Again, with an image from a Day for Daisies...
1... the image: Little Nymph from ADFD
2... details on the weird process of this card
3... free digital image: Castle from The Graphics Fairy
(I added an extra leaf to the very end of the branch)
(some of the stuff
done to make this card)
Step 1} Heat-emboss the little nymph image on Paris Bleedproof from the printer. Print and emboss extra bits: I printed extra butterfly wings so they'd be 3d, and some extra leaves as well.
Step 2} Colour her in with Copic markers & Cut her out.
Step 3} Paint over the colouring with sheer pearlescent paint.
Step 1} print the darkened Castle Landscape from the Graphics Fairy twice.
I printed it at 36% to get an A2 sized card
1A} Use one printing to cut the castle out of and crop it to fit your card. Add a strip of black lace on cardstock.
Make the sky Background:
1B} Use one printing to make the night sky.
-Print it & distress it to obscure the castle
-Smudge the castle with watery brown paint wash (blend the printer ink with some brown paint & water)
Step 2} Add pressure embossing & distressing to it:
2A} Trim the printed and distressed sky
2B} Pressure emboss it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder & machine
2C} sand it a little to expose some of the white core of the light cream cardstock that it was printed on.
2D} Squish the cuttlebug embossing (so it isn't quite as raised anymore) by running it through the Cuttlebug again, but this time outside of the folder. (Please see this post, if you'd like more details on squishing pressure embossing).
Step 3} Pierce holes to stitch on beads for stars in the sky & add white paint and glitter pen around the beads to make the stars glow.
adhere it to a standard-sized A2 card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 when folded)
Step 4} Add a quote inside the card
(The text is printed from a word document on an inkjet printer &
embossed with clear embossing powder on Borden & Riley
#234 Paris Bleedproof 108lb paper for pens):
(Love the texture that embossing from the printer gives! Which is why I never shut up about it. ;o) More blah-blah about how to digitally emboss with an ink jet printer in this older post.)
And it's here on Flickr as a (PNG file)
Here's a larger piece of sky
It will print (from the PDF) to be approximately:
8 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall
PNG here on Flickr:
(with the PDF linked in the description there)
JPG version of the snippet of sky:
Hope you're having a magical week!