Monday, July 5, 2010

House Mouse using copics

This is another request from my stamping friends.  I apologize for it being SO late. Hopefully this first day off in more than 6 months, will be the start of me getting back into the swing of blogging.

Everyone who knows me , knows that I love House Mouse Stamps.  Many stampers had a fear of them because of the coloring issues.

Although I tend to make the skin of the mice a bit different for each one.. the easier way  would beto use the same on all of them until you develop your own preferences.
I use either E000 or R00 all over the skin and then use E00 to shade it with just a bit of W1 for the darker shadows. Underside of the tail etc.
      TANNED look I use
            RV02 blended out with RV000
            RV23 blended with RV10
      Although any of the cheek colors would work, I like
             R22 blended with RV000 or a hightlight done with 0.
FUR (I will post one Mouse a day)
She has been discribed by her designer as having fawn colored fur.
I use;
Y21 all over
I blend in YR 23
Y26 for deeper shadows
W1 to tone out the brighter areas.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I'm Back

Well it has taken me a long time.. But I finally have a day off! Thank God for the 4th, and the freedom it has given me today...

I promised many stamping friends that I would post my favorite sandwiches for the cuttlebug.
So better late than never!!

To Cut a Nestable: (In the Cuttlebug)
(From the bottom up)
Wizard's master white plate
Wizard's magnet
Nestable die cutting side up
card stock
Cuttlebug's B plate
Wizard's other white plate

I like this sandwich as I have never had to replace another plate...and that  is doing hundreds of cuts a week. Before, when I used what most of the people I read about use with the cuttlebug.. I had to replace a B plate about every third week.  With this sandwich I've been able to even straighten out the warping caused by using the nestable with the cuttlebug only sandwiches.

My "fave" embossing sandwich (in the cuttlebug with the nestable)
(From the bottom up)

Wizard's master white plate
Wizard's magnet

Nestable die cutting side up
        with card stock inside it
Wizard's Tan embossing mat

Wizard's white spacer plate
Wizard's other white plate

There you have it.. I have never been so happy with the way my spellbinders cut and emboss as when I discovered this sandwich.