What little six year old girl wouldn’t like a princess birthday card? Well truthfully, when I was six I was much more of a tomboy, but the little girl who is the recipient of this card is a girly girl so hopefully she’ll like this. 🙂

20141026_191029-1I started with a wonderful card base by Petaloo, from their Plain & Simple collection. The base is chipboard covered with white paper in the shape of a crown.  Brilliant, right?! All the decorating is the crafter’s choice. I covered the front of the card with some fun imaginesce paper called, “Princess Promenage.”  Then I hot glued different pink Recollections paper flowers on the tops of each of the crown points.  For the magnetized closure, I used a little scrap of glittered floral paper from K & Company for the side with the magnet and a handmade pink, lavender and teal flower for the front.  To create a finished look, I covered the backs of each accordian fold with more of that scrap glittered floral paper and on the fronts I used pink damask foiled paper (also from K & Company) to create a soft background for the images I planned to color and add.

The images I used were from one of my favorite stamp lines, Gorjuss Girls.  The first is a girl nestled in the crook of her magical pet fox and is called, “Stole.”  The second is a girl taking flight on the back of a giant dove and is called, “Flying Above It All.”  The following are the Copic colors I used for the first image: Fox: N0 and N2 (top coated with clear Wink of Stella); Skin: E000, 00 and 11 and blush: R11; Hair: E31, 37 and 29; Dress and Boots: BG23 and 45; and Striped socks: C1, 3, 5, and 7.  I also added some white dots with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to soften the solid span of the dress.  To add some fun and continue the princess theme I added a blue-green bling crown and teal and pale blue bling hearts to denote the love that the little girl and fox feel for one another.

The following are the Copic colors I used for the second image: Dove: W1 and 3 (top coated with clear Wink of Stella) and beak: Y32; Hair: E31, 37 and 39; Skin: E000, 00 and 11 and blush: R11; Stocking/boots: C1, 3, 5, and 7. Again to denote the love that the little girl and dove feel for one another I added pink and purple bling hearts and topped the little girl’s head with a pink sparkly bling crown.

I fussy cut both of the images out with my Tonic spring loaded scissors (which are great for folks who struggle with hand pain or arthritis). For the couple of places where I had to cut into the image without an edge starting place, I used an Exacto knife (HINT: replace the blades regularly to get sharp, easier cuts). I also edged each image carefully with my Faber-Castell SB size Pitt Pen to hide the white edge of the fussy cut images. Lastly, I wanted to add a little bit more dimension to these focal images so I also popped them up on foam adhesive.

The following is a video share of this card:

This card is also being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes Challenge and
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