Sunday, July 29, 2018

Magenta Christmas: Poinsettia Corner

I think of all of the new Magenta collection, not counting Sally Penley's beautiful calligraphy stamps, I love the Poinsettia Corner the most. I can actually see this beautiful floral stamp being used all year round; it could almost be for any season.

I stamped the Poinsettia Corner stamp with Versamark ink and embossed it with JudiKins Gold Detail embossing powder. I watercolored the petals and berries with Candied Apple Distress ink, and the leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress. I was trying to keep this simple, because this will be one of my actual Christmas cards this year; I love how it looks.

I stamped and embossed the beautiful Sally Penley Merry Christmas sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in Gold as well. I think these two stamps work so perfectly together.

The panel was die cut out of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, using the Lawn Fawn die set LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. The largest die of that set cuts a panel to 3.75" x 5". The panel was matted with Hopsack Red cardstock from The Paper Cut.

This card counts as my July Christmas card. I didn't do the June tags yet, but I still plan to!

Magenta Products Used:

02.316.P Poinsettia Corner

07.989.G Merry Christmas

Other Products Used:
Distress ink: Candied Apple; Mowed Lawn
Versamark ink
JudiKins Gold Detail embossing powder
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Hopsack Red cardstock from The Paper Cut
Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock
Lawn Fawn die LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Saturday, July 28, 2018

More Magenta New Collection

I love this new daisy design by Ellie Knol, who is a talented Dutch designer for Magenta, and is also on the Magenta design team. I really like that it was made in two sizes. It makes them so versatile. I have four cards today, and I stamped them all the same. I stamped the larger daisy first, and then masked it and stamped the small one twice.  I love doing this on different colors of cardstock and then coloring them with colored pencils.

I love these daisies paired with Sally Penley's beautiful calligraphy! This sentiment was stamped with  Distress Oxide ink and embossed with iridescent sparkle embossing powder from JudiKins. You can't see the sparkle in the photo, but it makes such a happy card.

I kept the large daisy stamp in my stamp platform and when I was finished coloring on this one, I stamped it again and embossed with silver. The greeting was also stamped and embossed in silver. Another Sally Penley beauty!

I think that these beautiful daisies can be used for almost any occasion. The above was done on a dark blue cardstock, and I think it could definitely be a guy card, even though it's flowers. It's hard to tell here, but the sentiment is embossed in silver.

I love the purple on black. This could be used for a sympathy, birthday, or just any occasion.

Magenta Stamps Used:

48.018.N Large Daisy
48.017.K Small Daisy
07.975.I Large Happy Birthday
07.976.G Hello!
07.983.I Thinking of you

Other Products used:

Card #1:
Prismacolor Pencils: PC943 Burnt Ochre, 
PC1032 Pumpkin Orange, PC918 Orange,
PC921 Pale Vermillion, PC1011 Deco Yellow
Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink
JudiKins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder
Lawn Fawn die LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Card #2
Prismacolor Pencils: PC992 Light Aqua,
PC905 Aquamarine, PC105 Cobalt Turquoise
Versamark ink
JudiKins Detail Silver embossing powder
Lawn Fawn die LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Card #3
Prismacolor Pencils: PC1087 Powder Blue,
PC903 True Blue, PC902 Ultramarine
Versamark ink
JudiKins Detail Silver embossing powder
Lawn Fawn die LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Card #4
Prismacolor Pencils: PC1026 Greyed Lavender
PC956 Lilac, PC1008 Parma Violet, PC932 Violet
Versamark ink
JudiKins White Opaque embossing powder
Lawn Fawn die LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Friday, July 20, 2018

Sally Penley Calligraphy Stamps by Magenta

I am so thrilled to tell you that the new Magenta Autumn-Christmas collection is available at their online store. You can access the collection here and you can click on Stamps or Stencils to view the new products. You will want to look at all of them because there are lots of great stamps AND stencils in this release.

Not all of the stamps and stencils in this release are just for Autumn and Christmas either! There are a lot of things that you can use year-round, like many of the great calligraphy stamps by Sally Penley. Sally is a graphic designer with a BFA in Design. She has been doing beautiful calligraphy for 40 years, and she is graciously sharing some of her work with us in the form of rubber stamps. Now the many of us who cannot pen these words so beautifully on our own can at least purchase her stamps and use them to make amazing cards.

One of the other artists who has designs in this release is Ellie Knol, a Dutch designer who has been on the Magenta design team for many years. Some of my very favorite stamps were designed by Ellie. In this release, she has some beautiful flowers (daisy and rose) in two sizes, and a fabulous new floral background stamp that you will love. There are also new designs from Helene and Nathalie Metivier, who have designed for Magenta from the beginning, and have some really beautiful new designs for you. You are going to love this release!

I have four mini masterpiece cards for you today. The style of these cards is based on a design by Sally Penley. Sally teaches classes in the Olympia Washington area on making mini masterpieces, and also on calligraphy, and many other beautiful techniques. For more information on Sally, go to her website here. You can see my previous posts on mini masterpieces here, here, here, and some die-cut mini masterpieces here, here, here, here, and here. The possibilities for this style of card are really endless.

The first card above features one of Sally's "Thinking of You" stamps. I love this stamp for its classic look, and it's the perfect size for a mini masterpiece. It would really be beautiful on any card. On all of the cards shown here, the colored squares are made with paint colors that were chosen from the Liquitex Basics acrylics line of paints. I also added some fluid Golden acrylic in Pearl, some scribbling with a sharpie pen, and some stickles.

On the second card I used one of Sally's beautiful Happy Birthday stamps. I also added the new Magenta "Firework" stamp that I stamped using Versafine Clair Tulip Red. Do you see it peeking out there? I love how it looks on this card. That stamp just says "celebrate!" to me. On some of these cards I also ironed a little silver foil onto the thicker areas of acrylic.

On the third card, I again use the "Thinking of You" stamp. I think that this stamp is so versatile. You can use it for Birthday, Sympathy, or just to send a note to a friend.

The last card has a stamp that is dear to my heart. It's not a Sally Penley stamp, but it's one that I have been requesting for a little while. It's similar to another stamp from Magenta that is laid out in two lines, and so is very long and has to be used on a larger card or in a landscape orientation. I have wanted one that is stacked up into 3 lines and can be used on a portrait style card. I was using it that way anyway, but I had to do some fancy stamping with a stamp positioner to accomplish it. Magenta kindly agreed to make it this way for me, and I couldn't be happier! I hope you all agree, this is a great stamp. I also like it because it does not order someone to get well. In fact, lots of people who need a card like this are not really sick, but recovering from surgery or something that is not an illness. I know I will use it a lot.

I will have lots more sample cards using the new Magenta collection in the coming days, so stay tuned! Be sure to check out the Magenta store to view all of the new collection. A digital brochure will also be available soon.

Magenta Products Used

07.975.I Large Happy Birthday



Other Products Used:
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints
Golden fluid acrylic paint in Pearl
Black Sharpie pens in thin, medium and thick
Silver Deco foil
Craft iron (seam presser)
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Versafine Clair Tulip Red ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Various colored cardstock from my stash
Neenah Solar White cardstock 80# & 110#

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Magenta Collection Sneak Peek including Sally Penley Stamps

Sorry I have been absent for so long. I've been super busy, but I should have some things for you soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that Magenta Stamps will soon be offering stamps with Sally Penley's amazing calligraphy! This has been a goal for some time, and I am so thrilled with the results. If you are not familiar with Sally's work, she is a graphic designer and lettering artist who has been a calligrapher for 40 years. Sally holds a BFA in Design and you can access her website here.

Panel by Helene Metivier with mask by Nathalie Metivier and sentiment stamp by Sally Penley

You are going to absolutely love every one of the stamps, stencils and masks in Magenta's newest release. Sally's words will be part of a stunningly beautiful collection that Magenta will be releasing VERY soon. Besides the gorgeous calligraphy there will be Summer and Winter stamps, stencils and masks from Nathalie, Ellie and Helene. I got a sneak peek at the collection, and these are some of the finest designs I have seen. I'm so excited about this release.

You can access Magenta's blog here, and their online store here. There will be an announcement when the release goes live, so stay tuned.