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A card for a Special Friend by Mona Hauge

Team Member: Mona Hague

This tutorial is called ” For A Special Friend “.

My daughters had their birthdays recently and I made these cards for them, using some of the lovely new stamps from the Spellbinder collection.

I hope you like them.

Step by Step

Step 1 Using two Multifarious DL cards, first stamp our lovely fairies, Wren and Layla, one on each card as shown, followed by the Small Compass, all in Versafine Clair Pinecone.
Step 2 Next choose the Lavinia Zodiac Sign stamp that goes with your friend’s birthday. Then, from the Harmony set, stamp the word Harmony, and from the Balance set choose the word Inspire. Stamp these in Versafine Clair Pinecone too.
Step 3 Put masking fluid on the Fairies where the broom is going. Then stamp the big Broomstick, again using the Versafine Clair Pinecone.
Step 4 Now, we want real gold keys on the cards, so stamp the Small Key in Versamark and put gold embossing powder on them. Finish by heating the powder.
Step 5 Choose the big flower stamp from the Vine Set, and stamp in Versafine Clair Shady Lane. On the other card, use the big rose from the Rose Set, and stamp this one in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.
Step 6 Aften putting masking fluid on all the flowers, choose the branch from the Vine Set that has the most leaves, and stamp in Versafine Clair Shady Lane as shown.
Step 7 Add the branch from the Flower Pots stamp set (again choosing the one with the most leaves), then add colour using Pan Pastel Hansa Yellow over the Compasses. For the edges, I’ve used Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany on one, and Peacock Feathers on the other. This is the first layer of colour.
Step 8 I blended Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink over the Aged Mahogany, and Evergreen Bough over the Peacock Feathers. To create the illusion of light coming from behind the fairy, I made the colour fade in towards the middle of the card.
Step 9 Carefully remove all the masking using a Frisk Maskaway Block. Then colour the flowers with a Pink Posca pen and use a Beige Posca pen on the roses.
Step 10 When the Posca ink has dried use some soft colour pencils, such as the Van Gogh Watercolour pencils, to add more colours on all the flowers.
Step 11 Give the pink flowers a yellow Posca pen centre and colour the shadows of the rose with an orange Posca pen. Colour the fairies with soft colour pencils, using dark brown for the shadowed side and beige pencil where the light hits them. Tint the hair and wings in a colour similar to the respective flowers, and with a touch of white pencil to make the wings appear to be see-through.
Step 12 The Compasses had a darker yellow pencil to lift them. Then, as a final touch, add a little shading on some of the leaves, with a darker green pencil, to give them some life. Add white Posca pen highlights on everything. I decided to add some splatter to the keys with my gold Posca pen.

And now we are finished. I really hope you enjoyed making these cards. If there is anything you want to know please just ask me.

Big hugs from Mona


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