Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sneak Peek: Wishes and Dreams

Tonight I have fairy card for you, using the new set "Wishes and Dreams" by AliciaK, did you know I looooooove fairies?? Yes, I do! I colored and cut out this little pixie and then stamped and masked a little garden below for her to light upon using "A Year of Flowers", don't these sets look GREAT together? Everything is colored with Copics and all the little details are traced with the Sakura glitter pens to add sparkle and "magic fairy dust".
Now for a little extra birthday surprise, I added another fairy, this is my first time to try a wiper card! This image that could fly up and hover over the scene was too perfect for me to put off trying one any longer! ;) (and it really wasn't that hard...) I stamped the little fairy trail and stars below her from the set, this is a nice transition so you don't notice the pink flap sticking out of the card below her as much, and another greeting to decorate the last panel.
Last here is a top view to show the scoring and dimension to better understand how the card pulls open if you've never seen one of these in action. No, your eyes don't deceive you, I got a smudge on the front of the card after taking the pics above, so I stamped the little stars under "Hope your birthday is magical" to cover it up! (Looks better now, though, right?)

This wiper card folds flat and fits in an A2 envelope. Card base is the new and long anticipated Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, available this Thursday at Gina K Designs!
Something else fun about this new set: For this month only, when the "Wishes and Dreams" stamp set is purchased, the card kit will be included. Instructions for the card as well as enough materials to make 3 cards will automatically be sent along with the stamp set. Sweet deal!!
For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out our other GinaK Designers' links:

Tami Mayberry {Illustrator of Happy Hearts}







Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)






















30 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Omgosh, your wiper card is amazing! What a perfect scene for the fairy!

joy said...

Where else would you find a fairy, but in a flower garden? BEAUTIFUL! Your flowers are incredible.

Shawna said...

Melanie----- YOU were worried about making a wiper card? Ha! I don't believe it, but I gotta say it turned out fabulous!!! :-)

JessicaK said...

oooh, what a cute combo with the sets. And the wiper card - so cool.

Tina Gilliland said...

FANTASTIC, girlfriend!!! Love the wiper card!! I love fairies too!!!! These are gonna be a must have, for sure!!

Sankari W. said...

How awesome is that!! LOVE that wiper card and the little surprise inside!! Great coloring of the flower garden and fairy too Melanie!!! You are just awesome!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Carolyn King said...

how fun! I dont even know what a wiper card is but it looks awesome...gonnna have to try that sometime!

tlgirl353 said...

Melanie- Year of Flowers mixed with the new little fairies- how cute is that????

Giovana said...

Beautiful Melanie!!

Valerie said...

How perfect is your fairy in her flower garden! Clever with the wiper card, too. (have yet to try one of these)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the flowers are sooo perfect for these sweet fairies!!!! I have some similar plans!!! LOL But this wiper card is DA BOMB!!!!!!!

emilymomto3boys said...

oh that is too cool! what a nifty idea!! And some little girl will adore that card!!

Sandra said...

so cute!
Sandra

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is adorable, Mel...I sooo love the little fairy in the beautiful flower garden and how cool to use the second fairy as the wiper....LOOOOVE it!!!

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous. I love how you created the fairy scene!

Diane said...

Beautiful...and you are right, those flowers are perfect with the fairy...how very creative!!

Nancy said...

I've never made a wiper card. Yours is amazing! I already know I'm going to have to get the Wishes and Dreams set for Miss Jess. What a great set and looks amazing with your Year of Flowers! I'm excited about the card kit coming with the Wishes and dreams for free! woo-hoo!

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable and inspiring card. I just love what you did with this fairy!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

asela said...

Love how you incorporate your stamps sets with new previews. Smart!

catdidit said...

OMG Mel! This soooo rocks! I LOVE fairies too and this card is just perfect! The one on the wiper looks like she is up to something, lol! Hey...*coughjan23rdcoughs* haha!

Cheryl said...

This is a spectacular creation. I oohhed and aahhed over it as I was reading your post.
Cheryl Sims

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute and creative wiper card, Melanie! Love the fairies and the beautiful garden you created! Wonderful coloring!

Shannon said...

So super cute!!!!! Love it!!!

Janice M said...

Too cute!!

Carol W said...

Great way to use the wiper card concept! I love it when "form and function" come together like this! Well done!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Mel...you really know how to bring out the best from ANY image. Love how she floats through your beautiful flower garden. Awesome job.

Jessica said...

Melanie, you KNOW how much I adore your card - it's perfect!! Thanks for sharing it with me - your fairies were the inspiration I needed for my fairies on how to color them!! Thank you!!!

Lori said...

Very cool wiper card!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Great card! perfect images for this. :)