Hello everybody, hope you are having a good day :) Time for me to share my Sweet Pea Stamps creation with you. This card is for my youngest daughter, Nicole so fingers crossed she likes it :) I have used the image Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton which is available as a digi. Isn't she just beautiful and so very peaceful.
This is a pretty straight forward card, I wanted something more classy than funky this year for Nicole. To begin with I cut and folded my card and then backed it with some Papermania paper from one of their Christmas packs. The image was coloured with a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers. Once the image was coloured I then shaded the background with several shades of green chalks and mounted the image on plain dark green paper. Next I mounted this on the holly paper which I have also used for the writing area inside the card and a bit more on the front. Finally I distressed the edges of the image mount.
Embellishing this card was hard, it seemed no matter what I did nothing was working so in the end I went down a simple path allowing the beauty of the image and some rather gorgeous trim I have to shine through.
I have so old brads in my Christmas box and know I am never going to use them as I don't like the pictures on them so thought I would try something - can I recycle them hahaha. A sharp pair of scissors quickly removed the image and plastic covering and miraculously the smallest of my Spellbinder circle dies was just the right size to use to make a new insert. Using the same paper as I backed my card I then added my daughters name with peel off letter stickers along with a wee star as I often use the term 'you are a super star' :) Next I glued this to the brad and added some dimensional Glossy Accents to re-create the plastic covering. Once died I had exactly what I wanted and this is something I think I will be doing a lot more as it is rather cool to have the large brads totally match the creation.
- Image - Peace Fairie by Karen Middleton
- Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos and Promarkers
- Papers - Papermania
- Dies - Spellbinders Labels 20 and Circles
- From my Stash - ribbon, brad, peel off stickers, gold pen, pearls, crystals sprays, ribbon.
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