Sunday, May 6, 2012

A little bit of Fantasy at Pile It On, with StampFairy

Get those challenge lists ready, because it's time for a new Pile It On Challenge! This week we have an especially fun theme: Fairytales, Fantasy & Daydreams.

I'm a volunteer at PIO, not an official member of the super-talented Design Team, but as a perk I get to play along from time to time! This week my excuse is that I'm pinch-crafting for Lorianna. I'll admit that one of the reasons I like the theme is because I chose it! We're sponsored this week by StampFairy, and they have so many fun images perfect for this challenge. Just wait till you see the beautiful projects our Design Team came up with!
I used a Sizzix flourish die to cut a pattern directly on the message portion for the inside:

As soon as I saw this sweet Mermaid digi by StampFairy, I knew I wanted to pair it with my Sea Critters stamp set from Recollections.

I colored the StampFairy image with Copics; the body is two pieces, as I had to make the tail separately. I added some "seaweed" to her hair with a FlowerSoft mix (two greens & a tan). I added some green flocking to the seaweed elements on the background pieces.

For the tail, I used Stampendous enamel & mica and their Fran•táge technique. I totally got this idea from Stampendous Designer Jennifer Dove, during one of her classes (for more info, see my post from January).

The plastic shaker card portion is a from a Impression Obsession "Shake It" set. I filled it with clear tiny marbles. The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug texture folder. I made a simple "poof" out of tulle for a final touch.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Oooh lots of bubbles fabulous fun card and cheerful mermaid. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  2. Great card love all the texture and the colours are a wow, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  3. And awwwwwww this is sooooooo sweet.Just loooove this scene.

  4. Perfect embossing folder for this theme! Very cute. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week.
    Trudie xx

  5. WOW! Thank you for joining in the fun at! :-)

  6. Vibrant and sweet card! The embossed background (water bubbles) is perfect for the image. Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  7. I love your fun card - great embossing and a fabulous colour. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. This is a fabulous card, and your embossing works so well with your theme. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  9. What a fun sweet card - and lovely embossed background...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  10. I love your card! Such great embossing and a shaker card to boot! Thank you for playing along with us at CropStop. Come back tomorrow for a new challenge!


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