Sunday, May 01, 2011

May SOTM by Magenta

It's time once again to introduce you to a new Stamp of the Month here at Creative Accents! Our May SOTM is a gorgeous Dragonfly Music Collage from Magenta!

I knew I needed this stamp the moment I saw it, and Janet, who is helping us out with samples this month, wholeheartedly agreed it was 'the one' ;) We hope you love it as much as we do! Here's a glimpse at our sample board. All samples feature papers from the fabulous Gabrielle collection from Bo Bunny.
First up, we've got a couple pretty cards by Janet. Please visit her blog for all the details on how she created these two cards :)

Next up is a card made by my mom, Julie. She doesn't get to create very often these days because of her cataracts, but she figured this was a technique she could actually do! Mom stamped the image with Versamark ink and brushed Perfect Pearls over it (their latest set of colours, "Cafe" looks gorgeous with these papers), it doesn't need to be set, but we sprayed Kiwi Perfect Pearl Mist over the image for extra shimmer. It's so soft and delicate!
There's some great texture details on this card- flowers, mesh ribbon & embossed vellum are layered together. The sentiment she used is from a Mother's Day stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms (love this set- so sad they closed their business).

Lastly, here's the card I made! Apologies to Mom, because this just might be her Mother's Day card. Hopefully I'll get a duplicate made that she can actually keep ;) I've used lots of pretty papers on this one- starting base up with the new "Distress" cardstock by Coredinations and Ranger. I've embossed it with a Tim Holtz sheet music embossing folder and sanded it to bring out the core colour.

My image was stamped twice- once on a sheet of patterned paper from BoBunny and once on Neenah cardstock. I coloured the image with some Copics and added Spica glitter pen to the dragonfly head & body. I trimmed the coloured image and layered it onto the background. It's finished off with Stickles glitter on the wings and Glossy Accents on the body. The sentiment is also from CHF and the fabulous charm hanging here is a new one from Pink Paislee, which I love! I added a few beads in the colour scheme to finish it off.
Here's another angle of the main image so you can see another glimpse at the shimmery, 3D dragonfly wings.
Hope you enjoyed a look at our latest SOTM! Members will enjoy saving 35% on their stamp this month, as well as 20% off any other stamps by Magenta they purchase before the 15th of the month.

We look forward to your thoughts and feedback on the stamp and our sample cards- hope your May is a creative month!

4 comments:

Eulanda said...

Wow all these cards are just gorgeous!! I absolutely love how many layers you've used on your card and the charm is such a perfect touch!!

Hill Top Creations said...

Love the cards you and your mum did they turned out great. Take Care

Tanya S said...

Great cards girls!!Love the colors!

Graphicat said...

This stamp is just stunning! I love what you've done with them all! And that is a FAB paper choice too!
Cheers
Cheri