I had an idea yesterday about having some fairy wings featuring across a card, ideally in 3D.  So I thought I’d have a go at making them myself.

To start with I drew out a single wing, without too much detail because I knew that would be more complicated to cut.  Once I had created the basic shape in pencil I decided to have a go at designing it with shapes on the software called Canvas that Brother Scan n Cut supplies online.  It was much easier than I imagined, and soon I had what I felt looked like a fairy wing!  To make a pair, all I had to do was copy this one and flip it so that it appeared the right way for a left hand wing.  Voila!  I had a pair of fairy wings.

So I resized them, because I originally created them in large format, to fit nicely on a 6 x 6 inch card.

Closer look at the wings

After layering up some black card, followed by some silver mirror card, then a very pretty script reflective card on to my white card blank I was ready to stick on my wings.

I cut the wings on my Brother Scan n Cut using black card.  I then added some acetate to the back of the wings to give them that lovely reflective look.  To give them extra sparkle I used a Quickie Glue Pen and added some Crystal DecoArt Glamour Dust on to the back of the acetate.  This shines and sparkles through making them so much prettier!

Wings at the ready, I stuck them down on to the layered card just using the glue on the inner edge of each wing.  Once glued firmly I gently curled the outside edges towards me slightly.  This lifted them away from the card as you can see from the photos.

To finish off the card I cut out two Oval Shapes, one slightly larger than the other in a pretty star mirror card.  The plain white smaller oval I then stamped up with Christmas Eve, one of my favourite Christmas Stamps from Lavinia Stamps.  I then stuck the stamped smaller white oval into the centre of the pretty larger oval, and then used sticky foam pads to stick it in between the wings.


For a sentiment I cut out a long narrow oval in black card, stamped it with the Lavinia Stamps “Have a Fairy Merry Christmas” stamp in Versamark for Embossing.  I then heat embossed it with Wow! Vanilla Sparkle.  I do need to practice my embossing to get better results here though I think!

Close Up

Shown from the bottom edge


I finished her off by adding a tiny splash of colour in the form of tiny gems to the Christmas Tree in silver and shades of pink.  I would have liked to use Green and Red gems, but I didn’t have any.  I must get a stock before Christmas!

So hoping you like it.  I’m now debating resizing the wings and cutting them much bigger for something different, yes, I will be looking at lots of ways to use my new cutting file now!

I’m giving this blogging thing a better go the past two days since I sure do need the practice!  Hoping I will be back soon.

Love Tina x