Have a Magical Birthday | Whimsy Stamps

Hello everyone!  I have a bright and colorful card to share with you today featuring the new Create Magic Clear Stamps Set!  This set was so much fun to play with and makes for some truly amazing designs! (Affiliate links used.)

I wanted to try and create a magical scene with my wizard today and used some Distress Ink Blending for my background in order to accomplish this.

To start, I placed my image (for reference) onto a piece of masking paper.  I then loosely drew the outline of the background that I wanted onto the masking sheet.  Ideally, you should draw your background onto the white side of the masking sheet, but since my background was pretty symmetrical, I drew it on the blue side just to get a better picture to show you.

I cut out around my outline, making a window where I would blend my ink and then attached the masking sheet to my card base.  I also used some tape and cardstock to mask the bottom portion of my card.

To get a bold background with Distress Inks can take some time and multiple layers.  I slowly worked from the inside out, laying the lighter color to the darkest and blending as I went along.  I used Twisted Citron, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks.

Once blended, I then splattered this image with some water.  I let the water sit for a minute and then lightly blotted it dry with a paper towel.  Lastly, to finish off the background, I then splattered it with some Opaque White Paint.  I used some Warm Gray Copics (W00, W0, W1, W2, W4) to color the ground area and added some ground shadows where I would be placing my wizard.

I stamped my wizard with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and colored him with Copics.

Blues: B91, B95, B97, B99
Skin: E0000, E000, E21, E11, E04
Yellow: Y02, Y08, Y13, Y15, E34
Whites/Beard: 0, C00, C1, C2, C4

Thanks so much for dropping by!  You can check out this set and all of the Whimsy Stamps April Release HERE.

Create Magic

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♥ Rachel


  1. Wow, Rachel, this looks amazing! That background is fantastic. So bright and vibrant. And your wizard looks wonderful, too. Thank you SO much for sharing!