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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Guest Post: Gilded Fairy by Karen

I am pleased to welcome you to our second guest blog post, which this week is from Karen Liddle. Her card features the October Fairy from our Autumn Fairy Collection and she has kindly written a set of easy to follow step by step instructions. Karen has her own blog called Cakes, Cards and Crafty Bits and I would recommend you pay her a visit for more inspiring designs.

Materials used:
October Fairy Stamp
Double sided adhesive sheet
Gilding Flakes
Black ink pad
6x6 square card blank
Card for matt and layering

1.  Cut a piece of double sided adhesive sheet a little bigger than the stamp you'll be using and peel away one side of the protective backing and stamp your image onto the sticky side. You can stamp onto the acetate if you prefer, but I prefer to stamp onto the sticky side of the sheet as there's less chance of slipping with the stamp.

2.  Place your acetate over the adhesive sheet and over the stamped image,  press it down firmly and trim to required size.

3.  Peel away the other side of the protective backing on the double sided adhesive sheet and cover with gilding flakes. Gently rub off the excess flakes. Your topper is now ready to add to your card.

4.  Take the card blank and cut your mat and layering card to the required sizes.

5.  Stamp and heat emboss the left hand side using another of the stamps from the set.  Add the acetate topper and you're done.

I'm sure you'll agree this is a great design from Karen. So a big thank you from us and why not show your appreciation by leaving Karen a comment.


  1. Beautiful card Karen, great technique, Px

  2. Hello Lesley
    Love the embossing and the Gilding Flakes...the stamps are so different, and make lovely cards!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  3. Beautiful card! I haven't worked a lott with the dubbel sided adhives sheet so this is a good reason to take it out and try this!

  4. Definitely a card for a very special occasion. Lovely!

  5. This is a beautiful card and certainly one for someone special
    Jackie x

  6. Love the finish of this card using the gilding flakes, and is made even more dramatic with the use of black card. A beautiful finished result. x

  7. super work Karen - this is stunning - love it - big hugs Rachel xx

  8. Beautiful, elegant design with the gilding flakes Karen. Congrats on your GDT spot, Shirleyx

  9. beautiful card, definite autumn feel with the gilding flakes - would never have thought to stamp on the adhesive rather than the acetate!

  10. Stunning! Love the design and the gilding flakes look gorgeous with the fairy.
    Linda xxx

  11. Very beautiful Karen! Love the flakes you have used with the black shadow fairy a lot!!!


  12. Absolutely magical, Karen! LOVE those gilding flakes. Many thanks for the step-by-step.
    xxx Asha

  13. It's a very striking design indeed & I'm struck by the way you've mirrored the colours in the left & right sides whilst still providing variation by your use of different mediums for the golds. The fairy really looks as if she is in an autumn woodland - very apt since she is an autumnal fairy.
    I love the contrast between the simple embossing on the left & the elaborate gilding on the right.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. A fabulous creation Karen, thank you for sharing Karen x

  15. Lovely design Karen. Debs

  16. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone, I really do appreciate every one of them.


  17. Sorry for the late commenting Karen. Super GD project and post. Love how you have used the flakes. Great effect. A touch of magic.
    Flo xx


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