Friday, November 16, 2018

Magenta Super Saturday - Peaceful Pumpkins

Welcome back to my blog.  I have another “Super Saturday with Pam” post appearing on the Magenta blog which you can see here.  For this week’s card I’m pairing the new “Peace” stamp with “Autumn Squash”, a stamp Magenta first released in 2008.

I stamped and embossed “Autumn Squash” on the smooth side of a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  

I used distress inks to watercolor the image. To add some shine to the finished image, I mixed a small amount of Pearl Perfect Pearls in the water before I started painting.  I started with the sky using Tumbled Glass, and then added small amounts of Broken China and Chipped Sapphire.  While the sky section dried, I painted the ground area using Twisted Citron and then small amounts of Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss.  I let the piece dry completely and then started on the squash.  They looked like pumpkins to me so that’s how I painted them.  I started with Dried Marigold then added small amounts of Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door.  I waited for the sky and ground to be dry before I painted to pumpkins to lessen the chance that some of the orange color would bleed into the sky.  

I had some help from one of my furry companions.  This is Finn and he likes to supervise my work. 

After the stamped image was dry, I used my detail scissors to trim along the outer lines.  I cut a piece of Stardream Lapis cardstock to 4” x 3 ¼”, ran the edges across a VersaMark ink pad and then embossed with detail gold embossing powder.   I stamped and embossed “Peace” using VersaMark and detail gold embossing powder on a piece of Curious Metallics Mandarin cardstock that I had cut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  I adhered it to the front of an A2 card.  I adhered the lapis cardstock to the top portion of the card.  I covered the back of the stamped image with foam tape and then adhered it in the center of the lapis piece.  To finish, I used a Wink of Stella pen on just the pumpkins to add some extra shimmer. 

I also used this stamp for a thank you card for some friends.  Every year right before Halloween, they have a pumpkin carving party and this stamp seemed perfect for the thank you card I wanted to send them.  I used Prismacolor pencils and the medium size “Thank you” calligraphy stamp for this card.  
I really enjoyed working with this stamp, so I hope you will give it a try.  Thanks for visiting my blog.
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Other Products Used:
Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door)
Perfect Pearls
StarDream Lapis Cardstock
Curious Metallics Mandarin Cardstock
Prismacolor pencils