Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr Challenge #55 involves interpreting the sketch shown below:
I decide to use SSS Secret Garden stamp set to execute this challenge. I love the sweet little fairy in this stamp set. She stamps beautifully and the details of her flowing gown are so simple and delicate.
To match the delicacy of the fairy image, I decided to use a soft blended background against the other elements in this sketch. To achieve this, I die-cut masks for the fairy and the banner from Inkadinkado masking paper. I placed the two masks on the card front where I wanted my images to be placed according to the sketch. I then created a soft blended background using Tumbled Glass Distress Inks around the masks so that background would highlight the sentiment banner and the fairy.
For the fairy image, I stamped the image on a separate piece of cardstock in Copic-friendly ink (Memento Tuxedo Black) using my MISTI stamping tool. I stamped the image twice to make sure I had a good solid line image. I did the same for the two butterflies.
I used Copic markers to color the fairy and the butterflies. Here are the colors I used:
• Hair: E13 and E17.
• Skin: E01 and E93 (for flushed cheeks)
• Dress and shoes: RV52, RV55, YG23
• Wand: Y06
• Headband and flowers: Y06, RV55, YG23
• Little Bird: BG11
Butterflies: Y06 (body), R22 (wings).
After coloring all the images, I die cut them using the dies from the coordinating die-set for the Secret Garden stamp set. I raised and placed the images as you see above on the card front using foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment in the banner area using Versafine pigment ink in Onyx Black.
The original card front was A2-sized (4.25”x5.5”). I cut this down a little so that the final size was 4.00”x5.25”. The card front was then mounted onto an A2-sized turquoise colored mat and then mounted onto an A2-sized, top folding horizontal-oriented card base.
The card is soft and sweet just like the fairy image. Hope you like it. Have a great day!
Supplies used in making this project:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: Secret Garden.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Coordinating dies for the Secret Garden stamp set; Simon Says Stamp: Sketch Banners die (larger of the 2 dies in the set).
Inks: Memento dye ink in Tuxedo Black; Versafine pigment ink in Onyx Black; Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass.
Markers: Copic (see above for the numbers).
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# (card front); Neenah Solar White 110# (card base); Papertrey Ink cardstock in Hawaiian Shores (mat for the card front).
Other: Inkadinkado Masking Paper; 3M Double-Sided Foam Tape.