Friday, March 26, 2021

Card Exchange: Canada

In the Magenta March card exchange my card went to Canada this time.  

I used one of my favorite Magenta stamps, Ornamental Onion Tile, but in a different way. Using Stonehenge black watercolor paper, I stamped the image with gold Delicata ink, and then used opaque metallic watercolors from Iuile to paint over the image. You can get her paints in half pans, as sets, or as dot cards. The dot cards have lots of paint on them, and are fun to experiment with.

I die cut the panel with The Greetery Nordic Frame die, and matted with gold cardstock. The gold mat peeks through the die cut panel and complements the gold in the image.

Although the paint is somewhat opaque, it blended well with the Delicata ink so that some of the gold showed through. I stamped the sentiment - one of Sally Penley's lovely calligraphy stamps made for Magenta - using Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

Here is a very out of focus image of the card, but I was trying to capture how glittery this paint actually is. It's beautiful in real life. At the end, I flicked gold Fine-Tec watercolor all over.

Magenta Products used:

14.593.L Ornamental Onion tile

07.976.G Hello!

Other Products used:
Metallic watercolors from Iuile at Etsy
The Greetery Nordic Frames die
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Fine-Tec Gold watercolors
Versamark ink
Ranger gold embossing powder
Stonehenge black watercolor paper
Curious Metallic Super Gold cardstock
Neenah 110# solar white cardstock

Friday, March 12, 2021

Magenta Super Saturday: Distress Blending on Slimline Card

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

I wanted to try doing a slimline card today. I seem to be collecting lots of things to use on slimline cards, and for today's card, I used none of them! So I'm quite sure you will be seeing lots of them in coming posts.

I have to say that this card did not turn out how I imagine it would. I think in my head the colors were lighter, but it turned out bright and happy.

I started with a panel that is 8.5" x 3.5" and I started masking off areas of 1" each, leaving 1/4" in between. I chose rainbow colors to do Distress blending in each of the 1" areas.

I thought I would do a sort of rainbow pattern.

My brushes are so seasoned that probably if I wanted to do a lighter blend I would need to just not ink them!

I made sure the inks were dry, and stamped and embossed the beautiful Clematis Vine from Magenta, and the gorgeous Happy Birthday by Sally Penley for Magenta. The embossing was done in gold. I matted the panel with red cardstock cut at 8.75" x 3.75", and mounted it to a base card that measures 9" x 4" Cut your base card to 9" x 8" and score at 4"), which fit perfectly into a #10 business size envelope.

Magenta Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry,
Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed,
Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers,
Wilted Violet
Versamark Ink
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Post-it 2" Removable Labeling Tape
PTI Pure Poppy cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock