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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Paper Sundae's Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Paper Sundaes Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Danielle's blog then you are on the right track!  If not, please go back to the start at Christine so you don't miss any of the beautiful inspiring cards or blog candy!  Remember to check all the stops so as to not miss any candy and finish at Paper Sundaes blog for the big candy.


And here's the card I created to share with you for this blog hop ~ a very special card ~ my first card using the Copic ABS system!

DH gave me the Copic ABS system as an Xmas gift, but I've just been intimidated by it and didn't know where to start.  Finally this weekend I wanted a FABULOUS card to share with you on the blog hop, and decided to challenge myself to use the airgun (in line with the idea of a challenge blog LOL!) and was thrilled at how easy it was to use and how much the airbrushed background contributed to the card.  I dug into my stash and pulled out some precious velum paper as an overlay, and used Staz on ink so it wouldn't smear.  The dragonfly is coloured using sparkly Spica pens, and the stamp set is from the current SU catalogue.

Here's a photo of how the airbrushed sheet looks without the overlay so you can see the airbrushing:

So what do you think?  I'll surely have more samples for you to see using this new toy in the weeks to come!


The next stop on our blog hop is Shanna, make sure you check out her beautiful card! Don't forget to keep your eye out for candy along the way. And make sure you join us on January 17th at Paper Sundaes for our first challenge and the announcement of the blog candy winners. 

62 comments:

  1. Oh what a fabulous new toy for Christmas! And look at the results. This card is breathtaking.

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  2. I love your card!! So beautiful. I love the airbrushing, too!

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  3. Wow, what an awesome hubby to get you that for Christmas! Your card looks awesome, I love the airbrushing, it looks really cool =)

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  4. wow!!!! gorgeous!!! I would love to try the abs!

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  5. oooohhhh! lucky you! i can't wait to get my own ABS!

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  6. Happy Sundae! Beautiful card! Lucky you - what a great gift! The airbrushing looks fabulous! Hooray for the debut of Paper Sundaes!
    Shanna :)

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  7. oh wow, wow and wow again - the card looks perfect, can't believe it's a first try. Great idea with the velum overlay. Will case you someday ;)

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  8. That's your first try?? Good grief LOL, your card is exquisite and elegant, you're going to be an expert at this

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  9. Wow, what a fantastic card!!! The airbrushing looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see your next card. :)

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  10. Beautiful card Kristina, the airbrushing looks great, can't believe it's your first one! Can't wait to see more of your creations! Happy Sundae :)

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  11. Loved the card....and I'm glad to hear the air-brushing is so easy.....hopefully get to add it to my collection soon....

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  12. Ummmm, YES I will now have to go get an air gun! Beautiful!! xoxo

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  13. Nice job with the airgun. Looks like fun! And fab card too, thanks for sharing.

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  14. That is just gorgeous!! Love it!

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  15. I think that is fantastic!!! You've made such a lovely card :)

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  16. wonderful job with the ABS system. The card turned out so calm and pretty

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  17. Gorgeous card! I love the velum overlay.

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  18. Very pretty! Love the airbrusing and silhouette under a vellum panel. :)

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  19. Very pretty ! I am definitely going to be a follower on your blog so I can see what you do with your airgun ........ I have one too and love to play ( and don't get these fantastic results yet ! )

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  20. Hi there. This is SIMPLY STUNNING.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  21. i adore the softness of this, great work....have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

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  22. Kristina, it doesn't look like you enjoyed playing with your Christmas present - only joking - the card is beautiful. I have put myself as a follower as I'd certainly like to see more cards made with this. Over here in the UK the Promarkers airbrush system was advertised a lot but now it seems to have died a death. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  23. your air brush card looks good to me. I haven't had the guts to try that yet.
    I'm looking forward to the new challenge.

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  24. Beautiful card!! I wish I had the copics and airbrush, that effect is gorgeous!

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  25. Gorgeous card kristina - beautiful airbrushing effect.
    Pauline x

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  26. So glad that you got over your fear...because you did a fantastic job!! I love the simplicity of your card with the stunning colors! Thanks for a great blog hop!

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  27. I wanted one of the copic systems too but didn't know if I would use it.

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  28. Wow - don't know why you were afraid to try your ABS. Looks great.

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  29. What a beautiful serene card, Love It!

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  30. Your card is stunning!!! simple and gorgeous.
    I am so jealous you have a Copic ABS!!!!

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  31. What a gorgeous card!!!

    hugs
    Mary

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  32. Oooo.. that's a wonderful Christmas present, lucky! Your card is beautiful and so elegant! hugs, Angela

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  33. Your card is awesome.. I to have the air brush and a little scared to take it out..but you have inspired me to take off the plastic :)...TFS!!

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  34. Beautiful job using your new toy! Lovely soft background which looks like a lovely sunrise.

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  35. Wow that Air brushing looks Great. I may have to try it someday. Great Card.I'm now a follower.

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  36. What an amazing card!!! What a great gift your DH must love you, as he will now lose you to the scrapbooking some more! Great Work.

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  37. Cool technique. Your card is lovely...

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  38. very elegant, great use of that abs system

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  39. WOW! You must've been a good girl to get this for Christmas! It didn't take you long to figure it out! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! So elegant!

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  40. What a fabulous new toy card is lovely thanks for this chance to blog hop and meet all these talented people i am a happy follower

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  41. this is gorgeous!! great work!

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  42. Gorgeous! Clean & simple but with a huge wow factor!

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  43. Love the effects on this card! The overlay idea is great too!

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  44. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for the inspiration and what a wonderful Christmas gift!

    Aloha, Kim
    TMITA/PCC Design Team member
    Check out the free weekly digi!

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  45. Thats really beautiful - love it

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  46. Your card is wonderful, simple stunning. I love how you put the vellum over it and stamped so it looks like part of the pic. love it.

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  47. So Stunning! I love the vellum over this gorgeous image you colored!

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