Magenta Style....

Hello friends!  Today we have 4 cards on a theme!  This is my 3rd post for Magenta Style and I loved creating these cards.  In fact I got a little carried away, as I sometimes do!

I began by stamping a square background stamp of flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper with black Versafine ink, and heat embossing it. Then I colored the entire panel with Faber Castell watercolor pencils and painted it with a water brush.  I added the sentiment to the unpainted portion at the top, tied some black thread around to define the two parts and added some enamel dots to match the flower centers.   

I repeated the techniques for this next card, but I used clear Versamark ink instead and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then I used my actual watercolor paints to obtain this subdued, "antiquey" color scheme.  Using the leftover paint, I added stripes at the bottom portion, stamped the sentiment onto vellum and layered the vellum with 3 more pieces of vellum to achieve the transparent look but conceal the adhesive.  

Card #3 is stamped with black Copic-friendly ink onto two panels of Neenah Solar White card stock. One panel I left plain and trimmed it down to 1/8" smaller than the card base on all sides.  

The second card panel I colored entirely with Copic markers and cut out the individual pieces with a pair of small precision scissors.  Then I created arrangements with those fussy-cut pieces and adhered them to the black and white patterned paper above and some printed patterned papers below.  In each case, the addition of a few matching enamel dots completes the cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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  1. All of these are wonderful. I'm having a difficult time trying to pick a favorite. Maybe the second one done with watercolor paints? Thank you for sharing these.


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