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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring has Sprung!

"Cute Love Fairy" from A Day for Daisies

Yep!  Spring has Sprung . I can tell - ALLERGIES have hit hard!  Arrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!
At the same time, it is so gorgeous here now - so green and fresh and I LOVE the physical beauty of this countryside right now.  
And so, in honor of Spring, I have designed this card for Aud Sentiments' current challenge - to use an "Easter or Spring Sentiment."  The sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies and they are providing the prize as well as the images for the Design Team.  You have till April 8 to get your take on the theme into the challenge - in fact, you can submit up to 5 projects!  Do go check out the sample projects of the Design Team at Aud Sentiments - there are some very creative women using the awesome ADFD images!.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
 I can't remember what this fold is called??  If you know, leave me a comment with the name?   Essentially it is a smaller card adhered inside the larger with the flap coming out to the outside.  Easier to see in the pictures than to explain.  Here are the steps:

  • A2 size card cut from the Buttercup Yellow CS with a left fold & rounded corners.  The right edge of the top layer was cut shorter than the back of the card by about 1/2 inch.  Top of card was embossed with a branch and leaves E-folder.
  • The 2nd card was smaller with a right hand fold and also rounded corners.  DP and a message panel were added to the inside of this smaller card.
  • Flowers (with Easter Egg petals) are from Beyond the Fringe. They were colored with Copics, fussy cut and glued to the message panel & to the "front" of the larger card.
  • The focal image panel on the front of the smaller card consists of the punched branch and leaves for the Fairy to sit on, the rubber stamped sentiment and three copies of the fairy.  She has been colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted and layered with foam tape.  Liquid Pearls have been used as buttons on her sleeves and decor on her wings.
  • Top Tip:  When you have an image like this one with lots of tiny or fine line parts that would be hard to fussy cut - print or stamp the image on your background as well as the many layers you want to cut out.  The original layer will have all the wild hairs, feelers, all the detail that you want to keep but not the pain of trying to cut. [see her feelers, the string and her hair in front]
This card should be eligible for the following 
A Day for Daisies #92 – Pretty Pastels
Craftitude #61 – ATG or add a brad or eyelet TOP THREE
OSAAT #206 – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #12 – ATG / Cute and Cuddly
Papertake Weekly – ATG
Fab and Funky #210 –Once Upon a Time [Fairy tale & Fantasy]
Divas by Design – ATG
Quirky Crafts #7 - Spice up your life with colour
Top Tip Tues – cute + TOP TIP
Beyond Grey #49 – garden theme 2 colors from pic
Aurora Wings – ATG
One Sweet Challenge – Ringing in Spring


IMAGES:  The focal image is "Cute Love Fairy" from A Day for Daisies; Sentiment is a 1993 Rubberstamp from MOMR ; The Easter Egg Flowers were a freebie from Beyond the Fringe.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: MS punches used for the branch and the border on the mat; Embossing folder from Cuttlebug"Bisque" and "Buttercup" Liquid Pearls.
INKS: "Scattered Straw" Distress Ink used to distress edges of the focal panel; the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and do what amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. Hi, this is gorgeous, love that image and your colouring is amazing, Liz x

  2. Oh Ginny...this is just lovely. I'm sorry you are experiencing spring allergies, but it certainly isn't getting in the way of your creativity. I love the photos of all the parts of your card and the colours you used too.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  3. Fantastic card inside and out Ginny x

  4. This is so pretty Ginny - haven't a clue what the card design is called but I love it. May have a go at that one myself now. Great choice of image and the colours are really going together sooooo well. Just love this creation.

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

  5. Gorgeous card Ginny and I think it may be called a "Joy Fold". Love the image and fabulous dimension. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. Thats absolutly gorgeous !!
    i love ur take on our challenge !
    And your coloring is super awesome.
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC this fortnight

  7. Wonderful card, the extra fold is a lovely touch. Thanks for joining in at CFTH this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  8. Gorgeous card Ginny. Love the ADFD image and the wonderful shape & design. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  9. Gorgeous card with a great layout- thanks for joining our Once Upon a Time Challenge.

    Beccy x

  10. Wonderful card, love the image and the way you have presented it. Love the inside of your card too. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the image and awesome coloring.
    Thank you so much for playing with us at BGC :)

  12. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  13. Greetings from Sacramento, Ginny! Fabulous card! I am a fan of ADFD, and you have really made a lovely scene with that little fairy. Thanks so much for joining us at Aurora Wings for our first challenge.

  14. So gorgeous! I like the way you painted your stamp and design it.
    Thank you for joining us on the BGC#49 challenge.

  15. superb colouring there and lovely card

    Thanks for playing with us at BGC


Thank you so much for your comments!