Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Flower Fairy

Hi everyone, ready to have some fabulous summer fun?
Well, grab your Arnold Grummer products and fun is right within your reach!
I really had a great time creating this Flower Fairy out of my Sundrops and Sea Foam Flowers. I don't know what the flower is called that I used around her waist, so if you do let me know!


First I began with a Sin City Rubber Stamp, you can use any form that doesn't have too much detail to it and is easily cut out. Keep in mind that some flowers are transparent and you can see the stamped lines through the petals so you want to remove as much of that as you can before assembling the flowers. For the skirt, I cut a piece of yellow cardstock out and glued the petals to it. For the bodice, I took a white Signo pen and marked out the lines.

Because I cut out the arm, so it could lay over the top of her dress and hold a Sea Foam flower in her hand I used some Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to give it some strength and keep it propped up. I used some ColourArte Twinkling H2o's on her wings to give them some sparkle and coloring in her hair with some Design Memory Craft PITT pens.

I love how the Sea Foam flowers come apart and look like tiny flowers all by themselves, so I arranged them along the ground and placed one in her hand. Sewing on your handmade paper adds so much to your card and so does all the metallic sparkle that is in this paper. From now on I am buying metallic gift wrapping paper because it makes the best handmade paper! 


To make your own flower fairy you just need a Garden Press and go walk around in your garden collecting flowers. I remove the stamens and pistons from most flowers. The "juicer" they are the more I take them apart. Some flowers keep their color better than others and you just need to experiment with some to see how they do. My Sun Drops need about a week of drying time while the Sea Foams which are a papery kind of flower are almost dry immediately. 


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21 comments:

  1. This card is beautiful and brings back so many memories! My mom and I use to collect and dry flowers all the time years ago and this is what started my journey into card making and art. I love your girl and your pressed flowers!!
    Yvonne

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  2. love this card yellow is my happy color..and the fairy is so good. You just get more awesome every creation...

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  3. i love her.. you have a theme going dont you??? lol.. She is a cute one!!! oh to go out of my house and look for flowers to press.. ::sigh:: :) great card

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  4. I'm impressed with how yellow you kept your petals. I've used very heavy books & wax paper before (weighted with more books).

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  5. Very cleverly done.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #01.
    Best of luck with your entry in this challenge for July.
    Hope to see you keep entering our challenges.
    Annette DT Leader

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  6. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at The World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck and hope to have you return to more of our challenges.
    Heather DT

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  7. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at The World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck and hope to have you return to more of our challenges.
    Heather DT

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  8. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at The World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck and hope to have you return to more of our challenges.
    Heather DT

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  9. Love the way you have done this thank you for joining us at the Worls wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

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  10. This is so cute! I love how you created the dress and wings. Thank you for joining in our challenge at World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Tina DT

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  11. A super cute card love what you have done. Thank you for joining us over at the World Wild Open Design Team Monthly Challenge Blog. Good luck. Hugs Andrea DT

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  12. This is fabulous. Thank you for taking the time to play along with us at Worldwide Open Design team Challenge.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Wow...very creative...love this
    thanks for joining us at World Wide Open DT challenge
    hugs
    Lady DT

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  14. Wow...very creative...love this
    thanks for joining us at World Wide Open DT challenge
    hugs
    Lady DT

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  15. Wow...very creative...love this
    thanks for joining us at World Wide Open DT challenge
    hugs
    Lady DT

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  16. Very creative project! Thank you for joining us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

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  17. Sandee this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our FIRST challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  18. Your flower fairy is so beautiful those yellow petals and the lovely way you used the stamp are just awesome. That flower press is brilliant looks like it works like a treat.

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  19. I love your bright summer card! It is beautiful.

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