Saturday, October 31, 2009

C024 Stylus Flower

Prepare card by folding 71/2" x 81/2" Terra Cotta cardstock in half using a bone folder to make a nice crease. Fold so the card measures 41/4 x 71/2”. Stamp the edges with the bee 03099.E page 186 using VersaMark ink. Set aside to dry.

Cut banana cardstock 61/4” x 3”. Lightly draw a pencil line from the top to bottom in the center.

Stamp the bobble 21036.B page 38 using amber ink at 11/2” from the top on the center line.

From the Aboretum PetalPoint, ink the white oval stylus foam with Terra Cotta ink. Stamp one oval above and below the bobble on the center line. Form a cross by re-inking the oval and stamping to the left and right of the bobble. Continue this until you have formed a flower.

Using the edge of the Fresh Green from the Aboretum PetalPoint, draw a curvy stem for the flower. Fill the white oval stylus foam with Fresh Green and stamp a leaf on each side of the stem. Wipe this sponge on the bottom to create grass.

Barely touch the Terra Cotta petal point on the leaves to form veins. Add a bit to the grass and stem also.

Layer on to 31/2” x 63/4” pumpkin cardstock and mount to card.

With black Memories ink, stamp the bee on banana cardstock. Cut it out. Mount with foam tape and glue to the flower.

First taught this class on November 7, 2001. Inspired from a swap card I received from Lavern. She didn’t sign her last name.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I209 Halloween Mummy card

This has nothing to do with Magenta - good thing I named this blog Mostly Magenta!!
Our youngest daughter and a son-in-law (not her husband) have birthdays in October. I try and create Halloween themed cards for them. This is the one I sent them last year. They got quite a kick out of it! Inside I wrote "To wish you a Wrappy Birthday.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Orange, Basic Black, White

Ink: Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Sponge, Circle punches - 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 3/4".

Card was inspired by Dannie Graves

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

C022 Gone Fishing

Prepare card by folding 51/2" x 81/2" white cardstock in half using a bone folder to make a nice crease. Stipple edges with Vivid purple ink. Over stamp with 23276.K page 225, using gold Colorbox. Set aside.

Load brayer with Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor ink. Brayer across a scrap of 5” x 33/4” white cardstock. Randomly stamp the fish 23021.B page 39, using the color #7 from the Berry Blaze inkpad. Randomly stamp the bubbles C.0078 page 92 using the color #5 from the Berry Blaze inkpad. Randomly over stamp the net 23276.K page 225 using gold Colorbox.
Spray with a Sealant like a cheap hairspray or gold glitter spray to seal the color. When dry, attach to the card front.

Gold emboss a phrase to the bottom part of a 3” x 21/2” piece of purple vellum. With a ¼” hole punch, punch two holes at the top and thread with sheer ribbon. Trim to fit.

Attach on an angle to the front of your card, hiding the gun under the ribbon.
Stamp the Cherish Yesterday phrase by Stampendous to the inside of your card using Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor ink.

First taught this class on October 26, 2001. Inspired from a swap card I received from Nancy A Tan many years ago.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

M180 For Baby

Carriage 21061.O page 27
Background H.0181 page 103

Gold embossing powder.

Cardstock - Vanilla, Turquoise, Rose
Corner Punch by Emagination.

Friday, October 23, 2009

C023 Under the Sea

This is a card that I am honoured to share with you! It was published in the November/December 2001 issue of The Rubber Stamper (below)! What a highlight to actually have a card published!

Prepare card by folding 51/2" x 81/2" teal cardstock in half using a bone folder to make a nice crease. Set aside.

Cut paintable wallpaper (available at Wal-Mart or wallpaper places) 51/4” x 4”. Add small drops of light blue acrylic paint. Blend into the wallpaper using a make-up sponge. Add drops of medium blue acrylic paint in three different places, overlapping the first color. Blend with the same make-up sponge. Add drops of dark blue acrylic paint, blending and overlapping. Add drops of teal and green paint and blend until your wallpaper is completely covered. Let dry.

Spray with gold glitter. Glue to the front of your prepared card. You now have the illusion of sea weeds in the ocean.

Brayer glossy cardstock using a rainbow ink (I used Island ink by Stamp It). Stamp fish H.0018 page 92 and 23021.B page 39, three times each using black Memories ink. Cut out and assemble in the ocean.

First taught this class on October 31, 2001

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

M169 Flowers

Background 09196.E page 280

Main image 19008.I page 74

Main image was stamped on bubble paper using black memories ink.
The white card was speckled with pink acrylic paint.
You can find the 'recipe' for the Bubble Solution on the Liquid Applique card posted on September 13, 2009 post.

Monday, October 19, 2009

M065 Daisies

Main image 23271.M page 226

Background 23269.E page 226
Coloured with pencil crayons.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

M005 Shadow Stamps

Top Images:
09083.E page 53.
14260.G page 185.
14234.C page 167.
14470.B page 288.

Bottom Images:
09192.B page 232.
14126.C page 81.
14260.G page 185.
23262.E page 215.

Shadow Stamps:
23287.F page 225.
23268.E page 225.
I made the shadow stamp that is stamped with the green ink from fun foam and deckle scissors.

Inks by Memories - Soft Rose, Soft Leaf, Soft Wheat, Soft Stone, Black.

Splattered the white background with blue acrylic paint.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

C093 Bleach Stamping

You may not like the effect bleach has on your coloured clothes but you will love what it does on your cardstock! Bleach will not damage your scrapbook pages either because it is only active for 10 minutes after you apply it to your paper.

Not all papers react to bleach in the same way – some turns white, others turn yellow and a few may not react at all. Always test the bleach in a corner of your paper to see how the bleach will affect it. Javex bleach seems to be the strongest and lightens the best.

Fold a paper towel and place in a foam tray, tin foil pie plate, ice cream lid or anything like that. Dampen the paper towel with bleach. This will be your bleach pad.

Prepare card by folding black cardstock in half. Crease the fold with a bone folder.

Gently tap the Magenta flower 09.173.L page 181 into the bleach pad. Stamp on to a scrap paper if there is too much bleach on your stamp. Stamp on the front of the card, holding in place to the count of seven. Repeat this process until you are pleased with the background. Set card aside to dry.

Bleach does not damage your stamps; in fact, it is a good way to clean those that are really stained. Clean your stamp immediately.

Black emboss the same flower on a scrap of black cardstock. Cut to measure 3” x 3”. Mount on to brown cardstock then on to off white cardstock, leaving about 1/8” border on each piece. Adhere to top of the card.

Using a synthetic paintbrush, paint the bleach inside the embossed lines of the flower, removing all the colour. Usually it just takes one pass but if you are not happy with the way it looks, you can remove more colour after letting the first pass dry.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

M077 October Birthday Card

Inspired from the Paper Made Easy magazine Winter 2005.

Phrase #07.305.G page 228.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

C017c Glenyce's Spectra

Here are a couple cards that Glenyce had made in her day of stamping. She has created her spectra background on mat cardstock instead of glossy. As you can see, that works just fine too.

First Card:

Stamp 14.269.O page 184
She added some sparkle to the flower centers.

Second Card:
Stamps - F.0256 page 148, 19.048.M page 170, I.0261 page 178.

Friday, October 9, 2009

C017 Spectra tissue butterflies

The butterfly was stamped three times on prepared Spectra tissue.
Stamps - 03.054.M page 14, 23.167.I page 179, H.0303 page 242

Cardstock - Teal, White, Gold.

Black Memories ink.
DTP with Orchid, Turquoise and Colonial Blue from the Aurora Petal Point.
Accessories - heart corner punch, mounts

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

C017a Spectra Background

Years ago, I received a swap card from Carol Brown, where she used Spectra Art Tissue for her background. I fell in love with this technique! No matter the colour combination, it turns out beautiful!

Spectra Art Tissue is a special tissue that will bleed it's colors when wet. This background is also know as a cheaters way of watercoloring. Not all tissue paper will do this so you may want to experiment if you have tissue paper on hand. I really don't know what the purpose of this tissue is but I'm sure glad someone invented it!

Prepare your Spectra Art Tissue by ripping it into smallish pieces (1"to 2"). Keep the colors separated so you can grab them easily. Mist glossy cardstock with water. Place torn pieces of Spectra Art Tissue all over the wet cardstock, alternating the colors. Overlap the colors by at least 1/8" or more. You will have to mist over the tissue, as you go, to hold it in place. See above sample.

When your glossy cardstock is completly covered with Spectra Art Tissue, mist again. Immediately lay a second sheet of misted glossy cardstock, face down on top of this. Cover with wax paper Set a heavy object on top such as the Sears catalogue and let bleed. My second sample was left about an hour before I got back to it. Nice eh? Leave overnight to dry before stamping on it.

My next couple of posts will show some cards done with this technique.

Monday, October 5, 2009

M092 Butterfly and Flowers

Berries 14234.C page 167

Main image 23307.Q page 229

Black embossed, coloured with pencil crayons.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

C018 Serendipity

Prepare card by folding 61/2" x 81/2" black cardstock in half using a bone folder to make a nice crease. Stamp the front with #0296.I page 233 using VersaMark ink. Decorate a coloured envelope with the same stamp and ink. Set aside.

Turn your decorated Serendipity (from September 29th post) over so you are working on the wrong side. Cut into 11/4” squares using a craft knife. As Ruth says, a steel core-backed ruler works great as it happens to be the right width. A square punch would be perfect but I think you would be asking a lot of it to punch through all the thicknesses.

Arrange nine squares on a 41/8” square of black cardstock, rearranging them until you are satisfied with the combination. Start by gluing a square into each corner, then the center, then put the remaining pieces in place. Cut into a 4” circle. Gold emboss the edges. Set aside.

Gold emboss the Happy Birthday #07305.G page 228 on to black cardstock. Trim close with decorative scissors. Mount on to a piece of purple cardstock and trim close.

Mount the circle and phrase to the prepared card in a pleasing manner.

First taught this class on July 4th, 2001.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

C018d Serendipity card samples

Here are a couple of samples of what I did with the Serendipity background:

The dots on the first card are #18031.A page 87.

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