Artist Trading Card Daily – 19

January 19, 2015 — 12 Comments

Sometimes I find the things that other people do a little magical. It could be a skill or a talent – I know such a diverse and talented bunch of people that I am surprised that I don’t live in a perpetually awestruck state.

Anyway, it was this feeling that I wanted to convey in today’s Artist Trading Card.

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This was possibly one of the easiest that I have created as there was very little work involved – it was mostly down to the stamp.

I began by using come versafine black ink to stamp out the little Magic Fairy stamp from Hobbycraft, which had the integral “The Magic Of You” sentiment.

I then created a circular mask from a stick note and popped it over the sentiment area of the stamped design.

I grabbed a few purple shades of Versacolor inkpads and got dabbing. Lighter shades were applied to the middle and darker around the edges – like the moon is glowing good and proper.

That last step wasn’t quite enough though so I used some dotty See D’s stamps in order to apply some white “speckles” around the moon and darker purple dots at the corners.

As a little “extra” I used a swirly stamp in the corners with a coordinating purple ink.

Having peeled off the moon-mask I was surprised to find that I was pretty happy with it. I did however want to add a little bling so I gave it a spritz of Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle.

When that had dried I added some purple pearls to the corners.

The final step was to layer into onto some American Crafts Cardstock. I chose a slightly-purpley-blue and a blacky-grey – very precise colours, lol!

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And there we have it, the magic of you (and you, of course) all wrapped up in a little card.

As always, if you have any comments or questions about this post then please feel free to use the comments section below. Also, If you know of anyone that would appreciate reading this post, there are handy sharing icons below.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit.

I’ll see you again tomorrow.

J :)

12 responses to Artist Trading Card Daily – 19


    love it!


    T x

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    Hi John this is gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

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    Reblogged this on Catwithoneear’s Blog.



    Absolutely lovely John. Such a beautiful stamp that doesn’t need any more than that. Clean and simple. xx



    Lovely colours again and very magical.

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    Dare I say it’s magical, John? A nice simple stamp brought to life with the colours you chose. These are getting better every day. x

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    What a great way to use this lovely little stamp John! I think we all like a bit of the ‘magical’ and today’s little number fits the bill. Yes – we are all in awe of the wonderful talent YOU have and very grateful you spend so much time making things to share with us all … thank you! x

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    this is beautiful. thank you for showing us. x

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    Totally agree with Carole you are very talented John thanks for sharing x

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    another beauty and of my favourites, fairy and lilac, thank you x

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    John that is beautiful!! & you are part of that talented group. You are a very talented man who very generously share your skills & ideas with us. I am sure I’m not alone in saying that we are often in awe if your work.
    Look forward to more!

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    Think there’s ‘a bit of the
    magical’ within most of us John. Luv this one x

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