Magnolia Thanks

Hello my crafty friends! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week. For today’s step by step, I’m going to share a thank you card I just made using the Magnificent Magnolia stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Unfortunately you can no longer purchase this stamp set because it was a part of last years Stamptember celebrations/sale over at Simon Says Stamp.

The magnolia image is actually a piece from last week’s ‘Mirror Stamping Technique‘. I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I created the watercolor background using Gansai Tambi watercolors. Excitingly, they have just released a 48 color palette and it looks gorgeous! I like how their palettes have some really unique colors. I created it by wetting the paper and dropping colors onto the wet paper and letting it move and spread on its own.

I love using my Arteza Real Brush Pens any chance that I get. They move and blend beautifully on Bristol Smooth paper. I really like that they come with color names and number codes now so that I can actually share what colors I used with you.
-Stem: Chocolate A102
– Leaves: Pea Green A150
– Small flower: Blush Red A183
– Large flower: Rosewood A160

After I finished coloring the image, I took my Cutter Bee scissors and fussy cut the image out. It did take me awhile to cut it out just because of the tiny area. I am not very good at leaving a white halo around the image, I can never seem to get it to be even. The Cutter Bee scissors are honestly my favorite for fussy cutting. They are sharp and are great for getting into small places.

I then used my Multi Medium Matte to glue my flower to the background. I did consider using my Scor Tape but even the 1/8″ I was afraid would be too large for the stem. I held it down with my acrylic blocks to make sure it dried flat.

Because of the warping, I used my Scor Tape in the 1/2″ size. It helped me lay the background flat without too much bending.

I took my Sizzix ‘Thank you’ stamp set and inked it up with Versamark embossing ink. I used my Recollections Sparkle Silver embossing powder. I liked how the silver looked in comparison to the pink flower. Plus, I love glitter.

For the final bits, I used my Studio Katia Majestic Fusion and Silver Foil Fusion sequins. I attached the sequins using my Multi Medium Matte glue.

Here we have the final product! I was really happy with how this turned out. What have you been creating? I would love to know! Be sure to check out my social media linked down below.


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