Saturday, 3 February 2018

Gardeners Delight

Here is a card that I made using the fairy dies from Joanna Sheen. They are incredibly detailed and make lovely embellishments for all types of cards or projects. I also used stamps from Leonie Pujol to create a garden feel to the card.

Take a 7'' square of white card and cut out the fairy door.

Swipe your embossing folder with a light grey ink, here I have used Metro Grey from Tonic. Then run through a brick effect embossing folder.

To darken the raised area of the bricks, use the same colour ink and gently run across your card.

Choose your sentiment, Here I have used one to suit the theme, blended around the edges with Salty Ocean Distress ink and layered it up using two tones of blue to compliment.

Colour the fairy door to match the project, here I have used the same Distress Ink. I coloured the extra flowers with alcohol markers and decoupages some of them for added dimension. I took some flower and dragonfly stamps by Leonie, then stamped and coloured them onto shrink plastic.

The elements were all added to the card with Collall Tacky glue and 3D glue gel where extra height was required, I layered my card onto blue pearl card, then secured it to a pearl finish card base.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today. I hope you like the card and the step by step that I have shared. Would love to have some comments, so I know I am not on my own. Take care and Happy


  1. Beautiful card,love the little dragonflies and flowers on brink plastic that I might just have seen somewhere before.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola xxx

  2. They are lovely on Shrink plastic, I used them before on a card for the Leonie Launch. I thought they would look good with the fairy door.xx

  3. A lovely card and thank you for the tutorial. Must find my shrink plastic.

  4. Fab card Nick, that brick embossing is really unusual as they are normally just rectangular bricks without the added detail of this one! You have created a whimsical card; showcasing the fairy door brilliantly!