Thursday, November 6, 2014

Magenta Blog Hop Day 5

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 the Doodle Ornament stamp again, because I wanted to show how beautiful it can be when you use the whole stamp.  During this hop a couple of the other Design Team members have also used it to beautiful effect.  Here's the stamp, Doodle Ornament (44.013.Q).

Magenta Doodle Ornament (44.013.Q)

To make my card, I stamped the entire stamp onto watercolor card stock with Versamark Ink, and embossed with White Diamond embossing powder from Judikins.  I also stamped the sentiment (Merry Christmas 07.779.G) with Versamark and embossed with White Diamond.

Second step was to apply Distress Ink to the entire piece, using Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves.  I used Magenta template TM40 (Masks) to give subtle shading so that it would look like an outdoor scene of snowy hills.  I sprinkled Ranger White Embossing Enamel over the top and heated from underneath to add to the snowy scene.  Some purple fuzzy twine was added at the top, and the panel was matted with purple, and then mounted onto a white base card.  Last, some purple gems were added to the holly at the top.

Stamps and Templates used:  
44.013.Q  Doodle Ornaments
07.779.G  Merry Christmas
Magenta TM40 Masks

Other Materials used:
Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
Versamark Ink
Judikins White Diamond Embossing Powder
Ranger White Embossing Enamel
Purple Silk cardstock
Strathmore Watercolor cold press card stock 140#
Purple fuzzy twine
Purple gems

I have a bonus card today.  I was playing with the Doodle Heart stamp that I designed for Magenta (44.014.N), and strangely, I used a very similar color scheme and technique to the above card.  I must love this color combination!

Magenta Doodle Heart (44.014.N)

On this card I also stamped with Versamark Ink, onto watercolor card stock, and embossed with White Diamond.  I used the same Distress Ink colors, applied with a mini blending tool.  I love how the white pops when you add the color.  This time instead of adding snow, I spritzed the entire piece heavily with water mixed with Perfect Pearls Pearl.  This gave the whole piece the most wonderful shine.  I mounted the heart panel onto a white card base and added a sentiment that I just love, stamped in Memento Danube Blue ink.  I added a bit of purple fuzzy twine and sprinkles with some blue gems.

Stamps Used:
44.014.N  Doodle Heart
07.731.I  Thanks for Touching My Heart

Other Materials Used:
Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
Judikins White Diamond Embossing Powder
Memento Blue Danube ink
Versamark Ink
Perfect Pearls Pearl mica powder
Strathmore Watercolor cold press card stock 140#
Purple fuzzy twine
Purple gems

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

Jolande van Oosterhout

Edith Racine

Ellie Knol

Bianca van Noort 4

Carole Dion


  1. Hi Dianne, wow such beautiful cards! Like the snowy bauble card and your heart is so beautiful........the quote is great and something for my wish list! warm greet Miranda

  2. Great cards, again, Dianne! I love this color combination also - so pretty. The ornaments are gorgeous!

  3. The ornaments are so pretty! I like the colour combo!

  4. Wowww! Magnifique! I love the technic! What a great effect! And thanks for sharring!

    1. Sorry for my bad english but I try! ;-)

    2. Liz, thank you for your comment, and your English is excellent! (much better than my French).

  5. beautiful beautiful! I especially loved the white embossing on the heart!

  6. Such gorgeous cards! Love the pretty stamps and the effects you achieved with the embossed designs and backgrounds!

  7. Wow, gorgeous cards, i love your bleu color !

  8. Two great cards! I absolutely love that heart stamp. You featured it so nicely here. Great job! Beautiful backgrounds today too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  9. Wow, a beautiful card ! Those colors and the snow are super ! Love the heart stamp ! Greetings Enny

  10. Wow, those are so pretty, I love the detail. Great cards.


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