Sorry for the long absence. So much for having extra time to blog now that school started. I am finding that even though I only have 1 kiddo left out of 4, he really keeps me busy! I am just going to have to sit down and schedule time to blog and make cards! Stamping and making cards is what helps keep me relaxed.
I absolutely love making cards! Especially if I can make it better by changing it a little bit. I initially made this card flat but I felt it wasn’t quite what I wanted. By making the flower 3-D, the card really comes to life!
The Stampin’ Up! stamp set I am using is Good Morning Magnolia. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is Magnolia Lane.
Measurements: Very Vanilla cardstock 11 x 4 1/4 inches scored at 5 1/2 inches, another 11 x 4 1/4 inch piece for stamping the Magnolia, and a 2 1/4 x 1 inch strip for the sentiment. Magnolia Lane DSP 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 5 x 3 3/4 inches. The DSP is the same design but I just used each of the two sides.
These are the two stamps we will use. Additionally, you will need the following: Memento ink, Stampin’ Up! clear acrylic blocks C and F, Stampin’ Blends in Old Olive, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede, Magnolia Memory Dies, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Pack, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, glue dots and paper snips.
Well, let’s get started! Fold the scored 11 x 4 1/4 inch Very Vanilla in half. This will be the card base. Set aside. The other 11 x 4 1/4 inch piece will be stamped with the magnolia flower- three times.
Tip: When using a large stamp, I find I get more even coverage with the ink if I ink it stamp-side up.
Using Memento ink, stamp the first of three magnolia images close to the edge.
OOPS! I dropped the stamp right on top of my work! Well, not to fear. This time the ink is not really going to get in the way because I will only need one full flower. The other flowers will be cut up.
I just use a Baby Wipe to clean everything up and then keep going!
Stamp the other two magnolias as close together as you can. I rotated the stamp to make it fit. For the last image on the right, I only need the very center of the flower so it doesn’t matter that it is over the edge.
Stamp the “Thanks” sentiment in Memento ink onto the 1 inch strip of Very Vanilla and set aside.
I am by no means a talented artist when it comes to coloring. I am going to show you what I did. If you have your own way of coloring, please proceed using your own technique.
I used the Dark Petal Pink and the smaller end to put shadows where I thought they should go,
I then used the brush tip of the Light Petal Pink to blend out the edges of the Dark Petal Pink. I did not color the whole flower out to the edge. I left some without color because I wanted the Very Vanilla cardstock to show through.
Here is my finished flower. Color one of the flowers completely, the middle of the second flower and leave the third flower uncolored.
Don’t forget to use the Daffodil Delight to color the center of the partially colored flower.
I actually made a mistake when I was photographing the making of this card. For the flower that you are coloring the leaves on, the flower itself will be complete covered by the layer so it doesn’t need to be colored.
I used the small tip of the Dark Old Olive to color where I thought the shadow should be.
I used the brush tip of the Light Old Olive to blend the color out to the edge of each leaf.
I used the Light and Dark Soft Suede to color the stem of the one with the colored leaves.
You could use the Magnolia Memory Dies to cut the Magnolia on the Big Shot if you have one. I forgot I had the dies and fussy cut the larger image.
Next I fussy cut the completely colored flower without any leaves.
And finally I cut the partially colored flower. Now we have all the layers.
Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or any other adhesive) to adhere the larger of the DSP pieces to the front of the card base. Next adhere the smaller of the DSP pieces using the flip side.
I put Dimensionals on the 2 cut out magnolia flowers.
Adhere the “Thanks” sentiment, then the full magnolia with leaves flat on the card front. Adhere the completely colored magnolia flower without leaves, then the partially colored flower. The effect is just amazing and is very simple to do!
Make a bow from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon and adhere it to the card front with a glue dot. If you need help making a bow, see my blog about tying a bow which is from 02/2019: https://theresas-treasures.com/2019/02/15/making-a-bow/
Here is the finished card.
I loved this effect so much I made several cards using variations of the first card.
Okay, my goal is to blog once a week, hopefully every Tuesday. Thanks for hanging in there with me! See you next time!
Promotion!! I am having a Summer promotion. For every $30 ordered at my store, you can earn 3 tickets. The prize will be: the Free as a Bird stamp set, Bird Ballad DSP, a roll of 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace Trim, Memento ink and the Flower Faceted Gems–valued at over $50! The drawing with be on September 14, 2019. Good luck!
Stampin’ Up Products used to make this card include: Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia (#149298); Dies: Magnolia Memory (#149578); Paper: Very Vanilla cardstock (#101650) and Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (#149484); Ink: Memento (#132708); Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers: Light and Dark Old Olive combo pack (#144597), Light and Dark Petal Pink combo pack (#147272), Dark Daffodil Delight (#144585), and Light and Dark Soft Suede combo pack (#147273); Magnolia Lane Ribbon combo pack (#149485); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683); Clear Blocks: C (#118486) and F (#118483) and Paper Snips (#103579).