HAPPY 2023 to all of you. I cannot believe it is a BRAND NEW YEAR!!!! I hope all of you have been safely celebrating with friends and family. I have a brand new card to share with you today featuring one of the prettiest flowers that we carry, The Sweet Magnolia. I have chosen to use a "stamp off" technique here to give the petals a little softer of a look and I really like how my flowers turned out.
Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 1/4” x 5 1/4” and score at 1” along the 8 1/4” side. This will create a 1” flap along the top of the card base. Die cut this with the flap folded and at the top using the largest die from the HCD2-7381 Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die, and make sure the top of the die hangs over the top edge of the paper to prevent cutting the fold. Now using white card stock with the same die cut 2 more times. To construct the card base turn the flapped piece so that the flap is faced down and attach one of the full pieces to the back side of the flap giving the back of the card base a full backside. This allows the flap to be glued into the inside back of the card which will be covered up with decorative paper when finishing the inside. Score the front of the card base in half and form a mountain fold. Now attach the second full piece cut to the bottom half of the card front to form the easel card. Cut 2 last pieces with that largest die from the Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die from the HCDP1-2126 Sweet Magnolia Paper Collection, one for the inside to cover the flap (Light cream w/ floral) and one for the front (Light purple) of there card. Next using the second largest frame from the Fancy Classic Oval Frame Die set cut one from the paper used on the inside of the card and one from Luxe Silver Cardstock. When die cutting with this die two pieces are cut. The thin border die and the inside die. See photo how to layer these and glue all these layers to the card base. From the same cream and floral paper on a cream only section cut the center die cut using the two smallest dies from the same die set. Using just the oval outline cut one from Luxe Silver and layer these two together and attach using 3D foam dots. Lastly on the same cream paper area stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3845 Just For You Sentiments Cling Stamp Set using Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Die cut the sentiment and border paper using the HCD1-7201Ticket and Tags Die set and set aside to attach at the end.
Stamp the HCPC-3949 Sweet Magnolia Buds 2x onto white cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink and color using the Stack & Store Daubers with Desert Sand Memento Ink, Magenta Hue, and Vivid Chartreuse Archival Inks. Die cut with the coordinating die. Next stamp the HCPC-3948 Sweet Magnolia Blooms Cling Stamp Set 2x small and 2x medium in Magenta Hue ink stamped off once to give a lighter hue. Die cut these with the coordinating dies then lightly ink the edges with the Magenta Hue ink before shaping in the 3D shaping mold. Shape a little extra with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit before piercing a hole in the center of each flower and adding the Bridal Bouquet Stamens - white with hot glue. Add glitter using Dries Clear Glue applied with a Hydra Sponge. Stamp 2-3 branches from the HCPC-3835 Leafy Accents Cling Stamps Set in Olive Archival Ink. Color using Leaf Green Archival Ink before die cutting. Once die cut shape with the coordinating 3D Shaping Mold and then ink the edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink. Lastly Stamp the smallest dragonflies 3x from the Decorative Dragonflies Cling Stamp Set with Watering Can Archival Ink and color with detailed brushes using Magenta Hue, Sunflower, and Leaf Green Archival Inks. Glitter with Crystal Ultra Transparent Glitter.
To complete the card arrange the Magnolia buds along with the foliage to give a nice background for the lovely Magnolia blooms. Then arrange the flowers on top and glue down with a glue gun. Tuck in the sentiment previously made using 3D Foam dots. Attach the 3 little dragonflies with Dries Clear Glue to finish the front. Then finish the inside by creating a stopper for the easel card. Die cut the center medallion 3x from the HCD1-7398 French Courtyard Die. Glue these together and then glue them in place inside the card so that the front panel will stand up.
I hope you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed creating it for each of you! Check out my personal project in the Heartfelt Creations Gallery to find out what products I used for this project.
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