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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Fairy Slider Card

I am seriously shocked to see that this is my first blog post for 8 months...where has the time gone!!!!!! Speaking of time I hardly ever seem to have the opportunity to craft these days but I decided mid week that I would definitely get my craft gear out and make something this weekend.

This morning as I turned on the PC I remembered the fun I used to have entering challenges and so, inspired by Rainbow Lady's beautiful butterfly card, I came up with this magic slider card which uses Joanna Sheen's wild rose fairy stamp set.

The image was stamped twice; once onto acetate with Stazon and then onto cardstock with Memento black ready for colouring with pro-markers.

As the challenge was to use ocean shades of blue and green plus an initial I grabbed several blue and green inkpads (Versacolor pigment and Adirondack dye) and set to work stippling the various shades onto my white card blank. I then inked up the rose stamp from the wild rose fairy set with mid blue Versacolor to make the frame and finished it with off with an inner section coloured and stamped with dark blue inks.

I used some of the leftover card pieces to punch out daisies and layered them up across the bottom of the frame, adding four cream dried flowers for contrast (I'm sure they have a name but I'm no botanist). I have had those flowers for donkeys' years, so long in fact it's a wonder they haven't disintegrated!

I think the little round letter embellishment is by Doodlebug and again I've had those for a very long time (the 'g' is the initial of the recipient). The plastic was pink so I coloured it with turquoise permanent marker and the last stage was to set an eyelet into the pull tab and add a punched daisy and some dark blue organza ribbon.

I really enjoyed getting covered in ink and won't admit to how long it took me to make the card! That was partly due to being out of practice and also because I made a total hash of my first attempt due to assembling it all wrong so it didn't even slide.....we live and learn!


Beryl K said...

Lovely to see you posting Denise, this is gorgeous.
Beryl x

Anesha said...

Great card, love the colours. Anesha

Rainbow Lady said...

welcome back Denise you have been missed. And to come back with such a wonderful card well done you. Thanks for sharing this week please come back on Thursday Love Cnthia x

craftimamma said...

Lovely to have you back crafting and posting. The slider card is gorgeous. Glad you had a good time getting inky.

Lesley Xx

Beryl said...

Welcome back Denise - I nearly missed you as I don't get much time for blogging at the moment. And you've come back in style - I love this slider card - especially the image used.
Beryl xx