January 20, 2008

Fairy Love

This card took waaaaaaay longer than it ever needed to. It's also not my usual style in that I'm a less is more kind of gal. I had quite a few happy accidents with this card and I think that is why it took me almost 2 days to finish. Yikes and I am not sure if it works even yet. Oh well they aren't always gonna be perfect. The Crafty Secrets Fairy had my name on it again and I just love her so much. This time I wanted it to look like she was perched upon an unfolding flower. The card catalog card was supposed to say author: fate; title: love; borrower: cupid. BUT because of a couple of glue errors and ink errors I had to cover my original intentions with the CS love stamps (which I L O V E) and a couple of punched out heart shapes. I also used the doodle set from SU. I stamped the flower from the SU doodle set with stazon and white embossing powder on vellum. Another "happy accident" because the first time I stamped it I messed up the glitter. So I made a bunch of extra leaves to layer over the original stamp. Then I had stamped and masked the entire focal image on one layer of card and air brushed the background. The background was too dark so I cut out the focal point and hence the layers. I telling you it was one mess after another. Anyway, this is the finished product. Whew. Next time maybe easier? It's pretty but it's awfully thick for a card. Have I mentioned that stickles are my new favorite tool? I love stickles I have some in every color now. Where have I been?


michelle g. said...

oooh, I think it is so super pretty! It looks really vintage -I love that background paper! And your original idea with the -title: love (ect) is super cute! Have you tried distressing the library card? This may complete the vintage feel. I love the glitter hearts! I love that fairy too -which is why I had to have her but still haven't used her!

Sharon in NE said...

This is a great look! You really pulled it all together.


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