Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Happy Birthday & Merry Christmas

More colouring  and yes I know its amazing, another Christmas card.

This first card the fairy is printed up on the card, I have coloured her with copics.
Then I decided to try adding background colour, as always I went a bit heavy handed
with the blending with the Distress Oxides and it was another of those, will I throw it
will I keep it. I decided to keep working on it and saved it.

First let me introduce you to this sweet fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil, isn't she the cutest.
Now when I decided to blend the background I ended up making a mask by using a bit of vellum that I drew the outline on. I then cut it out and added Tombow Mono glue just on the edges. Let that dry and it becomes tacky but doesn't glue down. Brilliant mask (I did try with some kitchen paper but found that a bit thin)

I ended up going over her breath with white gel pen to show the breath off better. I then coloured the flowers a bit heavier as they became lost in the background.

Now I added glue to the wings so I could stick on some WOW glitter I have and I love how the wings look. Originally I had coloured them pale and added some Wink of Stella but then I just couldn't leave well enough alone, I added white gel pen to the outlines and of course it meant they were wishy washy. 
Hence the glitter and now she is perfect. I flicked water on the card front and then dabbed with paper town and once happy I added the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment layered up three times.

This card was the quickest and easiest to do. The biggest preparation is dusting the vellum so stray embossing powder doesn't stick where its not meant to.

I think I rmember correctly by saying this is a Hero Art Background stamp, clear stamped then silver embossing powered added. I coloured with my Zigs and used my Wink of Stella brush to remove some colour from each and to add sparkle.

Cut to size with extra at top to go over the back of the card. The back is where I add the
tape to hold it in place.
Finished off with a beautiful 'Merry Christmas' die cut from Stamplorations.

There you go more to ender in #thedailymarker30day and another Christmas card bites the dust.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Crafty hugs

Aileen xxx


lostinpaper said...

Oh my, I can't get enough of that sweet little girl, loved her when I saw her at Instagram, keep em coming Aileen!

frommycraftroom said...

She is gorgeous! Beautiful work.
Love the Christmas card too! boy you are getting in early.

Ruth said...

They're just both so colourful and sparkly - perfect for Christmas cards. Thank you so much for your tips about the mask,I cant get hold of some of that glue to try it. Always needing new tips to try out! xx

Viv said...

So why didn't these show up in my reading list yesterday??? Grrrrrr Mr Blogger.
Anyway, am here now - and yet another 2 fab cards Aileen.
Second one ticks all the boxes for me and your stamping/embossing is fantastic! x

Trina P. said...

Glad you saved the fairy card... the background is so pretty and that fairy is so sweet. Love your Christmas card. I’m a silver fan and who doesn’t love a good rainbow!