Friday, February 15, 2019

Magenta Super Saturday - Happy Birthday

Welcome back to Super Saturday.  I need to make a bunch of birthday cards for family and friends who have birthdays in the coming weeks.  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here.

I have always loved the vertical Happy Birthday stamp so I paired it with the Floral Tile stamp to create this card.

I patted light colors of Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat (Antique Linen, Tumble Glass and Bundled Sage) and sprayed liberally with pearly water (Perfect Pearls mixed in water.)  I dabbed two pieces of heavyweight white cardstock onto the ink, dried it with my heat gun and repeated until I had the coverage I wanted.  I did both pieces at the same time because I wanted the colors to be similar on both.

When the cardstock was dry, I used my MISTI and VersaClair Oasis Green ink to stamp the cardstock with the Floral Tile stamp. 
I colored the images with a variety of Prismacolor pencils, then returned it to my MISTI in the same position.  
I stamped again with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the happy birthday on the second piece of cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I trimmed the pieces down and adhered them to a piece of Fair Blue So Silk cardstock and then to the front of an A2 card.  I added a few accents with Nuvo Morning Dew drops.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Magenta Products Used:
R.0427 Floral Tile

07.430.I Happy Birthday

Other Products Used:
VersaFine Clair Green Oasis
Prismacolor Pencils (Pale Sage, PC 1089; Peacock Green, PC907; Spring Green, PC913; Magenta, PC930; Crimson Lake, PC925; Mulberry, PC 995; Deco Pink, PC 1014; Lilac, PC 956; Parma Violet, PC1008; Yellowed Orange, PC1002; Spanish Orange, PC1003; Orange, PC 918; Pale Vermillion, PC921)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Magenta Super Saturday - Happy Valentine's Day

Welcome back to my blog and Magenta Super Saturday.  Recently I’ve been making lots of Valentine’s Day cards for a project at my church so I thought I’d share one of them with you today. 

I used the Wavy Texture stencil and Heart Burst stamp.  Magenta has so many great heart stamps that work so well for Valentines that it was hard to choose one.  You can also see this card on the Magenta blog here.
I taped the Wavy Texture stencil to a piece 5” x 3 ¾” Kraft cardstock so I could run it through my Big Shot.  I used Tab 1 of the main plate, then a cutting plate, the rubber pad, then the paper and stencil (with the stencil on top) then another cutting plate.  You may need to experiment with your machine until you get the right amount of thickness.  

After running this through the Big Shot you can see the impression of the stencil on the paper.  Before removing the paper from the stencil, I patted a VersaMark pad over the surface.  I removed the stencil and covered the surface with Wow Pearl Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter.  

I stamped the Heart Burst with VersaFine Clair Glamorous (Red) ink on a piece of 2 1/8” x 2 1/8” square of Kraft cardstock, then embossed with the same embossing powder.  I stamped with the red ink so that the heart would stand out a bit more on the Kraft cardstock.  I ran the edges of the square along a VersaMark pad and then dipped each edge in the gold embossing powder and heat set it.  This provides just a touch of gold sparkle along the edges.

To assemble, adhere a piece of 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” red linen to the front of an A2 Kraft card, then adhere the embossed piece on top.  Adhere the heart image to a 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” square of red linen.  Apply a piece of Fun Foam to the back.  To finish the card, tie a bow with gold twine, adhere it to the Fun Foam and then adhere it to the front of the card. 

I love embossing with stencils because of the great texture it adds to a card.  I hope you will give it a try.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Magenta Products Used:
TM222 Wavy Texture

42.237.H Heart Burst

Other Products Used:
Wow Pearl Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink
VersaMark Ink