Feb 20 2011
I have a fairy card to share with you today that I made using Graphic 45’s Once Upon a Springtime designer papers. I love the beautiful floral patterns that 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! The fairies remind me so much of woodland fairies.
Today I’m posting one of the gold cards in the series. I designed a card a few weeks ago using some of the floral papers in this collection, it can be viewed here: Love is in the Air. If you missed the blue fairy card, it can be viewed here and the pink fairy card can be viewed here.
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.
I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card using JustRite’s Friendship Blooms set. Spellbinders™ Labels Four is fast becoming one of my favorite sets. I used a die from the Grand Labels Four on the front of the card.
I love the crochet ribbon! I tinted it a bit with distress inks to age it and then wove a bit of the crinkle ribbon through it that I used in the bow. A ribbon tab was added over the image. The fairy, butterfly and chick were cut with a craft knife and placed on foam tabs for a bit of dimension.
TUTORIALS for making the flowers:
Tools I use for optimum results in making the flowers and embossing the leaves:
Embossing Tool – Extra Small (for leaf veins)
Embossing Tool – Small Ball (for small flowers, leaves and butterflies)
Embossing Tool – Large Ball (for mid-size flowers and leaves)
Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (4.5mm) (for large flowers and leaves)
Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (6mm) (for large flowers and leaves)
Supplies used on the above design:
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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