Friday, January 22, 2021

Magenta Super Saturday - Valentine Hearts


Welcome back to my blog.  It’s time to start making Valentine’s cards at my house and today I have a very quick an easy one.  

It features two of my favorite Magenta stamps, the Heart Tapestry and “Love Makes the World Go Round.”  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here. 

I cut a piece of 110# white cardstock to measure 4” x 5 ½”.  I placed it in my MISTI, then positioned the heart stamp in the upper left corner of the cardstock.  I inked the stamp with two shades of VersaFine Claire pigment ink and stamped the image. 

I slid the cardstock up (without moving the stamp) about 2 1/8”.  I cleaned the stamp, reinked and stamped the second heart image.
I repeated the same process a third time, then embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder also. 

I had originally planned something more elaborate for this card like ink smooshing with Distress Inks or trimming the strip of hearts and matting it on a strip of gold cardstock and then onto another piece of cardstock with the sentiment stamped on it.  However, after I finished the embossing, I decided that I liked the simplicity of the card and decided to stop.  I matted the card onto a piece of So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock, then onto the front of an A2 card.  I added a few gems for a bit of sparkle.  

I may still try my other ideas for this design because I love both of the stamps.  I hope you will try them too.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Magenta Products Used:  

08.026.I - Heart Tapestry

Other Products Used:

VersaFine Claire Ink ( Glamorous, Charming Pink)
So Silk Cardstock (Beauty Pink)

Friday, January 1, 2021

Magenta Super Super Saturday - Happy New Year


Welcome back to my blog.  I hope your New Year is off to a great start.  

I decided to make a set of tri-fold cards today using a set of Magenta puzzle stamps.  The Garden Flower Tile set has four different square stamps that work together beautifully but can also be used individually.  These cards will work well for any occasion but I plan to send them to friends just to say “hello.”  You can also my cards on the Magenta page here.

I positioned each of the stamps in my stamping tool and stamped them on a piece of desert storm cardstock with VersaFine Olympia Green ink.  I lined them up so there would be enough space to cut them out after I finished coloring them. 

Next, I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils (There’s a list of the colors I used below.)   I used my powder tool generously over all the images and returned the piece to my stamp positioner.  I restamped the images using VersaMark ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut out all the images which created a 2” square.  Then I matted them on two slightly larger squares of cardstock. The first layers was a piece of embossed velvet that measured 2 ¼” square and the bottom layer of the square was 2 ½’ square.  I used a piece of double sided gold paper for the bottom layer because after the card is assembled, a small portion of the back of the square will be visible.

For the card bases I cut four pieces of desert storm cardstock to 4 1/2" x 11", then scored each piece at 1 3/4" and 7 1/8" and folded on the score lines to make tri-fold cards.

I stamped the Swirly Leaves stamp repeatedly on the card front with VersaMark ink and then embossed with Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. 

To complete the cards I adhered the square stamped image to the front of the cards as shown in the picture above.  I added two accent strips of the same cardstock I used to mat the stamped image.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I wish you the very best in the coming year.  

Magenta Products Used

CSET35 - Garden Flower Trio
85.020.N - Swirly Leaves

Other Products Used

VersaFine Olympia Green Ink

VersaMark Ink

Judikins Clear Embossing Powder

Prismacolor Pencils

(Leaves: PC911, PC913, PC989, PC907, PC909, PC912)

(Flowers: PC918, PC921, PC917, PC1002, PC926)

(Background:  PC992, PC1024)