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.