When I was a little girl, I loved fairy tales. I devoured every book featuring these wonderful creatures that I could get my hands on: The Red Fairy Book, The Green Fairy Book, The Blue Fairy Book, Andersen’s Fairy Tales, and the Brothers Grimm….do you remember those? It wasn’t the Disney fairy tale I fell in love with, it was the classic, mythical fairy that stole my heart: shining, beautiful creatures with shimmering wings and flowing hair. The fact that they possessed magical powers to grant wishes further enhanced my intrigue. (My great grandmother forbade me to read fairy tales in her home. She felt that reading them would lead to moral decline. Isn’t that a riot? ) To this day, I have a special tenderness in my heart for fairies. So, when the good folks at Simon Says Stamp introduced their “Everafter” challenge this week, I knew I had to play along.
I chose a lovely stamp set from Crafty Secrets to make my card: Don’t you love all those sweet little fairies? There are so many wonderful images in this one collection! After stamping, embossing, fussy cutting, Glossy Accenting, die-cutting and layering flowers, distressing and inking, here’s what “magically” appeared on my work desk:
And here is the interior:
A close-up of this darling little fairy with the “magic” banner and bluebird: and of the frame, which is filled with Glossy Accents: and the pretty flowers:
I customized an envelope, adding the finishing touches to this whimsical card:
What about you? What’s your favorite fairy tale? Did this card bring back sweet memories of your childhood? We all need a little magic now and then to sweeten up our days. Why not submit your own “everafter” project to this fun challenge. http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2013/02/challenge-ever-after.html
I’ll be back tomorrow to share a little envelope tutorial with you. Until then, thanks so much for reading my little blog. I pour my whole heart and soul into every post, and when you take the time to leave me a comment, it makes me smile right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.
Happily Ever After,
PS: If you ever have any questions about a project I’ve created, please feel free to ask me, and I’ll get back to you right away. Or, if you’d like me to create a custom card or gift for someone special in your life, I’d be happy to do that as well.
Products used in the creation of this card:
Crafty Secrets: Born to Fly Clear Art Set, Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, Heartwarming Vintage Stickers(Valentine Love) Chipboard Frames
Ranger Industries: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye) Archival Ink (Jet Black) Distress Markers (Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick,
Victorian Velvet, Old Paper) Glossy Accents, Star Dust Stickles
Prima Say it in Crystals
Paper Wishes “Pretty” Paper pad
My Favorite Things Die Namics (Layered Rose)
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens (Stardust Collection)
Maya Road wooden butterfly