As the last of the snow melts away and sprouts of grass are struggling to free themselves from the long winter frost, the bugbelles have also returned from wherever ‘tis they retire to during the frozen months. These interesting creatures are part fairy and part insect, choosing to take up residence in various flora. I’m unsure what purpose they serve in the overall ecosystem, but they are good for a rousing game of Fuzion Frenzy.
I started this card by cutting the flower pot out using the Freshly Picked cartridge, embossing some of the layers with my Cuttlebug. I stamped the girl using the Dylusions “Pondering Petunia” set, placing her behind the pot. The banner I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set, adding a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. The background was this weird fibery-fabric paper I got at the Everything-For-One-Brass-Coin stand at the the market square. Now it may appear that all is conventional, but I didn’t really assemble the flower pot exactly as shown in the book....
*Gaaaaaaaasp* The flowers come out! I actually cut the blossoms away from the rest of the pot and adhered them to a rectangular base. With some clever use of pop dots, I was able to make the flowers go “in” the pot, allowing them to be pulled out. This earned me +281 innovation exp points. The sentiment I stamped using the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set. The only bad thing about this card, is if you were to mail it to someone, they would likely never know the flowers came out! You kind of have to give it to them in person ;)
On the inside I stamped some sentiments using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and the Lawn Fawn “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. I then stamped and paper pieced the gnome using the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set.
This purple-tastic papercraft will pop up in the following challenges:
After I lost 7 games of Fuzion Frenzy in a row to the ladybug bugbelle, I kicked her out of the Guild Hall. I am now convinced that the bugbelles retire to somewhere they can play videogames all winter long to sharpen their skills...no one - human OR fairy - should be that good at Fuzion Frenzy.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~