Posts Tagged ‘Fairy Friends’

Snow Simple!

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Happy Sunday Crafters!

I feel like we just finally are getting into summer weather and here we are talking about Christmas again!?  Lol!  Today I am playing along with the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge and Christmas in July theme by showing  you a card that is “snow simple!”

I really want to show you how you can take a stamp set that you already have and make it feel like a Christmas/Winter card just by adding a bit of snow.

I will be using Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Fairy Friends however, another super cute set that you could use is the Frosty Fairy Friends.  I will be doing some ink blending and masking.

When I am creating a scene card I like to plan out on scrap paper where everything is going to go.  Basically, I stamp everything out and then plan my masking and in what order I need to stamp everything.  This saves me from making too many mistakes and ruining my good cardstock.

Once I have everything planned out I can go ahead and stamp the images that I want to appear in front first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I will then stamp the images again onto a Gina K Masking Magic sheet.  I fussy cut out the images with my Cutter Bee Scissors and apply the masks overtop of the images.

I then ink blend with my foam ink blending tool in the colour Chipped Sapphire adding a nice dark solid layering of the ink to the background.  I then use my small Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brush and blend Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White Ink around the light and fairy house to give the effect of light reflection.  I also take advantage of the circular shape of the foam blending tool and make a circular impression around the actual light in Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  Adding this yellow colour gives another dimension to the glowing light feel.

I can then remove the masking paper with my Tim Holtz Craft Pick and colour the images with my Copic Markers.

To make this stamp set feel more “Wintery” or “Christmas” like I begin sketching out where I want the little piles of snow to be with a white gel pen and then I go over these areas with white acrylic paint with a  fine paint brush and also add a few dots here and there to look like falling snow.

Now, you can totally leave your card just like this.  However, I took it a step further (because this girl likes a bit of sparkle on her cards) and I pulled out my laminator and some glitter embossing powder as well as some little iridescent stars that I sometimes use in my shaker cards.     I could have also actually made this a shaker card…but, I was feeling lazy and I also wanted the look of the snow falling without having to shake the card.

I let my laminator heat up and then I sprinkled the glitter embossing powder and iridescent stars in-between the laminator sheet and ran it through.  Using white heat embossing will also work depending on white kind of look you want.  I suggest you do a few test pieces to see how your embossing powders react as well as play around with how much powder to use.

I die cut an oval in another card panel piece and adhered the snowy laminated piece to the back with Be Creative Score-Tape, trimmed off the excess laminating piece.

I then did a bit of stamp surgery using my Cutter Bee Scissors and altered one of the sentiment stamps so that I could just use the word “fairy”.  I then stamped “fairy” and “Christmas” on the lower right hand side of the oval card panel.  I then adhered this panel onto the stamped card piece using one layer of foam tape.  I think maybe two layers would have been better for more dimension.  The last thing to do was then to adhere all of this onto a side folding card, again I used the Be Creative Score-Tape for this.

I really wish that you could see this card in person as when you move it back and forth in the light the look of the snow between the laminated sheet is quite stunning against that ink blended background.

I hope this card has inspired you to look at the stamps sets you have and to see how simple it is to transform them into Winter/Christmas themed cards by adding a little snow.

Hoping you stay cool this week and I look forward to seeing what you create that is “snow” themed by posting your photos on the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Challenge Page!

Take care!

~Chala

 

Lawn Fawn – Fairy Friends – Double Loop Slider Card

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Welcome Back!  I hope you have all had an opportunity to play along in the 30 day challenge that we have over at the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge Page! Today’s challenge is Lawn Fawn and I pulled out a bunch of my Lawn Fawn products to create this fun double loop slider card.  This is a similar concept as to the Double Slider Surprise…..but created in just a little different way and using different dies.

It was when I was sorting through my pre-stamped and pre-cut pieces that I have that it reminded me of this technique that I saw a couple years ago done with MFT products.  It was with a little woodland critter popping out of a tree. I thought it would be fun to recreate this idea but use the Fairy Friends stamp set from Lawn Fawn that I recently purchased.  I was also able to use several other Lawn Fawn products and I will try to list all of them as I go.

I already had the grassy pieces pre cut from the Grassy Hillside Border die from Lawn Fawn and added some distress ink on the edges in Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.  This gave the pieces more dimension.  I then ink blended a standard A2 size white card panel with Broken China distress ink to create the sky background.  This will be the main piece we will adhere all our pieces on to.

I already had a piece of brown cardstock with wood grain stamped on it.  This is perfect to create the tree.  I cut the piece down with he a stitched rectangle die  and then created shape to the tree trunk using one of the Hillside Border dies.

I also used a circle stitched die to create the hole that my little fairy is going to pop out of.   After die cutting the circle I place a piece of low tack tape on the front to hold the hole in place.  I am going to turn it over and place some Gina K connect glue on the circle portion only. Having it temporarily taped to the original piece will insure that I get it place exactly where I want it.  I will adhere that down onto the blue distress inked card base and then carefully remove the low tack tape and the rest of the die cut tree.  Only the circle should be adhered down.

I stamped the images I wanted to use in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, copic coloured and then fussy cut them out.  I adhered the grass border, flower and the one fairy on the left side of the card with some Gina K Connect adhesive. I trimmed the grass piece making sure I had enough that would show on the left side of the card when the tree was attached and so that it would not add bulk where I want the slider to go.  I then began working on the slider mechanism.

I used some elements from the Let’s Toast Pull Tab add on (The pull tab and the directional arrow) and die cut them from the left over pieces of the wood grain paper from the tree.  I ended up cutting the “T” portion off as it was too long.

Next I move onto die cutting two slots.  These need to be far enough away from each other so that your element fits in between the slots. I cut down a piece of light plastic approximately an inch and a half wide.  Yours will be as wide as what ever slot you will need or the size of the die cut you use. This is the track of your slider.  You can also use a craft knife and a ruler to create these slots if you do not have a die cut that will work.  Just make sure that your slots line up to each other both horizontally and vertically.  If you are off it could cause your slider not to work properly.  I also took the “notch” from the pull tab set and die cut on the bottom of both the card panel and the tree making sure that the notches can line up perfectly when I need to adhere them.

For the “belt” of the slider mechanism I used a piece of plastic tarp I had in my garbage from a painting project.  It was fairly light but worked okay.  I recommend maybe using something a little heavier.  The consistency of a plastic sandwich bag or Ziploc baggie would work well.  The length will be just long enough so that the two ends can over lap enough to secure together.  You will feed the baggie ends from the front to the back, fold the ends over (trimming to overlap just enough to adhere).  Make sure it is not too tight or it will not slide.

The next part is a bit tricky to explain…so, make sure you head over to watch the video for clarification.

https://youtu.be/PQ_7bHy96-s

I now want to adhere the pull tab to the “belt” or plastic slider we created on the back side of the panel.  I am using some strong Be creative tape.  Only adhere a strip horizontal to the top of your slider. I like to adhere it over top of the seam I made so that It does move through the track and hinder the slide of your element.  I made the mistake the first time of using too much adhesive and my slider would not slide down very far.  You will then turn your base over and work on adhering the image that you want to pop up.  Again, this is a bit of fiddling and I place the tree trunk over to figure out where best to adhere the fairy so that she was partially hidden when the slider was in its original position and when the pull tab was pulled she rose up enough…but, not to high.  I recommend pulling the slider tab all the way down and then line up the image you want to pop up in the exact place you want to see it, and adhere it it in that position.  Due to the size of my image I also needed to use a piece of acetate to boost her up a bit.  You won’t be able to see the acetate because it is clear.

I then turned the panel over to the back again and created a track for the slider to follow with foam tape.  I then proceed to apply the foam tape to the rest of the back of the card ensuring not to place any that might impede on the slider.  At this point I turned it over to the front and adhered the tree down with smaller pieces of foam tape and made sure everything was sliding properly.

You can now remove the foam tape off the back and carefully adhere it down to your card base.  I stamped the coordinating sentient from the Fairy Friends stamp set “have a magical day”.  The last addition I made was to add some clear Wink of Stella to the fairy wings and then using a  heart and “xoxo” from the How you Bean? Conversation Hearts add on from Lawn Fawn I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I thought this made it look like someone carved it into the tree.  I will warn you though it was a bit of a challenge to do, so, make sure you get all your stamping done before you adhere everything down!

I hope you enjoyed my vision for the “Lawn Fawn” challenge for today.

Take Care!

~Chala