Friday, April 19, 2019

Magenta Super Saturday - April 2019 Collection is Available!

Hi everyone, I'm over at the Magenta Blog today and you can see that post here.

The April 2019 new collection of stamps and stencils is available at the Magenta store, and you can look at the collection here. Click on "Rubberstamps" to see the new collection of stamps, and on "Templates and Masks" to see the new collection of stencils.  I'm loving all of the new stamps, and the stencils are amazing!

Today I'm using one of the new stamps, Bloom Crescent. I can really see that this stamp will be one of my all-time favorites. It's beautiful and would be amazing colored with color pencils, watercolors, Nuance, markers...really just anything.

Due to a difficult first few months of this year, I am completely out of Sympathy cards. I need to make more, and this stamp lends itself well to that; but I also think it could be used for almost any occasion.

Since this is a Sympathy card, I wanted it to be simple but elegant. I colored part of the blossoms with Distress Ink used as watercolor. The image was partially stamped four times with Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment, which is one of Sally Penley's beautiful designs, was stamped with Distress Ink to match the blossoms.

it was hard to photograph it so you could see the beautiful shine of the silver embossing. It's very pretty in real life. Part of the blooms are not colored to represent loss.

My apologies for not posting as often as I used to. We are super busy with our family right now, including our wonderful new grandson. Our daughter, her husband and their son will be permanently moving to Iceland in July, and I am trying to spend as much time as I can with them before they leave. My hands are itching to use more of these gorgeous new stamps and stencils from Magenta though, and I hope to be able to do so in the near future.

Magenta Products used:
09.256.P Bloom Crescent

07.984.E With Sympathy

Other Products Used:
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet
Versamark Ink
JudiKins Detail Silver embossing powder
So Silk Glamour Green cardstock
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables