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Happy Fathers Day!

When I saw this image from Wild Rose Studios Milton line called Gone Fishing I knew it would be my hubby's Fathers Day card from either myself or one of the kids.

It is absolutely perfect for my fisherman husband!! So first things first, he was stamped with Memento Ink onto Copic X-Press It paper. That link is going to take you to the papers page so you can check out the awesome new paper icopic is carrying from Cryogen. It looks amazing and I can't wait to give it a try! Did you also notice those amazing Brads from Wild Rose Studios? I used the ones from the Milton set.
 Here's a close up of my hubby {grin}
I wanted to use Kraft cardstock for the basis of his card but it needed a little oomph.  So if you can take all the pics here's some quick shots of  how I created the background papers using my airbrush system. Please note, that is only the trigger and mechanisms to attach to an air compressor. You need to purchase an air compressor here or if using one you may already have you need to make sure it can be adjusted to not exceed 80 psi. 45 - 50 is what I've found to be the optimum setting.

First I taped down the Kraft (yes, it's Kraft.. the glare from my Ott lite is making it look cream) onto my gridded mat. The grid mat isn't totally necessary but I like to have nice straight lines and this helps me.
It also gives you that perfectly clean border around the edge. Next I taped down a stencil I had, the flimsy ones used for stenciling your walls.
Next I airbrushed in 2 different shades of green. I think that gives it much more depth.
I used painters tape because it isn't near as tacky as regular masking tape and it pulls up off your paper easier. Pulling at an angle away from your paper helps to eliminate any tearing, but sometimes it still happens. No worries, here's how you can fix that. See the close up of where that exact thing happened to me:
Can you see the rough patch where it started to tear? It was a lot more obvious in real life (irl.. in case you've ever seen that abbreviation and wondered what the heck it meant). No worries. Use your bone folder to smooth the paper back down:
Viola!! Crisis averted ; )
If you don't own the Copic Airbrush System you could always try the Grip and Air can first to see how you like it. Check out what Marianne Walker had to say about using just the canned air in the product review. I agree 100%.
I hope you all have a great week! Come back every day this week to see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the team!



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