Monday, May 30, 2011

Magnolia Birthday




 Punches used to create Magnolia:  Mega Giant Dahlia Petals; Medium Pear; Sky Flake;Medium Sparkle; Small Sun; Medium Snowflake

Sizzix "Thank You Set" Embossing Folders


Don't you love shopping at Joan's Gardens.  I always love the great variety of different brand of products; plus she constantly has fun new products coming in, so there is always something new to play with.  She just recently added some new Sizzix embossing folders.  This set is called "Thank You" and as you can see, this set contains four different embossing folders.    I used the large folder for my card today.  I  turned it around, from what is shown in the picture, because I wanted my flower on top.  I love these Sizzix embossing folders because they give a much deeper impression than some of the other brands.  

This card is 5.5" square.  Using a 6" square piece of card stock, I used the Martha Stewart "Doulbe Arches" border/corner punches to create a lacy looking card. (This is one of the extra large border/corner punches.)  The Sizzix piece was layered on top.  I know I use these a lot, but I love the new Spellbinders "Parisian Accents.  Two corners and the tag used under the flower were die cut. There are six die cuts in this set.    I need a birthday card, so used the sentiment from the JustRite "Elegant Frames" stamp set.  It was stamped using VersaFine black ink and clear embossed.  Do you know why I do that?   When you stamp in black and clear emboss over it, it seems to make the sentiment stand out more -- seems to make the black - blacker.   Also, if I would have embossed with black embossing powder, I might have had little specks of black in some of the embossed design. 

I created a little magnolia flower using the punches shown in the photo above. Joan has all these punches in stock. The flower petals were created with the "Pear" punch and the leaves created with petals from the "Mega Giant Dahlia Petals" punch.  I discovered a great way to make these punched leaves so very real and will be doing a tutorial on this at a later date.  To finish the card, a piece of white trim was added along with a few white pearls.

All these products are available from Joan's Gardens.

Well I'm off to go grill some hamburgers, then finish planting a bunch of flowers I purchased from the nursery.  Hope you are having a nice holiday.

15 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Beautifully elegant, a striking card!

Patti J said...

Selma, this is gorgeous! Looks like a wedding cake at first glance. What a piece of art - great job!!!

Olga said...

oh WOW, so many fantastic products out there now and no money LOL
Your card is super gorgeous!!!!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Selma, and the magnolia is beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Linda w said...

Selma, I love your style and elegance on each of your cards. Each one is a work of art. Thank you for sharing with everyone. You are truly an inspiration to me.

stamping on...

The Other Patti Sue said...

So very elegant Selma! Don't work to hard (0=

Sharon in Arizona said...

What a beautiful card, Selma!! I always learn so much when I come to your little corner of the world. Not only about putting a card together but techniques and new products. I have so many of your cards and projects in my inspiration and tutorials files. Just want to say thank you for sharing so much useful information. Have a terrific week!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderfully elegant Selma and I love the single magnolia set against that beautiful back ground!

Love Sheila xx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh you! You make me want everything you use! You should sell drugs! (just kidding) But you are truly an enabler!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is absolutely breathtaking. I love every detail and your flower is gorgeous. Great job.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Evette K. said...

Oh Selma this card is so so beautiful. Can not wait for the tutorial on those flowers. Love how you make them. Do you usually keep one of each of the cards u make? I do. Those are my samples so I know how I made certain cards. Olga I know what u mean, so many things I want so badly from Joans store and can not buy right now. Oh sighhhhhhhhhhhh Have to save my money.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Another beauty! I have that embossing folder set and love the way you used it. The card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always!
Chris R.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Kay

Lana said...

Selma this card is stunning just simply stunning !!!! So elegant looking too!

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