There is a wonderful Facebook group for Imagine That Digistamps that I am a member of. I absolutely love this group and they also have a blog and online shop where they sell their most awesome digital stamps. The image on this card was given as a gift to the members of the Facebook group and I am so happy to share my creation with you all. Please take a moment to check out their great images available for purchase. They also have an awesome challenge that you can get February’s Stamp Release for free just by linking up with an Imagine That Digistamp. I will be making my next card with that set. I am so excited! The set features FROGS!!! My animal addiction just happens to be frogs.
Well, on to this project. I created a wonderful handcrafted birthday card with the beautiful Clover Fairy from Imagine That. Can you believe it was a gift? I love her clover wings and her beautiful curls!
First, I printed the image out and then die cut it with the largest rectangle from my Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle die set. I love this die set! Then, I got to work coloring the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted the fairy to have red hair because she is an Irish Fairy in my opinion. Why else would there be clovers everywhere? I can’t wait to make a St. Patrick’s Day card with her.
I am most proud of how far my coloring has come fro when I began. My shading and blending are much improved. If you have any tips and tricks, please share them in the comments. I am always happy to try new techniques.
The sentiment for this card is also from Imagine That from the same stamp set. I love the different sentiment that come with this great image. There are birthday sentiments and St. Patrick’s Day sentiment. I promise to share my St. Patrick’s Day card as soon as it is finished. For this sentiment, I used some pattern scissors to cut the edges and then inked them with Pine Needles Distress Ink from Ranger.
Next, I assembled the card. First, I adhered the image to a piece of burlap card stock with Zots. These are great adhesive circles that come in different sizes and are really strong. In addition, I placed a piece of teal ribbon on the upper left-hand corner and finished it off with a knot. Then, I placed these layers onto a 5″ x 6 1/2″ white card blank. Finally, I used dimensional circles to attache the sentiment to the bottom of the card.
I was inspired by the following challenges. Please take a moment to check out these awesome blogs, shops and wonderful design team inspirational projects.
February Link Up from Imagine That Creative Playground. I had to share how I used this great image and sentiment with the awesome people that made it. Don’t forget, you can link up with an Imagine That Digistamp and get the featured stamp set for February. It is FROGS!!!
Challenge #158 – Celebrate from the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. I love to use ribbon on my cards and I especially love to celebrate birthdays! I think this card is a perfect gift to celebrate someone’s special day.
Simon Says – Anything Goes from the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog. I love Simon Says Stamp. They have so many of my favorite brands in their shop, but they also have some of the most awesome crafting products made by themselves. The Design Team rocks the inspiration, as well!
Challenge #232 – Anything Goes or Birthday Cards from the QKR Stampede blog. For this challenge I have submitted a birthday card. Birthdays are my favorite holiday, especially my own!
Challenge #157 – Anything Goes from the Little Miss Muffet blog. How could I not submit something to this challenge? I love the products available at this shop and the name is too precious!
Challenge #239 – Anything Goes from the Brown Sugar Challenge blog. This was one of the very first challenge blogs I found and I love their great sponsors and the wonderful design team inspiration! Check them out!
Challenge #359 – Anything Goes with a Twist of Thoughts of Spring from the Crafty Catz blog. For this challenge I was inspired to use this great Clover Fairy surrounded by grass and sitting on a mushroom. I don’t know why, but clovers and grass make me think of April Showers and May Flowers!
Challenge #111 – Anything Goes from the Crafty Gals Corner blog. This is one of my favorite blogs. I love the great design team and the themes are awesome! Check them out for yourselves to see what I mean.