Monday, June 27, 2011

Pretty in Pink Winter Wonderland Challenge

Winter Fairy Card

Technique:  Papercraft

designer paper
Distress Ink:
* Victorian Velvet
* Bundled Sage
* Vintage Photo
* Aged Mahogany
watercolour paper
Wee Stamps Digi Winter Fairy
Sparkly Fluff
pink glitter glue
various embellishments

paper cutting/scoring tool
Fiskars Border Punch

The challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week is Pretty in Pink  As my range of copics is still very limited to traditional Christmas reds and greens, that meant using a water colour palette with my distress inks and choosing a dusty pink, so I wanted a project that was a little vintage, but not the grungy type of vintage that is so popular, I wanted a soft, feminine feel.

I found the idea for the 'book card' here.  The photos are clear and easy to follow, and the measurements in metric, which is a bonus for me!  All the edges on my card are sponged with Victorian Velvet, and I used a Fiskars border punch for the edges.  If you haven't made one of these before they come together quickly and easily and are perfect for giving small gifts inside.

Open Card

I purchased the Wee Stamps Winter Fairy digi from Cuddly Buddly because it allows me to download instantly, rather than waiting for someone to email me the image.  She is printed with a laser printer onto water colour paper and then painted using the palette listed above.

Her wings are highlighted with glitter glue, and her fur trim is done with Sparkly Fluff.

The sentiment I used for inside the book is from here.  Tonnes of fabulous word art freebies on the site, so spend some time checking it out.

The designer paper I used was a digital freebie that you can download here.  Another site with a large selection of free digital papers to download, worth the visit.

Side View

I had a great time putting this card together, learning some new techniques and a new card style.


  1. gorgeous pink creation so pretty, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland - I have candy if you are interested
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. hello, your bookcard is gorgeous, beautiful image and coloring.
    I have seen your blog al the way and you make beautiful cards tags, crochets and other different things.
    i have taken the two digi's thank you for that.
    I'm visiting back.

    greetings karin