Friday, January 24, 2020

Valentine Kitty

Welcome back to Super Saturday.  Today I have a quick card for you and you can also see it on the Magenta blog here. 

I love cats; in fact, my whole family loves cats so I plan to give this card to my granddaughter.  She has a black special needs kitty that she adopted specifically because black cats have a lower adoption rate that other kitties.    

I used a stitched rectangle die to create a frame from a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white linen cardstock.  I used a blending brush to apply Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress ink around the inner and outer edges of the frame.  I wanted random hearts around the frame so I masked off the "15 Hearts" stencil so I could use just one heart.  Using a blending brush, I applied Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, through the heart that was masked off.  I placed it in various places around the frame, sometimes using the whole heart and other times letting it run over the edge to make the placement look random.

I used my MISTI to stamp the "Cat on a Heart" stamp with VersaFine Black Onyx ink on a piece of white cardstock then colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  I returned it to my MISTI, stamped again with VersaMark ink then embossed with clear embossing powder.  This made the markings on the kitty stand out a little better.  

I put foam tape on the back of the frame and then centered it over the cat image.  I adhered this to an A2 card.  I added a few sequins and some glossy accents on the heart. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  

Magenta Products Used:
08.093.H - Cat on Heart

TM210 - 15 Hearts
Other Products Used:
Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry)
Prismacolor Pencils
VersaMark Ink
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
Glossy Accents

Friday, January 3, 2020

Many Mandalas

Welcome back to Super Saturday.  I hope your New Year is off to a great start.   I need to make several birthday cards this month, so I decided to use pieces of the Flower Mandala Background stamp as the focal point on the card.  My card is also part of a Magenta blog post which you can see here.

Using my MISTI I stamped the image on the smooth side of watercolor paper, then embossed with gold or silver embossing powder.  

I taped the paper to my work surface then I sprinkled nuance over the top.  I sprayed with water and then let it sit until dry.  (I used Bright Yellow, Orange and Red on one piece; Aquamarine, Lagoon and Violet on another piece.)
I also stamped the image on several different pieces of cardstock - white, tan, gray and blue, with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink.  I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.  
I returned the cardstock to my MISTI, generously used the powder tool all over the image and then restamped the image with VersaMark ink.  I embossed with gold or silver embossing powder, depending on the color of the cardstock.  
I cut the mandala into 1 7/8” strips and I cut a 2 1/8” wide piece of pearlized purple background paper.  I placed that on a piece of 3 ¾” x 5” piece of white cardstock to determine where to stamp my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment, then embossed with silver embossing powder.  I used a blending brush to add a bit of Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet Distress ink.  I adhered the Mandala strip to the piece of background paper, then adhered them to the left side of the white cardstock.  This piece was adhered to another piece of pearlized purple paper then to the front of an A2 card.  I finished it off with a few gems. 
I ended up with a bunch of images that I can use to create a variety of cards.

I hope you have a wonderful 2020, with lots of opportunities for crafting and creating.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  

Magenta Products Used:
0772.R Flower Mandala Background
MNUC  Nuance

Other Products Used:

Prismacolor Pencils
VersaMark Ink
VersaFine Ink
Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold, Ranger Platinum)