Monday, April 13, 2009

Birthday Fairy

This is another one of those cards that I started out loving it. Then I got mad at it... but by the time it was all finished, I adore it. Obviously, you're looking at the front and inside.




We'll start with the awesome sketch by the talented Katharina on this blog (#25, 4/8post). These challenges require a Whiff of Joy stamp. Easy peasy, I love WOJ.

I also used this card for this challenge - to create a fantasy. Fairies are totally fantasy!

I also used this card for this free for all challenge - include a fairy! (4/8post)

Oh, and this challenge - to decorate the inside!

This was a really fun challenge. At first, I wanted to use a piece of paper from my DCWV 'Once Upon a Time' stack. It had glittery flowers and fairies on it. I tried two or three different ways to silhouette one of the fairies in the paper and still have the four panels, but it just wasn't working right. Soo, I knew I wanted to sew the four blocks down. I sewed them onto a piece of Papertrey paper with zigzag stitch.

I attached Charlotte fairy to a piece of the same green PTI paper - I thought it matched the green in the leaves well. I thought the pink PTI paper looked great to use for accents - I stamped the Hero Arts border stamp on the pink paper and trimmed around it (am I the only crafter left with no scalloped border punch?). Then I put a strip of ribbon across the pink paper. I used the pink paper to mat my sentiment... I had to print my sentiments out. I like funny cards ;) The little pink/white flowers on the inside were punched, then put through the cuttlebug with a bubbles embossing folder for some depth and detail. I also used the HA border stamp again - I masked the edges so it wouldn't overlap and put the flowers in the corner to catch the missing bits...

All in all, I think she's a cute patootie!

ENJOY!

7 comments:

Callie said...

Very cute! I LOVE the fairy and that inside sentiment is really cute too! Great card

Jennifer said...

Hi Diana,
This is gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting my blog. In answer to your question the Fairy Song stamp is by Ladybug and Friends.com
Jen x

Cindy Haffner said...

So sweet and adorble.

thefrugalcrafter said...

Very cute! I just did the cardvarks challenge too for the first time! Love the glitter!

Rebecca said...

This is so cute! I love the fairy wings, so sparkly!!!

Danni said...

Thanks for joining in my challenge! Awesome card!

Helena said...

Stunning card!

xxxx