Sunday, August 20, 2017

Life Is Better with Friends

8/30/2017 Update: Selected as a Splitcoast Stampers "Favorite of the Week" for the week ending 8/28/2017.

Life is better with friends and this tiny fairy has found one. A panel of black cardstock was adhered to a white card base. I was permitted one additional color so I selected lavender because the patterned paper I used seemed to fit the theme for a magical background for the fairy. The paper panel was cut to match the sketch and the die cut flowers and fairy were adhered. The butterfly was punched from glitter paper and the strip along the bottom edge was added.
The sentiment was stamped to a piece of white cardstock and hand cut into the curvy shape. The sentiment was adhered using foam tape to add dimension. The fairy's wing was also curved to add depth and the butterfly was folded and adhered to leave one wing free. The inside of the card was decorated with a punched lavender butterfly and a die cut flower. Nuvo drops were added at random.

The card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #225

2. Aud Sentiments #186
    (Use a fairy & a sentiment.)

3. Die R Us #79
    (Anything Goes using a metal die.)

4. Crafter's Café #179
    (Black & white + one color)

Stamp: Stampendous "Life Words"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Basic Black
Paper: The Paper Studio "Lavender Glitter" & Kaiser Craft "Sea Grass"
Dies: Memory Box "Frangia Bouquet" & Poppy "Thoughtful Faerie"
Punch: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Butterfly"
Misc.: Nuvo Crystal Drops "Morning Dew", Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. The silhouettes are so very striking against the soft shades of lavender, and the band of glitter is a great touch. Thanks so much for sharing at AHSC.
    DT Member

  2. Fantastic take on the sketch! I love the use of purple in your card! Thank you for joining Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week! - Lisa DT

  3. So sweet! Love your design, those die cuts are amazing! The touch of sparkle is just perfect too. :)

  4. So beautiful Melanie! Love love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

  5. Adorable! I love these fairy silhouettes! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. such a pretty card and I love both the silhouettes and how you carried some design elements into the inside of the card also! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts and we hope to see you back again soon! Kathy K ~ DT member

  7. Beautiful card. Great colors and design papers. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at AHSC.

  8. Beautiful silhouette and love the glitter butterfly...great die. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  9. Truly stunning, Melanie. I love the silhouette against the lavender, my favorite color!

  10. This is gorgeous - the silhouette on the purple background is beautiful. Such a unique take on the skech. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts.

  11. So pretty! I love the purple.Thanks for playing along at Dies R happy you joined us!

  12. Just gorgeous Melanie. Fabulous background for your lovely featured fairy. She looks like she is hiding in the woods.

  13. Lovely! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!