Monday, 11 April 2011
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