Layered Magnolia Thanks

Simon Says Stamp | Etched Magnolia

Hi there!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe it’s already February! I think the bitter cold of January forced me to block the month from my mind completely because I can barely recall doing anything but work (my day job) and making cards. It’s no secret I’m not a fan of Winter, but my husband likes to live where there’s a season with at least a bit of snow…and since I love him, I guess I can put up with it. 😊

I found some great patterned paper in my stash and decided I’d make a card with it. Even though I have some beautiful, patterned papers, I rarely use them so I thought it might be time to challenge myself a bit and see what I could come up with.

So, for these cards, I created a wonky geometric pattern on my card fronts using two patterned papers and then created a shimmery border between them using a bit of glitter cardstock I had left over from another project.

I used the Etched Magnolia dies from Simon Says Stamp and ink-blended the blossoms – one in soft yellows and oranges, and the other in soft blues. I don’t know if magnolias actually come in these colors (no green thumb here!) but they matched my mood for today, so I went with it. I die cut the leafy branches and ink-blended those as well. Lastly, I die cut the sentiments from the same glitter cardstock I used for the borders on the background and mounted them on the shadow dies I had cut from vellum.
To assemble the card, I glued the leafy branches at the base and left the rest of the branches loose. I like that this gives the card more of a 3 dimensional look. I adhered the sentiment, and then popped the blossoms up using foam tape. I hope you enjoyed this project and that you have a wonderfully creative day!



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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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