July Card Kit from Spellbinders!

“The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien On Fairy-stories

Make Some Magic!

This month’s kit from Spellbinders is simply fantastical. Filled with fairy tale images and a little mermaid themed die set, you will be able to make your own magic with this kit!

Mystical Mermaids

For my first card with this kit, I went right for the mermaid die set. Not only are there two little mermaid dies, but also some seahorses, shells, bubbles, and some seaweed. All that you need to create a magical underwater scene.

I watercolored a piece of paper with pink and purple watercolors. I also added some splashes of Opal Shimmer Pen. Once the paper was dry, I die cut my little mermaids for my card.

I then went to creating a watercolor background for my mermaids. Watercolor just seemed appropriate for this month’s kit. You can create a background that looks like its moving along with the currents of the ocean, or some other fantastic scenes as I will show you in my next cards!

With a simple watercolor background made, I added my mermaids around the fun sentiment that came with the kit. I also added some shimmery gems.

Forest Fairies

My second card features the fairy from the stamp set included in the kit. This just had to be a forest fairy, so I again watercolored my background.

I used some green colors and very loosely added the impression of trees. I then stamped the fairy off to one side with some black ink.

*TIP: Use a stamp platform when stamping on watercolor paper! Watercolor paper tends to have more texture to it, so you may need to stamp multiple times to achieve a crisp image. Also, dont be afraid to fill in spots that aren’t stamping with a black marker!

“It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.”

― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

I then added a quick sentiment with one of the ephemera pieces in the kit, and a few gold gems.

Princess In Pink

Last, but not least, I had to create a princess card. There is a lovely image of this fairy princess in the ephemera pack so I created a card around her.

Again, using watercolors, I created a pink background. I then used the princess, some florals, and an easy sentiment to pull together this simple but pretty card.

That’s it! I hope this post has left you with some magical inspiration!

“So labour at your Alphabet,

For by that learning shall you get

To lands where Fairies may be met.”

― Andrew Lang, The Blue Fairy Book

Until next time,
Marie Nicole


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