Friday, November 6, 2020

Super Saturday at Magenta: Distress Blending & Masked Sentiment

Hi everyone! I'm over at the Magenta blog today, and you can see that post here. It's that time of year again to say Happy Birthday to my friend Fred from The Netherlands. Unfortunately I only have one stamp that says Happy Birthday in Dutch, so I pull it out every year, but I'm sure he doesn't mind. At least the card is always different.

To make this card, first I made a sample on a piece of typing paper cut to the size of the card I planned to make. I sometimes either do sketches, or actually stamp it out to see if my layout will work. I decided to stamp this one because I was using just 2 stamps, one large and one small for this project, and had to stamp and emboss them multiple times.

Masking off a space for the sentiment, I used my MISTI to help plan where the stamps would go. My plan was to use this as a map to help lay out the images on my card.

To prepare my panel, I first die cut it with the Greetery's Crimped Frame die. I then masked off a 1/2" strip, and blended Distress Ink in blues and purple onto the panel. I flicked a little water on the blending to make speckles.

Once the blending was done and dried, I put my panel into my MISTI and placed the sample paper over it. I then one by one put the stamps onto  the image on the paper, picked them up with the MISTI, and stamped them onto my cardstock with Versamark Ink. I did this with each image, stamping with Versamark ink each time. I had to place a little extra piece of paper in a couple of places where I didn't want stamping, to get the look I wanted. I also had to remove part of the mask to get stamping into the white area on either side of the sentiment. 

I embossed the images with gold embossing powder. Last, I removed the rest of the mask and stamped the sentiment. Honestly, in my mind it was much easier than it actually turned out to be, but it was well worth the trouble. Happy Birthday Fred! I hope you like your card!!

Magenta Products Used:

07.907.L Multilingual Happy Birthday

Other Products Used:
Distress Ink: Speckled Egg,
Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Versamark Ink
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
Super Gold Curious Metallics cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
1/2" masking tape


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