Sunday, April 26, 2020

Guest Designer at Magenta

Hi everyone.  I'm excited today to be Guest Designer for Magenta.  Thanks to Helene for inviting me!  I love their stamps and stencils!

Today's card uses a beautiful daisy stamp from Magenta.  The stamp is called Daisy - Small and it measures approx. 2.75" x 2.75".  There's also a larger version, Daisy - Large which is approx. 3.75" x 3.75".

I started by stamping the daisy several times onto my card front using Antique Linen distress ink.  It makes for a subtle but interesting background.

I stamped the daisy twice more in Brushed Corduroy ink (a bit darker) and heat embossed first in clear, then in UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), which gives lots of shine.  I watercoloured both daisies with distress inks and fussy-cut.  I cut down the petals for one daisy (top layer), just about to the center.  This makes it easier to shape with my stylus and mat.  I then adhered the two layers together with glue (just in the center).

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed in Ancient Amber Baked Texture embossing powder because I thought it was similar to the colour of the flower.  That was done on a strip of black card stock which was adhered to my card front.  The layered daisy was popped up on top.

Close-up ...
I had a lot of fun playing with my Magenta Daisy stamp!






Stamps:  Daisy - Small (Magenta); Smile sentiment (AliExpress)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, UTEE, Ancient Amber Baked Texture embossing powder, heat tool


24 comments:

Anita in France said...

Lovely, Loll ... the subtle background stamping contrasts wonderfully with the dark sentiment strip ... and the depth and dimension on your 3D daisy is fantastic ... sooo pretty! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

Julie B said...

Love the coordinated background to your blousey bloom Loll.
Hope you are keeping safe and well. :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Loll - love your self-made background and the way you made the dimensional daisy. Fabulous colours too.
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

I love this Loll... The gorgeous soft background is perfect for the vintage looking daisy. Love the texture you achieve too... Stay well

I Card Everyone said...

It worked for me, Loll... congratulations!
=]

Viv said...

Fab background for that gorgeous textured daisy Loll. Lovely card. x

HilaryJane said...

That stamp makes a fabulous background, thanks for the smile xx

Pat said...

A beautiful look to the double layer daisy Loll and the all over daisy background in the soft and subtle colour goes perfectly. Congratulations on your GD spot over at Magenta. x

Linda said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot ...... I do like Magenta stamps.
Your daisy card is gorgeous. I love the soft background, it shows off that pretty bloom perfectly xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulation on your GDT well deserved. Your card is so Beautiful I love the effect. Thank you for explaining how you did it too, maybe even I could do that :)
Keep safe and well.
Faith x

TK said...

congrats on our GD spot, and you've made a wonderful card! The colors of your daisy are deep and rich in feel

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Stunning stamped watercolored fussy cut small daisy, Loll! I have the large daisy and love it, but I really need to add the small daisy to my Magenta wishlist. I love how you stamped the light colored daisies for your background. Beautiful subtle background for the star of your card...the dimensional beautifully heat embossed and watercolored daisy. Your heat embossed sentiment goes so well with your daisy. Thank you so much for sharing and Congratulations for being the guest designer at Magenta. I love their products. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Nstiz said...

Congratulations on guest designer! Your card is amazing as always and I'm still astounded at the fussy cutting you are willing to do. I love your choice of muted colors on this along with your subtle background. This is so well done!

Leslie Miller said...

I love how you did this with the background stamping. Still CAS, but with just a little bit more. It's a pretty flower whether simply outline stamped or colored and shaped like your gold embossed beauty. Congrats on your guest spot!

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous embossed and shaped daisy, Loll! I love how it looks with the stamped background! Congratulations on your Guest Designer post!

Christine Alexander said...

Congratulations Loll, I was so happy to hear you were GD over at Magenta. Beautiful card, I love simplicity of the stamped background with your wonderful fussy cut daisy :)

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the two layers and the embossing with UTEE for the main daisy - it gives it so much dimension. Perfect background too. Congratulations on being a GD at Magenta!

Trina P. said...

on GD! 👏🎉🎉 Well deserved and your card proves it. Beautiful card featuring the small daisy stamp. Fabulous fussy cutting and dimension with you shaping.

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Loll! This is such a beautiful card! I love your subtle stamping on the background...your soft color palette is lovely and it works perfectly with your 3D bloom! I think Magenta picked the right artist to create a card using their products...You knocked it outta the park, my friend! xx

Darnell said...

Congratulations on Guest Designing at Magenta, Lolly! I love how you made your own DSP and turned the daisy into a fabulous piece of jewelry on your gold-embossed sediment panel! Love, Dolly

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and contemporary card, with wonderful mixed media elements Loll. Love the subtle background and the fabulous Daisy. The baked amber embossing powder, along with the utee on the Daisy looks amazing x.
Many congratulations on guesting Loll x.

Ina G said...

Wow Loll what a background ou have here showcasing that stunning flower. Beautiful colour choice and love the black strip with the gold smile to make this card pop even more beautifully.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your Guest Design spot, Loll!
Beautiful soft background and the vintage-look 3D daisy! Love the dimension, texture, shine and your fussy-cutting!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

What a beautiful card this is! I love the background in which you repeated this flower in monochrome. I love this card, Loll.
xx