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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Magenta Day

It's a Magenta kind of day. After Dianne Johnson's Nuance class yesterday at Art 'n Soul, I couldn't resist purchasing Magenta stamps from their latest summer 2016 release. Mixing it up, I made this card as a result of looking at the "Freshly Made Sketches 232" challenge.

Magenta Style, Nuance, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko, VersaFine, VersaMark, Ranger, Queen & Co., Washi Tape, Copic Markers, Conqueror Cover Card Stock, Vellum, Linen Card Stock, Freshly Made Sketches Challenge No. 232

On linen cardstock, lightly applied Bright Yellow & Turquoise Nuance watercolors. Once dry, stamped flower image over it with VersaFine. Colored with Copic alcohol markers. Fussy cut image and applied to a strip of clear vellum paper.

Stamped asian flowers onto base card with VersaMark; heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Stamped sentiment with VersaFine onto base card with the MISTI stamp positioner.

Adhered vellum rectangle to card base; added strip of washi tape partially along the bottom.


What a Wonderful World stamp 07.955.G

Stylized Carnations stamp 14.644.M

Nuance watercolor powders in Bright Yellow & Turquoise

IMAGINE Crafts' Tsukineko VersaFine in Onyx Black and VersaMark

Ranger Fine Embossing Powder in Silver

Queen & Co. Droplets in Gray

Washi tape (source unknown)

Copic Markers:

Amethyst V17

Lilac V04

Marigold V05

Coral R35

Pistachio G43

Emerald Green G05

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White (base card)

Linen Card Stock in White (Copic colored flower stamp & watercolor background)

Text weight vellum in clear

Using the "Freshly Made Sketches" challenge forces me to look at a different layout because I gravitate to pretty much the same one. This last week's challenge ends today at 12 noon PST; click on this link to go to their website to see other card designs based on this challenge:

Justin Krieger's card design for this challenge is what first caught my eye. I loved the simplicity, the colors, and graphic appeal.

Justin Krieger, Freshly Made Sketches 232

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

Mariette van Leeuwen has created two beautiful cards; I first saw them on the Magenta Style Facebook page.

Magenta Style, Mariette van Leeuwen, Nuance

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

Judy Jung featured a bookmark card on the Penny Black Stamp blog. I admire most everything Judy creates.

Penny Black Stamps, Judy Jung, Runs with Scissors

Go to Judy's blog post at Penny Black's website:

Thanks for stopping by. Have a marvelous Monday!

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