Friday 6 December 2013

Marvellous Magnolia

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


Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Debbie. I'm still waiting for my Magnolia "get going"! Sure it will be lovely once it starts to flower. Will have to settle for this stamp in the meantime, which I bought as soon as I saw it.

Sue said...

Oh my wordy. This card is so pretty Debbie, I truly love it