I used the little Magical Day set with this sweet little bear all dressed up as a magician – and his little bunny friend! They could be putting on a magic show, or performing at a birthday party – or with these colors, even celebrating halloween! (Is it too early!?)

Check out the video below, then meet me back here for a couple more tips.

Wasn’t that just a heck of a lot of fun? I know, I know, it looks like a hot mess until it’s not. I get that a lot. But it’s fun to see it come to life! A few tips:

  • Let go of worries about bleeding through the back. Resolve that this will never be a one-layer card.
  • Cut the paper down and do a smaller scene – a full card front can be intimidating! This one is 3.5″ square.
  • Use colors you have reinkers for. You, uhm, might need them.
  • Choose analagous colors for the background – those are colors next to each other on the color wheel.
  • Spend your time on the important parts of the card – in this case, the background. Notice I didn’t do ANY shading on the bear’s outfit or the bunny’s hat. With all that pixie dust, who needs to? I had to call your attention to it, that’s how much you weren’t looking at that part.

Looking closely you can see I added Glossy Accents to some of the pixie dust bubbles and the eyes and nose. And for those who didn’t jot the colors down fast enough, here they are – I linked to them over on my blog if you just want to click and not go searching.Hope you enjoyed my little bear’s magical pixie dust….be sure to tag me over on instagram if you try this. I’d love to see your creation!



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Colors used in the background:

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