Hello and happy Tuesday to you all…
It’s been a glorious weekend here. The weather has been stunning (for once) and even better I had a long weekend from work so no day job for 4 days… yipeeee! Time always seems to be against me especially when I am desperate to play with the new stamps by Visible Image so when a long weekend is on the horizon, I get super excited!
Yet again, Mark and Helen have pulled it out of the bag with their new stamps and I know everyone has been excited to order so I hope my make today provides a little inspiration for you.
The Faerie Magic set is just adorable. The main faerie stamp is fabulous but you also get all those little stamps which will be so handy on other projects.
When I get new stamps, I often just sit staring at it for a while to get the feel of it and see if inspiration pings me in the face. I’d already made a couple of cards when I came up with this idea of having her half off the card with her wings all sparkly and floaty. Unfortunately, I got totally immersed in the making and forgot to take step-by-step photos so for that I apologise… but I’ll talk you through it!
To start, trim some watercolour card to your chosen size and stamp the lovely lady using a Versamark embossing pad and Wow’s Ebony Supafine embossing powder. Use a scalpel to trim around her top half and then stamp her again on some scrap paper to create a mask. Fold the card in half and use low-tack masking tape to adhere the mask in place over her bottom half.
Using Distress Oxide ink pads (I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves) blend the three colours together and place the Collision stencil over the masked image and the bottom of the card. Again, using the oxide ink pads (this time I used Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire) blend over the pink hues, taking care around the mask before peeling away the mask and the stencil to reveal the flashes of colour.
Add some splatters of gold ink before colouring the faerie and her bubbles! Stamp some extra ‘bubbles’ in a mid-grey tone down the right of the card and then the stars and moon stamps in clusters before adding sparkle Stickles to the moon and stars and Wink of Stellar and glossy accents to the bubbles on the faerie.
The faerie’s wings were heat embossed on vellum using Wow’s ‘Vanilla Sparkle Glitter and then adhered to a thick-ish acetate before trimming and securing into place. To finish, brush the card with an anti-static bag (as I found the embossing powder stuck like glue in places) and stamp the sentiment using the same Vanilla Sparkle Glitter as before.
And there you go! Here’s the two Visible Image products I used for this make…
Catch up again soon… H xx