This week we’ve got a Magical SUNDAY tutorial instead of Monday – woohoo! Super bowl 2015! Go Hawks!

To create the custom stamps – before coloring – I stamped both Football Ian and Cheerleader Anya (sorry, they’re retired) in black ink on white paper (separately) and scanned them. In Photoshop I was able to remove the parts of the stamp I wanted to get rid of – the girls’ “A” on their shirts, Ian’s bangs, the stripes on the top of the helmet, and the number (10) on his shirt. (Click HERE to see what Ian looked like originally.) The “3” I typeset in place, and the Seahawks helmet logos were placed in from a file I snagged on the interwebs – it took some major tweaking (perspective, distort, warp, and more) to make it look like it was angled right for the side of the helmet. I cloned it and flipped it for the 2nd side. I added the Hawks logo to the cheerleader shirts similarly. I moved them together and made my little scene, and printed it out on Neenah 80# cardstock. (Supplies are listed below.)

Not only does Ian become Russ Wilson…but the cheerleaders take on different ethnicities from the same stamp…you’ll see how in the video.You’ll definitely want to check out the video to see how the shiny helmet was colored – you can do any colors, just follow the same amounts of dark/med/light – and Anya’s hair for the 2nd cheerleader. You can do that to most any stamp and change her ethnicity!

Be sure to check out the other 2 football stamping links at the end – in one of them, you get to see me talkin’ trash and stamping with a football! Enjoy the coloring video below, or click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube!

Super Bowl 2015

I’m so excited for the game—it’s time for the Hawks to Two-Peat! The entire region is just SO excited…anywhere you go, waiting in line at the post office or grocery store, you can strike up a conversation now with EVERYone. Just mention the Hawks. People positively light UP and start talking football, when normally they just look down and mumble! Funny what a game can do for our community, isn’t it?
Sandy Allnock - Custom Super bowl 2015 Stamping

Even if you’re not cheering for one team or the other, are you tuning in for the game? Super Bowl 2015 promises to at least entertain us all with the ads, right? Can’t wait to see them…usually I keep up on the YouTube sneak peeks, but I’ve been too busy this year. So I get to be surprised during the game instead!