Mar 3, 2018

Enchanted Forest

Hello Dies R Us friends.  Lena here today sharing a whimsical card I made for a very special tween.

I started my card by looking for an enchanted forest picture on Google. Once I found the one I liked, I printed it on photo paper, traced the die around it and fussy cut it. Using a Memento Paris Dusk dew drop ink, I sponged all the edges.  Next I traced the outside of the die onto a piece of plain white typing paper, scanned it and imported it into my Silhouette software. I trace it, and offset it once to make the white mat and then again to make the card. I duplicated the last image, mirrored upwards and then weld it together. And voila ... easy peasy shaped card base that matches my dies perfectly :-)
The die I've been writing about is called Anja's Frilly Square from Marianne Designs.  Did you catch the latest sale that Dies R Us had on International dies? It was pretty awesome and I went a little crazy on my order :-)  If you missed it, don't fret too much, Dies R Us has these sales every so often and the best way to know about them is to subscribe to their newsletter.
Next, I cut out a few of the Playful Mini Fairies from PoppyStamps. I cut out 3 layers in black and the last layer in the shimmer green cardstock.  I used my 2-Way Zig glue pen to adhere all the layers together. This helps give these tiny fairies some dimension.
 Lastly I cut out Anja's Flower, also a Marianne Designs die, in the shimmer navy blue cardstock and in shimmer white cardstock and put the flowers together.  I also cut a few flourishes from the Flourishes & Branches die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs to act as "leaves" for my flowers.

On the inside, I used another couple of layers of Anja's Flower and the little sprigs that come with Anja's Frilly Square and used those as "leaves". The sentiment was computer generated.

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used:

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  1. Absolutely awesome! SURE to bring a big smile ... so magical! Great job and awesome inspiration!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is totally adorable! What a fabulous background you found and I just love how you built up the scene around it. Excellent work!

  3. Such a beautiful card. Love the background.

  4. VERY enchanting and soooo magical!

  5. oh my goodness! this is so pretty! I love, love the fairy scene! adorable. thanks for sharing this stunning card.



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