I have been dying to use this die! This was the one that when it arrived I just started cutting them out, even though I didn’t have a card planned for them, just because they are so beautiful! This Sweet Dixie die combined with the theme over at Simon Says Stamp of ‘make for the border’ was the inspiration for this fairy tale castle birthday card, which I think is fit for a princess.
I started with a blue patterned paper which has white snowflakes on (which you can’t really see now I have layered it), and I used a brilliance dew drop ink pad to ink the points. Then I heat embossed the borders with silver embossing powder which gives an icy feel to the card.
Next I took a piece of white card and water colour washed a blue section using the Tsukineko brilliance dew drop ink pad in pearlescent sky blue. After this had dried I die cut the castle four times, once from the water coloured card, once from the same blue snowflake paper from the bottom paper layer, the same blue card from the card blank and a silver mirror card. I stacked these up decoupage style after cutting the layers down and using the silver version as a slight shadow. I then added three little gems on the flag poles, with a larger one in the middle. I almost forgot, as you can’t see it in the photo, but I added a silver section behind the doors which can be opened too!
Finally I stamped the happy birthday sentiment and heat embossed this with the same matching silver embossing powder. When I look at the final card I think a Disney Frozen fan would be very happy to receive this one, and I am wondering what other colours I could do to match other princesses – perhaps a purple or lilac one with sunbursts for Tangled? Watch this space!
I will also be entering this in these other ‘anything goes’ challenges this week: Lemon Shortbread, Through the Craft Room and Crafting by Designs,