Monday, April 5, 2021

Finnabair Trust the Magic with Dies R Us

Hello, I used several techniques to create this magical card.  I used a new stamp offering from the store, Finnabair Trust the Magic. First, I used Distress Oxide ink and a stencil to create a subtle background.  Then I stamped the image with black pigment ink and embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder-Bridal Tinsel.  I know you expect that powder to create a subtle sparkle and it's there but when you use black ink to begin the effect is a bit different.


Here's a side view where you can see the embossing from a another angle.  It's still hard a little hard to see the iridescent sparkle.

After the background was created, I die cut the frame and embellishments.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Squares to make a frame.  I was left with a beautiful scalloped square that I will use on another project.  I cut the Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Swirl just once in gold. I cut that one piece into several parts and adhered to the back of the frame which I popped up on dots to create dimension on my card.  This photo actually shows a bit of the iridescent embossing.

Memory Box Mini Gears is just one die which makes it easy to cut a lot.  I used it twice once in gold and once in pewter to compliment the inking.  I sprinkled those gears around the card.  I used a couple of different gems and stickers to fill in some of the centers of the gears.

One last look at my stamped image.  I also used the stamp set on some purple paper scraps and tore the edges.  After I inked the edges, I tucked those pieces into the corners that did not have as many die cuts.

I used the following products from the store:

I also used 
Black Pigment ink
metallic and other specialty paper
Ranger Distress Coordinations paper
gems, stickers and a bingo token

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.



  1. Very steampunk-ish card! LOVE how you did this!!! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  2. An interesting steampunk creation for our Fairies/Magical theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  3. We are neighbors in the gallery at Stamping Sensations and I wanted to drop by and say Hi Neighbor. Love all the details you added to achieve this steampunk. Especially the stencil and gears in two colors.

  4. Great steampunky creation, love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. This is so cool! Great use of all the different elements, and love the steampunky vibe. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. A lovely magical card with a very nice vintage look about it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  7. Beautiful, I love all the elements you have combined to give a really ethereal effect.
    Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations

  8. Gotta love a bit of Steampunk! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x

  9. pretty mixed media peace for our fantasy/magical challenge.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping sensations.

  10. What an eye-catching, thoroughly fantastic creation.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  11. Very artsy! So many great layers and textures. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog!

  12. Great steampunk card! Love the layers for added dimension. Thank you for sharing on A Place to Start Blog Challenge... :)Samantha

  13. Ohhhhhhhhhh so cool!!!
    Love all the layers and textures!
    Thanks for getting distressed (in a good way) with Edna and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers :)

  14. Beautiful thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles

  15. Lovely steampunk creation! All the elements were well chosen and beautifully integrated throughout the project! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner