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Friday, 28 February 2020

Savvy Creations with Cassandra / Créations avisées avec Cassandra

Hello Magenta Friends! Cassandra here today with a heat embossed and dry debossed mandala birthday card.

I started with a piece of Canson XL watercolour paper and loaded the Mandala 2 mask with VersaMark before running it through my Big Shot die cutting machine. Next, I covered the embossed area with clear emboss powder and heat set it. Then, I watercoloured the various design areas with Mango Tango, Turquoise and Cerulean Blue Nuance powders. While it was drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the Happy Birthday top line from the multilingual Birthday stamp in order to create the sentiment strip. I adhered it with foam tape and then added small jewels to finish off the card.



Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:
Mango Tango
Nuance - MNU001 - Turquoise
Nuance - MNU011 - Cerulean Blue
Cerulean Blue

Multilingual Happy Birthday
Multilingual Happy Birthday

If you liked the mandala used on the card, be sure to check out the many others in the collection here.

Happy creating!

Cassandra - DT Magenta


Christine Alexander said...

Love that effect Cassandra, did you use a Versamark ink pad or the dauber?

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Thanks Christine! Glad that you like it. :)

As to your question, I used a VersaMark ink pad on that one but you could also use a dauber (I have used the Ranger's Emboss It one in the past with the same results). I have learned to load the mask/stencil on a craft mat(non=porous surface) versus a piece of paper. The mat wastes less ink as it does not absorb it; whereas, a piece of paper absorbs more of the ink.

Another tip is to treat the watercolour paper with an anti-static tool (I used an emboss bag) prior to placing the inked up mask/stencil onto the paper before running it through the die machine. This will make it easier for the excess emboss powder to slide off after adding it.


Miranda said...

Great idea with a lovely effect Cassandra! Will sure give that a try too.....

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Thanks Miranda! Always love your creations and to see what you come up with! :)

My Next Chapter said...

Beautiful card. I'll have to try this technique.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Thanks Pam! :)