I fell in LOVE with this set while the Kindred Stamps Creative Team was working on it a couple of months ago! Students of Magic released last Friday (March 16) and sold out immediately! But, not to worry, more sets are on their way! Today will be brief--I will share my Students of Magic Coloring Guide and the cards I made for the release. I would love to hear your comments below! Which of the characters is your favorite? Which of my three makes do you like the most?
Students of Magic Coloring Guide
Wizard Robes: C7 C5 C3 Shoes: 100 C5 Sweaters: C5 C3
Lion House colors: Y08 R59 Snake House colors: C1 G28
Boy with Scar: Hair E37 E59 E77
Boy with Sneer: Hair Y00 E40 E41 E31
Boy with Broken Wand and Twins: Hair YR23 E08 E57 Y38
Smart Girl with Books: Hair E35 E18 E15
Girl with Glasses: Hair Y11 E31 Y21 Clothes (Micron pens for detail) RV34
Glasses B05 B000 RV34 RV10
House Elf: Skin E000 E00 E43 E37 Ears R05 R22 Eyes YG14
Clothes E40 E43 (Dirt E33) Sock: E41 E40
Hat: E77 E59 E18 E57 E33 E43 E40
I foiled the brooms using the Carta Bella Witch Brooms stencil (and it is on sale!!) onto maroon cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine ink on a golden yellow strip of cardstock, dusting gold embossing powder to just the bottom of the word "Magic". I wanted to keep the lion house colors, of course. Then I layered the sentiment panel over vellum for extra layers. Mounted the sentiment onto a top folding card base and added The Boy Who Lived and snitch with foam tape.
I adore these mischievous twins!! I printed the Magical School digital image from Kindred Stamps for the background and typed up the sentiment on my computer. To create the feel of that sneaky magical map, I inked a piece of tan colored paper with distress ink on the edges and smudged throughout. After determining the placement of the school and stamping the footprints, I gave the paper a really good crumple. I used Scor-tape to adhere the panel to my top-folding card base, making sure to leave some texture to the paper, not pushing so flat. I distressed the edges of the sentiment banner, adhered flat, and adorned with Copper Penny Nuvo drops. The twins were adhered with foam tape.
I am so pleased this idea worked! I wanted to make a spinner card having the hat sorting the recipient into each of the signature house qualities--loyal, brave, cunning, and wise. I cut a circle from white cardstock and figured out placement of the word bubble for the card front. Then, I stamped and rotated my circle around so I had each of the four messages spaced out evening around the circle. I poked a hole through the center of the circle and the front of the card base and used a brad to hold the two together. In hindsight, I could have pierced through the card front too (with the stenciled brick) but I wasn't sure during construction if the hat would cover the brad properly. I stenciled my front panel, leaving a 0.5" scored lip on the left side and cutting a finger notch on the right for spinning the sentiments. I added Scor-tape to the lip of paper, and tucked it UNDER the spinning circle, pulling the front panel up and over the circle and adhering to the right of the card front, making sure to avoid adhesive where the circle spinner was. I know this may be hard to picture, but I wanted to enclose the spinning element on the left, so it is essentially sandwiched between that lip of card front (attached to the front of the card base) and card front itself. Like a sharply folded taco. :) I finished by creating a table for the hat to rest upon, and finally attached that magical hat on foam tape on the table.
Thank you for joining me! I thoroughly enjoyed working with this set! I love these kids!! (That wee elf is one of my favorites!) Be sure to subscribe to my mailing list below so you never miss my Coloring Guide shares and all of my other crafty goodness!!
Until next time.. xo
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