Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday Fairy

So I cheated a little for my daughter's birthday...if you missed all of the creations (cards and cake) and the pictures of my sweet Adilane check out this POST.  Anyway, I created this card for her...but I created it a few days after her party and about 1 week past her birthday!  I wanted her to have a card from us for keepsake purposes, but I ran out of time before her birthday and party to make it.  Oh well, she will never know right?!

I used the Birthday Lauren fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps...have I expressed how much I love these fairies!  Anyway, I stamped her on watercolor paper with black Stazon ink and watercolored her using SU! markers and a watercolor brush.  Once she was all dry, I added some Diamond Stickles and Cotton Candy Stickles to give her wings and the present a little sparkle...a fairy has to sparkle in my opinion!  The color combo is the same that I used for her birthday party invitation and thank you cards.  The layout is based on a layout provided during the last Verve Stamps Release found HERE.  I really like how the one rounded corner of the main image just added that extra something...can't really explain it, but I like it!  

Since the watercolor paper I have (any suggestions out there for some...I haven't tried SU!'s yet...mine is just some I got at JoAnns) is not really white, I used a strip of it (instead of regular white cardstock) under my strip of Rose Red cardstock.  The sentiment comes from the Women of Life set by Papertrey Ink.  The only other thing special I did was apply some of the Cotton Candy Stickles to my 3 Rose Red brads.

That all for me for now.  I am hoping to try the current Mojo Sketch tonight and then also get a class/workshop prepared.  I am dangerously close to hitting pending status as a demonstrator, so I think I may try holding a Mystery Hostess Workshop at my house later this month, but I need to come up with some stuff for that.  Have any of you done this type of workshop?  I may also add a small project (that they would have to pay for) in addition to regular workshop make-n-takes.  Here's hoping I meet my sales requirement before the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by my engineering world!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Birthday Lauren (Paper Makeup Stamps), Women of Life (Papertrey Ink); Paper - So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper; Ink - Black Stazon, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Rose Red Marker, So Saffron Marker; Accessories - Rose Red Brads, Diamond Stickles, Cotton Candy Stickles, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paint Brush, dimensionals


Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!

Katie Cotton said...

very sweet! Great job!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Lov the coloring.

Carolyn King said...

adorable...it is a beautiful card for her (and I am SURE she doesnt mind that it is late..lol!)

This one is worth the wait!

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