Friday, September 24, 2021

Magenta Super Saturday - O Christmas Tree!

Welcome back to my blog and Magenta Super Saturday.  Today I am using the new Christmas tree stamp from Magenta’s 2021 Holiday release.  You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here

I placed the stamp in my stamp positioner, stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink on a piece of white cardstock, then used Prismacolor colored pencils to color the image.  I returned the stamp to my stamp positioner, stamped with VersaMark ink, and embossed with Judikins Pine Twinkle embossing powder.  I shaded the outer edges around the tree with Distress Tumbled Glass Oxide ink. 
To create the frame, I cut a piece of red linen cardstock and two pieces of 65# white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”.  I stacked all three pieces together and cut them with the Penny Black Stitched Frames frame die.  This process ensures all three pieces are cut in the same position.  If the die doesn’t cut through all three pieces of cardstock, lift off the cut layer then just fit the die back into imprint on the next layer, and die cut again.  Glue all three layers together then trim down the stamped image to fit behind the frame.  Glue the frame to the stamped image, then to the front of an A2 card.  To finish I added some Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops in the background for a bit more sparkle.

Magenta Products Used:

Other Products Used:
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink
VersaMark Ink
Judikins Pine Twinkle Embossing Powder
Penny Black Stitched Frames die set (#51-709)
Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops
PrismaColor Pencils
Distress Oxide Tumble Glass Ink

Friday, September 3, 2021

Magenta Super Saturday - New Stamps!

Welcome back to Super Saturday.  Today I am using the beautiful bird stamp from Magenta’s most recent release of new stamps. You can also see my card on the Magenta blog here.

I used water-based TomBow markers to color the image on the back of vellum – I just love this technique. You can also used alcohol based markers (Copic) or colored pencils - each medium provides a beautiful result.  I cut a piece of 29# vellum to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.  I used my powder tool very liberally over the surface, stamped the bird image using VersaMark, then sprinkled Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold embossing powder over the top.  To heat emboss the image I warmed up my heat gun for about 30 seconds then kept it moving over the entire surface of the paper to slowly melt the embossing powder without warping the vellum. 

I selected several green markers and began coloring the leaves on the back side of the stamped image.  It takes a bit longer for the ink to dry on the vellum which provides more time for blending the colors.  I've listed all the colors I used below.

Once I completed the leaves I moved on to the bird, berries, and the fence posts. 
I wanted a colored background for the bird and at first I thought about coloring in that area on the vellum.  Instead, I blended Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks onto a piece of white cardstock, putting the lighter color in the center, and the darker color around the outer edges.  This will go under the vellum layer to create blue shading.  
I used 4 3/8” and 4 5/8” oval dies from the Hero Arts Infinity Dies to create a frame for the bird.  To create this look, I cut a piece of white cardstock and green cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.  I used the 4 5/8” oval die to cut the opening in the white cardstock, then adhered this to the green cardstock.  I centered the smaller oval die in the opening, taped it down and ran it through my die cut machine. 
Next, I adhered the bird, embossed side up, to the back of the frame, adhered this to the inked blue background and finally adhered them to the front of an A2 card. 

Magenta Products Used:
The new stamps aren't available in the store yet so to order them, please e-mail Magenta and provide the stamp number.

Other Products Used:
Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold embossing powder
TomBow Markers ((Leaves: 245, 346, 195); (Bird: 25, 885, 905, 847): (Berries: 847, 565); (Fence 899, 977))
Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon)
Hero Arts Infinity Dies - Nested Oval