Hello, my dear friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week. :o)
When this Elisabeth Bell stamp was released last month, my heart pirouetted with delight! She created the sweetest dancing fairy, which I've been so excited to color. While she will be lovely in all hues, I gravitated to Christmas. :o) (A purple Sugar Plum Fairy will appear at some point, too!)
Leaving a trail of peppermint candy pixie dust along the card bottom, Fairy Merrily is fluttering up to Santa's sleigh:
A peek inside, which is filled with golden Christmas trees and flourishes:
My sweetheart blessed me with some new crafty goodies, which I've used to combine elegance and whimsy for this card. :o) The gorgeous Christmas papers are from Bo Bunny's Silver and Gold collection, which I backed with their Wild Berry double dot cardstock. The middle panel is trimmed in gold with Cheery Lynn Designs Anastasia borders (one of my favorite dies).
Fairy Merrily is festively colored with Copics. Part of my new stash includes Glamour Dust, which I used for her wings to give them an icy appearance. She is fluttering in the snow up to Santa, after all! Bo Bunny jewels provide her magic spark, shooting out of her perfectly drawn ballet hand and also in a flourish from behind her. A warm holiday glow embraces her.
Stars, peppermint candy, and rhinestones make up the pixie dust, which stems from the corner detailing. Holly leaves are topped with candy canes, crinkle ribbon, and jingly bells for ultimate Christmas happiness. For one last touch of elegance, I used a favorite metal filigree corner. Since I only own them in silver, I heat-embossed one with gold embossing powder to better match my card. It was my first time embossing metal, which I ended up loving.
Creating around this adorable image brought me so much joy, which I hope will also fill the future recipient! :o) Thank you for pirouetting on by and I wish you a sparkly day. :o) (Card details are listed below for easier reference.)
*52 Christmas Card Throwdown~ Holly (Holding the candy canes)
*Card Crafter's Circle~ Winged Things
*Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes (Optional: Non-traditional Image)
*Craft-room Challenge~ Something New (Stamp, designer papers, flourishes, and heat-embossing metal)
*Crafty Ribbons~ Use Three of Something (Three peppermint candies and rhinestone colors)
*Created With Love~ Something Sweet
*Elisabeth Bell's World~ Christmas in July
*Jingle Belles~ Tic-Tac-Toe (Embossing-Ribbon-Stamping; metal corner is heat-embossed)
*Love to Scrap!~ Bingo! (Bling-Embossing-Ribbon; metal corner is heat-embossed)
*Sweet Stampin'~ Bold and Beautiful!
*The Ribbon Girl~ Red
Coloring Medium: Copics
Designer Papers: Bo Bunny Silver and Gold
Cheery Lynn Designs: Anastasia Border
Wild Orchid Crafts: Filigree Metal Corner
Spellbinders: Picot Edge Circles, Small Standard Circles
Rhinestone Flourishes: Bo Bunny Jewels
Ribbon: My Craft Spot (Scarlet Red)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain
Miscellaneous: Glamour Dust (wings and dress); Star Dust Stickles (shoes); Jingly Bells (Michael's)