Hi everyone, today I have a fun birthday card for you all, featuring Whimsy Stamps “Spring Bringer”. I stamped this cute fairy onto some Copic friendly paper with Memento “Tuxedo Black” ink and started colouring with my Copic (Sketch) Markers.
I used the following Copic marker colours:
Skin: E000 / R00;
Hair: E50 / E13 / E17 / E27;
Other colours: R43 / RV25 / R39 / RV 91 / V93 / BV11 / RV10 / RV17 / B0000 / E42 / E55 / G40 / YG17 / YG06 / G94.
When I finished colouring I die cut a rectangle from the coloured panel with the largest die in the My Favorite Things “Stitched Rectangle STAX” die set. I matted this panel on some matching green card stock, adhering the panel with liquid glue, and free hand cutting around the panel, leaving a small green space. I edged the green panel with Memento ink in the colour “Cottage Ivy”.
Next I started working on the background panel: I normally would have used two mats for the background since that is what I prefer but in this case I felt there wasn’t enough room left for that. So, I die cut only one square panel with one of the dies in my square Crea-Nest-Lies XXL die set from some matching faded red card stock. Then I stamped one of the gorgeous background stamps from Studio Light (STAMPSL181) on this faded red panel with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail “Silver” Embossing Powder. I also edged this panel with Versafine “Crimson Red” ink to create a bit more contrast.
I adhered this silver heat embossed, faded red panel onto a linen textured white card base with one millimetre thick foam tape and adhered the combined panels with the stamped fairy onto this combination also with one millimetre thick foam tape.
Then it’s time for the finishing touches: I stamped a sentiment (unknown brand, bought a long time ago) saying “Have a Magical Day!” onto some black card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with the same silver embossing powder as used before. I die cut a banner from the sentiment with the smallest die from the Lawn Fawn “Everyday Sentiment Banners” die set and adhered that to the card with partly foam tape and partly Ranger Medium Matte.
I also die cut the name of the recipient of this card (her name is “Bente”) using two die sets from Craft Emotions (“Uppercase Alphabet” / “Lowercase Alphabet”) from some matching light pinkish/purple card stock, I edged the characters with Memento’s “Lulu Lavender” (which you can’t really see in the pictures) and adhered them to the card with Ranger Medium Matte.
In my stash I also found some sparkly green flower embellishments, so I attached one to the card and for a final finishing touch I applied some Stickles in the colour “Star Dust” on the fairies wings with an old brush.
And that’s it for today’s card! I hope you enjoyed and until the next time, I wish you a creative day.