Thursday, April 15, 2021

Beauty of Friendship & Nature's Beauty for Paper Players 536 Color Challenge

 Hello, thanks so much for visiting!

Todays card is for a fun Color Challenge #536 from LeAnne at the Paper Players.  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players image to go directly to their blog post.  The colours we are to use are Misty Moonlight, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake.  My new catalogue preorder has just arrived and I knew I wanted to use a particular paper within the Beauty Of The Earth Designers Series Paper pack.  As I started to create I decided to make a Magic Card.  I made a Magic Card last week, inspired yet again by our whimsical chicks.  You can find that post here, Magic Card how to with complete instructions and the video link I found from Brandi Barnard's Magic Card video.  Give it a try, its a fun one!  If you have any questions please pop them in the comments below and I will respond. 

The first picture is of the Magic Card pulled out of its pocket.  The second two pictures show how the card looks a different stages of opening.  The card is designed so that the message goes on the back, kind of like a postcard in a pocket.

Click on my card to go to Color Challenge PP536

This is how the card looks before opening.  Funny thing, when I took the photograph the window sheet reflected the clouds outside my window, so it looks like there are clouds on the card, it's just a reflection!

The last picture shows how the card looks when being pulled out of the pocket.  Take care when putting it in and taking it out so that the die cuts do not catch on the frame.  My recommendation for next time is to use Adhesive Sheets to adhere the dies cuts.  I didn't have any so had to wing it this time :)  Magic cards are often done with Staz On ink on the window sheet with the images and sentiment on the card stock,  they slide in and out of the pocket easily.

Click on the image to go to Color Challenge PP536

Please see this post including video for the specific how to's of creating a Magic Card. Magic Card how to

Here's the specifics for this card:

* 5 1/2 by 12 Misty Moonlight Card Stock folded to create the pocket

* 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Misty Moonlight layer

* 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Beauty Of The Earth (DSP) layer

* 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 Window Sheet layer

Assembly & Trix:

* Stamp the bushes using Mossy Meadow ink on Mossy Meadow card stock.

*** Darken the Crumb Cake card stock with Crumb Cake ink and Blending Brushes to add some depth of colour to the tree before die cutting, as the tree branches are a bit fragile.

* Using the Beautiful Trees dies, cut the tree from Crumb Cake Card Stock, bushes from Mossy Meadow, and birds from Merry Merlot. 

* Stamp the fox from Nature's Beauty stamp set with Memento Black Ink, and colour with Stampin' Blends Markers in Bronze and Light Cinnamon Cider.  Fussy cut out.

* Stamp the sentiment with Merry Merlot ink on Basic White card stock and fussy cut out.

*** Line up the DSP under the Window Sheet and arrange placement of fox and bushes on the DSP, under the window sheet of tree, sentiment and birds.  Remember to allow room for the Misty Moonlight frame.  Adhere all using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I glue the tree first and set aside to dry.  I used three die cut bushes and trimmed them to fit behind the fox for a bit of contrast.  

* Cut a circle and fold in half to work as a pull tab for the top of the card.  I glue first to the back of DSP,  let it dry and then fold over the front half of the circle and glue it to the Window Sheet layer.  Set it aside to dry.  The pull tab is what holds the Window Sheet layer and DSP together, while allowing them to stay separate and slide over the Misty Moonlight card layer within the pocket.

Enjoy and have a super day!


  1. I love the idea of the magic card. What a wonderful way to add so much depth and interest - and showcase such fabulous stamps. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  2. Thx so much Jayee for these challenges you provide! Yes, I was pleasantly surprised too re the depth after I pulled it together. Thx again :)

  3. Wow awesome card! Love the layers. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

    1. Thx so much Laurie, it's a fun challenge, thank you :)


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