Encouragement Card with Faery Ink

I just love the digital art by the amazing Amanda of FaeryInk.  I have used a lot of her cute images for greeting cards.  I talked about the benefits of digital stamps in the post before this one.

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The below is the sentiment inside:

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I love this company so much not only because of Amanda’s talent drawing the most adorable images but her customer service is beyond reproach.  They have a Facebook page where you can see what all the fans are making and saying about her digital stamps.  If you are new to digital, I recommend going over to the FaeryInk website and browsing through the different categories.

Step 1:  is to print out the digital stamp on paper made for coloring with Copic Markers.  I used Gina K “Layering Weight” white cardstock.  It’s very smooth surface is great for blending and will hold a lot of ink without bleeding through.  Next, color her using Copic Markers.  A list of the colors I used are at the bottom under “Supplies used”.  It doesn’t look like a lot were used but I took a picture below:

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I have to insert another commercial here for anyone reading and wants to learn to color or step up your coloring.  You should take a class over at Kit and Clowder!  Alice, the owner and teacher is incredible.  Not only do you get the lessons in both print and video but she encourages you to upload your work to her, in a private format, for advice and/or praise.  You can take these lessons at your own speed and once purchased are always there for you.  There is no expiration to their availability.  The lessons are available in marker or colored pencils and a discount for both!  In my opinion Kit and Clowder is simply the best resource for everything “Coloring”!  And of course, they also have a FB page for posting and commenting.  Alice and her generous sponsors offer discounts on stamps every month including many freebies!  The cost is so affordable (cheap) for everything you get.  In fact it is unbeatable!

Step 2:  Trim the stamped and colored Faery to 3.5″ x 5″.  Make three mats for the image.  I cut the purple  mat 4″ x 5.5″, the green 4.25″  5.75″ and the black polka dot 5.25″ x 6.75″.  Adhere the four layers together.

Step 3:  Make the base card.  I chose Elizabeth Craft Designs 12″ x 12″ Soft Finish Cardstock in “Perfect Pink”.   I love this cardstock for the base card because it is white on one side which I find handy for stamping the sentiment on the inside.  I cut the 12 x 12 piece in half and scored at 6″ on the long side.  I trimmed the folded base to 5.75″ x 7.25″.  Now, stamp the sentiment inside the card using Elizabeth Craft Designs “General Sentiments” shown below:

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Now adhere the “Four layer stack you made in step two to the front of the card.

Step 4:  Cut the word “Believe” out of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Collection “silver”.  The “1049 – Believe” die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words.  I had to trim the swirls off to make it fit.  Below is what it looks like before trimmed.  Adhere to the card as shown.

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Step 5:  Using Elizabeth Craft Designs 1005 – Susan’s Garden – Anemone die set, cut color and assemble 3 Anemone flowers with leaves.

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I cut 6 of all the petal pieces because I wanted two layers of 5 petals for each flower.  Below is a picture of the before and after coloring of the pieces for the flowers.

Susan has a video assembly tutorial on YouTube for this die set.  Adhere the assembled flowers and leaves to the card as shown.

That’s it.  Thank you for taking a look.  I hope you will try some of these great products on your next project.  I love comments and answer all questions personally.

Other products used not featured above:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Clear Double Sided Adhesive 10mm

Michael’s: Green, Purple and Black Polka Dot cardstock

Copic Markets:  V01, 05, 12, 15, 17,  RV10, 13  R20 E000, 00, 31, 33, 35, 70 71 YG00, 11, 13, YG17,  N0, 2, 4, 6 and Black 100

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