Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MPS Stairstep Birthday Card

Here's another birthday card I made for my friend's granddaughter.  The images on this stairstep card are all digital stamps from Michelle Perkett Studio.  I just recently bought a Martha Stewart Scoring Board and I'm having a ball with it!  I've made stairstep cards before, but this makes things soooooo much easier!  If you want to try your hand at one of these cards, there are many tutorials for them on the Internet.  I usually start first with Split Coast Stampers for any specialty cards I want to make and go from there. 

The image on the left is the Posie Fairy.  All of the images are colored with colored pencils and blended with baby oil.  Posie Fairy's flowers and wings were given dimension with Crystal Glaze.  A fairy must have some bling, so Stickles were added to her hair for highlights.  The Dream dragonfly was a freebie that Michelle gave to us in her Paper Craft Planet group

The card base is on Remember When textured card stock and layered with some design papers from my stash. Can you tell that Alayna loves purple?  The flowers and brads in the center were from my stash, and they were all enhanced with some Icicle Stickles. I found these wonderful deep purple and gold fibers on a hair tie that I took apart, and the light pink sparkle fibers were from my stash. The plastic hearts, dragonfly and butterfly were from Hobby Lobby, and the corner punch is made by Fiskars.  The purple coated wire was in a unknown kit that I bought a couple years ago, and the butterfly charm is another stash item.

 Meadow Fairy is one of my favorite fairies.  The techniques that are used on her are the same that are used on Posie Fairy.  To the left of her is another fabulous freebie from Michelle, the Create Butterfly.  Below Meadow Fairy is a birthday cake that I painted with dimensional acrylic paint and the Happy Birthday sentiment which are yet more freebies from Michelle.  As you can tell, membership has perks at Michelle's Paper Craft Planet group!  I love being able to coordinate several of her images to work together in my creations.

Here's a side view of the card.  All of the edges were inked with Adirondack Eggplant ink to add a bit of richness.  Since the lighter purple DP had stitching on it, I added dark purple stitching to the left side with a purple gel pen to coordinate the paper better.  I realize that this card is a bit over the top for the average birthday card, but isn't it fun to play with a card when you get a chance; especially when it's for a very special little girl?

I entered this in the Michelle Perkett Challenge Blog for  the Either or Challenge.
~~  Lee  ~~


personalized birthday gifts said...

love the colours of cards and the unique stamp.

ileana said...

What a great card Lee! I love all the details... purple is such a pretty color :-)
love your creation!!! Hugs

Debby said...

OMGoodness this is amazing! Beautiful. Love the touches of sparkle everywhere. Wowie!

LindaCCC said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the bluish hue (sp?) from them.

Michelle said...

OMG, Lee, this is amazing!! I just love everything about this card! It is just like a fantasy land!! I love Posie's and Meadow Fairys hair and that you recycled your purple/blue fibers!! Gorgeous entry, Lee!! Thank you so much for another amazing entry to our challenge!!:)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another amazing creation Lee! And it's purple lol!! Stair step cards are so much fun to decorate :)

Tammy said...

This is so awesome, Lee!!! I love everything about this card and way to use those images girl!!!

Thank you for joining us the week and look forward to seeing your next weeks!! :)

Robyn said...

Wow!!! Great job. I want to try making a stair card now. Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful job!!!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Lee:O) Love the pretty colours, fab design. What a brilliant way to use all these beautiful images:)
Thank you for joining Michelle Perkett, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- that is one amazing project! And, you are always winning stuff-congrats on winning the really reasonable ribbon giveaway! Wahoo!

Claire said...

Totally gorgeous - I love everything about this card
Claire xx

Kathy Czygan said...

Oh Lee!! This is like a Fairy Tale card! You did a fabulous job coloring and placing all those gorgeous MP images. Your friend's grandaughter is going to open this up and just be enthralled with all the detail! Love it!

Kathy Czygan said...

Yay Lee!! You won!! Congrats! And so well deserved!!


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