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Sugar Plum Fairies

Hello crafty friends! I'm so excited to share this card with you today. I've had the idea floating around in my head for a while, and it couldn't have turned out more perfect. This scene was inspired by The Nutcracker and Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.  I always adored every version of this story I came upon, and I continuously fall in love with the music every time I hear it. For my interpretation, I was heavily influenced by the most recent retelling I've seen: The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. I adored the color scheme used for Sugar Plum's dress so I incorporated them in my land of sweets.

As always, I started by stamping my images on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Except for the snowy trees in the background which I stamped using Distress Oxide ink: Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves. I used images from Lawn Fawn sets Booyah, Christmas Dreams, Ready Set Snow, Fairy Friends, Frosty Fairy Friends, Baked with Love, and Year Five. Next, I cut out my images and colored them.

For the background, I used Lawn Cut Stitched Hillside Borders to create the hillside. Since I was making a slimline card, the die-cut didn't cut all the way across, so I lined up the die with the previous cut and did another pass through the machine.

I inked the sky on another piece of white cardstock using Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. I  attached the solid stamped trees to my background. Then on my separate hillside, I glued on the rest of the images. I added double-sided foam tape to the back of my hillside and overhanging images. After peeling the paper off, I lined up the hillside with the other cardstock and pieced them together. Lastly, I matted the scene to some black cardstock and adhered it to the card blank.

Some other materials I used making this include:

I hope you all enjoyed this card as much as I did making it! I can't believe next week will be my last card in this Design Team's term. I enjoyed sharing my creations with you all and I hope you will continue to follow me on my crafting journey. You can find my gallery on Instagram @CaveWomanCreations. I am sad my time is ending, but that means we will be welcoming some new faces soon! If you would like to be apart of the next terms Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team, you still have some time to apply!


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