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Feb 6, 2022

Easy Stenciled Background For a Handmade Card: Fairy Wings and Happy Wishes

The first seven days of the month are always the busiest here on the blog and I am back already with another new card :0) 

It's the first Sunday, so today is the start of a new challenge at Stamping Sensations, a nice and easy theme of  "Anything Goes with the Option of Wings".  We have some beautiful Uniko stamps to give away this time along with our  monthly Top Picks selection and a chance to be a guest designer for a future challenge!

It was a perfect opportunity to ink up one of my Lavinia fairies for this month's card. 

I started with a stencil by Stampers Anonymous and Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberry Distress inks which I blended using these blending brushes. Next I stamped the fairy Grace and hare Pipin using Versafine Onyx ink. After making sure the black ink was completely dry, I took two different sized die cut circles and used as masks, then inked inked around the circle masks using Picked Raspberry ink. 

If you are new to larger silhouette stamps like the Lavinia fairies, I do recommend using a stamp positioner (for example the Mini Misti) so you can repeat stamp to get a solid image. 

Products Used:

I used a white Posca pen and some diluted Wilted Violet ink to add ink spatter onto the card. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes, stamped using Versafine Onyx ink.

The script on the background was done with an old stamp from Just for Fun Rubberstamps (no longer in business).  

I also used:

My design was inspired by a Lavinia card I had seen on Pinterest, which led me to a YouTube video by Eileen Godwin. She used different Lavinia stamps and stencils but the design is similar. And I had so much fun creating this card!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see you joining us at Stamping Sensations! The challenge does run until the end of the month so plenty of time to play along!

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I'm linking up here:
We Love Stamping - Stenciling // Crafty Calendar - AG // The Fairy and The Unicorn - Fantasy // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Clever Dexter Challenge - Favorite Technique (Stenciling) //

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Taylor Made Cards 4 U // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Creative Moments // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

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kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite card Ellie. Love the ethereal background you have created that adds just so much to this 'scene'
Stay safe

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A simply gorgeous creation Ellie, your background is superb and makes a stunning back-drop for the silhouette stamps.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous background and love the Lavinia image, the sentiment is just perfect to match!!

brenda said...

Beautifully executed stencil work Ellie, the colours are soft yet still strong enough to show all the details and then the lovely Lavinia Fairy and Hare.

B x

Crafting Queen said...

Very beatufiul card, love the scene. Anesha x

Vee Cassidy said...

Beautiful work I love the delicate colours. Vee xx

Fiona said...

Love this Ellie, the subtle background is beautiful, it really does make this fairy and the lovely Pippin pop...he is such a cute little bunny!


Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Ellie, love the background design.
Avril xx

Tracy said...

It's such a beautiful design Ellie, I love the colour, the background and the whole composition.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarn said...

A beautiful and magical card Ellie.

Love Eileen’s work and have been lucky enough to attend a few of her classes.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the soft look, but there is so much texture and pattern! said...

Stunning card love the design, colours and image you have used. Love Alison xxx

Linby said...

This is just so beautiful. Perfect stencil and stamp positioning and such pretty colours too.

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the layers of ink.

Handmade in Israel said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the background pattern.

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous Ellie - beautiful layout and delightful soft colours and stencilling
Pauline xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

Zoechaos said...

Very nice love that stencilled background. Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

Kim Carberry said...

That is so cute. The fairy really did make me smile. x

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a pretty background, love the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks.

In The Dark Designs said...

Absolute eye beauty! Love the background. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore "Anything Goes" February Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

Mervi said...

Adorable and gorgeous card Ellie.

Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

pinky said...

Stunning card Ellie. Love the soft colours and stencilled area. So pretty.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Lovely said...

This is beautiful! Love the background colors!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Jackie C said...

This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Jayne said...

Beautiful design. I love the pretty background against the silhouettes. :) #MMBC

Amy Johnson said...

Your fairy cards are always so pretty and magical!

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card. The stencilling looks so pretty and loving the silhouette images too x.

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet I love the colors and design and the fairy.
Thank you for joining the DL.ART February 2022 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at the Clever Dexter Challenge.

Helen x