Yesterday, my birthday set of nesties arrived in the mail.Â It’s amazing how a little thing can inspire the style of the card.Â Since the shapes were so “Eastern-looking” to me, I had to go withÂ my Asian fairy again.Â And then, of course, the papers needed to be shimmery and rich.Â Paper Temptress has a great selection of the sparkly and shimmery that will add some flare to any style you decide to use.
To start my card off, Â I cut out a mat using Malachite/Mica Metallic paper.Â Heavenly White Premium US Cardstock was used as the base and as the white layers.Â I decided to go with a gate styled card so the base measures 4.25 x 11 inches when opened.Â Â The sentiment by Paper Makeup Stamps was a digi and the Heavenly White Ultrasmooth CS goes through my printer very well!Â It also takes the sponging evenly smoothly.
I stamped the fairy’s wings onto Crystal Clear with black stazon.Â Then I added dazzling diamonds to the back of the Crystal Clear.Â Gold Sparkle was embossed using a cuttlebug folder and the edges were sponged using a chocolate brown ink to age the look of the gold.Â But the shimmer comes through even through the brown ink.
A few rhinestones and black ribbon helped pull this card together.
Stamp and digi stamp by Paper Makeup Stamps, Inks by Stampin Up