Perfect Airbrush, and it was a ton of fun!! Make sure that you check both blogs for links this week as Perfect Paper Crafting has a $50 Gift Certificate, and Xyron is giving away prizes all week! Perfect Paper Crafting also offers a 10% discount to their store - click HERE, just enter the code "Xyron10%" to redeem the offer!
Here's my first project, a fun birthday card using a fun Lawn Fawn set (Gnome Sweet Gnome).
To start, I stamped my flamingos, then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir pens and then cut them with the matching Lawn Cuts. To create the fun background, I started with an A2 card base. I taped this down using washi tape, so that there was a border around the entire card.
I then drew out and handcut a hill, slightly wider than the card.
Once that was taped down on the sides, I used a great sky blue marker and my Perfect Airbrush to create the sky behind the hill.
When the hill was complete, I grabbed the other "stencil" over and slightly overlaped it so that there isn't a gap between the colors.
I then sprayed the entire area with a nice grass green tone and the Perfect Airbrush.
Since I used kraft paper for the card base, and directly sprayed onto the base, there were no issues with white spots.
Once the base was complete, I bent the grass stamp until it matched the hillside and stamped it.
I created some dimensional adhesive by running some craft foam through my 3" Sticker Maker twice.
This way, I have large sections of dimensional adhesive that I can cut into the sizes that I need. I backed each of the flamingos with this foam.
I then used a punch for the clouds, and used some 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots. To finish the card, I added some faux stitching with my Signo Uni-Ball pen.

The second project that I made used a stencil of a Silhouette cut by Jennifer Wambach (Happy Anniversary Split Title). I really wanted to have the sentiment stand out, so used the Perfect Airbrush on Neenah Solar White paper.
I focused the pinks on the flowers, and some reddish browns toward the sentiment.
Once the airbrushing was complete, I used some Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap) to bring some color in from the edges.
To complete the card, I backed the card face with the dimensional adhesive I had made using my 3" Sticker Maker. This way, I could run the twine behind the card. To finalize the card, I added a few enamel dots and tied a button into the twine's bow.

Xyron: 3" Sticker Maker, 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Perfect Paper Crafts: Perfect Airbrush
Additional Supplies: Neenah cover (Solar White), Mohawk Vellum (kraft), Silhouette, Pentel Color Pens, enamel dots, button, twine, Lawn Fawn stamps & die cuts (Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnome Sweet Gnome Lawn Cuts, Check This Out), Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap), Spectrum Noir pens, Fiskars Squeeze Punch (Small Clouds) Pin It


  1. Wow, beautiful work!
    Thanks for the tip on
    the craft foam stickers!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Eileen L. said...

    Very pretty airbrushing. I just got the Tim Holtz tool and havent had the chance to use it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love the cards. The ideas are fantastic! I thank you for sharing with us hoppers!

  4. Great cards, Heather! I love the way you created the first one and I LOVE the way you used the sentiment as a mask on the second!

  5. love that happy anniversary card, just pretty!

  6. Great cards, I love your techniques and colors, I want one of those air brushes.


  7. Fabulous cards Heather! I love the flamingos and you really did an awesome job with the airbrush techniques.

  8. Very cute cards Heather, love the flamingos and the airbrushed effect! Too cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. WOW - FABULOUS pair of cards Heather!!!
    LOTS of FUN techniques and AWESOME products to try :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial too!!!