Faerie Valentines Day Card

I am honored to be included in a wonderful group of creative artists who made it into RubberStampMadness for the Spring 2016 issue. The goal was to create rubber stamp art for their Legendary Film Strips Challenge. The article is 10 pages long and my offering fills a whole page – Wow! All the artists were so clever and full of unique ideas, the article is really inspiring.

When I looked at the Challenge, and the size of the film strips, I thought of Amaji Fox’s tiny faerie folk, because they would easily fit in that small space and tell a story. The issue was to come out just before Valentines Day, so I wanted to make it a film strip story of Faerie love.

Faerie Valentine front of card, art by Amaji Fox, card by Kim Victoria

Faerie Valentine front of card, art by Amaji Fox, card by Kim Victoria

The tricky part was getting the Big Branch (from set 1071) into the film strip space the same in every frame. I created a mask for the outside of the frame and stamped the branch which made the mask also a stamp positioner. Experimentation was key in figuring it all out.

Once the branch was in place I decided where the Faeries were to be sitting and used a white correction pen to cover the branch lines there. It worked great. Prismacolor pencils bring the scene to life.

The sentiment is hand-drawn with a Pigma pen.

All the Faeries are from set 1071. The heart in the last frame is from the Heart Border Set 446.

Amaji and I worked together to make all the images in the collections play well together for creating story-book stamped art. The possibilities are endless. The Faeries sets also work well with any other landscape stamps, and more, in your collection.

Faerie Valentine inside of card, art by Amaji Fox, card by Kim Victoria

Faerie Valentine inside of card, art by Amaji Fox, card by Kim Victoria

Visit RubberStampMadness to learn more about this fun and highly informative publication, which has been serving rubber stampers since 1982.

About Mounted stamps – I know some stampers prefer mounted over unmounted stamps, and you might be interested in just this specific set of Faeries; however, let me assure you that not only do you save a lot of money purchasing the unmounted set, you also will have so many more options and versatility in creating your own story-book images. Some mounted Faeries are available at Triskelt’s shop. If you would like personal assistance with making a decision, please email me with your phone number and I would be pleased to talk to you about your specific needs: kimvictoria@highlandercelticstamps.com

RubberStampMadness Spring issue 2016 cover

RubberStampMadness Spring issue 2016 cover

Thank you for visiting!
Happy stamping!
Kim