Christy sent this card in and I just love it! I think her use of black really makes things pop. And her sprinkled background truly looks like fairy dust!

She said that this card features an embossing technique used to create custom background paper.

  1. Ink up the “Box of fairy dust” image with embossing ink and stamp 3 times down one side of the card.
  2. Sprinkle fine detail clear embossing powder over freshly stamped images and heat dry.  Repeat this process on the opposite side of the card.  Although it doesn’t look like much right now, be patient!
  3. Using foam applicators and various colors of Distress Ink by Tim Holtz ink all over the “just embossed” cardstock.  The clear embossing will now begin to pop off the paper as ink is applied.  When inking with the foam applicator always move in a circular motion and begin this motion off of your paper slowly working toward your paper.  This will eliminate any awkward square markings and leave behind a nice smooth color.
  4. Then stamp the “Pixie Poppy” image and color with Copic Markers.  A few paper layers and die-cut embellishments give this card a little bit of magic.

Give this clear embossing technique a whirl, you will love it!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1153-G Pixie Poppy
9048-C Box of fairy dust



One Response to “Do You Believe in Magic?”

  1. Tamara Russell on August 26th, 2011 1:45 pm

    I really this card, it is Christy she is a magical person.

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