My husband is a chemist, so whenever I see any chemistry-related stamp, I must buy it. It's the law. So when Kraftin' Kimmie came out with the Potionmaster stamp, I bought it. Then she released Lab Geek and I was all set to buy her too. But then I got lucky! I won a comment-to-win challenge and received Lab Geek in the mail!!! Oh joy! Oh rapture! Oh bliss!!!
Not only that, but the stamp arrived just in time for the latest challenge on the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Blog!
Challenge #163, entitled "Something Old, Something New" was dead, solid perfect. So I created this card.
The new? The Lab Geek stamp, Delicate Chain Die Cut by Memory Box, and the Hexagon stencil by Studio Calico Designs.
The old? The Potionmaster stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie, the bright orange and white Chemistry paper from the Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad by Echo Park, the Sugar Rush 6x6 pad by Basic Grey, and the Fiskar's Rain Dot Hearts.
Now, I know you're looking at this and saying to yourself, "Self, that ain't bright orange!" You're right. It's not. I didn't want the orange Halloweeny paper, but I still wanted the chemistry symbols and formulae, so I pulled out my trusty Claudine Helmuth Studio Gesso (by Ranger) and brushed it over the paper. Alas! Alack! The gesso was covering up the symbols, so I rapidly sprayed the Gessoed paper with rubbing alcohol, which I keep on my desk in an Inkssentials Mini-Mister and then used a baby wipe to wipe off the moisture and the gesso. Eureeka! The orange paper changed colors to a variegated orangey, peachy, pink combo. LOVE!!! I still wanted it a tad lighter, so I dabbed on some Picket Fence Distress Stain and wiped off immediately too. Then I set the piece to dry. When it was dry, I grabbed my Hexagon stencil and sponged Worn Lipstick Distress ink over that because the hexagons reminded me of the chemical symbols on the paper.
I used a tiny piece of removable Scotch Tape to mask the pumpkin-in-the-flask from The Potionmaster, inked the stamp, removed the tape, then stamped him using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. My Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to position Lab Geek where I wanted her. Both images were colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. I added a touch of Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter Pen to the Potionmaster's flask. The Potionmaster's goggles' lenses, the Lab Geek's safety shield, the beakers, and the flasks were coated with a layer of Glossy Accents.
The entwined hearts on the striped patterned paper was punched with an old Paper Shaper punch. Sizzix heart die cuts were added under the sentiment, which was stamped onto patterned paper using Onyx VersaFine ink. Heart shaped Rain Dots were used to finish the card.
BTW, the card bowed a bit from all the layers and such, so the photo is a bit wonky. It's being flattened between books now, so I hope it flattens eventually!
Thanks for visiting today!
Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
His Hair: E23, E25, E27
Her Hair: C0 C4, C6, C6, C7
Lab Coats: B60, C00, C0, C1, C3
His Goggles: C3, C5, C7
Lenses: BG90, BG93
Blouse: Less-than-R81, R81, R83
Shirt: Y000, Y00
Slacks: B34, B37
Tubes and Flasks: B000, V01, R83, YR23, G40, G43, YG21
I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
• Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #163: Something Old, Something New
• ABC Challenges #14: Valentine's Day
• Make it Monday: #125
• Challenges 4 Everybody: #12 Anything Goes
• Outlawz' Greeting Monday Challenge: Show Your Hearts