Friday, August 23, 2019

Super Saturday with Pam - Celebrating Friendship

Welcome back to Magenta Super Saturday.  For today’s card I’m celebrating the joys of friendship – I made this card for someone who has been my friend for many, many years.  You can also see today's card on the Magenta blog here.

I experimented with the Square Tile stencil, Nuance and Nuvo Glimmer embossing paste.  I used a die to cut a 4” square piece of white, mixed media paper.  Then I cut it in half diagonally.  Since I planned to use embossing paste on the paper, I decided to cut it in half before applying the paste, rather than after it dried.  I wasn’t sure if it would cut smoothly after the paste dried.)  
I taped the triangle to the back of the stencil then applied some sparkly embossing paste, removed the stencil and set it aside to dry.  I immediately washed the stenciling paste off the stencil.

After the paste dried, I tapped small amounts of aquamarine, turquoise and cerulean blue Nuance onto a craft sheet and sprayed lightly with water to create “paint”.  I spritzed the paper very lightly, then used a paint brush to pick up each of the colors and drop it onto the card, between the stenciled areas.  
I did this until the entire piece was covered. 
I ended up getting the color on the stenciled area, so I used a paper towel to blot off the excess color. 

Next I used Distress Oxide Sprays to create a background piece.  I sprayed Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Wilted Violet on another piece of mixed media paper.  I sprayed each color, added a bit of water and heat set.  
I sprayed another layer of color, dried and then added a third layer of color.  
I loved the final result and how the blues and purple blended together.  The color changes when I photograph it - the purples show through a lot in real life and you will see that on some of the other photos.

For the last step, I stamped the sentiment on a circle of cardstock.  I applied some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edge to soften the bright white a bit.

I cut the Distress Oxide piece to 4” x 5 ¼” and the attached the stenciled triangle.  I trimmed the ends of the triangle even with the sides of the cardstock, then adhered to a piece of Glamour Green cardstock and then adhered it to an A2 card.  I adhered a piece of fun foam to the back of the sentiment circle, then adhered to the front of the card.  I added a few gems for a bit more sparkle.

By the way, this sentiment comes in two additional versions – Circle of Friends 1 which you can find here and Circle of Friends 2 which you can find here

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Magenta Products Used:
TM302 - Square Tile

Other Products Used:
Nuvo Glimmer Paste
Distress Oxide Sprays (Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Wilted Violet)
Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Magenta Super Saturday - Creating Smiles

Welcome back to Magenta Super Saturday.   This sentiment is another one of my favorites and today I’m using it for a thank you card.   I combined it with the Rows of Diamonds stencil for a card that I hope will make the recipient smile.  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here.

I started by taping my card stock to the back of the Rows of Diamonds stencil, then placing it on my Wendy Vecchi Stay-Tion.  I love this new tool for working with stencils - the magnets hold the stencil firmly in place but they are easier to move than the magnets we are used to in our stamping platforms like the MISTI. 
I applied a rainbow palette of Distress inks over the stencil (I’ve listed the colors below.)  
Without moving the stencil, I used a microfiber cloth to gently wipe the ink from the stencil then I used VersaMark cube to apply ink all over the colored areas.  (I like the cube size of the VersaMark ink for this type of applicationg because you can get into all the small spots on the stencil more easily.)  I removed the stencil, covered the image with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I applied Distress Antique Linen ink to “age” the paper then wiped the image again with a microfiber cloth to remove the ink from the embossed areas.  Next I trimmed the piece to 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" then used a rectangle die to cut out the center of the cardstock.  You could also use an X-acto knife to cut out the rectangle.  
I applied foam tape to the back of the image so it would be raised above the sentiment on the completed card.
Next I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of cardstock with VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossed with clear embossing powder then applied Distress Antique Linen over the image.  I centered the stenciled piece over the sentiment, the adhered that to a piece of So Silk Glamour Green cardstock that had been adhered to an A2 card.  
After the card was assembled, I sprayed it lightly with Imagine Craft Shimmer Spritz to add a bit of sparkle, then added a few gems for just a bit more sparkle.
This card came together very quickly so it would be easy to make several (in a variety of colors) to have a stash of multi-purpose cards.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Magenta Products Used
TM309 Rows of Diamonds

07.861.K - You Make My Heart Smile

Other Products Used
Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet)
Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-Tion
Imagine Craft Shimmer Spritz
VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink