Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let there be light-Standing card

I know I always say I had fun when I share a new project with you....but this time it's even more true! This little fairy is so beautiful and an absolute joy to create with. I decided to make it a standing piece instead of a regular opening card. I made a template for the bracket so you can see how I did it. Do be sure you use a thin card board for this instead of a regular card stock. It needs the thickness to make it stand. The template for the standing card bracket is here. You can certainly re-size it to fit any size project.
This little fairy is by Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps. She is called Fairy Lights. I love the soft, delicate lines. I used blue, black and white chalks to make the dark background around her. Her hanging lantern glow is yellow chalk.
The die cut that stretches the full 6" of the card is actually the "bracket edge" die-namics die from My Favorite Things put together twice. I ran it through my cutting machine, folded the edge back and flipped the die over and ran it through again. I like how this worked with the Nestability die the fairy is on.
I hope you found some inspiration from this!

Supply List
Fairy Light, Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps Plate 76

Memento, Tuxedo Black

Neenah Smooth white card stock
Solid color card stock-Bazzill Basics
Multi color designer papers-unknown manufacturer

Copic Markers
Skin tones-yr0000, e000, e21
Hair-e97, e15, e99, e09
Dress-b95, b97, b99, yg91, yg93
Wings-w1, b0000, b000, 0
Lantern-b95, b97, yg91, yg93, y21, y32

Misc. Supplies
white paper doily, Wilton Cake Supplies (colored e31)
Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens-Sand and Silver
Sticky blue pearls
Holtz Distress ink pad-Faded Jeans
Prima flower
Spellbinder/Nestability Die-Labels 4
Wide blue satin ribbon, Hobby lobby by the yard
Chalks for cheeks, lantern glow and background
Smooch "Illuminate" for wings
Thin cardboard for backing and standing bracket
dimensional adhesive
Scotch ATG gun and adhesive
Cuttlebug or Big Shot

Challenges this project qualifies for:
Crafty Ann's-#26 Recipe: Ribbon, gems, and 1 paper embellishment (doily)
Inky Impressions-Add Flowers
Incy Wincy-#65 lace and pearls
Spoonful of Sugar-#127 die cuts/punches
Simon Says Stamp-Punches/die cuts
Paper Pretties-#125 Square
Inktegrity-#20 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge-A is for Angels and Fairies
Etsy Inspired-#112 Inspiration piece is here
Secret Crafter-#107 Anything that flies
Our Daily Bread-#35 Dies/punches
Ellephantastic-#18 blue



  1. This is an absolutely stunning card, Lisa. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's Challenge and hope you will join us again soon. Good Luck.

    Janet xx

  2. Love her vibrant red hair ... fantastic Etsy Inspired design.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Lisa - that is a lovely stamp and your background for her is perfect. The ribbon and flower are really sumptious Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Wow Lisa she is totally stunning, breathtaking. I really love it. I can see why you were excited to share it with us. All I can think of to say is WOW!! Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this week x x

  5. Oh another beautiful creation Lisa!! I just love your coloring, the blue, and the bow and ribbon. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week

  6. I love Meredith Dillman's work. You've make a fabulous work of art with it!

  7. Lisa,
    She is truly a work of art and deserves to be displayed in this fashion! Congrats on the Favorites of The Week!


  8. Fabulous entry

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. Gorgeous card, that fairy is really magical! I love the background too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

  10. OMGosh what an amazing card , beautiful image and the colours and the colouring are absolutely fabulous, thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter:107 Anything that Flies, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  11. Beautiful card, I love the ribbon, it looks soo rich, the colours are gorgeous and the image is very pretty! Thanks for taking part in this week's Ellephantastic Challenge.
    Elle DT

  12. Wow! The whole thing is gorgeous, but the ribbon and image caught my eyes first! Stunning work!! :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  13. Beautiful card, the colours are really striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our punch 'em challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. WOW, this is just breathtaking, Lisa!!! Love the use of the dies and punches and that yummolicious ribbon treatment....beautiful!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  15. Beautiful card - I love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  16. Just gorgeous! I love fairies and you have done a wonderful job coloring this one!

  17. GORGEOUS card! I love the easel back!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  18. ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE!!! This is soooo soooo BEAUTIFUL!! I love the design, the lush ribbon and the incredibly COLORING!! Thank you so much for playing EIC this week!

  19. So very beautiful :) Thanks for the template too!!

    Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy last week - I am now choosing the top 3 so pop back on Friday to see if you are a lucky prize winner or a top 3 designer :)

    Heather my blog Vanilla Hevn

  20. Lisa, what an absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  21. An absolutely exquisite creation, Lisa. The image is incredible and your matting of the different shapes inspired.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


  22. This is gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx


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