Sunday, April 29, 2018

Clean & Simple Makes Me Smile


I love the look of a Clean and Simple card and add watercolouring to it too and it is guaranteed to make me smile. Today, I am sharing such a card on the Magenta blog.




Supplies: XL 140 lb watercolour paper (Canson), Floral stencil, Happy Birthday stamp, Aquamarine, Spring Green and Violet Nuance powders (Magenta), white cardstock (CTMH), black cardstock (Bazzill), Clear and white embossing powder, Wonky Rectangle die (Simon Says Stamp), Emboss It dabber (Ranger), jewels (Offray)



I started with a piece of 140lb cold press watercolour paper and clear heat embossed using the Floral Pattern stencil. Next, I used a wet on wet watercolour technique to add colour. I pre-wet the area around the image emboss resist that I wanted to colour and then added Nuance powders (VioletSpring Green and Aquamarine) pre-wet as watercolours. While it was drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to size. Once the panel was dry, I die cut it and mounted it on a cardbase. I popped up the sentiment and added some jewels to the flower centres.

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Magenta products used:

TM188 Floral Pattern
TM188
Nuance - MNU012 - Violet
MNU012
Nuance - MNU019 - Spring Green
MNU019
Nuance - MNU020 - Aquamarine
MNU020
Happy Birthday
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I hope my Clean & Simple Birthday Card made you smile today and that you are inspired to give it a try.



TTFN,


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Magenta Smile Rainbow Style


With the absence of spring like weather here in Ontario (we are forecast for another snow storm which is not the norm for mid April), I am in need of some sunshine cheeriness. So today's card that I am sharing on the Magenta blog is bright and rainbow colourful.






I started with a piece of 140 lb watercolour paper and clear heat embossed the background with the Flying Butterflies stencil. Next, I added colour with a rainbow assortment of Nuance powders used as watercolours along with little splatters as I completed each colour. Once dry, I used a black marker to outline the butterflies and stamped the Smile sentiment with black heat emboss. Lastly, I matted it on black cardstock, added it to a cardbase, and added a few bitty jewels under the sentiment. 


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Magenta products used:



TM252 Flying Butterflies
TM252
Nuance - MNU005 - Hot Pink
MNU005
Nuance - MNU008 - Golden Yellow
MNU008
Nuance - MNU002 - Bright Yellow
MNU002
Nuance - MNU009 - Grass Green
MNU009
Nuance - MNU001 - Turquoise
MNU001
Smile
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I hope this Smile card brightens your day!


TTFN,