Today I thought I'd tell you all about the Toadstool card, I made last week for my Guide Daughter 6th birthday. She's not really a little girl who's into pink and the last time I asked her she said her favourite colour was red, so I decided that a Red spotty fairy toadstool card was the way to go.
The inspiration for this card came from some card designs by Andrea Willis, that I saw in a craft magazine tutorial last year. The first thing I did was a very rough sketch with the first pen I grabbed as you can see it was a green biro, to figure out the basic design for my card. When I say rough sketch I mean it as you can see above, I'm a bit embarrassed to put it on my blog, but I figured it helps show my entire card making process.
I then cut out a square of water colour paper with my scalloped scissors and drew the design on free hand first in pencil then I went over the top with a fine black stablio pen.
Then it was time for a bit of crayon therapy, colouring in my card, I do love a bit of colouring. In fact I recently ordered a lovely secret garden colouring book for grown ups, but more on that another day. Then I tried out different backing papers, at first I thought I would go with this green backing paper
but then I found this lovely plum coloured paper, that I knew was just the thing to set off my card.
I cut a piece of it to size and then stuck it to a card blank with double sided tape, I then use glue dots to attach my toadstool topper.
And Ta-Dah my card was complete.
I really hope she likes it and that she has a lovely birthday.
Fairy Toadstool Card ingredients.
- Card Blank
- Water colour paper
- Pretty backing paper
- Scissors Scalloped
- Glue dots
- Double sided tape
- Stablio pens
- Crayola felt pen (I'd love to be able to use something like a Pro marker but find them too toxic)