I wish you a fairy good birthday!

This card is based on CPS#38.

It’s pretty obvious how it has been made I think, except for the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on the fairy card, that doesn’t show well on the scan.  And yes,iIt’s a green fairy, she’s close to nature 🙂

CPS # 38

With this card I would like to enter in the following challenges:

Spring can’t be restrained…

…not even on a card.

I’m not sure if it is a card, it’s A5 size (14,8 x 15 cm) and it has only 1 “page”, like a postcard, so maybe it’s just a piece of art or a page. Or a very big card 🙂 Here is a SCAN of the card, you can’t see the three flaps flapping out here but the colours and details are best this way.

With this card/page I’d like to participate in the following challenges:


It was made by decoupaging a napkin onto green cardstock and distressing it (or is it “inking”?) with green ink. Next I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on it twice.

The flowers are all stamps from Chrsina Renee nr 1 and 5 and the Springtime stamp is from Paper Crafts. The stamped images are stamped on regular white paper so it would be most springy. They are coloured with derwents.

I cut loose three strips and put the green pouring out from behind it. Very lightly behind the strips & right bottom corner you can see more spring nature, see closeup below.

I used my dewdrop Moonshine white ink on the rays and middle part, then stamped Springtime with it, stamped over it with black and again with white so the black is faded abit.

The backside is distressed (if that is the wrong word for colouring the edges then please correct me, I’m new to all terminology!) and stamped with Fiskars Fieldflower stamps.

Hmm is that a cat hair there? Anyway, I like this side a lot too, with the ragged edges of the napkin still showing and the colours.

The ideas of decoupaging a card is from http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

The idea of cutting away some strips is from Mel at Melstampz

Comments and opinions are welcome, and as I am a new cardmaker I do want feedback on how to do better, I can’t learn if everyone is only polite and doesn’t say what could be done differently! Don’t worry, I won’t follow your advice blindly if it’s not my style ;). Although I do like this card a lot. I like the thank you card of 2 earlier posts less, the colours are too pastel for my taste. But this post was about this card. Originally made for Gingerbread Challenges as there was a longing for spring- I so agree on that! The weather has been soft here in the Netherlands, no real winter, untill this weekend and today… it was even snowing! Brrrr.