Friday, July 29, 2011

Phat Fairy Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone, I have a really fun card to share with you today. She is one of the Phat Fairies from a series from Mo's Digital Pencil. Her images are so fun, and so fabulous to color. This is another one of those images I colored up waaaaay back in December and am just now getting it made into a card. I've had fun playing with the black and white paper, and I realize that I really need to stock up my stash of these as I have so little. I really felt like the black and white would show case this lovely gal perfectly.

I wanted to make a Criss Cross card, but I wanted it to open to revel the birthday message inside. So rather than gluing the front panels down and using a removable insert I simply added a belly band which slides off the left side of the card.

Here is the card with the belly band off - and you can see that it doesn't stay closed by itself...

Here is the card opened. I put a SU sentiment in the center and added pearls to the scalloped areas, then on the right side of the card I used a pearl swirl to take the eye up to the back of the image panel...

On this panel I made a small bow with my marvelous Bow Easy and added a little magic wand charm. A few pearls in the center of the circles on the dp to finish off this side of the card...

Here's a closer look at the pearl swirls...

I will be a little out of pocket next week and I'm having a minor surgical procedure done on Monday. I'm sure to be down for just a day or two and then right back into the fray! I do have a card posting on Monday for the August Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge so please drop back to see what I've done.

Blessing and hugs...


  1. What a gorgeous card and lucky me it is my birthday!

  2. Fabulous card Barb!! Great image and I love the pink and Black together

  3. Hello Barb, what a lovely idea to make the pannels open to discover the sentiment inside! Ilove it. The swirl is gorgeous, and the cute little charm adds a very pretty detail! I love Mo's images too, they are fun to color, and you did a wonderful job on this one. Color combo and paper is absolutely divine.

  4. Barb, I love everything about your gorgeous card! That cute image made me chuckle! Great job!

  5. Great card Barb - I love the colour combo and what a great idea to use a belly band instead of using glue.

    Great colouring too - of course !!!


  6. What a fabulous card Bard..gorgeous image and colouring. Love the belly band, good idea.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Barb only you could make these colors work so marvelous together!! I love your card and this cris cross style with a belly band was a great idea. I may have to borrow one day. HEHE!! What a wonderful image too! You sure colored her to perfection and the inside is awesome too!! Hope all goes well on Monday with your procedure and I am keeping you and DH in my prayers. God Bless You.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  8. I will be tickled pink to return to your blog on Monday. You are so innovative Barb (not to mention talented) But I think that is what true artist are - innovative. Always playing around and coming up with a new idea. Another wonderful Barb Hardeman creation. I will be thinking of you Monday - This has been a wild year Barb!!

  9. Hi Barb,
    I LOVE your card!
    Your colouring of Mo's image is fantastic.
    I can't get over how you made your criss
    cross card so beautiful and different! That belly band is a great idea and the inside is awesome too

  10. Hey Barb...I just figured out how to make criss-cross cards...and I just love your variation. Hope you don't mind...I'm "borrowing" your "belly band" idea!! I love this Mo Manning image...I actually don't have her YET!! Your coloring is gorgeous...and your designwork is stunning!! I do love the pearls...especially the pearl swirls on the back of your image when the card is opened up! Brilliant!!Good luck w/your surgery...take care of yourself!! Hugs. pat

  11. Totally the style of this fabulous card!!!! Fabulous image, colored to perfection!

  12. This is so very pretty. Love the colours and the criss cross design, You've done a wonderful job with this one
    Hugs Julie P


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