Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Fun with Magnets

Hi Everyone! Wow.....thank you to everyone for your kindness. I am getting such a tremendous response with this blog candy (everyone wants a little "Whiff of Joy") So many of you are telling me that you visit daily and enjoy my blog. It is such a great feeling and so encouraging! Thank you so much!

This week there is a lovely sketch to follow for the A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge. I decided to create a little bit of a project with this one. You know me...I love to experiment! I thought it would be fun if the card's image would be a decorative magnet that you could put on your fridge or filing cabinet. A lot of my friends keep my cards out for ages because they love the image so I just took it one step furthur!

So here is what I did. First I colored this gorgoeus WOJ stamp with my copic markers. I then masked the image and airbrushed the background. I used a light green and then went over the edges with a blue. I cut it out with a large Nestie circle. At the same time I cut some magnetic paper (from the office store) as well. I glued one magnetic circle to my card and the other one to the back of my image.

Then I applied versamark to the entire image and used Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over the top and heated it with my embossing heat tool. I did this 3x. You can used regular clear embossing powder but you'll have to use more coats to get the thickness. I put the image in the fridge for a few minutes and then "cracked" it by bending it. I was horrified because it looked ghastly! The cracks were all over her face and it just looked terrible. I realized I had liked it much better before I had "distressed" it. I almost tossed it in the bin but I thought I would see what would happen if I re-heated it and it worked! Almost all the cracks disappeared! Here is a close-up of the magnet! The thick glossy coating changes the look so much. The colors are more vibrant. I just love it! So now I have a card and a little gift all in one!

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection 2009
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark & Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
  • Paper: SU Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Basic Grey Porcelain
  • Coloring: Copic Markers and Copic Airbrushing
  • Embellies: Flourishes made with EK Success Punch, Flowers are made with a Cuttlebug die, tafetta ribbon from local store.

Hope you liked my idea and maybe you can try it out! It really is pretty easy!

38 comments:

JanJ said...

That is really lovely and what a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing

Jan x

Helen said...

This is fab - what a great idea! I'm glad you were able to 'save' the image after you'd put so much work int it!
I always have cards on display too...so it always looks like it's my birthday!
Helen x

Alexandra said...

hi jeanette,
your card is very lovely, i like the colours and the image!

hugs
alexandra

Connie said...

That made it look beautiful. Both ides were very clever and I am eager to try them.

papercraftsbyrach said...

This is beautiful Jeanette. I love the utee effect. and what a wonderful idea to make it into a fridge magnet.. gorgeous. hugs rachxx

Sonja said...

Love the image and your coloring. But love the idea of making it into something useful and permanent even more. Thank you for the tutorial. Will have to try it sometimes.
Sonja

Ava said...

What a fabulous idea! And such a pretty card! I'm jealous :P
X, Ava

tracie said...

Oh wow hun this is gorgeous, looks like we love the same image, lol... love the magnet idea ~ fabulous.
Have a great day
Hugs
Tracie :)x

Enonilol said...

Beautiful card and a great idea!:) Thanks!

Moni said...

Really gorgeous card, love the colours and the flowers are fab! Hugs, moni

Brocéliane said...

j'avais déjà pensé à ce genre de projet mais toi tu l'as fait hihi, le rendu est génial en tout cas :)bravo pour ton innovation :)

Karin said...

Stunning!!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jeanette,l love the stamp and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Kathy said...

What a great idea Jeanette!! Love the colors that you have used ~ they are so pretty together!! Love the look of the UTEE as well! Have a great night :)Kathy

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea! I love the colors.
Hugs, Christine

Suze said...

What a sweet card Jeanette, beautiful colors and great stamp, I love the colors.

Hug Suze

Tertia said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kim. said...

Wow what a fabulous idea, I love the card. This is what I love about reading blogs you learn so much. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Happy Crafting.
Kim xXx

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous idea!
hugs
kim x

cats whiskers said...

What a fantastic idea dear must borrow this one
Hugs Jacqui x

Nilla said...

Nothing else to say then absolute stunning! Thanks for sharing Nilla

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is amazing. Your coloring is incredible. I would love to learn how to airbrush like that. Super job. The magnet is perfect. TFS

True :) said...

Great idea Jeanette! You are so creative! Love love love your coloring!
Awesome card all around!
:)

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Jeanette! And what a fabulous idea to make it into a magnet!

lindal said...

Beautiful cards! the stamps look like so much fun. How do I get them in the US?

Merry said...

This is such a fantastic idea....and a beautiful card.

Deb said...

Wow, incredible card, it is so gorgeous and so clever!

Congratulations on your permanent DT position with WOJ, you so deserve it! I am thrilled for you!

Have a great day! Debx

Karen said...

Stunning Jeanette. I love the magnet idea. Brilliant.

Love Karen (UK) xxx

Nunt said...

What a brilliant idea! I always have problems finding space for cards and this would be the perfect solution!

Ok, now we need a bigger fridge...

Thanks for sharing ^_^

Angela said...

what a great idea. I'll have to see if I can get any of that magnetic paper form somewhere.

Kit said...

wow what a beautiful card, i love the soft greens it is so lovely

Kit x

Caryn said...

Oh my word, this is just so beautiful. I LOVE the wistful background and the colouring. In fact I love everything!! I love your take on the sketch, thanks so much for joining in the challenge.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is stunning!! So beautiful!! TFS!

Kim said...

What fabulous creations you have been making! I am in awe just looking at everything! I am so far behind on blogging and am getting some what caught up today while I am doing laundry! :) Hope you are doing well my dear friend!
hugs~ Kim

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Lovely card. I luv the magnet idea.

xoxo,
Lori

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous idea, gorgeous images your colouring is always so perfect and what wonderful colours.
luv
Debby

Vee said...

A stunning card I love this image. What a great idea to make a magnet,thanks for sharing.
xx Vee

Cheryl Walker said...

This is very very pretty, and I love the colors you used on this!!! Beautiful card hun!!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

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