Bring a sense of mystery and magic to your cardmaking with this beautiful fairy-inspired card project, using the stunning Sara Signature Enchanted Forest collection. This card will be perfect for a variety of occasions – just simply add a sentiment or mail it to your recipient without for a gorgeous gift.
This card is an amazing example of matting and layering, so if you’re still working on perfecting your technique, this is a brilliant project to have a go at!
You will need:
- Enchanted Forest Frolicking Fairies dies
- Enchanted Forest Everlasting Tree die
- Enchanted Forest 6″ x 6″ paper pad
- Enchanted Forest Fairy Wishes Stamp and Die
- Die’sire Essentials Rectangles die
- Die’sire Essentials Scalloped Rectangles die
- Matt black card
- Centura Pearl Snow White card (similar)
- Crafter’s Companion carnival card
- Sheena stamping card
- Spray and Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish
- White pearl and gem embellishments
- Iridescent glitter
- Foam pads
- Collall All Purpose Glue
Create an easel card blank with a front measuring 18.5cm x 18.5cm. Select the design from the paper pad with the mushrooms in the bottom corner. Matt and layer this design on to a 16cm x 16cm piece of matt black card. Repeat with a piece of blue glitter card measuring 17.5cm x 17.5cm. Spray with Spray and Sparkle Iridescent Glitter varnish. Affix to the front of the easel card.
Die-cut the sitting fairy twice out of black card. Affix one fairy to the front of the card, so she is sitting on the mushroom. Cut away the body of the second fairy, keeping just the wings. Cover them with glue and add glitter. Let it dry and then affix to the fairy on the card as though she has her wings open.
Die-cut the tree out of black card. Cut away half of the branches from the right side. Place the tree over the border of the patterned paper on the right side.
Create a strip measuring 7cm x 19cm out of your chosen design from the paper pad. Matt this on to a piece of black card measuring 8.5cm x 19cm. Distress the long edges of this piece by running a scissor blade along it a few times. Affix to the easel base. Stamp the sentiment on a piece of Sheena stamping card, die-cut with a rectangular die, then matt it on to a scalloped rectangular piece of blue glitter card. Add foam pads to the back and place over the strip on the card base.
Die-cut the fairy four times out of black card. Cut away the fairy’s body and use the wings to create a flower. Spray the flower with Spray and Sparkle. Add white pearl embellishments to the centre and place to the right of the sentiment. Add gems as accents around the card.