Friday, September 20, 2019

Super Saturday with Pam - Thinking of You

Welcome back to Magenta Super Saturday.  I love this stamp from Magenta’s last release.  The bird sitting in the water seems to be perfect for a “thinking of you” card.  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here.
I began by stamping the bird on a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Dura-Lar (a clear plastic type material) using Jet Black Stazon ink.  Since I stamped on plastic, I let this dry overnight to be sure I didn’t smudge the image.  I positioned the stamp to allow enough room for the sentiment at the bottom, however the sentiment is stamped on the background paper.
To create the background, I used Distress Stain daubers.  On a piece of watercolor paper, I applied Crushed Olive stain using a light back and forth motion on the paper.  Next I applied Salty Ocean stain, overlapping the Crushed Olive slightly to blend the two colors.  I used the stamped image as a guide because I wanted the reeds in the image to be in the green area as it transitioned to the blue water.  I moved to Tumbled Glass for the sky, again overlapping with the previous color. 
I added just a touch of Wilted Violet to the sky and blended it with the Tumbled Glass.  The violet is very subtle but you can see it on the finished piece.  When the piece of was very dry, I stamped the sentiment at the bottom using black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so it would stand out a bit.
I trimmed the Dura-Lar piece and the watercolor piece to 3 ½” x 5 ½” inches, punched two holes in the top and tied them together with twine.  I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock.  I used a foam applicator to apply the corresponding Distress Inks on the front of the card to extend the color from the watercolor panel.  The inks are a bit lighter than the stains so I think they blended well with the stamped image.

This stamp is very versatile, too.  Christine Alexander recently used this stamp to create two beautiful cards.  She used alcohol inks on one card and Distress Oxide inks on the second card.  You can see her Magenta blog post here

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Magenta Products Used:
0764.O Egret in Reeds

07.954.G Think of you often
Other Products Used:
Distress Stain Daubers (Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet)
Distress Inks (Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet)
Dura-Lar Clear Transparency
Stazon Jet Black Ink
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink