Hello, my crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. :o)
After a tiny break from crafting due to life, I'm happy to be back with a card! A new collection for the I Feel the Love Project began yesterday and the cause is beautiful as ever. This month we are creating for Hope Ministries, a faith-based ministry that has been serving the homeless since 1915. They reach out to the unsheltered and displaced by offering food, clothing, shelter, and support through emergency and long-term recovery services. We have the honor of making unsigned birthday, encouragement, friendship, and blank cards for their residents. It is a privilege to deliver a little love and sunshine to those who are struggling so mightily.
Praying for You:
The colorful interior, filled with beautiful hues and flourishes:
This precious little fairie is Carrie Swan Princess, from Elisabeth Bell's Elphine House Australia line. She was given to me by a dear friend, which made it all the sweeter to color with my Copics. Carrie's wings are covered in Glamour Dust for maximum sparkle. :o) I've adored this stamp for such a long time for its sweet, dreamy, magical aura... she and her swan friend seemed like the perfect vessels to deliver my and God's love to a homeless resident receiving help through Hope Ministries.
Instead of placing her atop a nestie, I used a Spellbinders Classic Oval to create a frame with my Floral Ovals. It is popped up with foam tape, nestling our fairie princess within a fancy white cloud. The interior ring is trimmed in Glamour Dust, while the outer is sprinkled with rhinestones. The Pink Mist Wild Orchid Crafts Roses aren't merely flowers to adorn the frame, but rather pink marshmallow clouds to surround the recipient in extra sweetness. :o) They are covered in a hefty dose of Shimmer Spritz.
A Memory Box Whimsy Circle peeks out from above, which is also accented in gems. The May Arts ribbon bow is topped with my sentiment, secured with a sparkle (naturally). The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 2 and is cut out with the coordinating metal dies.
The gorgeous papers are from Kaisercraft's Enchanted Garden, which I specifically bought for this stamp. I don't generally do that, but I wanted her to have something special. The moment I saw these, I knew they were an ideal match. Whimsical, sparkly, and perfectly magical.
Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a joyful day. :o)
*A Gem of a Challenge~ Use Two backing Papers
*Card Mania~ Ribbon
*Craft Your Passion~ Fairies
*Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (I chose pink, blue, and flowers)
*Cute Card Thursday~ Things with Wings
*Lady Anne's~ Must have Wings
*Love to Scrap!~ Anything Goes
*Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
*Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
*Stampin' for the Weekend~ Colors of Summer (I went with a dreamy summertime sunset of pinks, purples, and blues)