Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fairy 5th Birthday

The card I have today was the one I made for my darling granddaughter Emily for her 5th birthday... I haven't blogged her 4th birthday card yet, but this one jumped out at me from my drafts so this is 'it" :-)  It is a combination shaker and hidden-sentiment card... a real "mover and shaker" lol.  The photos are a little dark, not much I can do about it now though!
Here is the "hidden" element NOT "hidden" :-)  and Here's a link to the tutorial I used to help make the Pull Tab for the sentiment, thanks to Jenny McGuire :-) I typed the sentiment using Fiolex Girls font... the little hearts were a hit with Miss Em :-)
The gorgeous image is a digi from (sadly now defunct) Anita Be Stampin', her name is Meadow.  She fit the bill perfectly for Emily, being a fairy, that I could add copious amounts of pink, purple and shiny stuff to :-))
Her wings are quite heavily "black" so I printed her using my laser printer and added some Gold Decofoil to them using my laminator... it looks REALLY good IRL
I coloured the image with Copics and added some detail with  Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut itand popped it up on some foam dots.
I cut the shaker window with a set of heart shaped dies I've had for years, can't remember the brand... X something, lol.
I backed it with some glittery white card and filled the shaker with all sorts of glittery gemstones and heart and flower-shaped "bits".  I added some double sided ribbon around the base of the shaker, to cover all the foam used to build up the receptacle part  I added two strips of the same ribbon to the bottom of the card and a bow to the heart.
The paper is digital from Nitwit Collections (it's from the Fairytale Dreams FQB, or possibly "Fairytale Too" which are additional papers for the same set.  
The inside of the card has one of the borders from the set on as well
The number 5 on the front is wooden, coloured with Jo Sonja's acrylic paint then embossed with Bridal Tinsel EP.  I used foam letters to make the "Emily" on the inside, colouring them with a Copic marker before adding Ice Stickles for that essential sparkle.  I added a little pink acrylic butterfly... to cover a smudge actually :-)
That's it for Emily's 5th Birthday card.  I'd like to enter in the following challenges: 
Addicted to  Stamps Anything But a Square
As You Like It Favourite: "Birthday or Christmas and Why" - I like making Christmas cards because, well it's CHRISTMAS, but I like making birthday cards because you can personalise them.. and make them for the special little peeps in your life like in this case :-)
Sasayaki Glitter Hearts and Stars
The Paper Shelter Letters and/or Numbers
Fab'n'Funky Challenges With a Number
Little Red Wagon Move On ( have a moveable element)
Pile It On Pretty in Pink
I will be back soon... I have to have more surgery on my mouth next week (a block bone graft this time) and anticipate having to spend time home... I am SO nervous about the recovery from this one!  I don't "have" to go any further with the implant process, but the bone graft is necessary so I suppose I just have to suck it up this go round!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna x