Friday, August 7, 2020

Magenta Super Saturday - Fun with Puzzle Stamps

Welcome back Magenta Super Saturday.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  For today’s card I used a Magenta puzzle stamp set that I’ve had for at least 13 years, and probably longer. 
I love these puzzle sets because you can arrange the stamps in a variety of ways and now that we have stamp positioners, it’s even easier to make beautiful compositions with these stamp sets.  You can see my card on the Magenta blog here.
I began by arranging the stamps in my stamp positioner.  I needed to make some “Thank You” cards so I decided to incorporate a sentiment into the design.  I used the small “Thank You” that Sally Penley designed for Magenta because the size and scale worked perfectly with the other stamps in this set.  I experimented with a few different arrangements and stamped on some scratch paper until I had the arrangement I liked.  I stamped the image on a piece of white cardstock and then colored all the floral images with my Caran D’ache Luminance colored pencils.  
When I was done coloring the flower images, I used a T-ruler and a pencil to draw a rectangle around the thank you greeting, similar to the line that is around the flower puzzle stamps, then colored in the area around the greeting.  I put the image back in the stamp positioner, restamped with VersaMark and embossed with Brutus Monroe Gilded gold embossing powder.   I drew over the pencil line around the greeting with a fine tip glue pen and also added a few dots of glue around the greeting, then covered that with gold embossing powder.  When the glue was dry, I heat set the embossing powder. To finish up, I trimmed down the image then adhered it to a slightly larger piece of gold foil cardstock, then adhered that to the front of an A2 card. 
Just for fun, I’ve added another picture of a card (and I apologize for the photo quality) that I made for my daughter-in-law’s first Mother’s Day thirteen years ago.  I used this same stamp set and added my adorable granddaughter’s picture to the design. 
Magenta has several puzzle stamps and they all begin with the code “CSET”.  You can see more puzzle stamps here.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Magenta Products Used:

CSET23 - Spring Passion
07.977.E - Thank you Small
Other Products Used:
Caran D'ache Luminance Colored Pencils
VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing Powder