Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Aries Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #141)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today a new challenge started at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

The theme for this fortnight is #141, Sternzeichen / Zodiac 

This time our lucky winner will get one digital stamp of winner's choice from Digistamp Boutique.

For this challenge I made this Aries Card, a birthday card for my friend, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow. :o)

For this card I used adorable Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set.

I stamped Aries twice. First one on a cardstock paper and fussy cut it leaving a white border around the image. Then I stamped another image on watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Hickory Smoke and water. After drying, I fussy cut the image, this time following lines, colored edges with black marker to get better impression and glued it over the first stamped image.

Then I stamped randomly stars on a card base using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Mustard Seed. For grounding the image, I used scraps from my stash, cut two stripes and glued them on the card base. The image grounding was inspired by stunning work by Christine Drogt of Kartenchaos.

At the end, I glued 3-D foams on the back of the image and placed it on a card. :o)

Dimensions:  94 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' Stamp Set
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • black cardstock paper stripe
  • paper stripe from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' paper pack
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker) Black 68/46
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • white waterbased glue
  • 3-D foams
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • scissors 
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 38 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine brush no. 0
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates and our Guest Designers made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) AAA Cards, Game #62:Anything Goes

2) Hiding in My Craft Room, HIMCR #246 - Super Scraps Saturday

3) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #135 - Anything Goes

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Challenge: Happy Birthday

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka 


  1. Love this CAS design! The color combo and use of white space are superb! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Happy Birthday” Challenge!

  2. Such a cute card! I have a soft spot for sheep, so this really speaks to me. And I may have to add that stamp set to my wishlist, it's just adorable!

  3. I love the clean feel of your card and the ram is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!



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