Imagine…You’re Home!

Hello friends!  I have to say that I’m very happy that we’ve started the month of March and I really look forward to seeing the bit of green and growth soon to come!

Today, I have a card using this new stamp set:


Today, my card features this really fun Lil Garden Cottage rubber stamp set.  I have colored it up with my Copic markers and I’ve used the packaging from the stamp set to help with color suggestions.  (I really like that when stamp sets have a colored version on their product labels!)

Since last year I’ve been noticing lots of “fairy garden” projects, and I am amazed at how many “tiny” items that are available to purchase so that you can create your own little garden!  This image sort of reminds me of that!  I think I like creating my own little “fairy garden” on paper! 🙂  Do any of you like to make Fairy Gardens?

For the base of my card, I’ve used an A2 sized top folding kraft card base.  I took my VersaMark ink to stamp the tiny mushroom images from the set along the bottom edge of the base.  I also took another piece of kraft cardstock and heat embossed part of the sentiment with the White EP and then cut it out from a circle die.  I set these pieces aside while working on the rest of my card.


After coloring in the image, I also took the other portion of the sentiment “Imagine…” and stamped it next to the cottage image, but then heat set that one with the Coffee EP.  I also took an additional piece of white cardstock to layer behind the image panel.  For that piece, I took my VersaMark ink pad and sponged along the edges of it and also heat set that with the same Coffee EP as well.  You can also see at the top of the image panel that I’ve lightly blended in some distress ink to soften up the white a bit.

For the sparkly twine at the top, I created it by taking the 1/4″ Tear Tape and twisting it on itself and then I ran it through some Shamrock Glitter.  I took a piece of it to make a bow and then glued it over my design.

I took some craft foam to pop up this image panel a bit before attaching it to the kraft card base.  I also took some more craft foam to pop up the side of the circle sentiment panel as well.


To add a bit of detail to my image and make it my own, I stamped, colored and fussy cut out each of the mushrooms as well as the snail and then attached them where I wanted them to show up on my image panel.

I used the Nuvo Precision Glue Pen to “color in” the areas where I wanted it to be green and then sprinkled some of that Shamrock Glitter over those areas.  I took the Nuvo White Crystal Drops to add a few “dots” over the red mushroom.  I then took the Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops (dries clear) and filled in the “window” on the cottage as well as the “snail shell” to add some shine to it.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and that you’ve been inspired!

Thanks so much for dropping in today!!  I’m so hoping that I can get back into catching up with you and getting caught up on entering challenges!  I do miss all of this!

Wishing you a happy day!

22 thoughts on “Imagine…You’re Home!

  1. What a fun idea for a new home card! Love the image and fun embellishments too, and the way you colored this “house.” Super cute and fun card 🙂


  2. What a fun house – hidden deep in the forest of fairy tales. Amazing coloring and love how you used the clear nuvo dots . I will have to try this. Glad you are feeling better.


  3. Oh, what a delightful little gnome home, Vicki! I love the heat embossing on the sentiment and the green glitter is magnificent! I have to check out that image. 😀


  4. Great card and fabulous Fairy house stamp love the green glitter –my grandaughter made aFairy garden a coupl,e of years ago then it got neglected!!!
    Carol x


  5. Beautiful card and image Vicki! I love that fairy house and the sparkly grass! My local garden center is full of fairy garden accessories, I was amazed how much stuff is available.
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Dreamlike coloring, Vicki! I can not stop admiring your card. I love small details, your roof looks stunning. A unique design!


  7. This is adorable Vicki, I love this fairy house image, I also have a soft spot for fairy houses. I love the fairy doors you can put in unusual places. Hope you are feeling much better now! hugs Debxx


  8. This is one awesome card, Vicki! I LOVE the remarkable treehouse/cottage with the beautiful window, door, and roof! The mushrooms and snail are fantastic! I love, love this marvelous card, my special friend!


  9. I’ve never done a little fairy garden myself, but I do enjoy looking at all the little pieces they sell to put one together – I think they are so cute. And you are right, it does remind me of one! And wow on the ribbon/twine – I was wondering how you managed to have the same exact color as the green glitter on the card. So much to admire on your beautiful creation.


  10. Such a magical fairy garden and what a fabulous little scene you’ve created. Great image, love the green glitter and the coffee embossing on the sentiment. No I don’t normally do fairy scenes…I shall leave it to the experts x Fabulous card x.


  11. Another darling card! S and S has such cute things! You always know how to make me smile – thanks for sharing your happy creations!!!


  12. Vicki, Love how you colored the Garden Cottage. You make me smile! Thank you again for sharing and showcasing my stamp designs. Hugs, Jan Mahew


  13. How adorable you coloring the house Vicki
    and Coffee EP is adorable on your card really fit together with Kraft card base
    love the extra circle sentiment too
    sweet layout
    love this


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