Today I am revisiting the Fairy Box from early this year and sharing 3 cards I made also using Color Hive Tiptree Jam, YellowStone, and Eclipse Ink.

Believe in Dreams

For my first card today, I started by cutting my white card panel with a stitched die from my stash. Next, I lined the wings from the A Brush of Wings stamp set in my Misti. Once I picked them up with the door of my Misti, I inked up the wings in sections with the Color Hive Yellowstone ink. Then, I inked up the other sections with Color Hive Tiptree Jam Ink, letting them overlap slightly. To get rid of any harsh lines and to create a little blend between the colors, I used a slightly damp paint brush. Because this ink is water reactive, the water helps the yellow and red make a beautiful orange color.

Next, I cleaned and removed my stamps and then placed the body silhouette in the center of the wings. I stamped them first in the Yellowstone ink. Then, I cleaned off my stamp, left it where it was and then I stamped it with the Tiptree Jam ink right over th top of the Yellow image. Next, I repeated this one more time with the Tiptree Jam ink. For my sentiment, I used the Believe in (from Fairy Magic) and Dream (from Fairy Whispers) sentiments with Eclispe Ink. I matted the panel on a black panel. To finish, I used a Red A2 Card base and liquid glue to attach my panels.

Be Magical

For my second card today, I started by cutting down some water color panels to just slighly bigger than A2 panel size. Next, I smooshed some Tiptree Jam and Yellowstone ink on my glass matt. After lightly misting them with water, I smooshed my watercolor panel down into the ink until I was happy with the coverage. (I actually made another panel after this with the leftover ink is used in the next card.) I set the panel aside to dry overnight.

One tip I have, is once my panel is completely dry, I run it through my preheated laminator inside a piece of folded copy paper. This flattens it out and removes any or most warping. Next, I used an A2 card panel sized stitched die from my stash. Then I placed my panel in my Misti and stamped the Jar Fairy image from the Fairy Whispers set in Eclipse Black Ink.

For my sentiment I took one of the Simple Sayings Transfer Paper – Be Kind, and cut it out. I ran it through my preheated laminator in a cover sheet with the Moonlit Lake Foil. Next, I cut a small piece of the full sheet of printed black and foiled it with the same. Then, I used a word die from my stash to diecut the word magical. Using the Magical diecut for placement, I did some selective stamping of the Be the with Eclipse ink (I covered the word “the” with a piece of post it when inking, removed it before stamping so just the work Be was on my card panel.) The Be the stamp is from the Fairy Magic set.

I used liquid glue to attached my white foiled sentiment panel, and the magical die cut. For a final touch and to add some bling, I added some of the Crown Jewel Gems -Before the Storm, around the fairy and on the center of her wand.

Fairy Wings

For my third and final card, you can see the “second generation” ink smooshed panel. It has a more muted color scheme compared to the bright colors on the previous card. I followed the same steps: let the panel dry, ran it through my laminator and die cut it with the same stitched A2 die. Then, I placed the panel in my Misti. I arranged the wings from from A Brush of Wings set (using the body stamp for spacing) to the left side of my panel. I stamped them down with the Color Hive Embossing Ink. Next, I used the Neptune Kaleidescope powder and my Duel Tip Powder Brush to apply the powder over the sticky ink. Then I used the second end of my brush to brush off the extra powder. To remove any powder from other areas, I carefully used a soft towel to wipe it away..

After placing my panel back in my Misti, I lined up the Body image and sentiment. I stamped both with Eclipse Black Ink. For both of these cards, I did stamp a few times due to the texture of the watercolor paper. I did this so I had a more solid image. To finish my card, I attached three of the Crown Jewel Gems – Before the Storm, around my sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my post today. I inserted links to the products I used to the Maker Forte store. Have you used any of the Color Hive inks yet? Which of the three cards is your favorite? I can’t decided as they are all so different.