Monday, 11 April 2011

Fairy Dust

This is my first attempt at a fantasy card using my new Lavinia stamps that I bought at the NEC. The shape for the easel is cut from a GO Kreate die 6" x 6" - Pointy Frame. It`s a very unusual card style for me but I have fallen in love with these stamps and I am deffinately going to purchase some more as soon as the wallet will allow !
I have used ink dusters with distress inks to create the soft background using a positive circle mask of a post it note to creat the moon and a negative mask of the secret doorway to create the glow from within.
The stamps used are small pixies, small path, secret garden, slender mushrooms and fern leaf and the sentiment is fairy dust. All available from Lavinia stamps

I have used texture cuttlebug embossing folder for the inside of the easel, dusted over with distress inks using the ink dusters again and added some stickles diamond to the raised parts to give a sparkle which doesn`t show up well on the photo ! The sentiment label is cut from Nesties Labels Four and the border punch is EK success.

I have added tiny blobs of Liquid pearls in platinum with Crystal Glamour Dust over the top to give the Fairies their fairy dust sprinkles. I really earned my blog title making this card as my fingers are black with ink from using the ink dusters but I had so much fun doing something different for a change.

I`d like to enter this card into the latest Allsorts Challenge, this time around the challenge was set by the lovely Fleur and she would like to see " Anything but a Square " ( Although this is a sort of curly "square" shape, I hope it qualifies ! )

I`m off now to try and scrub my filthy "Inky Fingers" , It`s a good job these inks are dye based !!
Thanks for looking in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous card! The stamps work perfectly with the colours you've used, and the overall design just add to it's loveliness!

  2. It's a stunning card Sara, and yes it definitly qualifies. I ADORE the colours and the glow from the door. I had to stay away from the Lavinia stand as I purchase everytime & have yet to put my stamps to use ~ SHAME on me!!!
    Thanks for joing ALLSORTS
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  3. Beautiful card Sara I am like Fleur got the stamps but not used them yet lol.
    Louise xx

  4. WOW!

    This is so beautiful Sara, loving your attention to detail and the beautiful mix and arrangement of stamps...

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  5. A really great card and super stamping with all those Lavinina stamps Sara.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  6. Hi Sara, wow wee! I LOVE IT. so different for you, its an amazing piece of artwork.
    I bought ink dusters at the NEC, not getting on to badly with them , do yo fancy getting together sometime for a play?after Mitch goes back to school.
    hope you are not to bad at the moment, hugs chris xx

  7. Hi! just love this Sara,your stamping is amazing and the design/colours are so gorgeous!!
    hugs Lou.xx


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