Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There's an Anything Goes challenge going on right now on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and I'm still in a holiday card making mood.

Here's my card featuring Stampotique's Merry Fairy!

Merry Fairy was stamped twice, once onto Neenah cardstock, the second time onto Eclipse Tape. The Eclipse Tape version was fussy cut to be used as a mask. The Neenah version was colored with Copic markers, then masked with the fussy cut Eclipse Tape.

I punched a moon from the Eclipse Tape and positioned it above Merry Fairy. The background was then airbrushed with a variety of Copic markers until I was happy with the color. Copic Opaque White was applied to a toothbrush with a toothpick, then spritzed from the toothbrush over the masked images onto the sky to create stars.

The masks were lifted and I discovered that some Copic ink had leaked under the moon mask, so I punched another moon from a Post-It note. I used the aperture as a reverse mask, placed it over the moon, and dabbed some white acrylic paint and then added some white shimmery Ice Silks Glaze paint. When the paint was dry, I drew on the closed eye.

Merry Fairy needed a bit more detailing, so I used chalk pencils to add blush and shading and used some Prismacolor pencils to add some color and texture to her hair. Her wings were outlined with a Black Wink of Stella glitter pen, but the photo does not capture the lovely blinginess (new word).

The sentiments are both the Christmastime Remnant Rubs by Ideology. I won those over the summer along with The Chemist stamp set and the Eye Chart Layering Stencil which are both by Stamper's Anonymous. The Eye Chart will be seeing (pun intended) quite a bit of use within the next few months for somewhat scary reasons yet to be disclosed.

The patterned paper is from Echo Park's Winter Wishes 6x6 pad. A die cut border topped with a sparkly strip sticker was used to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #146: Happy Holidays
Luna Girl Challenge Blog: Blue Christmas
Paper Playtime #26: Winter Fun
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Stamp Out 2013
Tando Creative Challenges: Let's Sparkle


  1. Love the dark background - it makes the beautifully coloured fairy POP!

  2. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  3. Fantastic card, Kathi! Great colors! The fairy looks awesome!

  4. Merry Fairy is adorable, Kathi, especially with her glistening wings! I love Wink of Stella, but agree that is does not photograph well! My hat is off to you in how you recovered from the masking mishap! Totally brilliant!

  5. Hi Kathi, I love your card using careful masking and great coloring techniques, yeahh!! And thank you for all the details on the supplies you used (like the Eclipse tape I don't have yet and want now of course haha as I often create masks for my own stamps! Coco xxx

  6. I forget to say a big thank you for playing with us at Tando's challenges!!! So happy to see you there, thanks. :)

  7. A wonderful Christmas fairy with her glittery wings! Thank for joining us at the Lunagirl Moonbeams challenge.

  8. This is so cute Kathi! I shall thank you from Tando while I'm here ;) xx

  9. How sweet! Thanks for joining my Blue Christmas blog challenge at!

  10. this is so pretty! thank you for joining the "blue christmas" challenge at lunagirl moonbeams. xo

  11. Ah, I love it when a boo-boo makes a creation even better! Which I bet is the case with your moon. I just love how it turned out!
    Really darling card! Love the cute fairy, your blinginess, (great word btw), the background, design, and the fab sentiments!
    (I coined a new word today, too. You'll have to check my blog to see what. Wink.)
    If I don't get back to your blog until next Friday or so, I want to wish you and yours a most fabulous Christmas! I am looking forward to your scary Eye Chart creations! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. Very cute card! The background looks great. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Merry Christmas!

  13. Your card is wonderfuly coloured. I wish I could use my copics the way you do !!! Be nice, move to Paris in 2014 ??!!...
    Have a very merry Christmas, Kathi. Best regards from Paris. Sandra :)