Thursday, July 23, 2015

Card Making with Garden Fairies

Hello all you chipboard fans out there!  Barbara here with more fun projects to share, and since the weekend is almost here, I hope you are ready for some card making with Gina's Designs Lasercuts!  I have a couple of cards I made with the Garden Fairies Small Shape Set, and they are so perfect for card making.  Sized just right, they will make the perfect card for the fairy lovers out there.  So, let's get started.

For my first card, Fairy Whispers...

 I made a 5"x7" card base, trimmed the "Fairy Whispers" paper slightly smaller, edged with white paint for a shabby look, then layered onto card front.  These are the pieces I used.

I inked the large rectangular filigree frame with white acrylic paint and added a glitter embossing powder while the paint was still wet.  Then I heat embossed it and gave it a second coat to make it more white and glittery.  The center part of the frame was simply covered with another piece of the paper (see photo above).

I cut one of the fern fronds apart and used those four bottom leaves to add to my bouquet.  I cut those four apart and colored with green crayons, blending with a bit of water.

I colored the tiny fairy with pink crayons, and her wings with ochre and green color crayons to match the colors in the paper.  I used foam dots to lift her off the page, and Eucalyptus Stickles was applied to her wings, also.

The lace border was colored with a gray and ochre crayon, blended together with water, and Platinum Stickles applied over it.

After adding all these parts, I made a small bouquet with paper flowers, the leaves, a butterfly and some swirly gemstones to finish it off.

Supplies Used for Fairy Rhymes Card:

Prima Fairy Rhymes paper

Prima gem swirls and butterfly

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons

Burnt Orange card stock

Stickles: Eucalyptus, Platinum

Mini paper roses

White acrylic paint

Glitter embossing powder

Foam dots

Now for my second card, Garden Fairy ...

 I made a 6"x6" card base from peach card stock.  I trimmed another piece of paper slightly smaller, edged it with Seedless Preserves distress ink, and adhered to the card front.  I also added the ruler print along the top edge.  These are the pieces used for this card.

The square filigree frame was first covered with Orchid pigment ink and heat embossed with Blushing Pink Pastel embossing powder.  A second coat was applied to give it that enameled look.  Again, I covered these square frame insert with a piece of the paper.

The fairy was inked with Antique Gold pigment ink and heat embossed with Champagne Pearlustre embossing powder.  I used foam dots to lift her off the page.

In a similar fashion, I covered two fern fronds with Fresh Green pigment ink and heat embossed with Emerald Green embossing powder.

Each piece was adhered to the card, as shown, adding a butterfly and paper flowers to make a small bouquet.  Platinum Stickles was added to the butterfly, the fairy, and the flower tips.

Gina's Designs Supplies used for Garden Fairy Card:

Prima Fairy Rhymes paper

Prima butterfly

Peach card stock

Distress ink: Seedless Preserves

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons

Colorbox pigment ink: Orchid, Fresh Green, Antique Gold

Embossing powder: Blushing Pink Pastel, Emerald Green, Champagne Pearlustre

Stickles:  Platinum

Mini paper roses

Foam dots

I love how these cards turned out, and I could not have done it without these wonderful chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs Lasercuts!  So hop on over to the shop and check out all the gorgeous chippies Gina's has to offer.  You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and very creative weekend!


  1. I love your cards Barbara! Fairies are my favorite!

  2. Gorgeous cards, Barbara! I love the fairies!

  3. Barbara! Just gorgeous! And i love those fairies!!