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Friday, 15 November 2013

Thank you Fairies (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, I have a project to show you using the gorgeous new Winter Fairy Collection stamp set. Around this time of year, we have lots of thank yous to send, and so I decided to make a gift wallet containing some thank you cards, using lots of the fairy images from both this stamp set and the Autumn Fairy stamp set.

I started my project by cutting some paper masks from scrap paper and inking through the masks with a variety of inks onto plain white card cut to size.

I blended the colours as I graduated down the area that I was shading to get a soft blend. I removed the mask and stamped one of the fairies from the stamp plate over the shaded area. On each card, I added a sentiment taken from Words of Gratitude or Pretty Poppies stamp sheets. I added black matting to the cards to tie in with the stamping.

I cut two pieces of black card 21cms x 19.5cms.  I then scored 1.5cms at one end of each piece, and overlapped them, sticking them together at this point. I scored 2.5cms at each outer edge, and 2.5cms along the bottom, cutting out a gap where the overlap occurred along the bottom. I trimmed the bottom edges slightly at each of the four ends. I folded the sides and the bottoms inwards, and secured the outer corners with glue or double sided tape.

 I placed a piece of ribbon across the middle of the front of the folder before sticking on the front design. I actually used two pieces of ribbon, a shorter piece on the right, and a longer piece on the left to wrap right around the back.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Fabulous... Love the fairy stamp and the beautiful background colours, Px

  2. A great set of cards Judith

    Jackie x

  3. Fantastic shading Judith, I love the soft effect the brushes have given and the colours you have used. Silhoutettes are right up my street. These are a super set, not too time consuming to make, but together making a lovely gift. Elaine xxx

  4. Thanks for such an easy way for all us lot without any confidence, I cant wait to try this out, really great results. cheers! Dee.x

  5. Thanks for such an easy way for all us lot without any confidence, I cant wait to try this out, really great results. cheers! Dee.x

  6. These fairy silhouettes are gorgeous with the pretty pastel backgrounds, and the folder design is just great. I think I might be trying this out in the future.

  7. Thank you for showing how to create the background - very helpful, especially with showing the number of colours used to make the gradation. I love the way your pink background fairy is standing on the edge of the oval & how your cat looks just like he's decided to sit down & gaze at the sunset. The black matting allows the colours to really glow & the little wallet is a super way to keep them together. I know that it takes time to show the various steps so appreciate very much your showing the background technique.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. The cards are great! I love those stamps and in this way they are really centerpieces!


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