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#