Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Today I would like to share with you a beautiful card that we made in our Stampin’ Club this month. It is simple yet elegant, done in black and white with a pop of color … just like that “Little Black Dress” that we all need and a touch of embellishing. I also am including photos and instructions to you can start creating this card right away …
You begin with simply the Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock … and only 3 pieces to make today’s card. A half sheet of Whisper White (Cut: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and a smaller piece (Cut: 4″ x 2-3/4″) and Basic Black (Cut: 4-1/4″ – 3″) which you will use to “mat” the smaller Whisper White.
Fold your card in half and burnish it at the fold so that it lays very flat. Then add a touch of Snail Adhesive to the smaller piece of Whisper White … this is only to hold you 2 pieces together while stamping, you want to take it back off later.
I lay my stamps “rubber up” while I ink … this gives you the perfect view of how much ink you are putting onto your stamp, and to see that it is applied evenly. Makes for a much better stamped image (and it’s easier than lifting that big block over a small ink pad).
You’ll want to stamp this somewhat in the lower left hand corner so you have room for your greeting …
Once you have stamped your image and your greeting, you are ready to color …
I began with adding yellow to the center of the flower. You can use your Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers in your favorite shade of yellow. I used Pineapple Punch on mine.
Next you will use your Sponge Daubers to color the flower (Petal Pink) and the leaves (Old Olive).
Gently pull the dauber over the petals / leaves to add a touch of color … we just wanted to add a little color to draw the eye in but want the magnificient Magnolia to be the focal point of the card.
When your sponging is complete, you can now pull off the small piece and adhere it to your Black mat … then you can mount that directly onto your card front, aligning the stamped image.
Now it’s time to add some accessories to your little black dress … “embellish your card” with a little Wink of Stella over the flower petals and a few rhinestones around the card for a little bling! Plus, it balances out your card nicely.
You will be amazed at how simple it is to create this beautiful card. The entire Magnolia suite is amazing and a “must” in my stamp collection … how about yours? If you’d like to see more samples that I have created, just enter “Magnolia Lane” in the search box at the top of my blog and it will pull up all of my posts that have “magnolia” in it!!
Thank you so much for joining me today!
I hope you have a beautiful Sunday … Enjoy!
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