Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!

Alison, our very lovely and very talented Blog Hop Captain, set this month's theme which is "Leap into Action!"

Here's what she had to say about the theme!
It's February! And, it's a leap year! What's more, is our Hump Day Hop happens to fall on February 29th, so of course I just had to challenge us to do something with the word "leap" in it! So what's the challenge? "Leap into Action!" What's it mean? I want you to make your Bombshells heroes.

I asked my daughter about female super heroes. She named a bunch I had never heard of so I dated myself by going "old school" and morphed this cowgirl (see below)...

...into Wonder Woman!

She's ready for her close-up:

You're asking, "How did she do that?"

Well, here goes (in my usual excruciatingly boring detail). I first stamped and embossed Sheriff Pin-up from the Retro Cowgirls set with VersaFine so I could get a detailed impression. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I scanned it, imported it to PhotoElements, and erased her stetson, bandana, boots, and gloves. I kept the lasso because Wonder Woman used a golden lasso! I printed it out and added elements of Wonder Woman's costume. Then I colored it up with Copic markers. (I kind of messed up the gold reflections. Oh well!) A Spica glitter pen was used to add blue eyeshadow and a "W" to her head piece.

I had patterned papers from Bo-Bunny all picked out but then I said to myself, "Self, you received some fabulous stencils from the Crafter's Workshop for your birthday and/or the holidays, why not use Punchinella and Sunburst?" So I grabbed the Sunburst stencil, taped it to parchment print cardstock, and airbrushed it. I wasn't totally thrilled, so sponged some Distress ink too.

I removed the stencil and sprayed the whole deal with a Mini-Mister filled with Copic Blending Fluid. I know I'm not supposed to do that, but I'm sick anyways with the sinus infection from Hades, so I figured what the heck? It still wasn't singing to me, so I sprayed some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist and that was good. *Grin*

I took the Punchinella stencil, taped it down to a piece of the same parchment paper, put some fun foam underneath it, an embossing plate over it, and ran it through my Big Kick to add texture. I kept the stencil in place and sponged some Brick Red and the Seasonalredberry Distress inks over the stencil.

All edges were distressed with my trusty Tonic distressertoolthingy, edged with Distress ink, and edged again with Krylon gold leafing pen.

The sentiment was created with sparkly glittery stickers because I did not have a freaking stamp that said anything about "wonder" or "wonderful" with birthdays or otherwise. I could NOT freaking believe that. Really? Really.

I finished the card with sparkly star stickers from Stampendous. And now I'm done with my explanation of my so-called creative process. Ta-Da!!! (I used bold face to wake you up!)

I should have been your last stop on the blog hop, but here's the list in case you missed a stop!!!
Bombshell Blog:
Glittery Katie


  1. I used to love Wonder Woman!!! This is just great!!

  2. Gorgeous, so much work!!- I am such a Wonder Woman Fan!!!

  3. Wonderful, wonderful Wonder Woman! The eyeshadow is FABULOUS and if this is dating yourself and old school, I am right there with you girl! Love the background you created!!!

  4. I love this card! Wonder Woman looks awesome, and that background is so cool. Love the stars on the top corners too!

  5. You may think that your explanations aren't exciting, but I just love reading your posts! You always make me laugh. Your card is so darn cool. I love how you altered her. And I appreciate all of your details. Your background is awesome. And don'tcha just love those stencils? Really great job!

  6. This is awesome! I'm a huge Wonder Woman fan.:)

  7. I love it! Thank you very much for explaining! Your wonder woman is wonderful!!!

  8. Haha. Brilliant minds and all that!!! I love what you did with this stamp. And the background fits it perfectly. I adore the eyeshadow btw.

  9. Thanks for stopping at my blog I'm glad you enjoyed my tutorial on the triple easel card. I love your wonder woman you did an awesome job on the coloring and your card layout.

  10. Wow, this card has attitude! Love it!!