Sunday, March 27, 2022

Fairy Happy Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card created for Topflight Stamps that was inspired by the advent of spring. 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Golden Locks,Honey Comb, Graystone, Blush, Rosie Cheeks, Blue Jeans, Lavender, Misty Morning, and Fern Zig® Photo Twin Markers by Kuretake
Cornflour Blue, Ochre, May Green, and Pale Green Zig® Clean Color Real Brush Markers by Kuretake
Black Sparkle Stardust® Glitter Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Stamping Platform
Craft Mat
Flat, Round, and Grainer Paint Brushes

  1. Create an A6 card from white cardstock. Set aside.
  2. Use a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp Fairy Rose Unmounted Rubber Stamp onto mixed media paper. Heat set.
  3. Smoosh the Della Blue Elements Ink pad  onto a craft mat, mist it with water, and use a flat paintbrush to add the sky. Heat set the image panel. Clean the craft mat.
  4. Repeat the "smoosh, spritz, and brush" step with Lime Punch Elements Ink to create the spring grass. Heat set the image panel. Clean the craft mat.
  5. Repeat the "smoosh, spritz, and brush" step with Pine Elements Ink to add shade and shadows. Then use a spiky brush, aka a grainer, to add the look of blades of grass. Heat set the image panel. Clean the craft mat.
  6. Repeat the "smoosh, spritz, and brush" step with the Graphite Elements Ink. Use a round brush to apply the ink to the shadows and knots of the tree. Heat set the image panel. Clean the craft mat.
  7. Since I didn't have a good tree brown, I made my own by smooshing Russet Orange, and Henna Elements Ink onto my craft mat, misting them, and combining them. 
  8. Brush the brown ink onto the tree trunk, the branches, and the wooden swing seat. Heat set the image panel. Clean the craft mat.
  9. Use Zig Photo-Twin and Clean Color Markers to color the fairy, the leaves, and the dragonflies.
  10. Use the black glitter pen to outline the dragonflies' bodies.
  11. Trim the image panel and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  12. Mat with white cardstock cut  a bit larger.
  13. Trim a piece of  patterned paper from the beautiful Ink Drops - Candy 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Craft Consortium to 4.25" wide and edge with Black Soot Distress ink. 
  14. Use magnets to secure the patterned paper to the base of a stamping platform.
  15. Position the Fairy Happy Birthday Clear Polymer Sentiment Stamp face-down on the top of the patterned paper panel.
  16. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, and stamp. Repeat if necessary to get a good impression. 
  17. Remove the panel from the stamping platform and heat set the sentiment.
  18. Adhere the matted image panel to the patterned paper as shown to finish the card front.
  19. Adhere the card front to the reserved A6 card.
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