Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 6 (of 12) Days of Christmas - Winter Fairy

It's day six of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

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As far as Copics are concerned, red is the hardest color to blend but I never back down from a challenge! Nooooo. I learned the best tip from Kristina Werner who uses brown as the darkest color when blending red. That was ALL I needed! It was 'on and poppin' after that! I have been blending red like a pro ever since. 

This card features a stamp called winter fairy from The Rubber Cafe. I have been collecting images to color long before I knew how to shade with Copics and I am overjoyed I have the skills now to create to my heart's content. Believe it or not, I was actually scared, afraid, even frightened to even try coloring just a year ago.


·       The Rubber Café – winter fairy
·       Inkadinkado – Warm winter wishes – Peace
·       My Pink Stamper – Biggie Christmas – sentiment inside the card
·       Memento Tuxedo black ink
·       Tim Holtz Grid Blocks
·       Recollections 110 white cardstock
·       DCWV red metallic cardstock
·       Copic X-Press It blending card
·       Anna Griffin/cuttlebug embossing folder – snow flurry
·       eBosser
·       Martha Stewart Scoring Board
·       Creative Memories Guillotine, corner rounder
·       Cutterpillar pro
·       Encore ultimate metallic gold ink
·       Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory embossing powder, embossing buddy
·       Nicole Heat tool
·       American crafts gold ribbon
·       Wink of Stella - gold
·       Copics –
o   Hair – E25, 37, 29
o   Skin – E11, 13, 15
o   Shawl – Y28 and gold wink of stella pen
o   Dress – R20, 24, 29 and E18
o   Lip – Zig Clean Color brush pen – carmine red
o   Dress trim – white liquid applique

o   Highlight W1

This card is technique heavy! I dabbled in dry embossing, heat embossing, stamping, masking, Wink of Stella over Copics, Sequins, ribbon, etc. It was definitely a labor of love. 

My fav gold embossing powder is by Stampin' Up! As a failsafe I stamp in Encore Ultimate Metallic gold ink to emboss (rather than VersaMark) to ensure full coverage if I miss any spots with the powder.

The finishing touch was to add liquid appliqué. Once it's heated, it puffs up and gives the appearance of fur. I tried to show you the dimension by taking several views. I hope you try this technique soon!

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  1. you did a beautiful job with your fairy card :)

  2. Beautiful card, the, "fur" on her coat is great.


  3. Love the embossed background and the beautiful image.
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  4. Beautiful winter fairy card. Your coloring is top notch.

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  5. Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. LOVE your winter fairy with the puff fur on this card!! BL

  6. It's so Pretty, Love It. I am wanting to start coloring with Copics. Only have one so far. Your coloring looks great. Thanks for Sharing

  7. love her! great job with the texture, too!

  8. Beautiful card, love the 3D texture. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Love all the techniques you used, but especially the "fur"


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