Friday, 30 March 2018

Magical Fairy

I made this card for my great-niece's 5th birthday.  I'm entering the Cutie Pie Challenge 'Spring Cuties', Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes'. As the paper and card are from my snippets mountain I'm also heading into the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Magical Fairies' Art Pad
Stamp: Ultimate Crafts L'aquarelle Designs 'Sentiment'
Die: Memory Box 'Classic Numbers', Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Wonky Rectangles'
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Deep Lagoon, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple
Snippets: Making Cards 'Springtime' paper (magazine freebie), white card
Other: Wink of Stella

I trimmed the purple paper to a square.  As it was a snippet there was a chunk missing from one of the corners but I cut the largest square I could and then attached it to the card front.  To hide the missing corner, I cut four triangles from a co-ordinating striped paper and attached them to the corners of the purple paper.  I die cut and embossed the precoloured Art Pad image and die cut the number from the lower edge.  The 'Today' stamp was part of a larger sentiment and I carefully cut the word away from the rest of the stamp (it can easily be pieced back together if I want to use the whole sentiment).  I didn't have the right colour ink, so using my MISTI I stamped 'Today' once in Deep Lagoon and a couple of times in Pearlescent Purple to give the colour I wanted to match the backing paper.  I die cut two smaller wonky rectangles from snippets of white card and attached them to the back of the image before attaching it to the card.  I attached another small snippet of purple paper onto white card, die cut the number '5' and inlaid it into the topper.  To finish I highlighted the fairy with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x


meg said...

love these papers Kath, they go really well with the image, and your stamping of "today " lokks a great match too.

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Love the image and backing papers...fab card Kath! :)
Hugs Donna xx

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! The image is absolutely adorable!! I love the background, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Valerija said...

Love it! The image is so cute!
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That's so cute.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Pat said...

What a cutie this little fairy is Kath and your great-niece will adore it I'm sure. Enjoy your Easter. x

Carol S. said...

A gorgeous card and love the design. I have this stamp but have never even inked it!! Seeing your beautiful card, I will now have to use it! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kathleen said...

Very pretty image and a super layout.

Kath x

KandA said...

Fabulous card Kath, great use of the snippets and such a sweet image xx

Di said...

Adorable card Kath - and how clever to inset the age followed by the stamped word today! I bet I've got a stamp I can cannibalise to do the same. The little fairy is so cute - and clever how you hid the missing corner as well.


Di xx

Janice said...

A perfect card for a 5 year old girl Kath, such a pretty image to use.
Janice x

Jean said...

Such a sweet card, loving your colours.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
Jean xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card..Thanks for joining in with the Cuties :)
Wendy x