Feb 05 2011
Have you seen Graphic 45′s Once Upon a Springtime designer papers yet? I absolutely love them! In my humble opinion, these papers are among the best of Graphic 45′s paper collections. Beautiful floral patterns are a part of this collection, as well as whimsical fairy tales. The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has a gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime kit featuring the papers, as well as coordinating May Arts Silk ribbons (absolutely luscious), Kaiser Kraft Pearls, Kaiser Kraft Crystals, and Prima Fairytale Roses . . . . a must have kit!
I’ve been working on a series of whimsical cards featuring the fairies. They remind me so much of woodland fairies, soooo beautiful.
Today I’m posting one of the cards in a series of six that I’ve made. I’ll be posting the rest of the cards throughout the month, as well as Valentine’s designs. I designed a card a few weeks ago using the floral papers in the kit, it can be viewed here: Love is in the Air.
The flowers were first stamped with JustRite’s Friendship Blooms cling stamps, then cut with Spellbinders new Blossom 3 dies. The petals were embossed and Fairy Dust glitter was applied to the tips with a Quickie Glue Pen. May Arts 1/2″ wrinkle ribbon was dyed and aged with Distress Inks, then tied into a double looped bow using the Bow Easy. The leaves were embossed and dusted with Fairy Dust glitter as well. A bit of baby’s breath was tucked into the arrangement.
The fairy was cut with a craft knife from a sheet of the designer paper and placed on foam tabs for added dimension. I wove a strip of the dyed May Arts wrinkle ribbon through May Arts crochet ribbon and ran it across the card. The teal layer underneath the post card was cut using Grand Labels Four. Foliage die leaves were placed at three corners, with touches of baby’s breath added.
I stamped the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Friendship Blooms stamps.
Thank you so much for spending a few minutes of your day with me!
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (JustRite Cling); The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Ink: Vintage Photo, Tattered Roses, Wild Honey (Tim Holtz Distress Inks)
Paper: Light Yellow, Mellow Moss, Moss Green, Apricot; Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime; The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Accessories: Embossing Pad, Embossing Tools, Quickie Glue Pen; (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique), Sponges, Baby’s Breath, Fairy Dust Glitter, Zip Dry Adhesive, Fast Drying Tacky Glue, Sewing Machine, Craft Knife
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