Monday, 28 January 2013

The Fae of Glimmer Mountain

Today the Guardian of Glitter and I were scouring the caverns under Glimmer Mountain searching for the rare Shimmer Rose. The fabled plant is said to bloom for four months and its petals can be used to create glitter powder that will actually emit light. This would bring our crafts to a whole new level! As we were following a tracking spell we cast upon entering the caves, Nikki and I were suddenly attacked by a pack of angry fae. We ran from the caverns as the fair folk swarmed around us. After we had made it above ground, I looked back to see a single fairy standing in the mouth of the cave. “The Shimmer Roses belong to the fae. You humans shall never have it,” she spat. 

I started this card by cutting out the oval shape using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamping my new Kraftin’ Kimmie’s stamp - “Lilybelle”. I then coloured her with Prismacolors and added some glitter to her wings to make ‘em more sparkly. 

 This earned me +80 glimmer exp points, allowing me to level up! I cut the silver whooshy shape along with the pink shape the sentiment is stamped on using Art Philosophy. For the background paper I used a piece that was already cut from one of my Christmas packs. I figured it had glittery pink stars on it, so it would look fine as non-Christmas paper and went well with the whole fairy theme. I added some of that silver ribbon, which is about two years old, and some silver brads to finish off the card.

On the inside I used a leftover strip of the pink star paper and stamped a sentiment from the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. I added an image from the Inkadinkado "Decorative Corners" set.

On the envelope I stamped a couple of the Inkadinkado “Flower Flourishes” images using Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

This sparkly mess will flutter into the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Fairytales
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #253: Out of this World
Fairy Tale Challenge #59: My New Stamp (Lilybelle is new)
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #163: Something Old, Something New (Lilybelle is new, ribbon is oooooold!)
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Seeing Stars
Creative Craft Challenges2: Bling It Up
Creative Card Crew Challenge #28: Girly
Dream Valley Challenges #49: Girls, Girls, Girls
Love to Create Challenge #50: Anything Goes With a Sentiment
My Craft Spot Challenge #84: Wish Big!
The Corrosive Challenge #166: Put a Pin in it (use “Pinspirational” photo):

The Guardian of Glitter and I watched as the fairy stepped back into the shadows and melted into the darkness of the cavern. “We need that flower,” Nikki whispered under her breath.
“I know. But we’ll need to come back with a plan..and weapons...much more weapons,” I replied. We headed back to the Guild Hall to find the Lady Commander of Copics and start working out a plan to sneak back into the caves and steal the Shimmer Rose from the fae.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

17 comments:

GiGi said...

What a cute card! I love the sparkle paper and cute sentiment! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Wendy L said...

Sweet image and a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Sandra said...

What a super sweet card! Lovely stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Bianca said...

Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

sarah-Jane said...

Great card and story! Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Deb said...

so gorgeous, love that you decorated the envelope too!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

Mian said...

Such a sweet card and the image is adorable! Fab design!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

CraftyGirl said...

Very Cute Card and I love how you decorated the envelope. Thank you for playing along this week at “Pin and Tack”. I sure hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Pin and Tack / Spark Your Creativity Now DT

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute! LOVE all the die cuts! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Eine schöne Karte. Das Motiv ist ja bezaubernd. :)
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße. Jenny

Amanda R said...

Love all the cutouts you added, they look wonderful and how pretty to decorate the envelope too! Thanks for playing along at Kraftin Kimmies and good luck!

Zenita Smith said...

Such a cute little fairy and love your card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Z

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.
Mags
x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card thanks for playing along at CCC xx Jan

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Bling It Up" challenge at Creative Craft.
Hugs
Bev x

Julie said...

How pretty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge
Hugs,
Julie T

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

~DEANNE~

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