Friday, February 18, 2011

Once Upon A Time Preview Day 1 … Cupcake Fairy at Blue Butterfly Stamps

Welcome to Day 1 of our Previews of the
 collection new to Blue Butterfly Stamps at Bizzy Becs.

Today we introduce you to the adorable “Cupcake Fairy”, and I’m sure you will agree that the combination of a cupcake and a fairy is just gorgeous!
I tried something different with this image and did some paper piecing on the cupcake.
The way I print out digital images is that I print the image on copy paper until I get the size right. Then I cut out a piece of cardstock (I use Stampin’ Up!’s Whisper White) the size I want to cover the image (and extra for die cutting if necessary). I attach this cardstock over the image on the copy paper using a repositionable adhesive (I use Dotto by Stampin’ Up!), then I feed it back through the printer. This method works well for attaching small bits of patterned paper to certain parts of the image to use in paper piecing – no waste!
I also made an extra set of wings in velum which I sponged with shimmer paint and attached. I made a template for the wings using copy paper then cut out in velum so no printer lines would show.

Now I also have a mystery CANDY on offer during these previews. One lucky commenter will win 1 of the gorgeous new “Once Upon A Time” images (in rubber) … I will surprise you with which one. To go into the draw you just need to leave a comment for any of my “Once Upon A Time” preview posts ... easy!!!
This candy will run from 18th February through 24th February and I'll announce the winner (and the stamp they have won) sometime on the 25th February. Good Luck!!

The Blue Butterfly Stamps DT have been busy creating some amazing works of inspiration so hop over to the Bizzy Becs Store Blog, take a look and leave them some comment love!

Card Recipe
Stamps :  Once Upon A Time - Cupcake Fairy (Blue Butterfly Stamps), cupcake (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: blushing bride, chocolate chip, whisper white, velum (Stampin' Up!)
Papers :  Nook and Pantry (Basic Grey)
Inks:   chocolate chip, soft suede (Stampin' Up!)
Coloured with:  Prismacolor pencils
Other :  rhinestone brad, leaf sizzlet, linen thread, champagne mist shimmer paint (Stampin' Up!), angel wing and peony flower Doohickey's dies (Magnolia), valentine sentiments die (Tickled Pink Stamps), nestabilities (Spellbinders), self adhesive rhinestones (stash)


Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely card you've made.


Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

Great card,Karyn, love the cupcake fairy stamp.Thank you for the chance to win.Debbie Johns x

Frea said...

Hi Karyn, love your card!! The image is so adorable and I love all the details on your card. Of course the cupcake DP matches perfectly! Hugs, Frea

Anonymous said...

lovely card

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours you chose and the sentiment with a cupcake image. :D

Aussie Loz said...

yummy, love that cupcake DP! Gorgeous card Karen, so glad you are joining us as a guest dt! ♥

Cor* said...

OMGosh Karen you have made an awesome cupcake fairy image here! Love the paper piecing and those fluttery wings are TDF!! Thanks for being our guest!!

Bizzi Hands said...

What a lovely card and thanks for explaining how you did your paper piecing - well done, I must give it a try.

Shelly said...

Fabulous card, Karyn! Your cupcake looks like a yummy chocolate chip flavored cupcake. :)

Sammibug said...

Wow, Karyn, this is gorgeous! Love all the fabulous elements!

CardArTart said...

Fantabulous Karen, great way to save waste too, will have a go at that.

Priyanka said...

I love onece upon a time, specially how this fairy look at the sky, it seems lots of dream in her eyes, love the design of your card too,Thanks for the chance of a candy.

Chrissy said...

BEAUTIFUL. I love your colouring and cant wait to get my hands on this image. Fabulous

Deb said...

I have a feeling I will be loving this set of stamps....great card!

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet card Karyn! i love the colors you have chosen and the paper piecing on the cupcake.