Sunday 6 June 2010

A card for a Princess

My Princess to be exact! Little Miss Moo is going to be 2 this month (Same day as my Nan!) and I thought for a while what I wanted to make as this is something that will be put away in her memory box. I've used Princess Tilda from Sir Stampalot, I really like the fairytales range!
I knew I wanted to make something a bit different and found it on Debbie Dolphins blog - A flip flap card or whatever its called lol! Here's Debbie's Card.

Next I went searching for the right text stamps and found them at Stamping All Day I've used 3 from there - Fairy Princess, May your dreams come true and Princess circle. I think these go really well with the Magnolia fairytales.

I'll try and explain as I go along how I've made it! I started with 3 cards size 5 1/2" by 5" and used stampin up whisper white cardstock as its quite thin (HIGHLY RECOMMEND for Promarkers!) so wont be as bulky when I start putting the layers on. Two of the cards I cut one side in half and glued these to the base card. Ive decorated completely with a new Stampin Up set called Cottage Wall. I was round Helen's the other day and asked if she had any nice, pretty, princessy papers and she brought out this new set which is one of the new colour ranges, I was actually thinking of doing this card in pink but I really like how these papers work together.

I've coloured Tilda with promarkers in pale lilacs (using the blender) and maroon & burgundy and added glamour dust with a glue pen to the gloves, underskirt & waistband. The crown I stamped with stazon onto holographic silver paper and paper pieced it and added sticky gems. The shoes I've given a coat of aileens paper glaze so they're shiny like patent leather.

With Tilda I learnt a new trick to place the image outside of the frame. A lady did email me a while ago with destuctions but I couldnt twig how to do it. I finally saw a video on you tube and as I'm a visual learner I clicked straightaway how its done - The video is here.
I've used Nesties labels 4 and edged that with victorian velvet distress ink.

Flowers are all from hobbycraft and the leaf is a woodware punch (grass) I've given all of it a spray of glimmer mist (pearl) so its got a subtle sparkle.

On the inside I've repeated the Tilda and punched it out with a circle scallop punch, the reverse of that I've put the Princess circle stamp and paper pieced the crown with the silver holographic paper. I've made another circle to match the front and used some lace to make a border and added a picture of my little Princess, stamped some number 2's and the may all your dreams come true. On the other side of the flap I've put Molly in sticky letters and covered with silver holographic glitter.

The borders down the middle of the front and on the edge of the flaps is a martha stewart doily lace punch.

This card took almost 2 days to make, well inbetween the kids and whatnot but it was a looooong time but my princess is worth it :D

Entering this into...

Just Magnolia - Lace borders (On the circle on the inside)
Sir Stampalot - Punches (2nd entry)
Sketch Saturday - Sketch (Hope it counts as its the one I followed!)
Ooh la-la - Colour Inspiration
A Spoonful of Sugar - Celebrations
Pollycraft - Hidden Message






Queen La Rubba said...

MAGINIFICENT! I was just stop'n by to say hello! This is gorgeous! So well done and what a wonderful keepsake card! I LOVE IT!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Frideborg said...

What a wonderful card. Just "popping" by on my way around all nice blogs.

Regards Marina

brenda said...

Hi Vix

What a fabulous design and style and a really lovely card,the flowers look so lush.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Rosietoes said...

A really stunning card - love the colours and that Tilda image is gorgeous.
It was well worth the time it took to make. :)
Edna x

Teresa said...

This is lovely Vix your Daughter will love it.
Luv Teresa x

Unknown said...

its beautiful hun, well done on your first flip flap card lol, she will love it. have done a card for your nan, can you email your address hun as i cant get on the old yahoo talk soon - Judie xx

Helen Ding said...

Gorgeous card, looks fab!

Stampin Mindy said...

Oh My! This is gorgeous! I love this Tilda and the way you colored her dress. Gorgeous flowers too. This is such an amazing creation, hugs!

Meesh said...

Wow Vix! Your little girl will definitely treasure this! What a gorgeous card. Hehehe... you do 'do' cute.

Meesh. xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Absolutely gorgeous vix mols will love it im sure.XXX
thanks for the mention
ps ive entered all the challenges you have thanks cos i didnt have time to go round and look !!!lol
love debbiexxx

Josephine said...

Definitely something she'll cherish in the future. Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Riley said...

Aww Vix its gorgeous, I have Sophie's birthday on the 26th she would love something like this might have to try to follow step by step haha, well done its fantastic. xx

Julie said...

Absolutely awesome!! Your colouring is stunning as are those gorgeous flowers!! I'll have to take a look at that tut as I still can't quite grasp the out of frame technique! Juliex

Wendi said...

Absolutley Beautiful and what a wonderful keepsake your colouring is perfect thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Dotpat said...

It is gorgeous Vix, that will be lovely for her to look back on when she is older

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful card, beautiful Tilda and fab colours.

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

What lovely the colours

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is amamzing!! Love the fancy fold!! and the colours you have used are so rich and gorgeous! just love everything about this! Hugs Juls

Jo said...

Oh this is gorgeous! fit for a princess which is just as well eh? ;)

Happy Birthday to Little Miss Moo & your Nan

Thank you for joining in the fun at sketch saturday :)
Jo xx

Lisa said...

Love this, it's stunning Vix! Have left you a little something over on my blog if you want to play along. No worries if you don't!!!!

PinksyDoodles said...

Oh wow! I love this card.
Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge.
Clare x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Wow this is one beautiful creation, love all the folds. Thanks for sharing at sir Stampalot this month.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is lovely. S xx

Annie said...

what an adorable card for your little princess! thanks for the colouring tip for Exotic Halloween - I'll get around to her at the weekend.
hugs, annie x

Francesca said...

A great card and the colours are wonderful, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.

Neet said...

OMG What a Stunning card. Love, just love everything about it.

Sarah_W said...

Having seen this card 'in the flesh' today, I can honestly say it is AWESOME! Love the idea of putting notes about how she is now. A little banshee? lol