Friday, March 2, 2018

Enchanted Forest

Hello crafting friends.  I'm on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog 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. Oh my gosh, this is magical!! Wow!! I love, love the enchanted forest!! The image is stunning!! The fairies and details you added are fabulous!! The recipient will treasure this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This is beautiful, love the colour palette xx

  3. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card, Lena!!! I love this magical card!!! Have a great day.

  4. What a magical fairytale like design! The background you found on the web looks amazing as scene for your fairies.

  5. Stunning card, Lena! I love all the layers and detail xoxo


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