Once I got my masculine cards out of the way for the group of upcoming birthdays, I was on to making cards for the two women on my list. At this point, I’d not yet put away the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), and I started rummaging through the pretty magnolia designs in that set. I really love the brightness of the prints that have a white background, so I chose the one that had the smaller flowers on it as it would be the background for my card.
Hmmm. I also still had the Layering Ovals Framelits out on my work table. Oh, and there is that spool of Whisper White Flax Ribbon. And look at that pretty green leaf print on the back of the Magnolia DSP design I’d chosen. I think my card was alread designed for me, even if it wasn’t yet put together.
All I needed was a stamp set. No, I never have bought the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. It’s not that it’s not a beautiful stamp set – it is. But most of it is in that HUGE magnolia and the sentiments are duplicates of a lot that I have already. So was I pleased when Stampin’ Up! came out with its beginner catalog, Experience Creativity, and there was the gorgeous little stamp set, Magnolia Blooms. THAT stamp set is more my style!
The only thing that’s really different on this card from those that I shared in my last post is the stamped flower and the colors that I used as my accent colors. Those colors are Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow. I stamped the flower using Basic Gray Ink and then used a blender pen and some Petal Pink Ink to color in the magnolia. For the sentiment, I used the Mossy Meadow Ink Spot that you can buy from the Experience Creativity Brochure. The final touches throughout are mats using Petal Pink Cardstock.
So now I’m sold on the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper as it lends itself to so many different styles of cards – and likely scrapbook pages! Hmmm. Maybe I should do a bit of scrapbooking…. Some month!
Happy Stamping whatever you make!