Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Welcome back to my blog.  I know this is a busy time of year but I hope you have had some time for fun, also.  The Magenta Design Team has a treat for you today.  Everyone collaborated on a joint post of Christmas cards which you can see here.  

For the card I contributed to the post, I used the Magenta Poinsettia Border stamp.  I this is one of my favorite stamps from their 2018 release.  
I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and placed it in my MISTI.  I positioned the stamp so it was aligned near the top of the cardstock, then stamped with VersaFine Toffee ink.  I rotated the cardstock 180 degrees and stamped along the bottom edge of the cardstock.  I left my stamp in my MISTI as I planned to restamp the images after I finished my coloring.  
Next I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.  When the coloring was complete I put the cardstock back in my MISTI and used an anti-static tool over both images.  I restamped both borders using VersaMark ink and then embossed with detail gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and then embossed with Judikins Cherry Twinkle embossing powder.  I layered the image over a piece of green cardstock and then to an A2 card. 

I stamped several images of the Poinsettia Border on both Kraft and white cardstock and then used them on different cards.  I followed the same technique as above – stamp, color with Prismacolor pencils, then restamp and emboss.

For this card I stamped on Kraft cardstock, colored the image then restamped with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis ink.  I embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strips to cut the panel.  Unfortunately, I found out after I completed my cards that this die set has been discontinued but you can just trim the panel to size with a paper trimmer.  I adhered a piece of fun foam to the back to provide some added dimension to the finished card. 

I stamped “Peace, Love, Joy” with VersaMark on a piece of green cardstock, then embossed with detail gold embossing powder. I adhered the green cardstock to an A2 card and then adhered the stamped image to the green cardstock. 

I created this card the same way, but used a sentiment from Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages, CL722.

For my last card I stamped on white cardstock and after coloring I restamped with VersaMark and embossed with detail gold embossing powder.  I cut two panels – one with the Poinsettia Border and another for the sentiment.  Rather than using fun foam, I cut strips of gold metallic paper slightly larger than both strips and adhered the white strips on top.  I adhered both pieces to a piece of green cardstock that I had already adhered to an A2 card. 

I really am a big fan of this stamp.  I think it could also be colored with a variety of colors so it could work for year round cards. 

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness, peace and good health.
Magenta Products Used:

02.317.O Poinsettia Border
07.992.I Peace on Earth

07.990.G Peace Love Joy

Other Products Used:
My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strips, MFT-482
Prismacolor Pencils
Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages, CL722
VersaFine Clair Ink Green Oasis
VersaFine Ink Toffee
Judikins Clear Embossing Powder
Judikins Cherry Twinkle Embossing Powder

Friday, December 7, 2018

Magenta Super Saturday - Doodled Poinsettia

Welcome back to my blog.  I have a fun card for “Super Saturday with Pam” which you can also see on the Magenta blog here.  Today I made a card that features one of my favorite Magenta holiday stamps, the Doodled Poinsettia.  It was designed a couple of years ago by my good friend and fellow Magenta design team member, Dianne Johnson. 
I stamped the “Doodled Poinsettia” on a piece of Neenah white cardstock using VersaMark and then embossed it with gold detail embossing powder.  Next, I colored it with Tombow markers 703,757, and 847.  I started with the lighter color in the center moving out to the darker colors at the outer edges.  After the markers dried, I colored over the poinsettia with a Wink of Stella pen for some added shimmer.  I used a 3” circle die to cut out the image.  I also cut a 3 ¼” circle from gold metallic cardstock, then placed the poinsettia on top. 
I stamped “Peace, Love, Joy” with VersaFine Clair Green Oasis ink then embossed with clear embossing powder on a 4” x 5 ½” piece of Neenah white cardstock.  I created a mask of the sentiment by stamping on a Post-it note and cutting it out.  I placed the mask over the stamped sentiment and then splattered red and gold paint on it.  

Before it dried I covered the panel with Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.  You must do this right away for the embossing powder to stick but it adds so much sparkle to the front of the card.  You can really see the sparkle in person but unfortunately it doesn't photograph as well.

For the embellishment in the center I stamped “Joy” on a piece of clear shrink plastic with green Stazon ink, cut it out and then heated with a heat gun to shrink it.  You want to cut as closely to the stamped image as possible, however on clear plastic the background disappears once you put the embellishment on the card.
To assemble the card, I adhered a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” green textured cardstock to the front of an A2 card.  I wrapped some gold twine to the bottom of the white panel and adhered that to the front of the green panel.  I adhered the poinsettia to a 3” circle of fun foam and adhered it to the card.  I used a couple of glue dots to adhere the Joy embellishment in the center of the poinsettia.  Then I added a few jewels for a bit more bling.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Magenta Products Used:
44.012.L Doodled Poinsettia

07.990.G Peace Love Joy

Other Products Used:

Tombow Markers (Port Red (757); Pink Rose (703); Crimson (847))
VersaFine Clair Ink Green Oasis
Judikins Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder
Judikins Clear Embossing Powder
Stazon Ink
Shrink Plastic