Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Fairy!

A fall fairy!! I have a swap on Just Cards for a Thank you or Thanksgiving card so I decided to use some fall colours which worked in perfectly with the Fall challenge over at Class Act blog. The challenge at the By Hand blog is to use Pennants so I decided to add my greeting using little pennant triangles. I really like how that worked out!!
There have been all sorts of options explored in the creation of this card before this one finally emerged. I created the background using my new Fancy Fan letterpress plate (SU) inked with yellow and green craft inks in a random pattern. I created a new sandwich to allow me to use my silicone mat when I put it through my Big Kick so it would emboss the design as well as print it!! Loving the look!! I trimmed this layer and added to the top of a card front in the same red colour. Added a strip of green cardstock to which I glued my little pennants. I watercoloured my alphabet punchies and added them to the pennants using 3D foam tape. I watercoloured my image (Class Act - fairy), trimmed it close and layered it to a yellow rectangle which had been distressed a bit with ink using my stipple stamp then attached it with a couple copper brads.
I am really loving the bright warm colours of this card!!



  1. nice card. Interesting stamp.

    PS I didn't find your link on either forum. Hope it didn't land in spam.

    But thanks for playing in the Created By Hand challenge this week.

  2. great use of the pennants.
    love your coloring and texture too.
    thanks for sharing with Created Byhand!

  3. I love your fall fairy. I am partial to fairies anyway and you have done a nice job with this one.


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