Design Team Member

Fairy Magic!

Hi there,

I’m Karen Jiles and I’m super excited to share my first post as a member of Rita’s Design Team. Working with Rita’s products was so much fun. The products are versatile and easy to coordinate with inks and other mediums. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the stamped images come to life as I used inks with them.

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using stamps from Rita’s Collection: Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic.  I love these stamps together. They give you an opportunity to just simply play and create some fun artwork. I coordinated the stamps with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, corrugated board, and jeweled adhesive paper.

 

I began this card with inking some plain manila tags with Tim Holtz’s Oxide inks and water. The use of inks provided a great background layer to build upon.  I used oxide colors: vintage photo, worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I loved these colors together. Inking many tags, gives you additional inked bases for future use. I also used the remaining loose ink from the tags to coordinate ribbon for this project.

 

After my tags were dry, I stamped the Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto separate inked manila tags using black ink. The stamped Fairy Garden Background tag was used as the base tag and I cut the Fairy out to be used on the base tag.

 

I then created a crackled effect on the tag and fairy by applying Versamark ink to the inked tag and the Fairy. Then I added clear embossing powder to both and heat set them. I gently bent the tag and fairy in various ways, cracking the surface. I added coordinated ribbon that I made after creating the tags. I flattened the tag out and applied adhesive.  The tag was then adhered onto an inked layering size of corrugated board.

 

I stamped sentiments and another Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto one of the inked tags that I created, cut them out and adhered them to the tag. I added a coordinating jeweled adhesive layer to the green card base that I chose, added some additional inked ribbon and adhered the tag onto the layered card base. All paper layers were aged with vintage photo ink.

 

This was a super fun project. The stamps were so easy to use and fun to play with.  I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The stamp sets that I used can be found using the links below:

Fairy Garden Background Stamp

Fairy Magic Stamp Set

Thanks so much visiting today.

Karen

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