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Magical Glitter Bird Card

Hi everyone!  Today I’d like to share a few ideas which combine to produce a super sparkly , magically stunning card a little like this.....

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Instructions

 Start by laying some low tack tape, just below the middle of the card - this will result in a nice white space where you can add text later.

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Ink the stamp with Versamark ink and using a fine brush, apply the dry Magical powder directly onto the ink.  Be neat and try not to apply too much powder, the more slowly and carefully you apply the better the end result will be.


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From a distance of around 11 inches (or 30cm) lightly spritz water onto the stamp.


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Stamp your image onto the card.  Without adding any more colour, spritz the stamp and stamp onto the cardstock again - continue until you have the coverage you want.

 

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Now you will notice the first image you stamped has a wide variety of colours in it - these are the colours that create 'Curiouser Chartreuse' they are appearing as individual colours as you have not yet applied enough water to mix the powder.  You will also notice each time you apply water and stamp that your image colour gets closer and closer to the 'real' colour of Curiouser Chartreuse - just another fun little fact about your Magicals which makes them so special and versatile!   You can see what I mean below.


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With the masking tape still in place, apply your first layer of sticky cut-out shapes (mine are leaves from Memory Box), press down firmly and then remove the protective top layer.  Cover with glitter and use a soft brush to squash the glitter over the sticky shape - mack sure it is covered really well and then tip the excess glitter back into the jar.


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Lightly brush any stray glitter off the card.


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Then place your final adhesive shape (mine is a small bird from Memory Box) - press down firmly to make sure it sticks.


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Then cover in a contrasting glitter colour, I used Brocade - it's simply divine.  
Carefully remove and excess and brush any stray flakes from the card.


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Remove the masking tape from the card and add some embossed lines to draw the eye to the area.

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Apply rub-ons or stamped text.


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Then as a final touch, splatter a little Curiouser Chartreuse Flat Fabio over the card (or you could mix a little of your Magicals with water in a small bottle and use this!).  Mount your card onto a bright base card and you are done.


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This tutorial is also available as a High Definition You Tube tutorial for those who prefer to watch the process in action
NB:  if you subscribe to Lindy's Stamp Gang channel - you may have seen a shorter version of this already!).

I hope you've enjoyed this and that it gives you a few more ideas about how you can use those versatile Magical powders from Lindy's Stamp Gang :)

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