Friday, May 22, 2020

Paper Rose: Ella's Garden Leafy Circle

Still can't get enough of the Paper Rose dies, and have ordered some more. Love them all. They are beautiful against backgrounds (and I love making backgrounds) and they cut out really well.

This die is gorgeous! Paper Rose 17964 Ella's Garden Leafy Circle. After cutting the die out of white cardstock, I think it looked best on a darker background. The background above was done with Nuance powdered color, and was a technique taught in a class by Helene from Magenta Stamps. There are layers of Nuance, and a stencil was used to then lift color out. At the end I flicked silver watercolor over it.

Here are all 3 cards I made: the first is a Distress Oxide background; the middle is a stencil stamped regular Distress background, and the third (which is my favorite) was made with Nuance. I actually think this die could make any background look good, but I especially like the bubbly patterns on these.

I tried to take close-ups of these two. They are all a bit shimmery, but the camera can't really capture it.

I cut the white panel to 3.75" x 5" using the Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die (the largest one in the set). I then cut the Paper Rose die out and stamped the sentiment (from Penny Black). I adhered the white panels to the backgrounds, which are cut to 4" x 5.25". They will be mounted to 110# base cards before I send them. 

I hope you enjoyed these, they were a breeze to make, and a lot of fun.

Magenta Products used:

Magenta Nuance
TM179 Bubble Path Duo

Other Products used:

Paper Rose die 17964 Ella's Garden Leafy Circle
Penny Black 30-286 Heartfelt stamp set
Distress ink & Distress Oxide ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock

Monday, May 18, 2020

Paper Rose Leafy Circle with Stencil Stamped Distress Background

Another amazing Paper Rose die! I can see this being used for almost any occasion.

You could also use any kind of background or sentiment. The background I chose was one that I made some time ago when I was demo'ing how to do stencil stamping. The cardstock was watercolor, and the colors were added from mini Distress pads, direct to paper. You can see posts describing stencil stamping here, here, here and here.

I sprayed the stencil with pearly water (perfect pearls powder mixed with water), so there is a sheen to the background that I could not capture in a photograph, even with this closeup.

The Paper Rose die I used is 17922 Leafy Circle. Of course I made it a birthday card!

Products Used:
Paper Rose die 17922 Leafy Circle
Savvy 1425D Best Birthday stamp
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Distress ink: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Perfect Pearls powder
Stencil unknown provenance
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock 110#
So Silk Glamour Green Cardstock

Friday, May 15, 2020

Happy Birthday with Alcohol Ink Background

Lately I've been making mostly birthday cards, and I always feel like I'm two steps behind; especially when it takes so long for cards to get where they're going these days. I totally understand why that is, and I'm trying to send them earlier and earlier. I sent my daughter a card to Iceland, and it took 5 weeks to get to her (I used to mail cards 2 weeks in advance for Iceland). Many places are now understaffed, and probably cards are not considered a top priority, so account for that when you are mailing cards. I'm quite sure the recipients will be very glad to get a card in the mail; whether it's late or not.

This card is a favorite because it's pretty clean and simple. The die I used is from Paper Rose, which is an Australian company. I love their dies, because they're perfect for a card like this. I first saw this one on Jennifer McGuire's site, and had to have it.

I took a panel of Yupo paper and added various alcohol inks. Before the inks had dried completely...when there were still some sticky spots, I placed gold foil down and rubbed hard to transfer some of the foil to the surface.  Unfortunately, you can't see that in my photo above.

I took this photo at an angle so you can see the gold a little. It's very pretty in real life.

After cutting the die out of a panel that is 5.25" x 4", I stamped the sentiment from Magenta in the lower right corner. I cut the alcohol ink panel to about 5.25"x 2",  saving a nice chunk of it for another project. I glued the alcohol inked piece to the back of the die cut panel, and matted it with a piece of So Silk Black Style cardstock. The entire project was mounted onto a Neenah Solar White 110# base card.

I think this style of card could be good for almost any occasion, and also works for a man or woman.

Magenta Products used:

07.969.F have a Beautiful day!

Other Products used:

Paper Rose die 17874 Gum Leaf Border
Various Ranger alcohol inks
Yupo panel
Deco Foil, gold
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
So Silk Black Style cardstock

Friday, May 8, 2020

Super Saturday at Magenta: Cherry Blossom Chickadee and Distress Oxide Blends

Hello Everyone! It's my turn at the Magenta Blog today, and you can see that post here.

I adore this new bird stamp, Cherry Blossom Chickadee, designed by Nathalie, and it's perfect for a Spring card. Our cherry trees recently blossomed and there's nothing prettier.

My panel was cut to 5" x 3.75" using the Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables. The largest die in this set cuts to this size and adds a nice stitched edge finish.

I colored my panel by blending  Distress Oxide ink, using Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I think it's such a beautiful combination.

After the background colors were dry, I stamped the image and sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed with JudiKins White Diamond embossing powder.

I added additional color to the petals by painting on some Picked Raspberry Oxide ink. I tried to take a picture at an oblique angle to capture the sparkly look of the images, but it's really hard to see it in a photo. It's very pretty in real life.

This was a very easy and fast way to make a pretty Spring card for whatever occasion you need. I hope you like it. 

Hope you are all staying healthy and safe, and not taking any chances by going out unnecessarily. Wishing you all the best.

Magenta Products used:

03.127.P Cherry Blossom Chickadee

07.1028.D Happy Birthday

Other Products used:
Distress Oxide ink: Mermaid Lagoon,
Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry
Versamark ink
JudiKins White Diamond embossing powder
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables