Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Friday, 3 August 2012

Dandelion Fairy

Anyone who has visited my garden knows that I am quite a fan of the humble dandelion (well that is my excuse as to why there are so many in the lawn!).  It is a cheery little plant though and the buzzy bees seem to like them, and they are friends with my favourite little daisies :-).  So I just had to get the Dandelion Fairy stamps from Clarity Stamps, and I had the excuse to make this card for my lovely friend Karen on her birthday. I've been dying to post the photos but it's taken ages for us to meet up... Anyway, here it is:
The stamped images are created with a Versamark inkpad and dusted with Cosmic Shimmer powder - I tried about 3 different types of powders, embossing etc until I got the detail I wanted. Here are a couple of close ups:

Karen being a bit of a perfectionist and finishing off her cards so well, she needed a matching insert as well!
Anyway, so glad we got to meet up, do crafty shopping, compare notes on new purchases, and of course have coffee and cake! Just what we both needed I think (best not mention the dress that forced me to buy it in Laura Ashley though - naughty dress)...

Bye for now,

Helen x


1 comment:

Karen said...

This card is beautiful and you've photographed it well Helen. Yet it is so much more beautiful in real life - it takes your breath away.
Him indoors said it was gorgeous - and you know how I make him critique my own work lol!
I'm very honoured that you made me such a beautiful card and I absolutely love it!
What the peeps can't see here are the beautiful present you bought me too - I'll try and photograph them soon and put up on my blog!
Hopefully we can meet up again soon! Karen xx