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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Fairy Doodles 'Just For You' Card

I haven't made anything for a while because my desk is really cluttered at the moment due to redecorating my bedroom and moving every piece of furniture around constantly! But I cleared everything off my desk today, blew the dust off my Distress Inks and made a card. I decided that I would enter it into a few challenges:

ABC Challenge - Y for Yesterday (I chose January 2011's challenge of M for Magical)
The Pink Elephant - Inspiration challenge (a picture of pink iced cupcakes in a blue case as inspiration)
Critter Challenge Blog - Happy b'day to me (I love the Fairydoodles stamp so I would love to receive this card!)
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime
and the challenges on both Bearly Mine and A Spoon Full of Sugar are to include a tag!

Phew that seems like a lot, I don't know how people enter their cards into 10 or more challenges! OK so here it is...

The card has lots of white because I wanted the card to be quite clean and the focus to be on the cute image! The stamp comes from the Buzzcrafts Fairy Doodle Stamps - Everyday 346 stamp set which is lovely, I really want to buy more of these stamps! I stamped the image on to white card stock, coloured it in with Promarkers and then cut the image out and distressed the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Then I cut a piece of 8x8 paper from a Papermania paperstack to be just larger than the cut out stamped image and distressed the edges with Broken China Distress Ink.

I used my Paula Pascual tag stamp set, stamping one of the tags on to white card stock (see Paula Pascual herself demonstrating how to use the tag stamps here). The stamps fit the EK Success large tag punch but I just cut around the edge, then hole punched the top and smudged Broken China Distress Ink over it. I stamped the sentiment onto glittery paper using a stamp from this set, then stuck it onto the tag using double sided sticky tape and snipped off the overlap. I found some pink sparkly ribbon and pulled that through the hole in the tag.

I stamped the butterflies using an element from another image in the Fairy Doodles set and coloured them in with Promarkers, then I layered the blue paper and the fairy image, and lastly glued the tag in the top right. I then used Icicle Stickles on the fairy wings to finish her off!

I hope you like this card, and my explanation wasn't too long and boring! Hopefully I'll be posting another card soon :)

14 comments:

  1. Such a sweet image and so wonderfully colored! Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  2. rachael,what a gorgeous card. I really like this. And great explantion too. I bought some Tim Holtz inks to try my hand at cards and i ended up with a total mess lol, think I'll stick to soap.

    really lovely xx

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  3. Thank you Georgia and Polly! It took me a while to get the hang of it too, this is a good tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoVg60GaGyg&playnext=1&list=PL73A066972EC98C8D :). Polly your soaps are lovely so that is no crime hehe x

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  4. Super cute card, thanks so much for joing us at ABC.
    Hugs Clare
    x

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  5. Super cute!! Love the CAS design and your take on this weeks inspiration photo. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

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  6. Gorgeous card Rebecca, love the colours and the clean layout.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  7. Super image and design. Fab colours.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away. I hope we see you again soon - good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

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  8. Thank you Clare, Sheri, Maarit and Mel for your lovely comments!

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  9. Really nice card, thanks for sharing with craft your days away and good luck, Gaynor DT x

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  10. This is such a cute little image and it is coloured beautifully.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CYDA.

    Amanda

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  11. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  12. Hi!
    Your tag looks gorgeous and your card as well. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge and sorry for this late comment. Hope to see you again next time :).

    Hugs, Natascha

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  13. This is so cute card. Beautiful design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

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