As I shared a free days ago in a post I do a Product Challenge every month or so for my Stamp Family. And I wanted to share some more great samples from the Challenge this month.
This card was done by Dana Davis from Mentor, OH. She was the second winner during this challenge. She used the Fairy Collection Stamp Set, which is a set of 9 rubber stamps. I love her detail to coloring, which is not my strong suit. But what makes this card unique is how she cut the circle out.
The picture doesn't show the best, but she stamp the fairy and then cut the circle out around it. It really gives depth to her card.
Talk about depth in card check out this shaker card. It was created by Jennifer Hepner from Princeton, IL She used the new Large Letter Framelits to create the opening for the shaker. Wow it is very stunning. Love the was she stamped the background for the shaker.
Check out the beautiful color in this card created by Mary Rodgers of Rochester, NY. Can I just say I am in love with the New In Colors. Love the simplicity of this card. And Check out how she used the In Color Enamel Shapes in the inside of the card.
Brenda Foster says
How can I get directions on the fairy card by Dana Davis you are showing on your website? I can't figure out how she cut the circle around the fairy. Is there anyway I can get in touch with her. I love that card and my granddaughter loves the fairy, she is 5.
Thanks for any help you can give me in resolving this situation.
Dana's card is very pretty. I have forwarded your comment to her. Hoping she responds to you. If not let me know and I will tell you how I think she did this card. It is lovely.
Dana Davis says
This is Dana and I will be happy to post how I did this card for all see and share. First I started with a plain card base. What is not apparent in photos is the top fairy layer is shimmery white card stock. There are two reasons for this, first and most importantly it can withstand water coloring which is how most of my cards are colored (the water color technique is done by using your Stampin' write markers to scribble on an acrylic block then pick up the color with an aqua painter or water color brush) and second as it gives the fairy layer extra "glow". Stamp you fairy with an archival ink (I used Stazon). Line a circle die up so that the bottom sides of the circle meets the sides of the mushroom, post it tape down the die so there's no jumping. Then line up the die past edge of the cutting plates so that the bottom of the circle (the part you don't want cut out) is not on the plates. Roll thru the big shot! Now I did need to cut to meet the mushroom as it is better to under cut than over cut. Trim the circle inside out around the fairy. Sponge the background on the card base and mount the fairy layer with dimensionals. Add some wink of Stella to the wings and whatever bling you want. This card was inspired by 7 year old daughter who is very fairy like herself and I am so glad you like and your granddaughter like the design!
Linda Bauwin says
Thanks so much for taking the time to explain your beautiful card. You rocked ithe.