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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Black Gold!

The term "black gold" is one used quite often by asphalt producers. They lay down millions of miles of black asphalt on our roadways every year. It's black and they make money. My card today is a "thank you" card to an asphalt paving company who invited us to their annual employee awards and recognition breakfast last month. All employees from all over Washington State and northwest Oregon are invited to attend; there must have been 3-400 people. Everyone is like family; this is a family-owned business and the Chairman and President, both sons of the late founding patriarch, knew each and every employee . . . amazing and astounding. I think that's a major reason why they're so successful as a business.

I brought out my Nuance watercolor powder in black, as well as my Fireworks! shimmer spray in Tuxedo Black. I matched that with gold embossing powder and gold glossy paper, all of this being the closest I could get to "black gold".

Magenta Style, Nuance, Impression Obsession, IMAGINE Crafts, Fireworks!, VersaMark, Ranger, So Silk Card Stock, Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock, Inchie Arts

Laid out a wadded piece of clear food wrap. Sprinkled black Nuance onto it, sprayed with Fireworks! in Black and misted with water. Laid card stock face down onto the colored wrap. Folded the wrap around the card on the backside and pressed down on the card stock. Unwrapped and discarded the food wrap; heat set. With Delicata in Golden Glitz, used the Magenta Line Texture stamp over the entire surface. With the black Twinchie Art Square, stamped the words with VersaMark and emboss with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Edged the Twinchie with Golden Glitz. Layered the top panel onto gold glossy card stock, and then onto the base card.


Magenta Line Texture Stamp M.0292

Impression Obsession So Very Thankful C14336

IMAGINE Crafts: Delicata Pigment ink in Golden Glitz, Fireworks! in Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Magenta: Nuance watercolor powder in black

So Silk card stock in black (base A2 card)

Glossy Gold card stock (matting panel)

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White (top panel)

Twinchie Art Square from Inchie Arts

Clear Food Wrap

Magenta has been showcasing beautiful cards the past couple of days. Also f the Magenta products can be purchased at Art 'n Soul.

Dianne Johnson made this gorgeous card featuring one of her zentangled-designed bird stamps and Nuance.

Magenta Style, Nuance, Dianne Johnson

Click on this link to Dianne's blog for the details:

Carole Dion has made an amazing card with Magenta's Nuance as well:

Magenta Style, Carole Dion, Nuance

Click on this link to Carole's blog for the details:

And Bianca van Noort's card using the soft Nuance colors of spring couldn't be prettier:

Magenta Style, Bianca van Noort, Nuance

Click on this link to the Magenta blog for Bianca's posting:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer posted a fun Rainbow Roll Technique on her blog. She is famous for her mixed-media techniques and projects.

Julie Fei-Fan Blazer, Rainbow Roll Technique

Click on this link to go to her blog; she has included an instructional video:

On the IMAGINE Crafts' blog, Martha Lucia Gomez has an interesting technique. She heat embosses a design and then dry embosses over it.

IMAGINE Crafts, Martha Lucia Gomez, Brilliance pigment ink, Double Embossing, VersaMark, VersaMagic

Click on this link for details on the IMAGINE Crafts' blog:

The rain has washed away all of the accumulated pollen from the weekend and it's sunny with blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Couldn't be a better Monday afternoon! Hope you're enjoying your Monday as well.

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