Friday, April 15, 2022

Super Saturday at Magenta: Masking Stencil Distress Blending

 Hi everyone! I'm over at the Magenta blog with this post today and if you like, you can see it here.

I used just the outside or frame part of the Magenta MC48 Duo Texture mask set to blend Distress ink into a very cool design.

I put the stencil onto a panel of 80# cardstock and started blending. I added a circle mask that I punched out of masking paper using a 1 1/4" circle punch. I placed it to the right of the image to represent a rising sun, and continued to blend the ink, trying to keep it relatively light.

I stamped the Magenta Miscanthus image with Versamark ink and embossed in gold. The sentiment was added last in Onyx Black Versafine ink, and the panel was cut using The Greetery Crimped Frame die. Finally the panel was matted with So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock.

Magenta Products used:

07.969.F have a Beautiful day!

Other Products used:
Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Versamark ink
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Ranger Gold Embossing powder
The Greetery GD-M-016 Crimped Frame Die
Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock
So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock

Monday, April 11, 2022

Happy Birthday Layering Stencils

I have become fascinated with layering stencils, and I have posted some of my projects here and here. This is my favorite one so far, and I used a set from Pinkfresh Studio called Cosmos Bunch. I hope to do much more with this set, since it comes with stamps, a die and layering stencils. For these cards I only used the  stamp and stencils.

I honestly wasn't sure which card to post first, since I love them all. They are all the same design, but with different colors, and most of them went to my friend Pam's Church charity.

I stamped each panel with a light color of ink. It really doesn't matter what color you use for this step because it will eventually be covered with gold embossing. There are 5 stencils: 3 for the blossoms and 2 for the leaves. I used my small iCrafter brushes to blend the inks. I like to smooth out some of the blending with colored pencils. A complete list of the colors used is below.

I made 2 or 3 cards with each color family. It's easy to make multiples while you have everything out.

After I stamped each panel I left the stamp in the stamp platform. Once they were all colored I stamped them with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I very much enjoyed coloring all of these, both by blending the inks and then adding touches with colored pencils.

I used blends of orange, red, purple and pinks with accents of blue

I die-cut each panel using my favorite edge finishing die, The Greetery Crimped Frame die. I then cut the sentiment out for each panel from black cardstock.

I chose mats for each color family and put everything together. I hope you like these, I really think they're pretty and they were fun to make.

Products used all cards:
Pinkfresh Studio Cosmos Bunch Stamp Set 132721
Pinkfresh Studio Cosmos Bunch Layering Stencils 132921
Simon Says Stamp CZ Design Happy Birthday Die czd82
Versamark ink
Ranger gold embossing powder
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock

Products for orange cards:
Distress inks: Wild Honey, 
Spiced Marmalade, Prize Ribbon,
Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron,
Mowed Lawn
Prismacolor Pencils: 
PC1032 Pumpkin Orange, PC1003 Spanish Orange 
PC912 Apple Green, PC905 Aquamarine
Stampin Up Cajun Craze cardstock

Products for red cards:
Distress inks: Aged Mahogany,
Festive Berries, Prize Ribbon,
Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron,
Mowed Lawn
Prismacolor Pencils:
PC924 Crimson Red, PC994 Process Red,
PC905 Aquamarine, PC912 Apple Green
Malmero Pearl Red Cardstock

Products for purple cards:
Distress inks: Wilted Violet, 
Villainous Potion, Peacock Feathers, 
Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Prismacolor Pencils:
PC1008 Parma Violet, PC956 Lilac,
PC905 Aquamarine, PC912 Apple Green
PTI Plum Pudding Cardstock

Products for pink cards:
Distress inks: Kitsch Flamingo,
Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers,
Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Prismacolor Pencils: 
PC928 Blush Pink, PC994 Process Red,
PC905 Aquamarine, PC912 Apple Green
PTI Hibiscus Burst Cardstock