Brella Fairy Greeting Card

I am thrilled to have found Some Odd Girl. Their designs are different, unique, and cute.  They are not ordinary!

They are currently hosting a linky party focused on April showers.  Brella Fairy looked like she would fit in and I thought she was especially adorable.

This was my first purchase of a digital stamp.  All went smoothly.  I simply paid and logged into my account on their site and downloaded the file.  What you get isn’t colored, just black lines.

Materials

  1. Paper (all card stock):Yellow, medium blue, light blue
  2. Some Odd Girl, Brella Fairy digital stamp
  3. Silhouette File: Rain
  4. Two unique wave borders.  I used something I already had.  These Silhouette files would give a similar effect:  waves base (this one is a little tricky, I will do a tutorial in the future), waves top

Equipment, Supplies, and Tools

  1. Coloring pencils
  2. White glitter
  3. Foam mounting dots; the smaller the better, or cut what you have down
  4. We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
  5. Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz, faded jeans
  6. Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz, squeezed lemonade
  7. Embossing folder
  8. Self-healing mat
  9. Guillotine paper cutter (mine is the Costco version)
  10. Omnigrid rulers
  11. Rotary cutter (I adore my left-handed one!)
  12. Tape: ATG
  13. Glue: Tacky

 

Brella Fairy Card Base

Brella Fairy Card Base

Card Basics

  1. Base Card:  Bight Yellow 8.5 x 5.5, (scored and folded in half – 4.25 x 5.5, opens from the left)
  2. First Overlay: Dark Blue, 4.0 x 5.25
  3. Second Overlay : Light Blue, 3.75 x 5.00.  Embossed.  Edges distress all around with Faded Jeans.  Top left corner distressed with Squeezed Lemonade.
  4. All these are corner rounded with the 1/4 punch.

Card Decorations

Girl

  1. Open .png of stamp in Silhouette.
  2. Trace and take just the outline.
  3. Use the offset feature and set to .15.
  4. Set the size as shown in the picture.
  5. Turn on registration marks.
  6. Make sure the stamp is within the cut space.
  7. Print.
  8. Cut, using the Silhouette.
  9. Color in the girl as desired.
  10. Make a small slice in between her legs (from just below the knee to the stem) with an Exacto knife.

Drops

  1. Using the Silhouette file ungroup and delete until all you have left is one drop.  Make that .375 high.  Make 3.
  2. Using the file above scale that to 75%.  Make 3.
  3. Cut the larger ones from dark blue paper and the smaller ones from light blue.
  4. Glue one-half of each of the lighter blue drops and glitter with white glitter.  Wait for these to dry.
  5. Using the foam mounting dots center and adhere the light blue dots to the dark blue dots.

Water

  1. Bottom wave border cut to 3.75, twice.
  2. Water border cut to 3.75.
Brella Fairy -Weaving the Waves in

Brella Fairy -Weaving the Waves in

Assembly

  1. Have all pieces cut and prepared.
  2. Center and adhere the first overlay with tape.
  3. Center and adhere the second overlay with tape.
  4. Weave one of the bottom waves through the fairies legs (straight edge down), tape the back of the wave, place as desired, and press down to adhere to overlay.
  5. Tape the back of the other bottom wave.  Abut the straight edge against the straight edge of the other bottom water piece.
  6. Glue the top waves piece and press to adhere over the seam between the two bottom waves pieces.
  7. Glue and adhere the three rain drops below the leaf; on just below, one above her hand, and one entering the water.

 

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