Posted: June 13th, 2019 by

Celestial Fairie – Handmade Card

Hi there! We are really excited to share some magical inspiration today! Sharon is loving our gorgeous new ‘Faerie Magic’ stamp set and has created a fabulous fairy card…

Today is all about Faeries!

First up, a fairy with moving wings (this was such fun to make!).

fairy card - handmade - faerie stamp

I actually have two posts for you …this one is my ‘night’ fairy with moving wings, and tomorrow I will share my rainbow ‘day’ fairy.

I managed to get my hands on some of the new Visible Image stamps that are on pre-order at the moment, to be released on June 22nd, and this beautiful fairy is one of those stamps.

I thought it’d be a good idea to show the wing movement in a short video, so here it is:


Do you want to know how to make this?

Well here are the instructions:

Use a stamping platform to stamp the fairy image onto a watercolour panel and leave the stamp in the platform whilst you add colour to the background. Wet the watercolour paper and use distress stains to make the background, concentrating the darker colour towards the outer edges. As you dry the stains mop up any spare drops from the craft mat and also spritz with water to get some water droplet interest.

When the panel is dry, use the stencil with chipped sapphire ink to add more interest on the outer edges of the water colour panel. Dry the panel completely. Now re-stamp the fairy image on the panel in versamark ink and heat emboss with some gold embossing glitter.

Stamp the stars in versamark ink and heat emboss them in both white and silver embossing powders and stamp some circles in faded jeans distress ink onto the background.

Now add the circles behind the faeries’ hand. Emboss that with midas touch embossing glitter and then colour with a zig fluorescent pen and add a few highlights with a white pen. Go over the zig colouring with an embossing pen and add clear sparkle embossing glitter.

To finish the background panel, swipe versamark ink along the edges, add gold embossing glitter and rough up the edges with your finger before heat embossing. Heat emboss the sentiment in gold embossing glitter and when cooled highlight with a white pen. Colour the small circles around the faerie with a white pen.

Heat emboss the fairy in gold embossing glitter and the wings in silver on white card and fussy cut them out.

Make the mechanism for the moving wings with a small piece of doflex, some white card and 3 small brads.

Attach the wings to the doflex with one brad in the centre, then attach the 2 wings to the background (using the faerie image as a guide) with the other 2 brads. Don’t over tighten the brads or the wings will be too stiff to move. Attach the white card to the bottom of the doflex and write the word pull at the very bottom.

Attach the background with the wing mechanism to some gold card on a card blank. Attach the faerie over the top of the wing mechanism with 2 layers of shaker foam tape, making sure none of the tape will get in the way of the wing movement.

On the inside stamp the sentiment and a few of the stars with gold ink (you can see the inside in the video above).

Stamps and Stencil Used:

fairy stamp 

numbers stencil

Other Supplies:

Watercolour card, stamping platform, Versafine Onyx black ink, Water spritzer, Distress stains (tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, faded jeans, chipped sapphire), heat gun, Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), blending tool and foam, Versamark clear ink, WOW! Embossing glitters (metallic gold sparkle, midas touch, clear sparkle) , WOW! embossing powders (metallic silver, opaque bright white), Versamarker watermark pen, Posca white pen, Zig clean color real brush (001 Fl.Yellow), Black pen, scrap of doflex, 3 brads, gold card, white card, Encore metallic gold ink (for the inside stamping)  .

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take a peek at my rainbow fairy tomorrow…

Sharon xx

Sharon we are loving your celestial fairy card! The moving wings are such a cool and clever idea! Your sky is stunning, and the gold embossing looks gorgeous against the blues. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s wonderful cards and projects over on her blog.

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We will be back tomorrow with the second fairy card from Sharon.. ♡

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