Hi all! I'm over at the Magenta blog today, and you can see that post here.
I needed to make a card for a good friend who loves to garden, and is having a Summer birthday. I've been having so much fun with these makeup brushes that blend like a dream, so I pulled them out, along with some Distress Ink.
I taped a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock to the back of Magenta stencil TM267 Field of Flowers, using painter's tape so it wouldn't shift.
I started with a smaller brush, and applied Festive Berries Distress Ink to the centers of the flowers. I then used Spun Sugar Distress to color the rest of the petals. I flicked some water drops onto the panel and set it aside to dry.
I taped another panel of the same cardstock to the back of the stencil and using Spun Sugar Distress and a light touch, I created a second panel. I added Imagine Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz to both panels. This sparkle is so pretty in real life, but nearly impossibly to photograph.
I cut the lighter panel down to 1.75" wide and 5" long, and added the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I matted the narrow panel with black to make it stand out. Matching the patterns, I adhered the panels together and mounted the whole thing onto another black mat, and then onto a base card.
By the way, I love this Magenta sentiment, because it works for lots of occasions. I particularly like it for a birthday card. This was an easy and fast card to make, using minimal supplies, so a perfect summer project!
I continue to be amazed at how nicely these makeup brushes blend, especially through a stencil. I got mine at Amazon, but you can also find them at a reasonable price here (they are currently on sale). I have also seen them at Daiso, the Japanese discount store (sorry if you do not have a Daiso in your area, it looks like they only sell large lots online). Taylored Expressions also has a really cute set of them that have colored handles, and these are definitely on my want list! I like the rainbow colored handles, and I like that they are all the perfect size for blending. Taylored Expressions are sold out of these brushes, but expect to have more in stock in late August. If you want to be notified, you can do so here.
Magenta Products used
|TM267 Field of Flowers Stencil|
|07.969.F have a Beautiful day!|
Other Products used:
Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Spun Sugar
Imagine Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
So Silk Black Style Cardstock