Fireflies On A Warm Night Two Ways with Erica

Hello, hello! 

Erica back on the PFS blog today with two firefly cards! Lots and lots and lots of Copic colouring on one of these, but well worth the time spent! On the other one I cheated and used ink blending. 

On my Copic card I started out by stamping the jar from the Fireflies On a Warm Night in the bottom right corner. I used my MISTI and the Hybrid Black ink to make sure I got a good, solid imprint. I also stamped up loads of the fireflies, both in the jar and is if they are flying out of it. Even though the lid is still on the jar. 

I'm kind of sad I didn't film the colouring process, because it did turn out pretty cool, if I may say so myself.

To make the fireflies pop, and for a surprise element, I added Glow In The Dark Nuvo drops to them! 


The final touch was to heat emboss the sentiment 'Your light makes all bright' in Opaque Bright White embossing powder and the card was done! 

For the second card I started out by stamping the jar and fireflies with Hybrid Black ink again. The jar was only for guidance as I planned on cutting it out with the coordinating diecut and heat embossing it with clear to make it look lifelike. 

I tried masking fluid for the first time on the fireflies, and I don't know if I just have a bad batch but mine did not come off very easily. It even ruined the paper a little bit, but oh well. I think I was able to cover it up quite well in the end. 

With Life Changing Blender Brushes I created the glow around the fireflies by blending Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. The rest of the background was made dark with blues and a bit of Black Soot to draw in the eye. 

On a new piece of paper I stamped up the jar again, and added some colour to it with Copics. Then I tried something new to me, which is the Mixed Media brush from WOW! Embossing, all over the jar and added a heavy coating of Clear Gloss embossing powder to it. I probably went a little bit too heavy with the brush but it worked quite well anyway. If I do this again, I will make sure to diecut the piece first though as the embossing got a little smudged when I ran it through my die cutting machine. 

To finish the card I stamped up the same sentiment as the first card, but on Kraft card stock with Hybrid Black ink. This has been trimmed down and I punched out a hole too, so I could thread it on some sparkly twine that I then wrapped around the jar. 

This I adhered to the card and with that, the second card was done. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found some inspiration here with me and will try some of these card ideas for yourself. 

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica 

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