I decided to make an easel card. I started with a 6 x 6 card and folded the left side in half diagonally to make the easel. I then cut another 6×6 card in half and used one half as the front. Chrissy had sent me a really lovely 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad from the very aptly named Fairy Dust Collection which had some beautiful papers and embellishments perfect for using on cards. I covered the base of the easel with a silver and lilac paper. Taking the 6×6 piece of card, firstly I inked all round the edges with Shaded Lilac distress ink. I chose another paper from the pad which was a bit like a fairy garden and over stamped the fairies onto it with black archival ink. I then took a damask paper measured to just under 6×6 then cut a piece out 2cms in from the sides all round to create a frame. Next, I stamped the Lavender flower stems onto the frame along the bottom. I then added the frame over the fairy image with some foam pads, this was then stuck to the easel card front.
Chrissy also sent me some Collectables from the Fairy Dust range – I so love tipping them all out and flicking through them to find something to use…
There were some gorgeous little white stars, a birthday sentiment which I used and a big word ‘Magic’ which I thought would be good as a stopper for the front of the easel. I also used a couple of pretty borders from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad under the word Magic.
Lastly it was time to add the bling! The wings of the fairies were duly glittered with a glue pen and iridescent glitter although you can’t see it too well in the photo – as were the stones they are sitting on and the lavender plants. I also added some lilac rhinestones to the stars and the flowers on the background paper.
Next up I decided to go green – the Fairy Dust collection has some beautiful lavender and also green tones so green was my next choice. In the paper pad there are lots of papers which are perfect for backgrounds.
I started with another 6×6 card and inked all round the edge with Cracked Pistachio ink. I then used dark green paper as the first layer on the card from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad followed by another paper from the range called Whispers but this time a 12 x 12 that I cut up.
I stamped the Stargazing Fairy onto a piece of white card with black archival ink and also inked around the edges with Shaded Lilac and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks. The wish Upon a Star sentiment and white star were from the collectables and the two butterflies I cut out from embellishments on the paper pad. There really are a lot of different things in the paper pad to choose from as well as papers there are tags, borders, and some great embellishments. The little silver vertical border down the left hand side was cut from one of the papers from the pad.
Finally I glittered the fairies’ wings, the star and some of the background with a glue pen and iridescent glitter.
I really enjoyed using the stamps and the beautiful papers this month- they were a perfect match for each other !
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