Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beautiful Southern Magnolias

I don't believe I have ever seen a real Southern Magnolia but I really enjoy creating them with Susan's Southern Magnolia die set.

This is a 6-inch square card, that opens from the side.

Use the Romantic Bouquet die set and die cut the lace approximately 1 1/2 inches from the open edge of the front of the card.   Use the same die and die cut another white piece using 100 lb white card stock.  Attach over the die cut on the front of the card.  This will give stability to this piece.  Use a piece of Buttercream card stock to fit  behind the Romantic Bouquet die cut, attach using glue.  Use scissors to trim around the edge.  The card will be opened by lifting the Romantic Bouquet die cut.

Create an orange marbleized piece of card stock using orange, yellow and red Distress Inks. Lightly wet white card stock.  Place drops of the Distress Inks on a Teflon workshop.  Spray with water then press the cardstock down in the ink, to cover completely.  Dry the card stock by using the heat tool. Put Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back and attach the ink panel to the inside of the card. 

Use Susan's Southern Magnolia die set and create three Magnolias.  The lower portion of each petal was colored using two shades of yellow PanPastels.  Pollen was added to the top of the bract.  Once the leaves were shaped and colored with PanPastels, they were pressed down on a VersaMark pad and clear embossed to give them the shiny look of Magnolia leaves.  Arrange the flowers and leaves on the lower left corner.

Use Suzanne's Happy Birthday Collection stamp set for the sentiment.  Stamp it using black  Versafine ink and clear emboss.

This flower is so beautiful.  I hope you will create some for your cards.  Remember you can purchase the clear plastic boxes to mail your dimensional cards.

You can purchase the products needed for this card by clicking on the links below.


Anonymous said...

Love your card. It takes my breath away. You caught the beauty of the magnolia. We have 4 magnolia trees in our yard, they are beautiful. Thanks fir sharing.

Sue Knight

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, You did a fab look to these flowers- so pretty!

SuzzieQ said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful card. Hopefully one day you can experience the loveliness and the intoxicating fragrance of the Southern Magnolia. The Magnolia fragrance is even greater than that of the gardenia. Another favorite flower of mine. Great idea on the leaves to get that waxy look of these natural leaves. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember that the Magnolia was the first formed flower.


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