Cast a Spell

I have recently purchased a couple of new stamp sets from Whimsy Stamps and it was perfect timing to enter a card in the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #159 – M is for Magic.

products used

  • Whimsy StampsCreate Magic and Cast a Spell
  • My Favorite ThingsBlueprints 29 dies
  • Altenew Tiny Stars
  • Tonic Studios – Verso Framed Screens die
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
  • Copics – see colours below
  • Ranger Fine Detail embossing powder – White


  • Using Distress Oxides – ink blended three colours randomly over background. Repeat until desired colour depth achieved.
  • Making sure ink is dry (blast it with your heat gun to speed drying up), stamp Tiny Stars randomly over background using Versamark Ink, turning stamp around to achieve a more random layout of stars. Sprinkle embossing powder over, tap off excess and set with your heat gun.
  • Die Cut background using the Verso Frame (also diecut the cardbase using the larger die to have a slightly shaped card).


  • Stamp images on your preferred copic friendly cardstock and fussy cut up to stamped edges. Colours used as follows:
ScrollW0, W1, W3, W5
Spider and ShoesV12, V14, V17
Cider jar, trim on wizard and tabG12, G14, G16, G17
Wizard clothesB000, B00, B02, B05 B18
SkinE0000, E00, E02, BV01
Facial HairC0, C1, C3, C5

Extra items

shelf and tab

  • Blend copic ink over cardstock (using same blues and greens as in other images)
  • Die cut shapes

Wizard’s stars

  • I initially coloured the stars but as I fussy cut the wizard out I realised that the stars were going to be too fiddly to fussy cut so I cut them off.
  • I still wanted the stars to feature so I stamped them onto a piece of acetate using Versamark Ink. Note: Make sure you use plenty of antistatic powder on the acetate to stop excess powder sticking to acetate – it’s tricky to remove otherwise.
  • Sprinkle on Fine Detail embossing powder and tap off excess. Heat set CAREFULLY with heat gun so you don’t melt the acetate.


  • Stamp Sentiments onto Scroll and Tab with Versamark Ink and sprinkle over embossing powder and tap off excess.
    • Zing Embossing Powder – Purple
    • Ranger Fine Detail embossing powder – White
  • Set with heat gun.


  • Using ATG adhere background to card base.
  • Adhere all images using a mix of glue and dimensional adhesive foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip

6 thoughts on “Cast a Spell

  1. Fabulous card!
    I love the little wizard and the “spider cider”
    Thanks for celebrating magic with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!


  2. Wow! Was this ever perfect timing for our Snarky Sisterhood challenge! Love the fun bright colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

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