Thursday 19 September 2013

Once Upon a Time.......

In a far away land (Scotland), I bought a set of Papermania, Midnight Fairytale stamps, and didn't use them.  Many years later, (well a couple) I unearthed them, blew away the magic dust from them, (well it's in my craft room, so the dust has a high glitter content making it at least look magic!) and decided to ink them up for only the second time. (Hangs head in shame.......until distracted by other crafty stash!)

 The unicorn and castle are two separate stamps, I stamped the unicorn first and masked it off before stamping the castle, then coloured everything with Promarkers, adding a bit of sparkle to the unicorn's mane and tail with Glamour Dust and his horn with gold glitter.  I stamped swirls onto the topper with Perfect Medium, then heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder, I then stamped ivy leaves round the edges using old SeeDees stamps in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
The papers are Papermania, Tulip, I ran the green one through an Embossalicious folder with a flourish design to continue the romantic theme, then inked over with more Mowed Lawn ink.
To add to the leafy frame, I used my Marianne ivy corner die, and layered the die cuts over the stamped leaves.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set, I inked it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and added some Glamour Dust for a bit of glitz.  A trio of gems on the banner finish my card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Fab 'n' Funky - #185 - Leaves
Oldie But A Goodie - Dies and Punches - My old stash is, the stamps, papers, embossing folder and embossing powder
Passion for Promarkers - #216 - Embossing, I've used heat and dry
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder of Flock
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - #80 - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - #47 - Magical Creatures


  1. Well Wendy, hold your head up cos this is a stunning card. Your design and colours are gorgeous and it will be just perfect for a princess, Kate x

  2. this is a beautiful Card very princess like

  3. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. WOW! This is stunning Wendy. Such gorgeous images, your colouring is wonderful and I love the embossed swirls. The ivy leaves frame make such a beautiful frame
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  5. Fantastic card. I love the ivy frame. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  6. What a beautiful castle and your ivy frame is the perfect embellishment for that image. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  7. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes."
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  8. so gorgeous wendy.really stunning stamps and design :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Hi Wendy, what a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Such a pretty creation. Love how you used the ivy corner die cuts. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  11. Just beautiful, thank you for playing along with us at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

  12. Beautiful card! I love how well you did the masking. I also love that ivy die! Thanks so much for joining us for the SNS challenge!

  13. Beautiful card - you did a fab job with the masking!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  14. This is absolutely stunning, it is perfect for this challenge. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo


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