I took a mini class at Paper Pastimes (my local rubber stamp store) from Jacqueline - a Magenta representative. Fabulous. It was a fast paced class where we made several backgrounds and then finished 6 cards.

ID: Magenta - Acetate                      Inside


ID: Acetate
Size: 4.25w x 4.5 h
We were supplied with  a piece of stamped acetate and that had some clear crystal stickles on the umbrella section. We painted with white acrylic paint on the back, stamped image side. You can see the glitter in the detail image above. It was stamped with Staz On.
The under paper is a Magenta decorative paper from one of their 6 x 6 pads. The white stamping (pigment ink) on the black card used their flourish stamp (which I Love). It was folded over after stamping and double sided adhesive put on to catch the decorative paper and the acetate which was cut a bit smaller than the paper. The inside was stamped with the same flourish stamp with a chalk stamp pad. The happy birthday was stamped with another color stamp pad (don't know what they were).

ID: Magenta - Joy




ID: Joy
Size: 4.25w x 4.25 h
The background paper is from their decorative 6 x 6 pads which we then painted with Ranger's Distress paint leaving white spaces. The rectangular pieces was a resist background, using Ranger's Resist stamp pad and the flourish stamp, then sponging with Distress pads using makeup sponges to apply the color, then misting a melt art mat lightly, and putting the paper face down on the water mist. Love the way the colors merge and blend. I've done similar things, but this really turned out nice. Used Greens and blues. Then rubber stamped with their Xmas block set and cut them out. Added the net ribbon, pasted the blocks and added a few buttons. Mounted all this to a creamy pastel green cardstock. The inside is rubber stamped with the snow quotes, and I added a strip of the decorative resist paper and one of the blocks. The word Joy was rubber stamped and Inkssentials white pen used to add the dots, and a micron pen to shadow outline the word.

ID: Magenta - Envelope Card


ID: Envelope Card
Size: 4.25w x 5.5 h
This starts out with a double sided 8.5 x 11" paper. You want something that has substance but is not too thick. Fold the paper lengthwise and widthwise. Then fold up one corner (bottom right) so that the left edge is parallel to the fold line and 1" away from it. Fold down another corner (top left) so that it's right side lies against the vertical fold line. Slit the horizontal line from the mid point intersection of the folds and to the right (above the smaller folded triangle). Now to create the card; fold the smaller triangle to the left, fold that section (both pieces) up towards the larger triangle, fold the last piece over to the left over all of them. Voila

We were given some pre made tags and we added the net ribbon, Magenta Peel Offs and the pre punched maple leaves. We rubber stamped inside, I used the flourish again. Can you tell I love that stamp. I didn't like the way the envelope folds kept opening so I punched some holes and used the net ribbon to keep things closed.

ID: Magenta - Paint Tech #1                      Inside


ID: Paint Tech #1
Size: 4.75w x 5 h
This is a paint technique using acrylic paints and misting with Distress re-inkers mixed with some iridescent Art Quest Palette paint (like using Perfect Pearls). There were three choices of paint Aqua, Pink & Green) and I picked the green. Paint randomly and leave white areas. The spray with a mix of Walnut Stain Distress ink, the iridescent paint and some water. When dry we rubber stamped with Staz On for the birds, and chalk stamp pads for the feathery leaves and flowers. Added the flower and brad and mounted it to a brown cardstock. The inside is another section of the same decorated paper but stamped with the quote and more of the feathery stamp. You can't see the glimmer in the Walnut stain spray, but it's really pretty in real life.


ID: Magenta - Paint tech #2                      Detail

ID: Paint Tech #2
Size: 4w x 5.5 h
This is another of the paint techniques like the one above, but instead of using one color I used two (had to be a bit different). I used the pink and the aqua for this one. On the larger piece of cardstock I used the 4 square flower stamp and repeated that again and trimmed it.  On the smaller piece I used the thistle flower with some writing and trimmed it close with decorative edged scissors. Mounted the smaller one to a piece of black cardstock. The larger one I decided to off set over the edge of the card. Mounted the smaller one on top and added the flower detail with the brad. Rubber stamped the two words with a white stamp pad. Not easy since it was a larger stamp pad and a multi word stamp, so just stamping the words I wanted and putting them where I wanted was a bit unpredictable. But they landed in OK places... The inside which is not shown, is just a piece of cream colored cardstock and the 4 flower square stamped on the edges at an angle and glued to the backside of the front to hide the unsightly over edge piece..


ID: Magenta - Resist Fish


ID: Resist Fish
Size: 5.5w x 5.5 h
This is another resist technique like the one in "Joy", but this one uses mauves and greens.  I was supposed to cut the background down a bit, but didn't realize so I ended up with a piece too big for my card. I didn't want to put it in a horizontal position so I just off set this one too. The bright magenta corners is done with the same stamp but just portions of it. We added the Magenta Peel Offs (white line with circles) and I wrote in the words with a white Inkssentials pen. The inside, not shown, is a white cardstock with the same fish corners as the front and glued to the backside of the front to hide the unsightly over edge piece.

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