First quick impressionThe fairy is really quite sweet and the sentiment stamp compliments it well. The set contains some pretty background papers too. As soon as I saw the set I was inspired to use my embossing glitter powder which I haven’t used for ages.
Stamping the Image
As always when I am testing stamps I used my stamping platform, you can find out more about this in my post dedicated to it. The first time I stamped the image I used Momento ink which is a favourite of mine and as you can see I struggled to get a clear impression. I really didn’t want to give up on the stamp so I then used Ranger Archival Ink and got a much better finish. At this point, I decided that all the stamps that come free with magazines are likely to work much better with this ink because as you can see on the second picture the stamp behaved much better.
Stamping the SentimentI went straight to the Ranger Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment and it stamped really nicely as you can see. The gaps in the text are deliberate rather than an error with the stamp and they add to the overall effect of the sentiment.
Completing the Fairy Dust Stamp Set CardI decided to use a C6 card blank for this project, it is not often that I make smallish cards I am usually a bigger fan of 7″ x 7″, 8″ x 8″ or A5 but the size of the stamp lent itself to the smaller sized card.
Using one of the included papers I stamped the fairy image in the Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink then sprinkled it with Shimmering Pearl Nuvo Embossing Powder and used my heat gun to set it. This job was made so much easier thanks to the Heat Gun buddy from Stamps Away I got a week or two ago when it was featured on Create and Craft. It is hard to see in the photo but there is a beautiful multicolour sparkle all over the fairy.I added a matting layer of silver mirror card to the designer paper and fastened this to the card blank. I finally added one of the sentiments that came with the kit. For the insert, I used Serif Craft Artist and the Daisytrail Fantasy Fairies Digikit and this is what I came up with.
I like this sweet little kit. I will certainly be making some more cards with it especially whilst I still have the papers that came with it. When these are used and it is just the two stamps left? If you are unsure what I am referring to see this post which talks about the big crafting declutter and organisation project I am very slowly working on.
At this moment in time, this is the first fairy to have made it into the keep collection and the sentiment works well with it. However as well as all the free magazine gift stamp sets I have, there are also all the bought ones so will this fairy and sentiment keep their place in the long run, let’s wait and see, shall we?