This week I’m going to enter a new challenge that the only requirement is to just use the color purple. I just recently discovered digital craft supplies. I must say that they are pretty fabulous. I found that there are digital companies that sell digital papers. WHAT? I had to see how well that works so I bought quite a few papers from a company called CraftsuPrint. The one I used for this card is one I bought from them. They only cost on average about 30 cents each and you can print them on just copy paper or cardstock as many times as you want.
This is an adorable digital stamp of a Fairy. I watermarked the image for this blog to give credit to the artist and company but then misspelled their name. The correct spelling is Faery Ink. They have a lot of really cute images. This one was a freebie that they were giving away. I know! These companies make these amazing generous offers all the time. Especially on their Facebook fan pages. They also have challenges and usually give away the images they want you to use for the challenge or offer them for a dollar!
I colored her with Copic Markers after printing her onto white cardstock. I also used a digital paper for the background. Yes, it was already in color! The company that I just recently bought quite a few of their papers including this one is called. CraftsUprint. Please check out both of these companies. You will not believe how many great products they have if you’re new to digital like I am.
So the above photo is the digital paper right after I printed it. Keep in mind that I sized it on the computer before I printed it out to measure exactly 5″ x 7″. Remember, you can make digital products any size you need it to be. All I had to do next was to cut all the white areas away with my paper cutter. Oh, by the way I printed the paper on just plain white copy paper. The fairy image I sized to be 4.75″ x 3.5″. After I printed her out on white card stock I colored with Copic Markers. I then rounded the corners and with a Copic Marker, inked the edges in Purple BV17. I knew I wanted to make some flowers that matched the flowers in the image and I had the perfect die set.
This is a die set called “Glorious Gerbera” by Docrafts. As you can see this set offers a lot of sizes of daisy shapes and centers. It has 12 dies in the set. I chose the smallest and the second to the smallest for my yellow flowers and the third and second smallest for the purple flower. I colored the yellow flowers and the centers of the flowers with PanPastels. The purple flower I colored with Copic Markers and folded the two flowers in half to sort of duplicate the purple sort of lotus flower in the fairy’s hair.
The above is just a picture of me creating the flowers at my messy craft table.
The picture above is of all the finished elements to assemble the card. I also chose to make two nested mats to back the fairy image. The darker purple measures 5.3/8″ x 4″. The lighter purple measures 3.7/8″ x 5.1/8″. Once I put the 2 purple mats together with Elizabeth Craft Designs “double sided adhesive” and then adhered my image onto the purple mats I started playing with how I would assemble the card.
I decided to put the matted stack on foam squares to lift it. Then I was able to have some of the flowers tucked behind the image a little and then 3 flowers on the stack. The Happy Birthday sentiment was made with an Elizabeth Craft Designs word stamp. I cut it out twice with both of the purple colors of card stock that I used for the mats and glued them together off setting the lighter on top of the purple to create a shadow effect.
I just kept the inside of the card simple with a computer generated sentiment and a little star stamp from the dollar bin at Michaels. The stars are stamped in purple die ink.
Thank you so much for taking a look.
Materials used that are not pictured or already referenced:
- White card stock – Recollections 65lb. for the base card
- White card stock – Paper Temptress for the digital fairy image
- The two purple card stock is from: Recollections “Cool Water” pack.
- PanPastels – Diarylide Yellow, Raw Umber, Titanium White
- Copic Markers: E000,00,31,77 R00,20 RV00,10 BG70 BV0000,11 Y11,13,19 YG13 V12,15 N0,02 G00,02 B91
- Susan’s Garden: Flower tool kit – buy this if you’re into making flowers. Susan Tierney Cockburn has a YouTube video showing you how to use the tools. You cannot believe how great this tool kit is!
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Birthday die