Life is not a Fairytale…

Today I am sharing an interactive scene I created featuring the princess from the Fairytale A7 Clear Stamp Set from Time for Tea Designs. The sentiment that comes with this set reads “Life is not a fairy tale, if you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk!” Ha! Certainly not the traditional princess sentiment!

This card was certainly a testament to my patience when it comes to card making – it took me days, yes DAYS to create! If something could go wrong, it did. There were times that I wanted to scratch the whole thing and give up – sometimes the card making process tests your patience to the fullest!

I stamped the castle from the Hero Arts Magical Castle stamp set and masked it out using some Inkadinkado stamping masking paper. I then used Distress Oxides from Ranger (Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean) to colour the sky . I added splatters of water and white and gold Perfect Pearls from Ranger for interest. For the grass and pathway I used copics; the stone pathway was created using a technique I learned in Sandy Allnock’s art-classes.com Copic Hex Art class. I adhered a small tree from Lawn Fawns‘ Pivot Pop-Up die set. Once the background was completed I used Lawn Fawn’s Slide On Over die set to cut out the slider portion of the card.

Next, I coloured the castle and the princess with copics. I added a triple layer of foam tape to the back portion of the background and then to a penny. I then stuck the princess to the penny (through the opening created by the Slide on Over die set) so she could slide back and forth. I also stuck her right shoe up in the tree, because why not! Next, I adhered the back ground and sliding princess to some white card stock.

To complete outside of the card I stamped the sentiment to a talk bubble I die cut from the Simon Says Stamp For The Record stamp and die set and adhered it to the background.

For the inside of the card I die cut out a section using the Time For Tea Designs Box Clever die set (this will be available online next month), cut and coloured it in using the same Distress Inks as the front. Next I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment with some Alabaster ultra fine embossing powder by Brutus Monroe.

For the starts and shooting star I used Lawn Fawn’s Starry Skies die set. I adhered it to the card base with some liquid glue and finished it up with the wand from the Fairytale stamp set.

Here is a look at the card in action:

Wow that was a long one, a lot of different techniques and sets used which is probably why it took me so long to complete! I hope you like it!

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