Twighlight fairies

Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Boots and the theme for the next fortnight, chosen by my lovely friend Dionne, is sparkle. Be sure to pay her a visit and check out the stunning box card she has made.

I am sharing a card that I made as on of my DT samples for The Gecko Galz using one of the fabulous new releases for April.


This fabulous fairy image is from the Charming  Silhouettes stamp set. I had to stop myself from using every image in this collection as they are all stunning.


I manipulated the image in Microsoft Word so the background was transparent and then layered it on to some paper, from the By the Shore paper collection, before printing it off . By the Shore is the perfect partner the silhouette stamp set.. I’ve used some more of the same paper to create a mat.


The sparkly ribbon is shimmer satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I’ve topped off the bow with a sweetheart blossom.


The glitter is Icicle Stickles which I dabbed on with my finger. It’s a clear glitter glue so it picks up some of the colour from underneath.


I hope you’ll have time to share your sparkly creations with us all at Crafty Boots Challenges over the next fortnight and do buzz over and take a look at what the rest of the DT have created.

Thanks for buzzing by.



Twighlight fairies — 12 Comments

  1. Who is a clever girl with Window, I wish I could do stuff like that.

    This card has the most incredible finish, it has an amazing luster and twinkle. Very pretty image and the tree positively drips sparkle. Your backing paper is totally fab too.

    Thanks for everything.

    Dionne xxx

    • Thank you – and I know you could do it too!! Those papers were definitely made for projects like this and glad you’re up and running :)xx

  2. This is lovely! I really like the image, the background, and the glitter. Your use of glitter is always perfect–a lovely highlight without being too overdone. I don’t know what you mean by making the background transparent, must be some digital thing. That stuff is waaaaayyy beyond my meager computer skills. i need to check out Gecko Galz to see these images; I just love vintage fairies.
    Yet another lovely project!

    • Thanks Roberta. When you get the digital images they are on a white background, so if you lay the image over a paper the paper doesn’t show through. I have another project that I have done in a similar way, but haven’t posted it yet. When I do, I will try and put a screenshot on the post so you can see. 🙂

  3. Sorry to seem dense, but I just looked at the GGalz site and couldn’t find the image on that new set of digital stamps. Perhaps I’m looking in the wrong place?

    • Hi Roberta – You’re absolutely right it is the only one that isn’t there!! I notice that the set should be 25 but there are only 24 images showing. I have emailed Leanne and flagged it up with her, I’ll let you know what she says. However, if you were thinking of purchasing it you might want to email her directly just to be sure!

  4. I was almost breathless when I saw your card, it’s so stunning. Our youngest would love this, she’s a fairy lover. (44 yrs. old). Oh if I could make something like that. I have no idea how to do things in word or anywhere else. It’s times like this I hate being so digitally challenged. I’d sure love to buy those stamps, so pretty. I’ll have to go to that link for that paper to see what kind of paper it is. I love unique papers but then I don’t want to use them, I hoard them, silly huh? Once again you have amazed me at your talents

    • Thank you so much. This really was the simplest of cards to do but that is down to the fab image and paper. The papers are a digital set so you never have to run out – heavy on the ink though!

    • It’s that background paper that is so yummy. I wish I could remember which Stickles I used as I have a few different clear ones but this works well on black inkjet.

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