Monday, July 08, 2019

Rita Barakat Designs: Floral Fairy Card Making with Faber Castell USA Blog Hop


This month I am participating with Rita Barakat Designs and Faber-Castell® USA in a fun blog hop featuring The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts and Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder with the Cardmaking for Beginners Kit to add a little twist!

**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Faber-Castell® USA, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Floral Fairy Card Making Instructions

I love Faber-Castell® USA kits! They include everything, along with written instructions or suggested techniques. Although I am a card maker, I thought I'd try this Cardmaking for Beginners Kit and add my touch for a magical theme.

There are several paper stencils to create your card design so no pressure if you don't know what to design. I choose the flower and butterfly motif. Just tear along the perforated line but I just used my paper trimmer.

Using this stencil, I decided to cover the card front so I moved it up a little to make room for another round. Using the Black XS Pitt Artist Pen® in the kit, I traced the design...note I wasn't exact and that's OK!

Coloring the flowers, I used all the Goldfaber® Aqua Watercolor Pencils in the kit like coloring pencils. There are five colors: Middle Purple Pink, Ultramarine, Light Cadmium Yellow, Grass Green, and Salmon. Then I watercolored them by applying a moist paintbrush (also in the kit) over the colors.

After the first layer of colors dried, I highlighted areas for interest such as the flowers with the watercolor pencils. Note I did not apply water over them - they will blend and that was not my purpose.

I thought I would use the Grateful Heart Wreath from the Be True Die Cuts collection but I spotted the Retro Fairy from The Veil of the Fairies. Her colors really popped against the backdrop better. Using a few 3D Foam Squares in White Regular, I centered her on the card front.

If that wasn't enough, I wanted to add some sparkle! So I placed a few Adhesive Dots Small around the card front and sprinkled Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder. Just tap off the excess and melt with a heating tool. YES! These Adhesive Dots are heat resistant! LOL! Lastly, I added sequins secured with Adhesive Dots Small and DONE! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Time: 10 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Rita Barakat Designs

The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts
Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder

Faber-Castell® USA
Cardmaking for Beginners Kit

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares in White Regular and Adhesive Dots Small); Heating Tool; Sequins

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Giveaway Details

Make sure to visit all the participating designer blogs (list below) and leave a comment on each. Rita will announce the winner during her July 15th Mixed Media Monday at 8PM Central Time on her Rita Barakat FaceBook Page. Make sure to join her page to view. Good Luck!

Your next stop is Michelle Wells.

Visit and be inspired by participating designers:

Margie Higuchi (You are Here!)



Jean said...

So pretty! Love how you used the Watercolor pencils!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a beautiful card.

sharon g said...

Hey, you used my favorite of all the fairies! She looks like my niece. This is just so pretty. I love the colors...great job!

Mary Holshouser said...

The fairy is gorgeous.
Love that she is popped off
the background and has lots
of flowers framing her.
thanks for sharing

Janet Trieschman said...

There is a lot of variety in that kit.

Renee said...

Margie, your piece is so beautiful! I love all of the color....your design is so awesome, too! said...

Super fun use of all the products! Love ur card!!

Michelle Wells INSPIRE said...


Rita Barakat said...

Well done girlie!!!

cghundley said...

The card looks
lovely and great
way to use the
stencils and pens.
Carla from Utah

Texas MaryG said...

Love love the colors! Love the fabercastell water color pencils.i cant live without those. Thanks for sharing!

Lori m said...

Very pretty and cool card kit, hugs, Lori m

DIANA L. said...

WOW such a beautiful fairy card I love how light and airy it is and the beautiful flowers you colored. Have a blessed day


Billie Dee said...

Those colors are so pretty. I really like the stencil you used. And the girl, wow!