Sunday, 24 February 2013

Razzle Dazzle Dizaster

Today the Guardian of Glitter and I decided to visit the fae court and seek an audience with the Spring Sprite. We were rather sick of the winter and all the snow and were hoping to win her favour and perhaps speed up the changing of seasons. We packed our travel sacks with gifts as we would surely need to bribe our way in to have her see us. Many people have attempted this before, and none have succeeded. We however, had a trick up our sleeve, so to speak. Using the tome we recovered, we crafted a forbidden spell called Razzle Dazzle which would render the victim unable to refuse your requests. Because the Guardian of Glitter’s sparkle level was so high, she was confident she could successfully cast the spell. 

I apologize for my ink pad in the picture, but I needed something to keep the card shut. I planned this card with few challenges in mind. I was going to be following a sketch, but also making a “fancy fold”, so I needed the card to follow the sketch when it was all folded up. My image piece ended up being a little wider than I had hoped, covering a little too much of the floral strips...ah well. 
 I started making this card by stamping The Greeting Farm’s “Daisy” and colouring her with Prismacolors. I subtly stamped some swirls and swooshes around the edges with Distress Ink. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the flower and the tab where I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s “Sophie’s Sentiments” set.
Here’s what the card looks like opened from the front and the side. This earned me +692 folding exp points, which allowed me to level up! [insert FFVII fanfare]. I embossed all the panels with the Cuttlebug and inked them to make the flowers stand out more.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. 

On the envelope I stamped a flower using the My Little Shoebox “Garden Party” set and quickly coloured it to match the flowers on the paper with Distress Markers.

This flowery card will spring into the following challenges:
Divas By Design: Fancy Fold
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #67: Floral Fantasia
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #115: Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Make It Cute Challenge
Simply Create Too Challenge #31: Mother’s Day (or for a female)
TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: Flowers
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Emboss It Challenge
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #4: Sentiment Stamps
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #46: Dies and Punches
TGF Double Take Tuesday Sketch:

As chance would have it, the Razzle Dazzle spell was actually invented by the Spring Sprite, and by trying to use it against her, I do believe we angered her...a lot. The Guardian of Glitter and I fled the fae court before the Spring Sprite could cast anything on us. I have a sneaking suspicion we may have earned another couple months of winter. *sigh*

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and the design!! The image is so colored it beautifully!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime and Little Scrap Pieces :)

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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the bright colours & the flower!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rachel Parys said...

What a happy card! Love the bright colors! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

Jo said...

those kind of cards are fun! Thanks for playing along the FFF & DTT challenge. Good Luck!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So sweet! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!


Dianne said...

Well thank you for being so brave, the card turned out fabulous, love her blue hair perfect, I can't believe you could really anger her I'd forgive you "-"... have a great day and try to stay warm....

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love your colouring on her hair and the embossing looks fab
Lindsay xx

Janine said...

Great card! Love the bright colours, especially the hair.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Sandy said...

Cute card, lovely design, Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope to see you again.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love that blue hair! Thanks for joining Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge.

~*Joni said...

Oh what a great card using the different challenges! Beautiful fold, and that Wild Sprout is soo cute! Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge this week at TGF this week!
~*Joni TGF DT

Karen said...

love the fold and the remarkably cute image. That is a wonderful embossing folder. Thank you so very much for joining the lsp emboss it challenge this week Karen

Ang said...

Good Gosh!! !I LOVE THIS card so MUCH !!

Also inserting the music is AMAZING!!!


Nana said...

Beautiful card. Love the bright colors and the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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Bianca said...

What a wonderfull creation. I love the punches and the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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