A little bit of magic

Kit and Clowder have a competition on their Facebook to create a project with a fantasy theme; extra entry if you use a unicorn. So I thought I would share my attempt with you.

SAM_1467 (watermarked)

Materials used:
The Paper Shelter Digi – Princess and her unicorn
white stamping card
watercolour card
Brusho Crystals
A5 white card blank
black card
pearlised card
Spectrum Noir and Copic pens
small alphabet stamps
black archival ink pad

I actually found an A5 card blank in my snippets box from a failed project. It had a bit of smudged stamping on the front but as I was going to cover it, it did not matter. I attached a slightly smaller piece of the pearlised card to the front to act as a mat for my background paper. Using the Brushos and watercolour card I made a large piece of coloured card for the background, cut it to size and layered it onto the card front. I printed out the image to the size I wanted, coloured it in with the pens and then cut it out leaving a narrow white border around the edge. I found a piece of already coloured card and some black card in my snippets box and used these to make a mat for my image. I attached the imaged to the mat using 3d foam pads then attached the whole topper to the card. Finally I used the alphabet stamps and a Stamp-a-ma-jig (the most useful gadget I have ever bought) to place them and stamped out the greeting along the bottom of the card.

I really love the effects you can get with the Brusho Crystals and although I have only had a little play with them I certainly plan to make more use of them.

Thank you for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge – week 167


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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4 Responses to A little bit of magic

  1. Di says:

    Hi Pippa

    Have just linked you! Fabulous card and wonderful use of the Brushos! Such fun 🙂


    Di xx

  2. jmhave44 says:

    It’s brilliant, Pippa. Love the magical swirl of the colors you’ve chosen, and how perfect for the fairytale unicorn & princess. Liked the way you’ve imposed the focal image with the same background over the larger piece. Wonderful look, and you’ve got the touch with these brusho-s – for sure! Hope things are well. Prayers. TFS

  3. Sarn says:

    Terrific fantasy card and Brusho’s make the perfect background xxx

  4. scrappymo says:

    Beautiful background created with those fab brusho crystals. Your card looks great!

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