Friday, May 22, 2020

Sending you Sunshine

 Welcome back to my blog and Magenta Super Saturday.  For today’s card I wanted to create something cheerful with bright colors.
Daisies always seem like such happy flowers to me so I thought the new large Painted Daisy would be perfect for today’s card.  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here. 
I put the stamp in my stamp positioner and stamped on five different pieces of Bristol 110# white cardstock with VersaFine Smokey Gray Ink.  I painted each flower with Zig Clean Color markers in shades of yellow, pink and orange (all the specific colors are listed below.)  After the ink was thoroughly dry, I returned each image to my stamp positioner, then restamped with VersaMark ink.  I embossed them with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder, then cut out each flower. 
For the card background paper, I applied Broken China, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks to a piece of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” white cardstock and then sprinkled a few water droplets on top and let them dry. I repeated the process on a second piece of cardstock, so I would have a piece for the sentiment.  On the second piece, I also splattered gold paint over the paper because I planned to emboss my sentiment in gold.

I adhered the first piece of background paper to and A2 card then started arranging the flowers on top.  I had originally planned to put all five flowers on the card so the card would be covered with lots of color.  As the card came together, I decided that I liked it with three flowers (and then I used the remaining two flowers on another card.)  I adhered the flowers to the front of the card, then trimmed the edges of the flowers even with the card front.  

Next, I ended up changing the sentiment and instead of stamping it on white like in the picture above, I stamped it on the second piece of blue background paper and embossed it with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder.  I cut a small strip of white cardstock a bit larger than my sentiment strip then decided I wanted it to have the same colors as the flowers.   I scribbled some ink from three Zig markers (Pink, Yellow and Orange) onto my glass mat and spritzed with water.  Then ran the white strip through the ink.  When I had the color the way I wanted it, I set it aside to dry. 
I adhered the sentiment strip with a bit of fun foam behind it to add dimension.  After I assembled the card, I added glossy accents to the center of the flowers and add added a few gemstones for a bit of sparkle.
For the second card, I made another piece of blue cardstock using a piece of white cardstock cut to 4” x 5 ¼”.  I splattered it with water and some gold paint.  I adhered the two flowers on top, then trimmed the petals even with the edges.  I adhered this to an A2 card.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, embossed with gold embossing powder and used die to cut a circle. I scribbled Pink, Orange and Yellow Zig markers on my glass media mat, and with a slightly wet paint brush picked up the ink and sprinkled it onto the sentiment piece.   I used a slightly larger circle die to cut a piece of the blue background paper and adhered the sentiment piece on top.  I added a piece of fun foam to the back for dimension then I added a few gemstones for some sparkle. 
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Magenta Products Used:
0815.N - Painted Daisy Large 

07.952.F - Sending you Sunshine

07.674.F - Circle of Friends 3

Other Products Used:
Zig Clean Color Brushes (Light Pink, Pink, Dark Pink, Tea Rose, Sugared Almond Pink, Lemon Yellow, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Scarlet Red, Red, Carmine Red)
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
VersaFine Smokey Gray Ink
Distress Oxide (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch)


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