It’s been a busy half term here but that didn’t stop me playing with the dainty fairy stamps from Craftwork Cards Fairyland kit.
I started off with two cards. The first one used a topper which was backed in black.
The next one allowed me to play with various shades of purple on the background spheres (from Imagine Design Create) before adding the silhouette fairies with plenty of sparkle on top.
Then I moved on to fairy hearts, one of which is a giveaway on the Craftwork Cards Fan Page and the other one is shown here along with instructions on how I did it.
I used the Folklore papers, an mdf heart from The Works, fairy stamps and floral stamps from Craftwork Cards, various shades of Distress oxides and Versafine, star sequins, a quote print and ribbons.
Start by drawing around the heart onto two pieces of paper ( one for the front and one for the back) Cut them out as close to the line as possible.
Next create a mask which is the same size as your quote card or topper. Tape this to the centre of the heart before you start stamping.
I chose these inks for the background flowers
And these stamps to work with
I started by stamping a selection of flowers in various shades around the heart
Before choosing some stronger Versafine inks for the leaves and mushrooms.
Now to add the stars of the show (the fairies) in deep black ink ( archival ink worked well for me ). At this point stick the heart onto the mdf front and add the second cut out to the back.
To make the fairies wings pop and to add sparkle I used a white gel pen. On my heart the light was coming from the top so the white line hit the top side of the wings. Give the centre of the sparkle a slightly larger spot before dotting around it.
Now replace the mask with the quote card or topper and stick with red tape. I also added tiny star sequins between the flowers.
Next I worked with Nuvo drops to add depth to the flower heads and Sparkle Glitter to the leaves.
Finish the heart with matching ribbons if you want to hang it up. I think they make very personal gifts and the fairy stamps add an air of magic too.
I hope you enjoy working with the fairy stamps as much as I have. Until next time.
Much love x Elisabeth x