Thursday, 19 May 2011

Once upon a time...

.... there was a beautiful princess, who lived in a sweet little castle.


When I saw this castle in the Princess Rosey digi stamp set at the Clipart Fairy store I knew it would be perfect for a side stepper card.  I paper pieced most of the castle using papers from the Ice Queen Papers set, just colouring in the swags and roses. I layered up the front section and the roof of the castle. The princess sign comes in the digi stamp set and  I used another of the ice queen papers on that. There is a princess that comes in the set too, but I also had the Princess Heart set, which are ready coloured so decided to use one of them. I printed out a plain lemon paper from the Beautiful baby boy set and one of the ice queen papers to use as backing papers. I embossed the lemon paper with the Craft Too daisies embossing folder and glamour dusted the pattern on the lilac ice queen paper. I made the happy birthday panel myself with paper from the same set. I mounted all my pieces, added tiny nail art crystals to the crown, silver glitter to the word princess, a few crystals on the happy birthday panel and some gold glitter and glamour dust to the princess. As usual with this type of card I added a gusset to stop the card from splaying open and placed the message panel on the back.

 I love the way it turned out.
I have turned this card into a kit which is available to buy from the Clipart Fairy's Printables store

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Here are the challenges I am going to enter this card into:

ABC Challenge - U is for Unusual Fold

Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly

Divas by Design -  #2 For the Girls

Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle & Shine
Truly Scrumptious - #57 Anything Goes

A Spoonful Of Sugar - #152 Anything Goes

Claudia & Co - #82 Girls Birthday Card

Paper and Such Design - #1 - Birthday Card

Tuesday Throwdown - #49 Baby/Child

14 comments:

Kristel said...

That is really gorgeous Colette! Love the model of the card!
Hugs Kristel

Tammy said...

Never have I made this style card - yours as certainly gave me inspiration to try it out. Lovely. Hugs xx

milliep said...

this is fab!!! my little girl would love this for her birthday :-)

Karen said...

Not usually a fan of stepper cards, but this is just fabulous! The Ice Queen Papers give a good 'stone' look to the castle - who'd have thought! As usual the colours complement each other perfectly.

Kendra said...

This is beautiful! Definitely a hit for all us mothers with young daughters! Thanks for joining us at ABC!

Brenda Brown said...

What alot of work Collette which has made a fantastic girly card.
Thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

littlebee said...

What a gorgeous card Colette, my granddaughters would just love this.
I've not attempted a stepper card cos I'm never sure of the correct measurements but this makes such a stunning card I'd like to try myself.

Well done, Sue (Little Bee)

Julie said...

Adorable stair step card, just perfect for that little princess in your life! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such.

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card, so adorable.
Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC and Truly Scrumptious challenges.
Hugs Sue x

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card! So cute and girly! Thank you for joining in at CCC!

Rebekah said...

This is just adorable thanks for sharing at Divas and creative card crew hugs rebekah xx

danielle said...

Just ordered this from The Clipart Fairy, I love it!! Dani x x

JenMarie said...

This is just darling! So glad you played along at Paper and Such!

Beth said...

Wow this is so sweet! Perfect girly card and gorgeous colours too! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx