Dreams are Made of Magical Things

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Best Friends Forever Stamp Set

Sometimes it is difficult to imagine creating a handmade card using a single color hue, but monochromatic techniques are fun and easy to make magic! If you have the cardmaking inspiration, dye ink pads and a stamp set you have been itching to use then try out a monochromatic style. I made this Fairy-themed card using the magic of Teal Zeal Memento Ink.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

With a pencil, mark the area you will use to stamp the fairy image. For this, you can use a circle die cut frame. Cut the same circle die on paper to use as a mask. Stamp the image with Teal Zeal Memento Ink, leaving part of the image out of the masking area to give the sensation of movement.

Step 2

Stamp the “Dreams are made of Magical Things” sentiment. If you want you can use the same tone of Memento Ink or you can create little shine with Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder.

Step 3

Erase the marks created with the pencils and paste the mask in place to prepare for inking the card panel. Take a jumbo sponge dauber and with circular movements apply the Teal Zeal Memento Ink from the bottom part to up. Continue the ink layering process with a brush to make the color have a soft appearance.  Since the Memento is a dye ink, the more you use it the more intense the color. It is simply dying the paper fibers more and more. In this project, the stamped fairy and leaves create a shadow effect.

Step 4

Stamp additional images over the sponged area using the Teal Zeal Memento Ink. Spray the card with shimmer mist and remove the masking paper. Resize the layer and paste over the matching teal card base.

What do you think of this teal monochromatic fairy card? Please let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by the Imagine blog!


  • Peak a Boo Designs – Magical Fairies Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up – Best Friends Forever Stamp Set
  • Card Stock – teal, white
  • Masking paper
  • Circle dies
  • Heat tool

7 thoughts on “Dreams are Made of Magical Things

  1. Love the card and I’m especially fond of all things Fairie /magical. I’m wondering what type of paint brush you used in the process of layering the ink?

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