The new Magnolia Lane Suite that will be available to customers from June 4th (next Tuesday) is simply lovely. There’s a very large Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies. There’s also an embossing folder and 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP).
It was while deciding which of the DSP patterns to use that I made a discovery. One of the dies matches one of the sheets of paper! Well the idea of a patterned background went out of the window and I ended up focusing on just one flower. That’s how papercrafting goes sometimes.
CARD BASE FIRST
Having decided to ditch the idea of a patterned background I decided to go with texture instead.
First I created a card base from Smoky Slate Card.
Then I lightly dampened both sides of a layer of Smoky Slate Card with clean water using my Stampin’ Spritzer. I placed the card inside the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and then directly onto the multipurpose platform of my retiring Big Shot. With a cutting pad on top I then ran the folder backwards and forwards through the machine. Once that was done I set the card aside to dry for a minute.
Next, on a layer of Whisper White Card I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the small magnolia flower from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in the bottom right corner. Towards the top of the layer I then added an inside sentiment.
Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer inside the card base.
With that done I stamped the small flower image on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope to coordinate with the inside of the card.
By now the embossed layer was dry and I added that to the front of the card base with liquid glue.
To create the focal point for my card I first stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment onto a piece of Petal Pink Card using Mossy Meadow ink.
Then using my Big Shot and retiring Magnetic Platform I cut out a layer of Mossy Meadow Card with the #4 (largest) oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies. The sentiment came next, cut out using the #3 oval die with the sentiment over towards the left. Then using liquid glue I layered the two pieces together.
Finally I was ready for the magnolia flower.
I cut roughly around the flower on the Magnolia Lane DSP and fixed the it to a piece of Smoky Slate Card using liquid glue. Then I cut out the flower using the small flower die from the Magnolia Memory Dies. It cut out the flower perfectly leaving a small black border around the printed image.
Now all that was left was to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the flower to the sentiment, then add it to the card front.
I’m really happy with how this turned out. Now I need to have a closer look at the rest of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper in case other dies coordinate too.
GOOD MORNING MAGNOLIA
In the meantime here’s a proper look at the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. It’s so big it comes in two stamp cases.
So that’s all from me for today. Please join me again tomorrow for another sneak peek from the Stampin’ Up! 2019/2020 Catalogue.
UPDATE 2020: Sadly the Magnolia Lane DSP has now retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!