Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Wizard's Crystal Ball!

The Wizard with Crystal Ball (Stampinback) from I Brake for Stamps  is looking at his crystal ball and has predicted that 2016 will be a good year!

The Wizard with Crystal Ball was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) and colored with Copic markers. Buttermilk Spica Glitter and Gold Spica Glitter pens (Copic) were used to add sparkly magic dots issuing from the Wizard's fingers.

"peace, love, joy" from the Christmastime Remnants Rubs (Idea-ology) and "2016" rub-ons (Doodlebug) were applied over the crystal ball. I outclevered myself and it looked wonky, so I used my VersaMark pen (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) and several layers of  Polysparkle embossing powder (Ranger) over the crystal ball to make it look sparkly and dimensional.  Golden Glitz Delicata ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) was sponged around the image panel to add some festive sparkle.

Star-patterned paper from the old and hoarded Happy Hauntings 8x8 pad (Graphic 45) was layered over ledger-patterned paper from an old So Sophie Lost and Found 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye) according to a sketch I found at Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog. The star-patterned paper was edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. The ledger paper was edged with Paris Dusk Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko) and Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

The card front was adhered to a yellow card. A scrap of the yellow cardstock was die-cut with the star from the Blueprints Four die set (Die-namics), sponged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink, then adhered to finish the card.

Here's the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog so you can see how I did with it.

You really ought to go check out  IBFS's collection of Stampinback Stamps and all the other great stamps at I Brake For Stamps. Click on my badge below to be whisked over there to check out their fabulous images! Best of all, if you buy something, use this code: SAVE10KATHI  and you'll get 10% off your purchase.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog: Sketch 392
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Make It Sparkle


  1. What a fun card? I love that image. So fun! Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Sparkle challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  2. Totally love that wizard - awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  3. I love this prettily coloured image and perfectly coordinated paper choices. Lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday over the holiday period. Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley