Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Feature day & fairies, elves and pixies come out to play

Two cards up today, one done for a partner swap over at CardexchangeUK for the month of December, usually make a New Year card as almost everyone else does a Christmas one.

image from 'Ring in the New Year'
Tattered Lace mini sentiment die

The first attempt at this card had me stamping 'celebrate' in matching ink, but I got a bit carried away and messy with it - didn't like the end result so I threw that away and decided to go digital and use Craft Artist to create the background, using the 'stamp' tool. Just had to pick a font which was similar to the sentiment die.
I used the colour picker to 'pick' the red, purple and blue out of the image and coloured the font.
I did the same with the orange colour and made a solid square to act as the bottom layer to the topper, adding a deep shadow to make it stand out from the card, so when it was printed out it looks like an actual matt and layered topper stuck on the card.
Lastly I printed a solid square of each colour, big enough so I could die cut a couple of 'celebrate' from each, and the stuck them on the card.

After the bright colours of the last card, I've gone all pastel & whimsical with this next one.

image from 'Land of the Fey'
backing paper Create n Craft Speciality Papers
backing paper edged in Artic Blue
image edged in Pastel Pink
stamp in blue pigment ink

I love how this card turned out, the backing paper I've had for a few years, is actually an A4 scenic one featuring a blue bird - but the top half matched the image so well I had to chop it up. One day I might get round to using the rest!.
I edged the backing paper & sentiment with Artic Blue promarker and the topper was edged with Pastel Pink. Love the effect and its very dream like.

For these and many more designs, check out the Gecko Galz on Etsy

Land of the Fey entered into Butterfly challenge : fairies, elves & pixies


  1. Beautifully whimsical and a perfect entry for my challenge this month. I love the soft and dreamy colours. Thank you for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. you are doing beautiful work! xo