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Monday, 17 March 2014

Flower Fairy with Acetate cover

Hi folks!  Here is the flower fairy that I promised last week.  Yes I know I'm a bit late in getting it posted. No excuses I simply got distracted making a shelf unit for my 12 x 12 papers.  I am a bit of a recycler and what with having recently moved home, having lots of good boxes just going into storage I decided to cannibalise one and forgot to do the post.  Sorry xxx

I had to make a largish card so I took an A4 Cream Satin Card and using my Ultimate Pro from Crafter's Companion I scored along one line (Tri Fold). I then moved this scored line up to the curvy line, scored then cut out along this line. This then gave me a larger back to my card with just a bit coming over the front. (roughly 8 x 8).  I then took a piece of A4 Acetate trimmed this down to fit behind the front fold and stuck it in place with double sided tape.  Not having any 8 x 8 inserts or envelopes at the time I obviously had to make my own.  So glad I always have 12 x 12 paper for envelopes which I make using the Ultimate Pro.  I used A3 Art paper to make the insert as I wanted to have the main picture on the front of the insert without any ink showing through.

So I stamped out the Flower Fairy in Black Archival onto Post-it Note ( I had to do this a few times as the fairy stamp is quite large). Also the corner flowers.  I then cut them out and put them to the side on a spare bit acetate ( I always keep a bit on my work desk just for this reason). The Fairy is Almond Blossom from Crafter's Companion. I then stamped the fairy onto the front of the insert and also the corner flowers.

I coloured in the flesh using a Blush Pro Marker and then using my pencils shaded in the fairy and the flowers.

I then covered the fairy  and flowers with the Post-it notes and  shaded in a bit of a background.  I used a Clarity Stamp Tree and Whispers Sage for the trees and the bushes.  I then stuck this in to the base card.

This is definitely not the best photo I have ever taken but it is the best one without the Flash reflecting off the Acetate.  Here it looks dull instead of looking delicate.

I finished the card off with a pale green gauzy ribbon down the left hand side and tied with a double bow and guess what?  Camera died on me so I couldn't get a picture of the finished card or the matching envelope! Typical!  I hope you like it anyway.

Happy Crafting!

Emma xx

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