Sunday, August 05, 2007
Magenta class #2
Ok, so after a yummy lunch of pizza from Rocco's, we began class number 2. This first one was stamped with white pigment ink on a piece of very heavy cardstock (sold by Magenta) and then embossed with white embossing powder. Nathalie suggested coloring a few of the background sections with a white Prisma pencil for variety. Then we took our VersaMagic ink pads (or Colorbox Cat's Eye pads) and colored over on top of the embossed image. Once that was dry, we covered the entire square with embossing ink and then clear embossing powder. That last embossing process really brought out the colors in the background. Then the cardboard was mounted on the white square and mounted to the card. Oh, before that was done, I took the snowflake flowers and embossed them down the side of the card. I added some peel-off stars and "Joy" from my provided peel-off sheet. This card was really fun to make. The present image was stamped with maroon ink on white cardstock and then colored with Prismas. Provided to us were 1" squares of thick acrylic "stones". We used a special adhesive (Magenta makes it and I can't remember the name of it) to put on one side of the acrylic block and then peeled to reveal another sticky side to adhere to the present image. Then the present image was trimmed to the size of the acrylic block. The frame around the present image is a canvas frame. I inked it up with my VersaMark inks and then drew snowflakes on top of the ink with my white Prisma pencil. After all that was done, I mounted everything to the four-fold card. Oh, the cording was adhered under the back mat before it was adhered to the card. This card was colored with Prismacolor pencils. I aged the stamped image before coloring with my VersaMark ink. I'm really not very pleased with the coloring on this card. It was the last card of the day and honestly, I was fading. Simple card really, just matting each section to the next and adding the mesh and buttons at the end. These stamps come from the Magenta Christmas puzzle set. Puzzle set because you can take each section of the card - trees, holly, bulb, greetings, and move them into different configurations to make a different look. Of course, I bought that set, too. You know I did. I love Magenta stamps. So that was Saturday. What a fantastic day. I'm so glad I got to participate.