Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Birthday Princess

Hello!  I combined my new Magnolia gate stamp and Magnolia Event Flag die with dies from my stash and this is the result.  I discovered this Paper Pretties Lady Sofia stamp while hunting for Boy Scout stamps.  Scout stamps are difficult to find and Cooper from Paper Pretties is one of the cutest.

I'm often drawn to girly stamps and I justify my enormous pricess stamp collection with the continuous need for frilly birthday cards for my 6 year old's friends.  I hope they still like princesses as teenagers!

I first stamped Sofia on a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask.  I cut her out carefully and removed all the negative space (under her arms, etc.).  I used tiny dots of repositional glue to hold the mask in place while I stamped the fence image on top.  I removed the Sofia mask and then stamped her in black.  She's a clear stamp which made positioning easier. In retrospect, I probably should have stamped her first, masked over her and then stamped the fence.  I wouldn't have had to be so careful about positioning.

The flowers were created from an older Cuttlebug die. I colored them with copics and added rhinestone centers and yellow stickles.  I stamped a second image of the gate stamp and cut out the open flowers, colored them with copics and popped them up with foam tape.  I added yellow stickles to the centers for sparkle.  I also used my Wink of Stella brush over all the pink flowers and added some to Sofia's gown and hat for extra shimmer.  The butterflies were made from a cottage cutz butterfly vine die.  After coloring the butterflies with copics I also coated their wings with yellow stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Magnolia Stamp - Open Gate
Paper Pretties Stamp - Lady Sofia
Docrafts Xcut - Square Parenthesis
MFT die - Fancy Flourish
Magnolia die - Events Flags
Cuttlebug die - Asterisks
Cottagecutz die - Fancy Butterfly Vine
Cottagecutz die - Sprig Vine Mini
Stampin' Up Corner Rounder punch
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Copic Markers
Judkins Color Dusters
Rhinestones (from my stash)
Ribbon (from my stash)
Stickles (yellow)
Wink of Stella Brush (clear)
Foam tape

Challenges Entered
Melonheadz Friends Girly*
The Rubber Buggy Spring Flowers
City Crafter Spring
Card Mania Something New
The Shabby Tea Room #210 Anything Goes
Sister Act #48
A Gem of a Challenge #115 Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
Vs Sweet Ideas #21 Kids Theme
Just Keep on Creating
Avenue 613
Simon Says Stamp
Stamping Sensations Pink
Stamp & Create with Magnolia Butterflies
Stamp & Create Challenge Ready for Spring
Simply Magnolia Birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox Autum/Spring
Hiding in my Craftroom Color it #141
Paper Pretties
Craftin Desert Diva
MiM Challege UK Beautiful Butterflies
Brown Sugar
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge Spring
The Pink Elephant Challenge-
7Kids Challenge
A Creative Romance Bingo Challenge
Allsorts Challenge Pretty in Pink
The Paper Nest Norway #5
The Paper Shelter
Creative Fingers Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly Mum (or Girlie)
Crafters Café Square Card
Created with love Challenges Girly


Michele Cunningham said...

Such a cute card. Great use of the masking technique. Thanks for joining us at

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful image!! I love all of the pretty flowers!! What a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

A Mermaid's Crafts
Craftin Desert Divas DT

brenda said...

A super card Jen and great image, thanks for much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

B x

Craftnut said...

Lovely card for our pretty in pink challenge, thanks for joining us allsorts Tracy xx

MagsB said...

What a cute card, Jen! Such gorgeous colours, and fabulous masking. I love Sofia, she's so elegant! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox.

love Mags B x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! Love all of the added details!

Anita said...

A lovely card and the perfect birthday greeting! Thank you for joining our challenge at

Alrik Gerlach said...

A very beautiful card.

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is pretty. I like the dimension. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is so sweet!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Girly Challenge!

designermc said...

How cute is this card!!! Looks like she's entering and enchanted garden. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.

suzARTe said...

This is a really pretty card. the main image is great and goes perfectly with the combination of die cuts.

I have a very funny image of your little daughter bashing up her brothers dressed like a little princess, classic !!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

fiona henderson said...

Fantasmagorical................but unfortunately we have a limit of 10 challenges so sorry....

fiona DT

Barbara Thompson said...

Yes, Lady Sophia is lovely! This is so cute! Love those flowers too! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue create!

cass said...

Pretty card, love the colours and those flowers, thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

Sarah Cope said...

A lovely card with a clever use of masking, thank you for sharing it with us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

Emily Thubbron said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Melonheadz Friends for our Girly Challenge.

Emily T.

Karen said...

This is beautiful and so very sweet! :o) The image is adorable and I love your flowers. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us at 7 Kids College Fund!
Hugs and blessings,

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Charlene said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

mum of two said...

How fabulous! That princess is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Diva. Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

Anna Rogalska said...

A very beautiful card!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Monica Taylor said...

Wonderful Birthday card, just perfect for our Challenge over at Crafter's Cafe/Make it Square. Thanks for playing along. Monica, DT

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow another beauty. Love your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Created with love challenges this week.
Linda K. DT

Marie said...

Very cute. A lovely looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
Love n hugs

Lena said...

Beautiful card, makes you happy! Beautiful color choices also to suit the spring ..

Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!

Hug Lena

Merkkari said...

Such a lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter. Hugs, Merkkari

Chris said...

very pretty, such a cute princess and I love the flourish and flowers.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Helen said...

Just beautiful - a really pretty scene.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Eret said...

So adorable card, Jen. You did a very beautiful job with masking. I'd never been able to cut out something so delicate. Have you tried Artists' Blue Mask? It would save you from cutting intricate masks.
Thank you so much for sharing another wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Francesca said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
Francesca x

scrappymo! said...

This so gorgeous!

Love all the dies and the colours you used.