Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Magenta Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to a week of inspiration and creativity with the Magenta Design Team! We are excited to share with you our latest collection and of course our artists are here to share their techniques with you, just hop to their blogs to learn more about their creations!

Today I chose another stamp that is very dear to my heart.  Magenta agreed to make a series of stamps using multi lingual sentiments, with seven languages, including Icelandic.  You can see the series of 3 here in a post I made when this third one, Multilingual Happy Birthday (07.907.L) was first introduced.  Posts showing samples using the other two: Multilingual Thank You (07.882.I) and Multilingual Merry Christmas are here and here, and in the latest Magenta Supplement.  If you have not seen all of these before, please check them out; I think they are glorious, not to mention wonderful all-purpose sentiment stamps.

You can use these stamps to select just one language very easily, and I have a tutorial on selective stamping using a stamp positioner here.  (Please scroll down to the bottom of the linked post for the bonus tutorial on selective stamping).  Here is an example of selective stamping, using this technique. This is not yet a complete card, but can easily be made into one.  This was made using the Tim Holtz 2" gridded acrylic block, and Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed.

Here is my card using the full stamp.  I used one of my favorite background techniques, the acrylic block stamping technique to create the background.  You can view a tutorial on this technique here.

I created the Happy Birthday panel by stamping with a Tim Holtz grid acrylic block.  I inked the block with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers.  I spritzed the inks with water mixed with Perfect Pearls in Pearl, and stamped onto watercolor paper.  You can see the sheen that the mica powder lends to the colors.  I think these colors and the shine provide a happy background for the Happy Birthday Stamp.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The pink panel was dry embossed.  On the blue panel, I used one of the new Magenta templates, which is part of the Zen Trio (TM54).  I sponged Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass through the template onto Stardream Fuse Vista paper.  The thing about Stardream paper is that dye based inks do not dry well on them.  The fun thing about that is that you can emboss with your dye based inks on Stardream paper.  I heat embossed the sponged images using clear embossing powder.

A thin strip of gold Stardream paper was placed vertically along the seam between the pink and blue. Everything was mounted onto a white card base, and Hero Arts pearls and gems were sprinkled from left to right along the card.

Stamps and Templates Used:
07.907.L  Multilingual Happy Birthday  
TM 54  Zen Trio

Other Materials Used:
Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Perfect Pearls Pearl mica powder
Tim Holts grid acrylic blocks
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Beauty Pink Silk paper
Stardream Fuse Vista paper
Stardream Gold paper
Judikins Detail Clear embossing powder
Couture Creations embossing folder Walrus & Carpenter CO723018
Hero Arts Mixed Accents Sea and Floral

Please be sure to click on the links below to visit all of the Design Team's blogs.  
Two prizes will be given, so you have a good chance to win.

Here are the prizes you could win:

Magenta Prize Package #1

Magenta Prize Package #2

Each day we will feature projects created by our design team – simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight EST (GMT-5) November 9th.  We will randomly select two different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.

Here are today’s featured projects from the rest of the Design Team:

Mariette van Leeuwen

Josée Gingras

Bianca van Noort

Jolande van Oosterhout

Ellie Knol

Carole Dion

Agnieszka Bellaidea


  1. This is lovely Dianne, like that textstamp! Miranda

  2. Beautiful! I love the bright colours!

  3. Un beau mix de couleurs. J'aime beaucoup.

  4. Beautiful details and everything explained with clarity. Super!

  5. Love the pretty background! Thanks for the tips you have shared, too. The new stamps are fabulous!

  6. Jolie carte et technique intéressante!

  7. Great card! Love the background idea behind the sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Awesome background effects on your beautiful cards! Lovely stamp!

  9. oh my that background on the first card is amazing, very delicate, Beautiful.


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