Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Hop Celebrating SCACD's New Stamp Release!

Welcome to your first stop in the blog hop!

Today SCACD is introducing the Fairy Dust Collection!!! These six sweet and sassy fairies will make you smile and brighten anyone's day. Elisabeth Bell sprinkled just the right amount of cute, whimsy, and magic onto these special little fairies. These stamps are great for right now and will doubtless become classics in the future!

The Fairy Dust Collection is available right now SCACD. International friends can get them at Quixotic Paperie.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the gorgeous new additions to the SCACD Die collection. These dies are amazing and cut their intricate details with ease. Click HERE to take a look. If you're overseas, click HERE!

So without further ado, here's my first card, which features Key to My Heart, together with the Contempo Compass Statement Corner.

Key to My Heart was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Clear Gelly Roll Glaze Pen was used on the clock face and on various other spots to add dimension and shine. Her wings were painted with a layer of Winsor & Canson Iridescent Medium to make 'em glittery. The cloudy sky sky was colored with Copic markers as was the Contempo Compass Statement Corner..

I chose the KTMY Fairy's colors based on the patterned paper from the Soho Gardens 6x6 pad by American Crafts.

Lace ribbon from my stash was colored with a BG23 Copic marker to be all matchy matchy. I'm cool like that.

Two Cogworks chipboard gears by Make It Crafty were painted with Ranger Distress paint. Then the two cogs were pressed into the Champagne Dazzle VersaMark pad and heat set with Fine Detail Clear embossing powder. Twice. So that they would be really shiny to appeal to my inner magpie. A small watch charm was added to finish the card.

Here's my second card featuring the Little Acorns, Big Dreams fairy together with SCACD's Breezy Branches Statement Corner die cuts on each corner.

The Little Acorns, Big Dreams fairy was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. I painted two layers of Winsor & Canson's Iridescent Medium onto her wings. Ice White Viva Pearl Pen was used to accent the white dots on her toadstool.

The cloudy sky, both SCACD's Breezy Branches Statement Corners, and the Resting Birds Memory Box die cuts were colored with Copic markers. The colored branches were adhered to the top corners and the birds were added.

I wanted to keep the emphasis on the lovely spring scene, so I punched yellow cardstock, added a ribbon, a triple-loop bow, and called it done!

Now that you've seen two of the stamps from SCACD's great new the Fairy Dust Collection hop along to Elaine's blog where you will be awed by her fabulous creation and see more of SCACD's new Fairy Dust stamp collection! She will guide you to the next stop on the hop. If you do get lost along the way, you can always check in at Hearts and Hugs, SCACD's store blog!

Copic markers used:
Key to My Heart card:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, BV00
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y23, YR23, YR24, E97, E99
Wings: Custom less than R81, R81, R83 (and Iridescent Medium)
Clothing: BG11, BG23, BG34, BG45; YG21, YG25, YG67
Flowers: R35, R81
Key: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, E84
Clock on hat: Y23, Y26, Y28
Sky: B0000, B000, C00, C0, C1

Little Acorn, Big Dreams card:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, BV00
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Wings: Y11, Y35, YR15, Y30 (and Iridescent Medium)
Dress: Y000, Y00, Y26, Y32, YR30, E81, E84
Mushroom: R20, R21, R22, R24; E41, E43, E44
Pail: C00, C0, C1, C3
Leaves (Pail): YG11, YG13, YG17
Acorns: E74, E77, E79 (Glaze pen on acorns' shiny bits)
Bow: YR14, Y32
Grass: YG3, YG11, YG13 YG17
Sky: Custom less than B21, C00, C0, C1
Branches: E74, E77, E79
Leaves: YG05, YG7, YG9

I shall enter these projects in the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe #16: Girls Aloud (only female images)
Forever Friends #59: Diecuts & punches!
Moving Along With The Times: Fantasy and Fairies
Addicted to Stamps and More #41: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Butterflies and Birds: I've got fairies and birds :D
Paper Take Weekly Challenge: One Paper Taker
The Crafty Bloggers #10: Anything Goes


  1. WOW Kathi! Both of these are gorgeous! Love the details and the sky on the first one. The way you used and colored the dies on the second is wonderful!!

  2. Kathi, both of your cards are stunning! Love the sweet image on the second. Your coloring is fabulous.

  3. Wonderful cards! I really like the placement of your elements on the first card and the way you used the branch corners on the second. TFS!

  4. Two beautifully designed cards Kathi! Such sweet images by my favorite designer. Thanks so much for sharing your Copic color combinations. "Hugs" Carol

  5. Kathi, these are both so cool! Love the coloring on both scenes & images! Love both designs and the fab die cuts & embellies! So glad you fed your inner magpie again! ;^) And, you know, I have an urge to get more dies from SCACD. I am trying to quell that urge, but may not succeed--thanks to you! LOL! :^)
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Gorgeous coloring and love the scenes you've created. Thank for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll :)

  7. Awesome cards!! Love the way you colored the fabulous new stamps. I'll have to go check them out along with those great dies at SCACD.

  8. Awesome cards!! Love the way you colored them. I'll have to go check out those fabulous new stamps and great dies at SCACD.

  9. Aww these are really sweet cards Kathi ! both images are very sweet and you've coloured them beautifully! I love the pretty papers and embellishments… I especially love the compass corner… it's fab!! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  10. Really fabulous projects, gorgeous scenes! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

  11. Kathi these are both awesome! Love your clouds in the first one and how she seems to just be floating in the sky, wish I could do that! And the branches in the second card. She looks like she is surrounded by a lovely forest, great job!

  12. Wow Kathi!! These are both precious. Your coloring is fabulous!! I am impressed.

    I have FREE Candy on my blog and would love for you to register for a chance to win. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. Have a fabulous day!! Hugs, Gloria

  13. Both beautiful cards Kathi.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  14. Hi Kathi....thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I really appreciate your time and thoughts. I also wanted to tel you that I think your card you are featuring on your blog is absolutely darling! Your background paper with the various colored flowers is so cute. You've done such a fantastic job of coloring with the Copics. I have never used them....and I must say, I am truly amazed at some of the work I've seen with them. Love your fairy girl sitting on the key. So cute and so beautifully done. Your other embellishments you've added to your card are also very nice. <3 Candy

  15. Yes, my friend, you are cool like that!!!
    Lovely work!!

  16. These are both fantastic! The fairies are so cute and you've showcased them beautifully with these great layouts. Love that compass corner especially :)

  17. Both so pretty, love the trees and the little birds! Gorgeous! Kim

  18. Darling images and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at ATS&M

  19. Lovely image and card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT