Well I finally bit the bullet and had a go at stamping, after all it is no good me just looking at all these pretty stamps I have, now is it? lol.
I stamped the Rose Flower Fairy with Stone Grey Stazon and then used water colour pencils to colour it in. I think I am definately going to have to practice at colouring in and shading with all sorts of mediums. I then used some red mirri card/paper to mount the image on, and then put it onto a 6x6 card I had cut down using a rose embossed white card. (I found out the hard way that you don't stamp onto an embossed card!!!! well not if you want a clear image you don't. lol) I then used some sparkly peel offs to edge the image, then coloured in a Happy Birthday peel off in red to tie in with the theme. By the way it started off as being a card for a 'Lady in Red' challenge on another forum ~ must learn how to put a link to it. I have now made 2 inserst for the card and then I topped it all off by using a 12x12 sheet of paper and making a square envelope for the card.
What an achievment for me it has turned out to be, so many firsts as well. I have been totally out of my 'comfort zone' with this challenge, but I am sure that now it has been made up my friends daughter will like as it is now going to be her 13th birthday card from me.
Now this may or may not work as I try to add a photo of the card. Oh well it worked, just not where I thought the picture would go. Oh well something else for me to add to my list of how to do something right to learn!!!