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


  1. Your card is so beautiful and so cheerful. I love it!

  2. Cracks me up that your brushes are "so seasoned". I don't doubt it! And have you ordered the slimline crimped and nordic dies from The Greetery? And their circle die set? Hee, hee. Wonderful card and I LOVE the bright colors. From Laura P

    1. Haha! Thank you Laura! And yes of course, I have ordered all 3 of those. You know me so well!

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful happy card Dianne , love your masked blending and Magenta choices for gold embossing 💖


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