Magnolia Blooms – Happy Birthday

By | June 29, 2019

Hi there

We’ve been having some beautiful days here in Auckland – although thankfully not as hot as in Europe – I’m not a fan of winter so to be able to see the sun and feel it’s warmth is great.

One of the new suites in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue is the beautiful Magnolia Lane Suite (page 36 – 39).  Did you know it also has a coordinating stamp set – Magnolia Blooms – in the new Beginners Brochure (page 8 – 9)?  I decided to use this beautiful set to create a card for our youngest niece who turns 23 today – Happy Birthday Hanna xx

Magnolia Blooms

The background paper is from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper pack.  This pack consists of 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper – 2 each of 6 double sided designs.  Some images from the paper can be cut  using the Magnolia Memory dies (page 194).  Stampin’ Up! have also released a special pack of this paper –  Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper – 20 pack.  This pack features 10 sheets each of two lovely double-sided Magnolia Lane designs.  Below are the four designs.  The item code for this pack of paper is 152455 and the cost is $36.00 (for 20 sheets).


Magnolia Blooms

The flower has been stamped with Memento Black Ink then coloured in using Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends’.  As I was putting the card together I noticed that the colouring on the DSP  had the flower a lot lighter near the tips of the petals than what I had.  So I grabbed my Colour Lifter and lightly went over the tips of the petals removing some of the colour and creating a more gradual transition.  I was really pleased with how this flower turned out.

Magnolia Blooms

I stamped one of the other images from this set on the inside of the card in Petal Pink.  I’m not really a ‘pink’ girl but I think this colour is fast becoming a favourite for me.  I’m glad it’s used in a number of our papers including the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  The ribbon I’ve used on this card is the Organdy Stripped Ribbon in Petal Pink which is part of the Perennial Essence Suite (page 106 – 108).

The card stock coordinates with the colours in the DSP – Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow.  Other colours featuring in the paper pack are Basic Black, Early Espresso, So Saffron and Whisper White.

Well that’s all from me – until next time …


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