Saturday, 14 July 2018

Quick Cards /


Hello Magenta Friends! Sometimes all you need is a beautifully designed stencil, a stamp, and some inks to make quick simple yet effective cards. Cassandra here, sharing two cards with a similar design achieved with two different size card bases.






Both cards were made with precut and scored bases that can be found at a craft store. The first one is on 4 x 5 1/2" folded card base that I had aligned the Laces stencil in the centre before securing both with some tape (painter's tape or washi works best). Next, I started at the top and the bottom, using Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress inks and a blending tool, to gently and gradually add colour; first with the blue and then green. I was light of hand and built the colour intensity up at the ends and faded to nothing in the the middle where I would stamp my sentiment. On this card, I used the smaller Thank You sentiment as it was proportional to the card size.





On the second card, I wanted to show you how you can use the stencil size as is using a 5 X 6 1/2" cardbase and a simple placement design that works for it. I first secured the cardbase at the top and bottom to my craft mat with tape. Then, I aligned the Laces stencil with the centre of the card and secured it on the right and left sides as that is where they are larger than the base. I followed the same inking process as I outlined above however this time I used the same colours but in their Distress Oxide forms. I left a larger fade out to white in the centre to accommodate the larger Thanks sentiment. To finish this card off, I added some bling with some larger clear jewels in the centres of the each repeated design area.






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Magenta products used:
Produits Magenta utilisés:

TM220 Laces
TM220
Thank you for your encouragement
07.838.G
Thanks for everything you do
07.837.H


There you have it! Two quick and easy cards using minimal supplies with beautiful results.

Cassandra - DT Magenta

  

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