Magical Day for CTS263

I just can’t stay away from my Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper this week. This is my third post in a row that features this paper – I normally try to mix things up, but I’m A-OK with this trend. 🙂 This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gave me another reason to play with this fun paper – and I added in the wizard from the Magical Day bundle. Here’s my card:

Magical Day Bundle, Lovely Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS263And here’s Donna Mikasa’s sketch for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Magical Mates Bundle & Lovely Wishes. I adore the fun images in the Magical Mates Bundle – perfect for fun-loving people of all ages! I stamped the wizard with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with three Stampin’ Blends Markers (Light Pool Party, Light Smoky Slate and Ivory). So simple! I cropped him with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits Dies. Here’s a look at this fun bundle:
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    Magical Day bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    The sentiment is from a beautiful, floral set called Lovely Wishes. You might not expect to find a sentiment perfect for a fun wizard in that set, but it’s there! Here’s a look at Lovely Wishes:

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    Lovely Wishes, Stampin’ Up!

  • All That Shine & Texture! There are three elements in this card that add some extra shine – can you name them all? No worries – rest your mind for the moment, and I’ll just point them out to you: (1) White Embossing Powder. There’s a slickness and a little bit of a shine to this sentiment that was stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and powdered with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (2) Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. To create this orb in the wizard’s hand, I sponged a circle with Daffodil Delight and Fresh Fig inks. To give it a little shine, I added a coat of shine with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. Such an easy way to add a touch of sparkle! Magical Day Bundle, Lovely Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS263(3) Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Fresh Fig pattern from Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper is designed with iridescent, glittered stars. Fun – and not messy! Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series: Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 145600Earlier this week, I offered some additional color combination suggestions with this paper (along with some other projects I have made with this set and these papers). To read more, click here.
  • Cool Color Combo. The colors for this card started with the backdrop of Fresh Fig – thanks, Myths & Magic! After flipping through my Stampin’ Blends to find a color for my wizard’s robe, I landed on Pool Party. I already had purple on my background and knew I’d use gray on his beard. Pool Party seemed to work! I love this combination of purple, blue and yellow. If you like it as much as I do, please feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Fresh Fig, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight

Bundles: Magical Day Bundle  Stamp Sets: Magical Day, Lovely Wishes Papers: Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, Fresh Fig, Pool Party, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Whisper White Kraft Ink, Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Light Pool Party, Light Smoky Slate, Ivory)  Accessories: Magical Mates Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 2-3/8″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site (the challenge goes live at 10am EST) to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Another cute card Brian! It would be perfect for one of the patrols in my Boy Scout Troop…they have a wizard as their patrol patch!

  2. Ohhhh, I love the orb! sponging AND Wink of Stella!? Two of my favorite things! Great card!.

    • I was so happy with how it turned out – I thought I’d have to do it over and over again, but I got it right on the first try. Yay! So glad you like it! <3

  3. A sharp color combo and cool card! Very magical!

  4. The coloring and colors are impeccable – very magical indeed!

  5. My stamping Wizard you have the magic going on. Love it!

  6. Jennifer Spiller

    He is wonderful! I adore the moon you created! It is fabulous!!

  7. He does look oh so magical……especially with that glorious moon behind him!

  8. I am just “over the moon” with the way you made the moon on this card. First of all the color combination is fabulous and then – the “soup de jour” of the day (my favorite embellishing tool) the Wink of Stella brush! Glitter with no mess – gotta’ love it!

  9. Just plain fun! Great card by the Magician of Cards!

  10. Fun card ! There are so many options with this dsp ….I made another box this morning and I am getting ready to do a cute project with those adorable MERMAIDS …. I like your wizard (he has ATTITUDE ) as the holder of the mystical orb !!!

  11. Magical indeed Brian, love the look of confidence on this fabulous Wizard, he knows he’s got it together, 😉
    And this is another winner color combination Brian, just fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. This is certainly a magical card, Brian! I know I’m repeating some previous sentiments, but that orb is capital-P Phenomenal! I would never have though of that color combo to make that work, but it’s just perfect! That’s why you’re the King!
    P.S- I love this DSP pack so much! And I really hope the stamps and dies carry over- they’re some of my favorites!

    • Thanks so much, Nina! I’m so happy you like the card. I love these characters and had lots of fun with that orb. <3 I'd love to see them carry over, too!

  13. Very fun take on the sketch, Brian!

  14. Love, love, love!!!

  15. This card is so cute!! LOVE the night sky you created and that image is so FUN!!!!

    • Thanks so much, Nora! The night sky is just a panel of paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper – the easiest kind of backdrop to create. 🙂 Appreciate your comments!

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