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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Messing Around

So far, I'm just flittering around. To concentrate on just one thing is a challenge. I've been multi-tasking all day long, unintentionally! I also kept flittering through stamps and ideas, and finally dove in. This is an older stamp from Magenta, perhaps new to you. Because it's more of a shadow stamp, I decided to bring out the Distressed Inks.

Magenta Style, Spica Glitter Pens, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Distress Inks, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko, StazOn Solvent Ink, Conqueror Cover Card Stock, So Silk Card Stock, Linen Card Stock

Applied Distress Inks to completely cover stamp image. Stamped onto card stock; allowed to dry.

Used Spica glitter pens to follow the lines within the blossoms and leaves.

Cut into 3" inch square. Mat squares were placed behind the stamped square; used Fairway Blue and Shocking Green.

A panel of linen card stock in white was stamped with a sentiment using StazOn, and adhered to the card base. The matted stamped square was then adhered.

Magenta Stamp: Floral Square 19.031.M

Sentiment Stamp: (source unknown)

Ranger's Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac; Wilted Violet; Peacock Feathers

IMAGINE Crafts' Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink: Blue Hawaii

Base card & Stamped Square: Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White

Card Panel: Linen Card Stock in White

Square Matting Layers: So Silk Card Stock in Fairway Blue & Shocking Green

Look what's on the Magenta blog today . . . a beautiful "Blue Skies" card by Ellie Knol, a member of their Design Team.

Magenta Style, Ellie Knol

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

I like this card from Bibiana on the Memory Box Spanish blog site. I don't think I would have ever purchased the cattails die; her card design is causing me to reconsider purchasing it.

Memory Box, Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler, Die Cuts

Click on this link to the Spanish blog site; be sure to select "English" as the language if you want to read it if you don't read Spanish:

Kelly Rasmussen is working with Hero Arts' new copper embossing powder. It's interesting how she used it as a "frame", one of the three ways she used the embossing powder on this one card.

Hero Arts, Kelly Rasmussen, Embossing

Click on this link to read Kelly's how-to blog posting:

That's it for today. In just a short while, I'll be taking a watercolor class at Art 'n Soul. Dianne is going to show us tips and techniques for using Magenta's Nuance watercolor powders. Did you know Magenta is introducing more new colors? Art n' Soul will be carrying them very soon. Stop in or call them (360.357.6820) to find out how you can add these new colors to your Nuance watercolor collection.

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