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Friday, 6 December 2013

Marvellous Magnolia (by Debbie)

I'm delighted that one of my favourite flowers is now available for me to play with. I have a four year old Magnolia bush in the garden that we planted five years ago and it is such a pleasure to see the buds bursting through, one of the signals spring is on its way. It releases the most beautiful perfume during the evening.
The stamp is a lovely size and I stamped it twice with black Memento ink. I coloured with light pink onto the base of the petals and green alcohol pens for the branches. I trimmed around the flowers and as they are at the edge of the card I added pink card behind. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto white and die cut with a nestablilitie. With next size nestablitie I cut out a pink backing, glued together and added to the card. I tied a white organza bow around near the folded edge. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. Debbie

12 comments:

  1. Great a little vintage card! So delicate!

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  2. I too love magnolias and the pink card used to accent the flowers reminds me of the delicate pink colour to be found deep in the heart of these beautiful flowers. It's really elegant and unfussy card.

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  3. Smashing card Debbie. I love the cut edge and the elegant design with soft touches of pink. So pretty. Elaine x

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  4. We too have a Magnolia though it's rather large but looks magnificent. I was so thrilled when I saw this particular stamp. Your use of the flowers to create an edge against the strip of pink card looks so effective & I love the way your sheer ribbon adds that silky furry feel you find on the buds & complements your soft colouring of the flowers beautifully. I just sat ogling this with pleasure.
    Paula (PEP)

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  5. What a beautiful elegant card

    Jackie x

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  6. This card is delightful. It is so elegant with just two main colours and a hint of green on the leaves and stem. The idea of lining the Magnolia up and making a border is inspired and the sheer ribbon finishes it beautifully. Keeping it simple allows the quality of the stamp to shine through.

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  7. wow! a really beautiful and very elegant card, thank you so much for sharing it with us x

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  8. O that's pretty :)
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  9. O that's pretty :)
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  10. O that's pretty :)
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  11. This is really a very pretty, soft and feminine card! Love it!

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  12. Beautiful and soft, pretty and elegant, love it x

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