Friday, February 19, 2021

Magenta Card Exchange February: California

 Another month and another fun chard exchange! This month my card went to a participant in California.

In making this card, I was inspired by a post by Kristina Werner. You can see her post here. She was using glitter watercolors by Iuile Watercolors on Etsy. This young lady hand makes her own watercolors, and I have become a bit addicted to them. They are expensive, but she sells dot cards with fairly large dots of watercolor on them, so that you can try out her colors fairly inexpensively.

I used Stonehenge black watercolor paper, since the glitter colors show up much better on black. Even after watercoloring this image, I still had a lot of watercolor left for other projects.

Prior to watercoloring, I stamped and embossed this beautiful Magenta image (Flower in Square) in gold onto the watercolor cardstock. 

Capturing the glitter on this project is very hard to do with a photograph, but it's pretty bling-y.
I set aside the image to dry and cut a panel of pink cardstock using The Greetery Crimped Frame die, and stamped the Magenta sentiment (Life is a Gift) at the bottom. I added some purple silk ribbon and mounted the watercolored panel over it. The entire panel was then mounted to a base card of 110# Neenah Solar White.

This is the sneak peek I showed on the FaceBook Magenta Passion Studio site. The glitter kind of shows up in this photo.

Magenta Products used:

19.048.M Flower in Square

07.640.G Life is a Gift

Other Products used:

Iuile Glitter Watercolors
Stonehenge Black Watercolor cardstock
Versamark ink
Versafine Onyx black ink
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Fine-Tek gold watercolor for splatters
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
Purple silk ribbon


  1. Beautiful Dianne, Love the watercolouring and I've been eyeing the Iuile watercolours. Good to know the dot cards have lots of colour. thanks for the inof

    1. Thanks Christine! Yes, Pam and I are loving the dot cards ;-)

  2. What a wonderful card to receive in an exchange. One of these years I'll get that crimped frame die that you love so much. Need to wait for a sale, which is when I do most of my crafting purchasing. From Laura P

    1. Thanks so much Laura! I do love that crimped frame die. It's like my favorite ever. I get a lot of use out of it.


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