Friday, August 20, 2021

Super Saturday at Magenta: Distress Blending and Prismacolors

 Hi everyone, I am also posting this over on the Magenta blog, and you can see that post here.

I love the technique of stamping and embossing a background stamp, and then blending Distress ink over the embossing. Sometimes though, I feel that the image needs a little bit more to make it stand out.

I stamped the Magenta stamp Floral Background onto a panel of white cardstock using Versamark ink. I then embossed the image with White Diamond embossing powder. I blended three colors of Distress ink over the panel. To make the floral, leaf and berry images stand out more, I decided to color them with Prismacolor pencils.

I took this photo after I embossed the background and blended the Distress, and I was just starting to color in the flowers. It was fun and relaxing, and I like how all of the images were enhanced.

Here's a more up close shot of the process. The White Diamond embossing is really pretty in real life, and very sparkly, but that doesn't show up well in the photos.

To finish the card, I cut the panel down to 3.5" x 4.75" and adhered it to a piece of So Silk cardstock that was die cut using a new to me Greetery die called Postal Frames.

I stamped the Magenta sentiment onto another piece of So Silk cardstock and embossed it in white. The sentiment was die cut using a Poppy Stamps die called Colwell Label Set. I adhered the sentiment to the panel using foam tape, so that it was popped up a little. The entire panel was adhered to a white base card.

Magenta Products used:

14.660.R Floral Background

07.969.F Have a Beautiful day!

Other Products used:

Distress inks: Wilted Violet,
Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch
Prismacolor Pencils: PC105 Cobalt Turquoise,
PC992 Light Aqua, PC1008 Parma Violet,
PC912 Apple Green, PC908 Dark Green
JudiKins Diamond White embossing powder
Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder
The Greetery Postal Grames Die GD-M-038
Poppy Stamps Colwell Label die set 2325
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock
So Silk Glamour Green cardstock


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Layering Stencils - Happy Birthday

I have been playing a lot lately with layering stencils and they are pretty fun. A lot of companies have come out with different ones, and I have been mostly using Altenew and Pinkfresh ones so far.

Today I used a stencil from Altenew called Sweet Spring. I really like this one because it has both layers on the same stencil, and they are pretty easy to line up.

It all boils down to what colors you choose to use. I used regular Distress ink on all of these panels, and used small iCraft brushes to brush on the color. I did find that it enhanced them a little to do some finishing with colored pencils.

After finishing the color on this card, I added a happy birthday die-cut and sent it to one of my oldest friends.

Here are some photos I took of the other panels I made, so that you can see the colors I used

Products used for Birthday Card:
Altenew Sweet Spring Stencil
Distress inks: Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire
Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
Prismacolor Pencils: PC917 Sunburst Yellow,
Scolar318 Orange, PC912 Apple Green,
PC1004 Yellow Chartreuse
Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die czd82
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
Tim Holtz Matte Black Alcohol Ink cardstock
PTI True Black cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock