Sunday, January 29, 2012

If I had Wings

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this Blockheads Paper Arts DT inspiration card for the February Technique Challenge - Chalk Attraction and Blog Hop. Even though I needed to make a few practice runs, I had a good time! "If I had Wings" was super simple to make. It's definitely clean and simple, which I love, and has kind of a goth/grunge flair to it. I love the way it turned out! I used stamps from the fabulous Blockheads Whimsical - Take Flight and Whimsical - Faerie Wings stamp sets. Blockheads stamps are really awesome to work with - they are deeply etched and you get a good clean/crisp stamped image on the first try. If you are a relatively new stamper, like yours truly here (I've only been stamping since July of last year), then you really need to build your collection with Blockheads' stamps.

I created a 5 x 5 card base and distressed the edges of it with black ink. I stamped the faerie image with Versamark ink on another piece of white cardstock and chalked it with black pearlescent chalk and a small pompom. I also chalked very lightly around the entire image to create a shadow. I trimmed the chalked image square and ticket-punched the corners, matted it on black cardstock, then again on red shimmer cardstock. I created a strip of red and black micro marbles (mixed together) adhered to Terrifically Tacky Tape mounted on white cardstock, then again on black cardstock, then I mounted the entire strip horizontally-centered across the card base. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on white cardstock, then mounted it on black cardstock. I affixed two tiny clear gemstones to each end of the sentiment strip as well as all four corners of the focal image piece, then I adhered tiny red gemstones to the faerie's dress. I mounted the entire focal image piece onto the card base with dimensional squares, and then mounted the sentiment onto the bottom of the focal image piece with dimensional squares.

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and black cardstock; red shimmer cardstock
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical - Take Flight stamp set (faerie)
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical - Faerie Wings stamp set (sentiment)
  • Versamark ink
  • Pebbles, Inc. black pearlescent chalk
  • Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Tonic ticket corner punch
  • Blockheads metallic black micro marbles
  • Blockheads metallic red micro marbles
  • Terrifically Tacky Tape
  • Tiny clear and red gemstones


  1. This is lovely Leslie!! Love the red accents!

  2. Very cool, Leslie!! Love how you added the gems along the edge of the skirt.

  3. Leslie, I can't believe you just started stamping last July!! You're good, girl!

    I think you did a great job with the chalk technique, making this little fairy look all shadowy. I tried this a few days ago, and had to throw out my work. It was no good! My kids agreed, too. ;) LOL

  4. Hey Leslie! What an awesome job you did with my Chalk Attraction Challenge Technique! It's got a smokey wispy quality to it too which I just love! Reminds me of Peter Pan's shadow ;0)

  5. Super card, what a fab image!


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