The Once Upon a Time paper collection from Echo Park seemed like a natural match with the Fairy Tale Squidgies stamps, with its castle and crown patterns. I also have a sentiment that says, "And they lived happily ever after" in the Big News stamp set from Stampin' Up! (retired), which was also appropriate. Because the sentiment is so large, I had to pick a layout that would accomodate its size, so I went with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #397. The little heart that I gold-embossed and handcut also comes from the sentiment set. The squidgies were colored using Prismacolor pencils, and I referred to the colored image on the packaging to help with my shading (having those colored images included is really helping me improve my coloring skills).
The sentiment was embossed in gold to mimick the gold foil on the patterned paper, and I freehandedly pierced a border all around the Deco Labels Framelits die-cut.
Stamps: Fairy Tale Squidgies (Stamping Bella), Grandes nouvelles (Big News - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Veru Vanilla, Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Once Upon a Time (Echo Park)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils,
Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Mat, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Deco Labels Framelits Dies