Thursday, 20 April 2017

Create Magic Step by Step

Morning, Today I'm sharing the Magic Hat card that I made for the Launch of the wonderful Typography Collection by Leonie. It has been such a versatile range to work with, the number of projects it can be used on is simply limitless. Hopefully you managed to watch some of the shows yesterday, if not they will be available on Rewind via Hochanda's website.

To start this project, I drew and coloured a top hat with my alcohol markers in 4 shades of grey, only using black for the darkest areas. At the same time I traced around the hat to make a mask from copier paper, which I would need later.

Next, I created the playing cards by drawing around the embossing folders, this gave a perfect size and rounded corners. This was repeated 5 times before cutting them out.

Using Leonie's Typography dies, I cut out the letters and ordinals that I needed to create the Ace, King, Queen cards.

The last 2 cards were embossed with Create and Magic from the embossing folders that make up the collection.

The next step was to create the background for the hat, this is when the mask was needed to cover the hat. Taking the star stamp from the 'Rag Doll' set I stamped around the card with black Archival ink. The stars were then coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers in Sunset, Wildflower and Peacock Blue. Lastly using  craft knife I cut a slit in the top hat where I could insert the playing cards later.

The wand was made using a plant stake, cut to 6'', then coloured with a black alcohol marker. The whit tip were added using my white Sharpie Marker.

To create the main background, I randomly stamped half of the hair from the rag doll, as I used the Spectrum Aqua makers it was easy to only colour the area I needed to stamp. Then I added the other half of the hair to create the shape. The colours I used were the same as for the stars.

Having cut mats for the layers from Black card, I edged all of the pieces with a gold 4Artist Marker from Pebeo. I added the gold edging to the playing cards and the embossed cards before assembling my card using Collall Tacky Glue and 3D glue gel.

I really hope you have enjoyed my step by step today along with the finished card. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I really hope you will stop by again to see what I am sharing. Take care and Happy


  1. Hi Nick
    Stunning card... you are truly amazing... love all your work...
    hugs Sylvie x

    1. Thank you so much Sylvie, you are very kind. I am so happy that you like what I share.Take care xxx

  2. A amazing card Nick. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You're more than welcome, thanks for visiting. Glad you like the card.xx

  3. One of my favourite cards,love it and think it is so clever. Thanks for sharing,Nicola x

    1. Thank you Nicola, I have to say it's mu favourite too. I really enjoyed making it. Thanks again xxx