I was totally inspired for this card, and practically copied the layout of this stunning beauty of Mariska's right HERE. Please take a moment to go look at hers - it made my jaw drop! On my card I used my Fairy Daydreams image for Whimsy. I made some videos of my colouring on this image from start to finish. Find the first three HERE and the final one HERE. You can find all my colouring videos in the tabs at the top of this page (just under the banner).
I tried Mariska's method of popping out portions of the image, but I didn't care for how my attempt turned out! So I re-coloured the fairy and cut her out a second time, and laid it overtop of the one that I botched. It was not easy cutting around her fingers (twice)!!
Here is a side view to show how the image is lifted off the page. I glued the flower part down at the stem so it actually angles outward from the bottom up. But the fairy and the wings are also cut out, making 3 parts that I glued on separately.
I made my own panels using Cuttlebug folders and Distress ink. I inked up the folder before I put it in the machine. I love how it turned out and will be trying this method again. The sentiment, which is only half of it, was done by my Bestie Kathryne of Stampart Designs, also for Whimsy. Inside I put the other half to complete the sentence "its your birthday". This came from a set of fairy sentiments that she gave away on her Freebie Tuesday giveaway on Facebook. Thank you Kathryne! Also one of the purple flowers was a gift from fellow card maker friend Brenda Snider. Thanks Brenda!
I stamped Lavish Flourishes also by Whimsy, on the front of the card base.
Here is your closeup and Copic List:
Wings: FYG1, FYG2, B01, C3
Skin: E000, 01, 13, C3, R20, 21
Petals: BV000, 02, 04, N3, 5, 6, 0Blender
Hair: E50, 53, 57, 59, W7
Stem: G20, 21, 24, 28, C5
Thank you for coming by today! Bless you!