Friday, September 27, 2013

SCACD New Release Blog Hop!

Today Susana Loves Stamps is releasing more wonderful MechAnimals, those fresh, unique, and edgy stamps that merge animals with steampunk imagery.

In addition to the new MechAnimals stamps, there are fabulous new Far East and floral-inspired rubber stamps being released today as well.

You can see all the new rubber HERE!

Plus, SCACD Digital is also releasing today a fun little gaggle of digital ghoulies that scream fun and sweetness.You can check them out HERE!

As always, our International friends can get these new releases at Quixotic Paperie.

You should have arrived here from Delphine's blog, where she definitely wowed and inspired you with a wonderful piece of art.

My first project features Peaceful Warrior, who is a Ming Dynasty/Steampunk horse from the new Eastern Dreams set.

Peaceful Warrior was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock. He was colored with Copic markers that were chosen to look like jade and copper. When I was done coloring him, I fussy cut him, edged him with a black marker, and added Clear Glaze Gelly pen to his rivets. He was then set aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

The patterned paper is from the Steampunk Spells 6x6 pad by Graphic 45. Matching cardstock was die-cut with a variety of gears, then painted with Metallic Glaze paint by Paper Artsy. Layers were edged with Black Soot Distress ink. Steampunk themed Washi tape was added to a strip of cardstock so that Peaceful Warrior would be grounded!

The sentiment was stamped onto patterned paper using Onyx Black VersaFine ink.

Metal Chinese coins were colored with a Pentel Copper Metallic pen, sponged with Guacamole Fresco Finish paint by Paper Artsy, and then the paint was wiped off with a cloth. The coins were added to the gears as a finishing touch.

I have lots of plans for Peaceful Warrior I'm going to try to color him and coat him with Crackle Accents to make him look like an antique jade sculpture! Wish me luck and check back to see if I'm successful!

My second card features Sugar Floral Skull from the new collection called Skellies in the Closet.

Sugar Floral Skull was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink ink. This stamp comes with a small butterfly stamp. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the butterfly into the eye sockets of the sugar skull.

Sugar Floral Skull was colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut and layered over script-text patterned paper from the Black & White Basics 6x6 pad by Basic Grey. SCACD's Classic Corners die was used to die-cut patterned paper from the Irresistible 6x6 pad by Authentique. The die-cut corners were used on all four corners of the image panel.

The balance of the patterned paper is from the  Irresistible 6x6 pad by Authentique. One of my favorite things to do with black and white patterned paper is to color it with Copic markers. That way I get patterned paper that perfectly matches my focal stamped image!

The sentiment, which is only available if you buy both new Sugar Skull sets, was stamped onto another sheet from the same pad and the little flower was colored to match the Sugar Floral Skull.

Thanks for visiting today! Your next stop on the hop is Dianne's (aka PackerDi of You Tube) blog. She's known for her You Tube Mixed Media videos.


  1. Fabulous work. Love the different creativity in each.

  2. OH MY!!! Kathi, you ROCKED both of these! The horse is phenomenal and the color selection lovely. All the detail is amazing.
    The skull, I was sitting staring and thinking that background was so perfect. Then I actually read your post and thought, that Kathi is brilliant! and you ARE!

  3. Fantastic cards, Kathi! Very creative designs!

  4. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! So happy to be a part of this blog hop with you! :-)

  5. Wow, both of these look great and so packed full of details - you must have endless patience for all the fiddley bits you do :) Can't wait to see the cracked jade effect......

  6. Kathi both of these are incredible, and you know I LOVE the color choices. The Sugar Skull card is to DIE for!!! Love it. The background paper is fantastic!

  7. That first card is stunning, Kathi! Love the colors, the die cuts, the image & coloring, the design, DP & sentiment! Fantastic!
    And your second card is so pretty--love the image & coloring. Love your fab die cuts & DP--it is all so delicate-looking, even though it is a skull, lol! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. What a beautiful job on these -- I especially enjoy how you did the skull with the black die corners. Lovely!

  9. The horse is neat but I love the skull, you have made something a little gory very feminine and pretty. Kudos to you!

  10. Kathi, Thanks for stoping at my blog. Both of the stamps are wonderful and you have done a wonderful job with your coloring. All those amazing die cuts and the DP is stunning. That is the perfect paper to go with the skull.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. Wow, both of these are gorgeous!!! I love your coloring as always.