Forest Fairy Card

I’ve finished a card yesterday afternoon, and managed to get a reasonable picture, although I’m not totally happy that the photo reflects the various shades of green exactly right.  I would like to enter it into a few of challenges:

Hope you all like my card.

Here’s the card:

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Click on these thumbnail images to see closeups of one of the flower bouquets and the coloured in fairy:

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This is how I made it:

I printed out digi-stamp Forest Fairy Acantha Digi Stamp by Gordon Fraser onto 300gsm Super Smooth cardstock at less than half size.  I decided to use a green theme to the card with matting in brown pearlescent card-stock and adding yellow highlights with flowers from my crafting stash.

I coloured the fairy in using ProMarkers, using Cool Grey 1 and Pale Blue for the wings.  I took a piece of Printable Seam Binding and coloured that with the same green ProMarker as I’d used as one of the greens on her dress.  I used a template to mark out around the fairy and cut her out before using some Ink Dusters to colour in around the edge using Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink mixed together.  I used the same ink combination around the edge of a pre-cut 8″ square card.

The main mat is a sheet of green cardstock from the Coredinations Traditional Christmas Cardstock Collection which, after cutting to size, I sanded a bit around the edge to give some dimension to it.

Both the fairy panel and the Cordiantions layer were matted onto the brown pearlescent card-stock and I trimmed them both to leave a small margin.  I used 1mm deep, double sided foam tape to attach the green, Cordinations panel to the front of the card, and 3mm deep, double sided foam squares to attach the fairy panel to the front of that towards the right.  I wrapped the coloured seam binding around the folded base of two sprays of the yellow flowers before using glue gel to attach the bouquet to the top left and a smaller spray to the bottom right of the fairy panel.

I hope that it meets the rules of all the challenges I’ve entered.

15 Replies to “Forest Fairy Card”

  1. Hello Gwyneth hope you are keeping well. What a lovely card; I really like your inking and design. Glad you joined in at LEJ Designs; good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

  2. Stunning, I just love all the green (my favorite color). Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  3. This is beautiful I LOVE that ink combination 😀 Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Huge hugs


    P.S. I have started a new challenge and there is a chance to win some follower candy HERE

  4. What a lovely card Gwyneth! So many little details to look at!
    Thanks for playing in the Things With Wings Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  5. Stunning! That sparkly green paper is one of my favorites! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT last week, hope you’ll join us this week too! Best, CG

  6. Ooooh wow she is just gorgeous, love the image and great colours. Thank you for joining us at LEJ this week. Abbie DT xx

  7. Hiya, just popping back to say thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

  8. What a gorgeous, magical card! I love all the extra touches like coloring the seam binding to match and the pearlized look of the imagery! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Simply Create Too Challenge this week.
    Jen Christoffersen
    Simply Create Too DT