Friday, January 7, 2022

Super Saturday at Magenta: Distress Blending

Hi everyone! I have this post over at Magenta and you can see it here.

 It's the time of year for Thank You cards, and one of my favorite kind to do. 

For this one I first blended Distress inks on a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock. I used an older Magenta stamp called Chickadee - Thinking of You. I have a card using the full stamp at the bottom of this post, and it's the first one I made for this post. But since I really wanted to do a Thank You card, I inked only the bottom of the stamp and added a Thank You sentiment from Sally Penley's beautiful calligraphy stamps. Both were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I painted the leaves using the Twinkle Tones shimmering watercolors that my friend Pam and I made. For more information on that, check out my post here. Any shimmery or glittery watercolors would do for this. Since I was painting on regular 80# cardstock, I didn't use a lot of water, and that brings out the beauty of these shimmery paints.

Here's an angled photo that shows how pretty the shimmery watercolors are.

Before I made the Thank You card, I made a Thinking of You card with the Chickadee. I love this stamp because it makes a card without adding anything else. For the Chickadee card I added Stickles on the leaves for some sparkle. The background is blended Distress ink using Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.

Magenta Products used:

Other Products used:

Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers,
Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn
Twinkle Tones Shimmer Watercolors
Firefly Stickles
Versafine Onyx Black ink
The Greetery GD-M-016 Crimped Frame Die
Neenah Solar White cardstock 80# & 110#
So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock
PTI Enchanted Evening cardstock
Honey Bee Prism Gems