It's ok, I'm not going to bombard you with fairies every day from now on, but I made this card in my same crafting 'session' as the tag from yesterday, so I thought I would post it today.
This card is 7x7 and was made using one of the 'scene creator' backgrounds from Lavinia Stamps. These are really useful for making a quick card, when you just don't have the time to create your own background using stamps or paints. Yesterday's tag took a whole morning and today's card about 30 minutes!
The background, including the leaves are all on the printed sheet. I stamped the fairy using a free stamp from this months Papercraft Essentials magazine. If anyone has these stamps and finds they aren't stamping well, they can be sent back to the magazine for replacement. Apparently they weren't produced by Lavinia themselves so they weren't aware that this had happened. It's only affected some runs.
I wouldn't say these stamps were entirely up to Lavinia's standard, but I'm not going to worry about sending them back.
Because I really did want a quick card, I took inspiration from one of the examples in the magazine. The original design was by Tracey Dutton from Lavinia. I stamped the fairy once directly on to the card and then a second time on to white card. I used Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This wouldn't normally be my ink of choice for heat embossing, but the ink is good to use with the stamps, especially the smaller detail stamps and the sentiments.
I then cut out the fairy and adhered her to the top of the original image, leaving the wings free to 'move'.
I stamped the toadstools directly on to the card and heat embossed. There are toadstools with the free stamps, but I wanted to use smaller ones, so I used a stamp I already had, Next I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. This was one of the free stamps and the one that was poorest quality, even using versafine, but having said that it stamped cleanly and is entirely legible, so I'm just being 'picky'. The font just a little bit too small.
To finish I stamped some little 'bubble' fairy dust stamps (also in free set) between the fairy's fingers and the toadstools using Versamark clear embossing ink and heat embossed with holographic powder. I then added a little stickles glitter in top of that.
I stamped the stars (I already had these) in versa fine sepia using the method of inking up the pad, stamping on copy paper and then the card to give less of an impression. I also used stickles to highlight the stars, wings and around the leaves at the side.
The card was matted and layered on gold and black card.
That's all for today, have a great Friday, even if it's pouring with rain where you are, as it is here!
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