It’s been a busy morning and I’ve already made two projects so far, with more on the way. Of course that meant I had to decide which one to show you today and I chose this magnolia one. I’ve been on a bit of a colouring binge just lately so I let the Magnolia Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) do the work today.
MAGNOLIA LANE DSP
This project all started with the striped background. While I love the floral patterns in the Magnolia Lane DSP I really wanted to showcase some of the other designs. So I cut a piece of the DSP and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it directly onto a Mossy Meadow Card base.
Next I took a 3/4″ strip of the striped DSP and glued it to the bottom edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this piece inside the card base.
Finally I took one last piece of the paper and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP to shape with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With the basics done I needed to think about my focal point and for that I chose another piece from the Magnolia Lane DSP. This time I used my Paper Snips to very roughly cut out one of the larger magnolia flowers.
Before going any further I used liquid glue to attach the flower to a piece of Whisper White Card. Then I cut out the strengthened flower with its leaves and set it aside.
For the “Thanks” sentiment I turned to the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. First I wiped a piece of Mossy Meadow Card with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I tapped off the excess and removed a few stray specks before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To accentuate the gold I used liquid glue to mount the sentiment onto a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Now I was ready for the final assembly.
I wanted the sentiment to be popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and the magnolia flower to be popped up on that. This meant that I needed to think about how to keep the two pieces level when attached to the card base.
First, I covered the back of the magnolia flower with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals and attached it to front of the sentiment. Then I turned the pieces over and added another layer of Dimensionals over the back of the two pieces. Where I already had a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional I simply added another piece on top.
Then before removing the backing from the Dimensionals I flipped it over to check that the flower was level. With that done I was ready to attach the prepared piece to the front of the card and I was finished.
I love how this project turned out and all without the aid of coloured ink or markers. Sometimes it good to let Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous patterned paper take centre stage.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set can be purchased by itself or you can buy it as part of a bundle with the coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies (not used today). If you want the stamp set and dies you’ll save 10% by ordering them using a single ‘bundle’ item number. You’ll find both options in my product list below.
Also available is a second stamp set with more magnolia images and and additional sentiments. This stamp set is called Magnolia Blooms.