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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

A Magenta Kind of Day

I know I don't use my Magenta Stamps as often as I'd like to. Every one of their stamps is beautifully and artfully designed; and the quality of the rubber is the best. I'm so fortunate to have been introduced to Magenta's line of stamps and other art supplies in my beginning days of stamping.

Magenta, My Favorite Things, RubberMoon, Tsukineko, Ranger, Distress Inks, Watercoloring, Stampendous, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Birthday card

5" wide & 6.5 high

This is a Christmas poinsettia stamp that I used as a non-seasonal flower. All of the watercoloring is done on Strathmore 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. After stamping and heat embossing the image, I used Ranger's Distress and Tsukineko's Memento Inks as the watercolor source. After applying water to the area I wanted to color with a watercolor brush, I rubbed the ink pad on a clear acrylic stamping block and dipped into the color with a watercolor brush. Before and after each "dab" of my watercolor brush, I lightly tapped it onto a piece of paper towel to avoid "over-watering" -- you can always add but it's difficult to absorb too much water. Using a circle die, I cut out a matting layer and the top layer to frame the image. The sentiment was stamped onto the linen card stock with the VersaFine Clair ink in Summertime. I've been hoarding the beautifully embossed paper that I saw on Birch Press Design's website and purchased at Impress Cards + Crafts in Tukwila, WA.

Magenta: 3 Poinsettias - 3 Flowers Stamp 02.318.Q

My Favorite Things: Good Time to Wine Stamp Set CS-358 (front sentiment)

RubberMoon Stamps: "that time of year" stamp SC7231i (inside sentiment that says "is it that time of year again?" -- another Christmas stamp that I can use year-round)

Circle Dies (source unknown)

Tsukineko: VersaFine Clair in Summertime; Memento Ink in Summer Sky

Ranger Distress Inks for watercoloring: Dried Marigold; Ripe Persimmon; Festive Berries)

Stampendous: White Embossing Powder EP100

Heavy White Linen Card Stock from The Paper Cut (base card and sentiment strip)

Rose Gold Holographic Foil paper from DCWV

Butterfly Ivory Handmade Paper

Scor-Tape from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Here are two more cards I made using Magenta's beautiful stamps. It's been a busy week making cards for birthdays, weddings, Valentine's Day and a memorial service.

What I loved about this first card is the stamp design because I could use the Warm Breeze color in VersaFine Clair for the entire background because it was included in the stamp design.

Magenta, Memory Box, Tsukineko, Ranger, Imagine Crafts, Distress Inks, Watercoloring, Strathmore

How Are You card

5" wide & 6.5 high

Magenta Stamps: Blossom Square (14.657.P); Thinking of You - Large (07.983.I)

Tsukineko's VersaFine Clair in Warm Breeze (stamped image)

Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Die Set 30038 (Stamp Panel)

Tsukineko's VersaMark watermark ink for heat embossing

Imagine Crafts' Clear embossing powder (for stamped image)

Ranger's Queen's Gold embossing powder (sentiment)

Distress Inks: Dried Marigold and Bundled Sage for watercoloring

Ranger's Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink

Strathmore 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolor Paper (stamped panel)

Extra Heavy Linen Card Stock in Cream from The Paper Cut (base card)

This last card was extremely easy; the background is part of the design to be stamped; I stamped it with the Pumice Stone color. I left the flower petals alone and only colored in the flower centers with glaze pen acrylic ink and a touch of gold glitter pen in the very center. I did color in one blossom with colored pencils; on a scrap piece of card stock, I stamped the image again; colored the flower; and fussy-cut around the edges. That was placed in the upper left corner for a little added dimension,

Magenta, My Favorite Things, Penny Black, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Sakura, Uni-Ball

Birthday card

5" wide & 6.5 high

Magenta Stamp: Large Floral Background 48.021.Q

My Favorite Things: Queen for the Day Stamp Set CS-317

Penny Black: Antique Frame Die Set (2nd largest) 51-397

Ranger Distress Ink in Pumice Stone

Tsukineko's VersaFine Clair in Nocturne (sentiment)

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Jasmine; Sand; Canary Yellow; Cream

Sakura Glaze Pen in Yellow

Uni-Ball Sigmo Sparkling Pen UM-120SP

110 lb. Cover Card Stock in White by Darice (stamped panel & sentiment strip)

Smoked Textured Paper Pad by Recollections (card base & mat layer)

Pop Tone 65 lb. Card Stock in Lemon Drop from The Paper Cut

Thank you for stopping by. I welcome any comments you might have. See you soon!

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