I recently made a card using the Magnolia Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) and was complimented on my colouring. I had to admit that the flower was fussy-cut from patterned paper and the colouring was actually done by a Stampin’ Up! artist. It seems that just recently I’ve been using DSP a lot and I’m starting to collect a pile of off-cuts. Never one to waste my craft supplies, it’s time to start using up these scraps.
I found a 3″ x 6″ piece of Thick Whisper White Card that I’d already scored in half so that became the base of a folded gift tag.
First I wiped the card with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp the “congratulations” sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set. I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and removed a few stray specks. Then I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
On the back section of the tag I used the Detailed Trio Punch to add a small oval hole. I threaded some Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the hole and then tied it in a simple knot.
That just left the focal piece.
FUSSY-CUT MAGNOLIA BUD
One of the sheets in the Magnolia Lane DSP is covered with mini magnolia images and I found a small scrap of this. So using my Paper Snips I set to work cutting out a flower. It was actually much easier than I expected. In fact I didn’t bother with the area between the lower petals and the leaves, and even close up you can’t tell.
Once I’d fussy-cut the image I attached it to a square of Whisper White Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I mounted that into a piece of Petal Pink Card.
Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the layered piece to the front of my tag and I was done.
Sweet, elegant and ready for that special gift, but what if you’re not a fan of fussy-cutting?
STAMP AND COLOUR
It was only after I’d fussy-cut the magnolia that I realised that there’s an identical image in the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set. I even placed the cut piece on top of the image to check, and yes the shape and size is exactly the same.
So if you don’t enjoy fussy-cutting, or you don’t have the Magnolia Lane DSP there’s another option for you. Stamp the image onto the Whisper White layer using Early Espresso ink and then colour it in yourself.
Now, of course, I’m having other ideas like using the stamp and DSP for the spotlight technique among others, but that will have to wait for another day.
For now though I’ll just leave you with links to some of my previous blog posts using the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, followed by the list of products I used today.
- Magnolia memory
- Magnolia discovery
- Let the paper do the work
- Magnolia blooms with a little glimmer
- Bringing back Butterfly Gala
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
- Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
- Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set
- Embossing Buddy