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Fun in the Sun DAY 5

July 22, 2011
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It’s Cathy Andronicou’s day on the blog and she has a special treat for us — a tutorial video on creating a special Mimi the Mermaid card using Fantasy film, Copic Markers, alcohol inks, and acrylic paint. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us this week as we celebrated Summer with our new stamp releases. Winners will be announced on Tuesday here at the Blog. Be sure to leave a comment on today’s post as well as we’re choosing daily winners to receive our special release of “Fun in the Sun”. We’re enjoying your Summer challenge entries in our Gallery — keep them coming! (See Monday’s post for details…) I’ll be announcing our challenge winner on Tuesday as well. Monday is the start of a new week of inspiration at the Penny Black Blog.  We have a fun challenge lined up, a pictorial, a PB&J video tutorial, and much more.  Have a stampy weekend!

73 Comments leave one →
  1. Starqueen permalink
    July 22, 2011 12:53 am

    Wow! What a fun card. Thanks for the great video!

  2. Linda Roberts permalink
    July 22, 2011 1:03 am

    Wow Kathy was a great video. I bought fantasy film about two years ago and still haven’t used it you have made me want to get it out and use it now. Your card design is fantastic it is so inventive it must have taken you ages to make but it is so worth it love Linda

  3. July 22, 2011 2:13 am

    This is brilliant & so informative – thank you so much. I have some Fantasy Film still languishing unopened in a cupboard & you answered my questions as they arose in my mind – it was like watching the video & having a conversation with you at the same time – incredible.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. July 22, 2011 2:13 am

    fabulous Cathy. Great video tutorial. Totally awesome

  5. Lindsay Jolly permalink
    July 22, 2011 2:43 am

    Love the tutorial and the way that you used the alcohol inks was brilliant also the fantasy film worked amazingly well with the mermaid stamps. Thanks so much what an excellent tutorial.

  6. July 22, 2011 2:45 am

    Amazing card, Cathy. Fantasy Film is new to me, thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration. I am going to give it a try.
    Amelia x

  7. July 22, 2011 2:57 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, also love your coloring 🙂

  8. July 22, 2011 3:00 am

    Love your Mimi Mermaid card! The video was fun too. The Fantasy Film add so much…can’t wait to try it someday.

  9. July 22, 2011 3:12 am

    I love video tutorials – so helpful! Thanks.

  10. Ruth Ann Smith permalink
    July 22, 2011 3:28 am

    Thank you so much for the video tutorial. Really enjoy seeing how something is done. Great job.

  11. July 22, 2011 3:51 am

    Awesome card Cathy. Thanks for the video too.

  12. Amy Burke permalink
    July 22, 2011 4:06 am

    I love working with acetate and this design really demonstrates its versatility. Extremely well presented tutorial as usual Cathy – thank you! My 3 year old daughter (who’s nickname is Mimi) saw this week’s Mimi series has decided that we’re going to the beach tomorrow. It’s only 12 degrees!

  13. July 22, 2011 4:08 am

    Another fab summer card – thankyou for the week of inspiration and for the fab video tutorial today/

  14. Michel E permalink
    July 22, 2011 4:18 am

    Such a cute card. Thanks for the tutorial.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  15. July 22, 2011 4:23 am

    A fantastic card! Love the technic too 🙂

  16. July 22, 2011 4:27 am

    Cathy, Thank you for the video on Fantasy Film. I can’t wait to try it myself.

  17. July 22, 2011 4:49 am

    Wow, this is VERY cool! I love transparent cards. Thanks for the tips 🙂

  18. Betty Sue permalink
    July 22, 2011 5:08 am

    These are the cutest stamps! The card is tooooo cooool! Thanks for sharing

  19. July 22, 2011 5:14 am

    The card is adorable, I am so excited to see what to do with the fantasy film. I have had it in my collection for year, but never used it! I am inspired now! Thanks for a great week of inspiration.

  20. Rosemary D permalink
    July 22, 2011 6:09 am

    what an adorable card cathy created! love the image done on the fantasy film!

  21. July 22, 2011 6:10 am

    I love this idea. The card turned out so beautiful. I can’t wait to try this on my cards. Thanks : )

  22. July 22, 2011 6:13 am

    Cathy,you’re really the most creative one on stamps media! Love this adorable card!!!

  23. July 22, 2011 6:28 am

    Great card…thanks for a well done tutorial.

  24. SunnyB permalink
    July 22, 2011 6:31 am

    Stunning Mimi Mermaid card! Fantasy film is new to me, but I love seeing different products and techniques to try.

  25. LindaC permalink
    July 22, 2011 6:57 am

    What a great idea! ( I only wish I didn’t have dial-up internet so I could see your tutorial. ) Thanks for the new idea.

  26. July 22, 2011 7:15 am

    Wow!! This card is AMAZING!!! I love this idea!! And I loved the video tutorial….THANK YOU!

  27. Silke Shimazu permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:29 am

    So cute and creative! Loved the tutorial.

  28. Sandy #1781 permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:41 am

    An adorable card Cathy! I am adding fantasy film to my wish list!

  29. Virginia L. permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:47 am

    Like many had said here, I also have Fantasy film (given to me by Cathy A!!! )lying around. Thanks for the video, Cathy! Not only you gave me the materials and now you give me the instructions!! This card is truly a work of art! Your instruction is precise and clear!! LOVE it! Please keep the videos coming! What a way to start the weekend!

  30. July 22, 2011 7:48 am

    Thanks for the video. Love the adorable card.

  31. Carmen permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:50 am

    Fun video thanks for the card it is great!!

  32. Sue D permalink
    July 22, 2011 8:20 am

    Great Mimi project. I have never used Fantasy Film before.

  33. July 22, 2011 8:36 am

    this mermaid is gorgeous!!!, my daughter loved it…the coloring is fantastic!! love love love the tutorial, now I want to color today..Thanks for the motivation

  34. July 22, 2011 8:45 am

    The card is gorgeous, the video is fabulous and Cathy has inspired this Cathy to get crafty today! 🙂

  35. Tona permalink
    July 22, 2011 9:31 am

    Great tutorial! Love this card!!

  36. Teresa #6857 permalink
    July 22, 2011 9:45 am

    Love the video and the card. Now I need this stamp…LOL

  37. July 22, 2011 9:48 am

    Very cool, thank you much!

  38. July 22, 2011 9:50 am

    Wow, amazing card, Cathy. I have never heard of Fantasy film before. Thanks for the sharing that wonderful video tutorial!

  39. Melody B. permalink
    July 22, 2011 10:12 am

    I just bought this set and am so loving all of the ideas and techniques. Thanks!

  40. July 22, 2011 10:26 am

    What an amazing project! Love the use of fantasy film!! Thank you for the tutorial!

  41. July 22, 2011 11:48 am

    Gorgeous card, love how you made her tail. Thank you for a great tutorial. Please do more.
    Sally. x

  42. Carrie C permalink
    July 22, 2011 11:58 am

    Wow! Awesome card and great tutorial. Seeing exactly how to use the fantasy film was a great help. I’m loving every one of those Fun in the Sun stamps!

  43. July 22, 2011 12:21 pm

    Great card and video!!
    The fantasy film looks fabulous!!

    Karen x

  44. Anne B. permalink
    July 22, 2011 12:24 pm

    Great summer card!

  45. Yvonne permalink
    July 22, 2011 1:23 pm

    Great tutorial. Love the card.

  46. July 22, 2011 2:03 pm

    Cathy – such an amazing card. TFS.

  47. Kimberli Sarsfield permalink
    July 22, 2011 2:10 pm

    What a wonderful tutorial and Mimi is so cute!

  48. Shelley permalink
    July 22, 2011 3:52 pm

    What a great week on the blog!!!

  49. Grace permalink
    July 22, 2011 4:14 pm

    I never knew you could use alcohol inks on acetate! Thanks for the great tutorial and love the stamp as always!

  50. July 22, 2011 4:24 pm

    Great tutorial for a beautiful card!

  51. July 22, 2011 4:37 pm

    Very cute card and great tutorial video! Thanks for sharing!

  52. Sally Grimes permalink
    July 22, 2011 5:01 pm

    Great Video! I love the stamps! So cute!

  53. barbara lassiter permalink
    July 22, 2011 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the video. The coloring tips are wonderful! Cute card!!!!

  54. July 22, 2011 6:14 pm

    I’m always fascinated by acetate creations! What a wonderful card and who could resist such a cute mermaid! Thanks for the tutorial.

  55. spatch permalink
    July 22, 2011 7:19 pm

    A lovely, lovely design. I collect mermaid stamps so will be searching for this sweet one!

  56. July 22, 2011 8:04 pm

    Great tutorial, Cathy! Fantasy film adds so much to your card! Off to visit your blog for details on the supplies….

  57. July 22, 2011 8:10 pm

    Darling card, Cathy! I’ll be back to watch the video!

  58. July 22, 2011 11:24 pm

    so cute! adorable card, Cathy!

  59. July 23, 2011 12:29 am

    Wow Cathy! What a great video…..I’ve never heard of fantasy film before, what a great effect 🙂

    Jenny x

  60. July 23, 2011 3:02 am

    Fabulous Video, must look out for fantasy film
    Bloglink didn’t work for me tho’
    (Lyn)

  61. July 23, 2011 5:46 am

    Cathy, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Wow! Such a sweet card!

  62. July 23, 2011 6:57 am

    Sooooooooo cute!!! LOVE LOVE this Cathy….your card is
    Adorable!! Always love your video’s…..

  63. charlene permalink
    July 23, 2011 1:26 pm

    love the card–and video!

  64. Janine B permalink
    July 23, 2011 4:40 pm

    Fun card – thanks for sharing

  65. July 23, 2011 6:18 pm

    Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing this! I’ll have to try the fantasy film.

  66. Mel G permalink
    July 23, 2011 10:10 pm

    Great video, thanks so much for sharing!

  67. Susan permalink
    July 23, 2011 10:20 pm

    What a delightful card. I have some Fantasy Film I’ve never used and I am pleased to know how to use it now!

  68. July 24, 2011 7:44 pm

    Great video and card. Thanks for sharing!

  69. July 25, 2011 12:57 am

    Ooo that is stunning and a fabby video link too, thank you so much, Luv Sam x

  70. Tanja S. permalink
    July 25, 2011 1:01 am

    I thought I had commented on this one before but looks like I missed it!. This is a lovely card, I m’ off to watch the video.

  71. July 25, 2011 5:21 am

    oh wow!!! this is new technique for me. cant wait to try.. thanks so much for tutorial. and i love the stamps too… dream dream dream….

  72. July 25, 2011 9:48 am

    Great card. Loved it!

  73. isabellem permalink
    July 28, 2011 4:57 pm

    Wonderful technique and Mimi the mermaid is soo fresh!

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