Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fairy Fanciful!

I was feeling somewhat fanciful so I pulled out my Believe in the Unseen fairy stamp from the Fairy Dust Collection by Elizabeth Bell for SCACD.

Here's what I created:

The Believe in the Unseen fairy was stamped onto white cardstock using Onyx Black VersaFine ink and embossed using clear Filigree Detail Embossing Powder. I love to use VersaFine ink when stamping a a highly detailed stamp, such as this one. I find it gives the best results, especially when combined with clear detail embossing powder. Besides, I still get a thrill when the embossing powder melts! True confession. :D

Anyways, when the image was heat set, I colored it using Copic markers, which I'll list below. My friend Penny (check out her blog, she's very talented and a wicked good enabler) made me curious about a new glitter pen, whimsically named Wink of Stella, so I found one and bought it. The clear Wink of Stella pen was used on her wings and added a nice glitter to them.

As you can see, the fairy is hovering in air, peeking through a keyhole, so I decided to riff on an idea from my very talented SCACD DT teammate, Melanie Holtz. Instead of a coloring a background in the keyhole, I used my trusty Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife to cut out the keyhole. This craft knife makes cutting small areas really easy, especially when you use a glass cutting plate and a fresh blade!

When the aperture was cut, I edged it with a black Big Brush pen, so no unsightly white edges would show. Then I positioned a scrap from a sheet of patterned paper from the Fairy Rhyme 6x6 pad by Prima so that a fairy would appear in the keyhole. Sadly, I can't seem to find that 6x6 pad, but there are lots of other great ones, including some that are on sale, HERE.

The colored stamped image was mounted onto another sheet from the Fairy Rhyme 6x6 pad. I thought that SCACD's Key Corner die would be perfect with the image, so I die cut gold cardstock with it. I finished the card with Memory Box's Fairytale Flower Border.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E93, R20
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77
Dress: V000, V01, V12
Flowers: Y32, YG63
Wings: YR000, YR00, BG000, BG11, RV000, RV00
Keyhole: Y21, Y23,Y26, Y28
Background: YR30

•  CMC Copic Challenge Group:  Brunettes
Southern Girls Challenges Give it and Upper Cut and Punch it out: 
Bearly Mine Challenges #90: Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries Challenges #44: Diecuts or Punches
Country View Crafts Challenges #4: Diecuts


  1. This is gorgeous, Kathi! I love the papers and diecuts and whimsical scene! Fantastic coloring and design!

  2. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Kathi! (Though I think you are more of an enabler than I am!)
    Glad you like the Wink of Stella. I think everyone who uses them finds them pretty cool!
    Really love your use of that keyhole! Great idea about putting the fairy paper in there! Darling image you used--love the coloring! Love the fabulous die cuts you added, too! The key one is perfect for this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    (If I was your hubby, I would watch you with that embossing powder.)

  3. Totally fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

  4. wonderful creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE challenges x carol

  5. Very pretty - the lovely fairy looks great with the fancy flourishes :)

  6. Such a great card,I'm a tad envious of your gorgeous dies, you sure know how to use them to their best too! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls this time, We're very pleased you shared your talent with us. Happy crafting, Julie.x

  7. Such a sweet image and a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Love your coloring on this, I have never tried embossing the Versafine then using the copics but I like the deep black detail it produces too. And great idea you borrowed from Melanie, perfect paper choice for in the keyhole!