Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Fairy Wish

Have you ever had one of those days when it takes longer to take a photo, than it does to make the card?  Well, today I had one of those days. Silver mirror card is difficult to photograph at the best of times, but when it's a silhouette and the light is bad.....this is the best I could get!   The fairy's legs ARE silver!!

So, onto the card I made for my granddaughter's 8th birthday.  The die is a new one I bought recently in Hobbycraft during their half price sale, with this particular card in mind.  It's an Intricut die called 'Intricate Fairy'.  The set of dies comes as a pack of three, including a fairy wand and a star.  I actually used the star from the wand and snipped of the stick, as the star was a better size.  I used a snippet of silver non-shed glitter card with the main die, just cutting out the wings as I wanted to inlay them rather than leave the wings as an outline.  The embossing folder I used for the background is Creative Expressions 'Shimmering Stars'.  The sentiment is computer generated and printed in grey, as it looked less harsh than black.  I added a little red punched heart to finish off my card.  I was really pleased how the card turned out, but I can't say the same for the photograph!

27 comments:

  1. What a pretty card for Megan and I love the inlaid wings on the fairy Liz, and the red heart stands out beautifully, and also the embossing in the background with the stars is the perfect combination. I know what you mean about mirri card, it is really difficult to get a good photo without too much flare and the shadows can make it look black not silver, but you got there in the end. x

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  2. What a delight this card is for an 8 year old young lady! Love your die and card...so well thought out and the heart is a super little touch. It's not a good time of year for taking card photos is it...especially mirri card...but |I am sure it has a lot of sparkle in the flesh so to speak. Have a good Christmas. xx

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  3. Your Granddaughter will love this beautiful fairy card Liz, love the colours.
    Pam x

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  4. A lovely card Liz, so pretty - perfect for a little girl.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  5. Yes photographing my creations is a mystery to me! Hit or miss x What a pretty and personal card. The inlaying of the wings is so very pretty and she's going to love it x

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  6. Mirri card is impossible to photograph well... but it's clear that the fairy legs are silver ;)and how beautiful and classy is this card for your granddaughter's 8th birthday!!Very classy and love the clean design!

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  7. I too always have difficulty with photos of mirror card, but this turned out just beautiful! What a great card for an 8 yr old DGD!

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  8. A stunning card Liz, know just what you mean about mirri card and photos but you've done a great job with this one.

    Sue xx

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  9. What a pretty image and her wings look lovely. Always a job in this weather to get a good photo.In the end I just fire off about 6 in quick succession, download the lot and then pick the best of the bunch. Thankyoy for joining in this month long challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Fabulous card Liz, your grand-daughter will be over the moon with it I'm sure. The die is gorgeous, love the little star too
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  11. Aww, just perfect for an 8 year old girl! All of your elements work so well together! Well done! Thanks for sharing this with us at SOS this week. (I think your image looks fine! I understand-- the winter lighting is causing me grief...)

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  12. Stunning card and mirri card looks lovely but def hard to photograph, will not be commenting now until the January 10th. Hugs.xx[aNNie]ğŸŽ„⛄

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  13. A beautiful card Liz! The fairy looks so delicate!
    Lia xx
    Thank you for the advice to join the CAS challenge!!

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  14. Such a pretty card Liz - The die cut is perfect for a little lady as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. I know what you mean...they are so hard to photograph, but you did well...beautiful card!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  16. A perfect girlie card Liz and I think it will be well loved too, beautiful card.
    Hugs Babs x

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  17. Lovely card Liz, that die is so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  18. What a wonderful card, bet she was thrilled to have this on her birthday, what a lucky find in a sale too.
    Faith
    x

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  19. Your granddaughter will be delighted with this sparkling card. Love the wings inlay, that really does enhance the fairy so much. She won't know about the photo struggle and it really does look so lovely. TFS & Merry Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2018.

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  20. very beautiful, your design is amazing and I love silhouettes.
    Thank you for playing with us at Butterfly Challenge where I am Guest Designer.

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  21. This is such a pretty card. I share your frustration with photographing mirri card!

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  22. A magical card for your granddaughter Liz, congrats on your bargain find too!
    Janice x

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  23. Aww!! Sweet and fabulous for an 8 year old granddaughter, she'll love it.
    And don't worry, it's hard to photograph silver foil paper but believe me, we can see it.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  24. Lovely card!
    Thanks for going PINK with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

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  25. Wow...what a wonderful card. I love the fairy and the red heart makes it perfect.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Challenges.
    Funny

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  26. What a gorgeous card for your Granddaughter! She's going to love it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  27. Such a lovely card! I really like the silver fairy, I think it's a perfect card for a little girl's birthday :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Challenges!

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