Saturday, January 13, 2018

What a Wonderful World!

Today, I am sharing a little 4 1/8 x 4 5/8 " (10.5 x 11.5 cm) sparkly stencilled card coloured with alcohol inks that I have up on the Magenta blog. It is really a challenge to show the amazing look of this card as it is hard to capture the effect it has in real life with a photo.

Supplies: Bird stencil and sentiment stamp (Magenta), Tim Holtz Alcohol inks [Citrus, Espresso, Sunshine Yellow, Pink Sherbet, Sailboat Blue], Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks, Black Soot Archival ink, Matte Gel (Ranger), 130 lb cardstock (Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock)

For this card, I started on a 130lb cardstock and stenciled the Bird on a branch with a mix of matte gel and Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter. After I removed the stencil, I sprinkled more glitter on top and let it dry. 

Once it was thoroughly dry, I tapped off the excess glitter and then used a variety of alcohol inks to paint the glitter. The leaves are painted with different concentrations of Citrus with blending solution and same for the branches using Espresso. The bird is painted with Sunshine Yellow, Pink Sherbet, with a touch of Sailboat Blue to darken the pink in spots. Next, I stamped the What a Wonderful World sentiment in black ink and added a little splatter with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks. Lastly, I matted the piece on a cardstock cardbase.

Colouring with the alcohol inks on the glitter gel was surprisingly fast and easy because there is such little dry time for the inks. Start with a light hand as you add colour and build as you go. This technique creates a unique glitter stencilled card with dimension. I hope you give it a try.


Magenta products used:

Monday, January 1, 2018

Celebrating a New Year!

Happy New Year!

Here's a festive Cheers toast to 2018 card. I went with a retro feel for this Magenta celebration card both in colour and design.

I started by cutting a piece of Ingrid pattern paper into a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 " panel, adhered it to a cardbase, and using the Stars stencil, I inked it with Gold Glitz Delicata ink and then slightly offset with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then, I cut a champagne glass out of Canson XL watercolour paper using a Silhouette cut file. I also cut out the "cheers" sentiment from cardstock at the same time. I covered the glass shape with a very watery watercolour using Golden Yellow Nuance. Once dry, I added more Golden Yellow powder to the water and a tiny touch of Ocean Nuance powder to create a champagne colour. Then, I dabbed it in to create the look of bubbly liquid being sure to leave a highlight area. Once that was completely dry, I used Gold Glitz Delicata ink to stamp the Script and Postmark script sections onto the entire shape. While that was drying, I used a black Sharpie marker to colour the vinyl Retro Alphabet Peel Off numbers for 2018 and covered the cheers die cut with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Vegas Gold embossing powder. Next, I used the small Bubble Path Duo stencil and Unicorn pigment ink with a stub to add in bubbles on the glass and background along with a circle outline with a Stardust Gelly pen. Once I adhered all the pieces to the background, I added the teeniest sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins to give it the finishing bubbly touch.

So to start the year off in a festive manner, I am entering this celebratory card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Party Challenge.

Hope you have a happy, healthy and creative 2018!


Supplies: Ingrid patterned paper, Stars and Bubble Duo stencils, Nuance powders [Golden Yellow & Ocean], Script and Postmark stamp, & Retro Alphabet Vinyl stickers (Magenta), Gold Glitz Delicata, Black Tuxedo Momento and VersaMark ink (Tsukineko), Vegas Gold embossing powder (Emerald Creek), Unicorn white pigment ink (Hero Arts), Canson XL watercolour paper, cheers and glass cut file (Silhouette store), Stardust Gelly Roll pen (Sakura), black marker (Sharpie), assorted Moonshine sequins (Simon Says Stamp)


Magenta products used:
Produits Magenta utilisés:
ME234 INGRID - 10 Sheets
TM179 Bubble Path Duo

Script and Postmark
Nuance - MNU008 - Golden Yellow
Nuance - MNU025 - Ocean
Retro Alphabet


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Birthday Girl

I have been finishing off the year, spending some time in my craft room, puttering away at organizing supplies and using up found items that I had laying around over the last couple of days. 

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Confetti Collection patterned papers, stickers, emboss folder (Crate Paper), baker's twine (MME), adhesive (Xyron), foam tape (Dollarama), black packaging insert (misc.)

For my last card of 2017, I made a quick fun and easy birthday girl party card. The black base for this card is made from an upcycled packaging insert that I embossed with the Maggie Holmes Birthday Song emboss folder and then sanded a bit before adhering bits and pieces from Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Confetti collection.

It will be the perfect card to celebrate a family member's birthday upcoming birthday next week as well as for entering it into Simon Says Stamps Monday Party Challenge.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Winter Magic

Today, I am up on the Magenta blog with a simple wintery magic card. It has been so frigid, where I live of late, that my card was inspired by the beautiful effect of frosted snow crystals creeping up the corner of the window pane in my craft room.

Supplies: Snowflakes mask, magic sentiment and Cerulean Blue Nuance powder (Magenta), texture paste, watercolour paper, Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger), Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts), vellum (The Paper Company)

While it is hard to see in the photo, I just love the beautiful sparkle effect of the Imagine Crafts Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz on top of the texture paste. Pure magic!

If you would like to learn how to make this card, a simple step-by-step can be found by visiting the Magenta blog here.

I am entering this card into the More Than Words December "Us" Mini Challenge. Details on the challenge can be found here.

Wherever you are this holiday season, I hope you are enjoying some wintery magic!



Magenta products used:

Friday, December 22, 2017

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's - Day 11 with Magenta

Have you been following Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's 12 Days of Giving? Today is Day 11 and Magenta is one of the sponsors. 

Head on over to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's blog here for details on how to enter. 


Monday, December 18, 2017

Emerald Creek Excitement

It's Day 7 in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's 12 Days of Giving and one of today's sponsors is Emerald Creek Craft Supplies with a prize pack that includes their exciting announcement for today...

Check out these cool colour releases...

Details on how to enter the Day 7 draw can be found here and the new Seth Apter Baked Texture release details can be found here.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Joy

Today, I have a little Magenta watercolour merriment to bring some joy during the holiday season.

Starting with the Christmas Tree stencil, I used a mini Broken China Distress ink pad and ran it along the outline shape of the tree. I spritzed it with water and then used it like a stamp on a 140 lb piece of watercolour paper. While the colour dried, I cleaned off the stencil and dried it. Next, I lined the stencil up with the tree shape and using three colours of watercolour pencil crayons, I outlined the ball ornament shapes and added more colour to one side of the ball. I repeated the same process with a brown watercolour pencil crayon for the tree trunk. Then using a fine waterbrush, I moved the colour around creating a darker to lighter area and leaving a highlight.

Once dry, I added a shadow outline area with a graphite Stabilo All pencil. Next, on a piece of acetate transparency, I used the Love Letter stamp with Saddle Brown StazOn ink. Then, I stamped the Joy part of the Joy to the World sentiment stamp with Jet Black StazOn ink. Once completely dry. I cut them into three pieces, and adhered them with a gloss gel media. Then, I mixed Delicata Golden Glitz re-inker mixed with texture paste and used the Stars stencil to create the star at the top of the tree. Lastly, I adhered a piece of birch bark to the cardbase prior to adhering the painted panel and added some baker's twine.


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:

TM197 Christmas Tree

Love Letter

TM180 Stars
Joy to the World

I hope you enjoyed today's creation. 


Saturday, December 2, 2017

We Are Like Snowflakes

For this month's EC Anything Goes Dare, I was inspired by the crisp whites, cool blues, and shimmery tones of iridescent and silver sparkle that all come with a fresh snowfall creating a magical winter wonderland.

To begin, I stamped the Snowflake stamp using VersaMark numerous times across the bottom of my 4 3/4 x 6" white cardstock card base and then heat embossed with Silver Sparkle emboss powder creating a border. 

Next, I stamped both Flakee and Elegant Flake multiple times with Unicorn Hero Arts Hues pigment ink and then heat embossed some with Iridescent Shimmer and some with Soft Fallen Snow on the 4x6 Wild Whispers card. I fussy cut out a snowflake from a 4x3" Wild Whisper card as well as cutting out and ticket corner punching the sentiment from another 4x3" Wild Whisper card in this collection.

Once all the components were prepared, I was ready to assemble by glueing down the stamp embossed card to the base, adhering the sentiment with foam tape and then using glue dots to mount the metal ring clipped Victorian Snowflake Charm and Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms. Beautiful shimmer, texture and dimension, this is a great multi-occasion seasonal card. 

Check out the Emerald Creek Dares blog for more details on the December Anything Goes Challenge for a chance to win a $50 EC Gift Certificate.

Hope you have fun creating this Holiday Season!

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Used:


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Deck the Halls

I'm on the Magenta blog sharing this distressed foiled card. I must say, I seem to have a thing for the bling of glittery foil so far this season in my card making. I paired the foiling up with some glitter emboss and added a bit of sanded distress to it to go with the rustic appeal of the kraft cardstock.

I started with a 4 1/4 " square piece of cardstock which I applied Decofoil heat transfer gel with the new release Star stencil. I set it aside for about an hour to dry.

While the star was drying, I cut a 5 1/2" square piece of kraft cardstock and using a stamp positioning platform, I stamped the Deck the Halls stamp with Versamark ink. The stamp set up for this is really quick and easy as you only have to position the stamp twice; once at the top left, and once at the top right. Once you have set a position, you simply rotate the square each time after stamping thus, four rotations for the left position and then I heat embossed it. Placed it back in and positioned for the right top side, and repeated by stamping and rotating four times and then heat embossed that set. Next, I adhered it to a card base.

Newly foiled star on the left and one with the dried transfer gel on the right.

Then, I went back to the now dried star, placed it in a piece of folded parchment paper and placed that sandwich on a thin piece of chipboard to run it through my laminating machine (you could also use an iron). Next, I peeled away the foil sheet and revealed the foiled surface. Then, I decided to give is some buffing with sandpaper to distress it before adhering it with foam tape on my base.

And there you have it...

I am really pleased with how this one turned out. If you give the heat transfer foil technique a try, be sure to share it either in the Magenta Facebook fan group or on Instagram. I would love to see what you create.


Magenta products used:

TM228 - Star
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