Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pansies and fairies, oh my!

Hello Crafter's Companion followers....Lynda here with another project that I hope will inspire you to pull out all your wonderful Crafter's Companion products and get busy! I had the best time combining some of these amazing products together. For my project this week, I used the newly released Paint Fusion Pansies stamp set.

I first created masks for each of the stamped images; to do this you stamp each flower and leaf onto post-it notes. Be sure that there is a part of each image that is on the sticky part of the paper. Then cut out each one. For this project, I stamped each flower twice and each leaf twice; to create a total of four masks. Stamp your first flower and cover it with the mask; then a leaf; covering the leaf with the mask; then continue until you have created a flower grouping that you are happy with.

I then colored in my images. I wanted to give my image a more realistic look, so I took my embossing tool from my Ultimate tool and distressed along each part of the flower using a swirling motion...this broke down the fibers of the paper a bit and allowed the image to curl a bit in places.

I then adhered my image to the pattern paper piece that I trimmed and rounded the corners on. I inked along the entire piece as well. I then decided to add these adorable Fairyopolis rubons to my card front. The sentiment was a bit too big as it was on the sheet, so I trimmed each word and put them on separately. These rubons are of an amazing quality that you are able to adapt them to any need; they won't tear or break apart! I then decided to add as much of that little fairy to the bottom as I could; adding a piece of scrap paper behind the pattern paper before I rubbed it on; so he fit my space just right.

Here is my finished card:

I hope you'll continue to drop by the Crafter's Companion blog to be inspired by the fantastic projects created by the design team. And be sure to check out the store for more great products!!!

Happy Crafting...Lynda


kathy said...

Eye popping,Awesome. Love the dots, and the fairy is so cute.

Lora Oliver said...

Such a beautiful creation! This should be framed. I love the colors and the depth it has.

hazel said...

A beautiful card - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Khristen said...

Love the card! The pansies look so pretty, thanks for sharing that embossing tool distressing technique. Don't you just love the quality of the rub-ons? The first rub-ons that transfer completely with ease, good to know you can cut them apart like that without ruining them!