CASE this Sketch and there's another gorgeous one this week. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do but naturally I had to wait for the time to do it...
Those strong verticals in the sketch reminded me of tree trunks in the woods, and the woods reminded me of the midsummer balls held in all the fairy stories of my childhood, so off I went to set the scene! Come and see:
The branch image in Stampin' Up's Take Care set took care of the tree trunks. I embossed them with clear embossing powder and then sponged in the mysterious-looking background, carefully wiping any excess ink off the trunks with a tissue afterwards.
I snipped some bunting out some snippets of More Amore designer paper using the tip of my Pennants punch and doodled in the string with a Crumb Cake marker. Any minute now, the guests will start arriving in their gilt chariots, drawn by silvery moths...
I used a gorgeous colour scheme I'd seen at CAS colours and sketches - Rich Razzleberry Pool Party and Primrose Petals (although I can't link it up as I've also used Soft Suede for the trees!) and since this is a birthday card, I'll link it up to CASual Fridays where they're having a birthday bash - happy birthday Michelle!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Take Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Primrose Petals
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Crumb Cake marker, corner rounder, More Amore designer paper, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Petite Pennant punch, stamp-a-majig
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I grew up in the wilds of Exmoor where the nearest neighbours were three miles away and an older brother and sister didn't necessarily relish the company of small fry, so I relied very much on my imagination for entertainment. I devoured the books of Enid Blyton, immersing myself in her world of pixies and fairies and although I knew such creatures didn't really exist, I wished they did. My favourite story was of a little girl who had a toy stove and was asked to lend it to a fairy living in her garden as she was giving a party for other magic folk and hers had broken. I remember to this day how fervently I wished a fairy would contact me. Bless the small me's cotton socks!
I shall be in masculine mode tomorrow with a card I'm very exited about. See you then,