Welcome back to my blog and Magenta Super Saturday. I love this Irish Blessings quote and since
my post is close to St. Patrick’s Day, it seemed like a good time to use it on
a card. You can also see my cards on the
Magenta blog here.
Start by stamping “Lonely Landscape” on a piece of white cardstock. I’ve had this stamp for a long time so first I had to remove it from the wood block so I could use it in my stamping tool, which I needed to use for this technique.I colored the image with my Pan Pastels. You could just as easily use color pencils, chalks, markers or another medium but I haven’t used my Pan Pastels in a while and thought it would be fun to work with them again. If you aren’t familiar with Pan Pastels, they are pastel powders in a cake form that you apply with sponges or other tools. The colors are very rich and they are fun to work with. After I finished coloring, I returned the image to my stamping tool, stamped with VersaMark ink, then embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut out the image around the outer lines, then also cut out a piece of fun foam that was slightly smaller and adhered it to the back of the image. I adhered this to a scrap piece of background paper I had previously created with green Nuance powders. Next, I stamped “Buds & Flourishes” randomly around the edges of a piece of Kraft cardstock with VersaMark ink. I lightly applied gold Pan Pastel powder on top of the ink using a tapping motion, rather than a rubbing motion. If you rub the powder into the stamped image, the ink will smear, but if you tap the powder on, you are pushing the powder into the ink without smearing it. I positioned the “Irish Quote” sentiment on the right side and stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink. Next, I trimmed the image to 3 ½” by 4 ¾” and then cut a slightly larger piece of dark green cardstock.For the final step, I stamped “Buds & Flourishes” randomly around the edges of an A2 card and then tapped gold Pan Pastel on top. Before assembling the card, I sprayed each stamped image with a fixative to prevent the Pan Pastels from smearing. I set the images aside to dry, which didn’t take long, then assembled the card. Thanks for visiting my blog today.