Flying Fairy – DIY Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a whimsical fairy card for you today showcasing the adorable ‘Fairy Sparkle’ cardstock pack from Little Birdie Crafts.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added some subtle wash colours to the background.  I knew I wanted to use this particular fairy from the cardstock pack and also the lovely ‘Stitched Tag’ dies from Little Birdie Crafts.  I started pulling shades and tones from the main image to get my design to be more cohesive.

I then added a few feathers using the Little Birdie stencil and the reddish-toned watercolor paint from the Little Birdie Watercolor Pan set.  I liked the idea of the feathers because I knew my sentiment was going to talk about flying.  I used a light and dark version of the feathers to hopefully add some dimension and depth to the background.

My sentiment comes from the stamp set called ‘Butterfly Kisses’ that I think is very versatile. It also fit perfectly on my tag!  Underneath my tag, I added a small strip of the butterfly paper found in the Fairy Sparkle cardstock pack.  I added just a hint of Silver Glitz – Metallic Wax to the edges so it wouldn’t show the stark white edges.

To give my card some additional dimension, I hand trimmed a tiny butterfly from the same type of paper and went around the edges ever so lightly with a grey Copic marker to hide the white edge.  I then placed it with the wings folded up, right under the toes of our sweet fairy.  I love how this makes the sentiment come to life!

I really didn’t want to have a sharp and plain type of card so I added some brick lines to the card base using ink and an embossing folder.  I also grunged up the green layer with some watercolor paint and more silver wax.  I roughened the edges when they were still wet to give them a torn appearance.  On the watercolor piece, I decided that some curled corners would look really cool so I used my wet brush and added that for texture as well.

A little bit of sparkle from the ‘Bling Fiesta’ – Silver pack.  Some super fine glitter on the base of her wings, a few stars and glitter dust plus some of the mirrored sequins to draw your eye toward the middle.  I love how this turned out and I really enjoy working with this cardstock pack!  Such a pretty set!


Supplies Used:

Bling Fiesta – Silver

Feather Stencil

Fairy Sparkle 6×6 Cardstock Pack

Watercolor Pan Set

Stitched Tag Dies

Butterfly Kisses stamp set

Silver Glitz Metallic Wax

Bright Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have another fun project to share with you that I created using the ‘Bloom Vista’ stamp and die set from Little Birdie Crafts.

To start, I took a piece of the yellow paper from the ‘Chevron In Aquarelle’ Collection and added a bit of stenciling with Sparkle Paste in Arctic Shimmer.  I purposely wanted only a bit of the stenciling to show behind my focal design – kind of like it was “peeking” out.

I then stamped the floral images out onto white cardstock using some Copic friendly black ink.  I knew I wanted to use this sticker from the Floral Birthday Wishes embellishment pack so tried to coordinate colors.

After die-cutting the flowers, I played with the design, incorporating my hand-colored flowers with the sticker to make a larger focal image.  I used some dimensional tape and glue to give it more of a layered look.

I added some additional embellishment using the Pearl Drops in Tangelo Citrus to draw the eye towards the focal point and to bring in that bright orange shade.

Finally, I mounted the whole project onto a dark brown cardstock and lastly onto a white card base.  I really enjoyed how this card came out.  These aren’t colors I typically pick (well, except for the turquoise) but I really like the brightness of the whole design together and that shimmery paste underneath.

Until next time, be creative!


Supply List:

      Chevron Paper
       Sparkle Paste – Arctic Shimmer

Floral Birthday Wishes Embellishments

Pearl Drops – Tangelo Citrus

Bloom Vista Stamp Set