Focus: Magnolias for Her


Today we are focusing on Magnolias for Her


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Just because the Magnolias are outline images doesn't mean you always have to color them. Here I masked and stamped the flowers using clear Versamark ink, and embossed them in gold. Next I trimmed certain parts and cut out a frame around the flowers. I created the background using blue-green watercolors. The sentiment was embossed in gold once the watercolor paper was dry. The frame was attached to card base using foam tape.

Here is another example of using these flowers without coloring them. Once again I masked and stamped the flowers, but this time using Black pigment ink. Next I covered the flowers using Elmer's Rubber cement in order for them to resist the watercolor. Once it was dry, I applied some yellow and orange colors. The rubber cement is easily removed using an eraser or by rubbing with a fingertip. This technique was taught by Jennifer Mcguire in the Watercolor online card classes that is ongoing at the moment.


For this card, I water colored on of the Magnolia flowers. I stamped the flower using a very light ink, and sketched out the branch. To color the flowers, I first dampened each petal with water, then applied color. I made sure each petal was dry before I colored an adjacent one. I applied light blue color all around the flower to create some depth. The sentiment was embossed in gold and the panel was attached to a white card base.

Jen designed this bright and beautiful card. The bold stripes are strips of card stock that were adhered at an angle. Do you see the interesting debossed area behind the flower? This was done by stamping the flower onto chipboard, cutting around it (leaving a gap), and then running it trough a die cutting machine with an embossing mat. The Magnolia flower was then stamped on the debossed section and colored. To finish off the card, Jen sewed across the top. Love the effect!

Thanks for joining us here today!

Comment on this post (19 comments)

  • Suryadi says...

    I have become such a 30 Rocker that I’ve begun coyipng Liz Lemon’s dance moves as part of my workout routine. I still have 113 pounds to go, but I’m down by 30. Thank you, Tina Fey!I didn’t get into the show until last season because I’ve been working a second-shift police beat schedule for the last five years. But thanks to the miracles of DVR and a brief tenure on day shift, I watched the Generalissimo episode and fell madly in love. First came love, second came three seasons of DVD sets and then there was my going to the opening night of Date Night in one of my Liz Lemon-esque outfits. I already dressed like her even before I became a rabid fan of the show, so it was no big stretch This can’t be the same feeling the other 30 Rockers get, but for me, I see so much of myself in Liz Lemon. Chaotic work life. Balancing out crazies above and below you. Then, there’s the futile attempt at having a personal life on top of it all. That usually blows all to hell, too. What’s worse? All of it colliding!

    March 13, 2015

  • She says...

    she was a lady in a red dress walking up the hylwlaas a couple weeks before her death. I had a friend come stay the night with me, a friend who has never been to my house before and she told me she woke up during the night and saw a dark figure standing over my bed. And she hasnt been back scents. My mother refuses to sleep in my room, she says she has strange nightmares everytime she does. And my grandpas heard his name being called in the middle of the night. Ive been getting dressed in the morning and ive had stuff fly across the room in the bathroom, the shower doors shook as if something was trying to open it when i would be on the other side of the room Should we be concerned or worried about this spirt? I honestly cant tell if its aggressive or not at this point?

    March 06, 2015

  • Angel says...

    Love those photos! You are so lucky to be going to France this sumemr. I am so very jealous. You will have to take loads of pictures. Have fun on your upcoming trip to Boston.

    March 05, 2015

  • Jennifer T says...

    oh my word, these are all gorgeous! such a beautiful set and such gorgeous inspiration!

    May 13, 2014

  • Cris G. says...

    Just stunning!

    May 13, 2014

  • Margaret R says...

    Absolutely gorgeous! I can see that this stamp set is a must-have!

    May 12, 2014

  • Janet Wilson says...

    Stunning, I reluctantly didn’t get this set because I thought I had some similar images – WRONG! These images are so very unique and are magnificent coloured or not :) Thank you, for the “focus” :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Celeste Goff says...

    Beautiful cards Tasnim! I love the one with the watercolor effect on it…so very pretty!

    May 12, 2014

  • Lindsey L. says...

    Totally blown away by all the cards today! Such gorgeous flowers.

    May 12, 2014

  • craftyziti says...

    Love these gorgeous cards! Do you know when the stamps will be available again? currently, they are sold out in the store.

    May 12, 2014

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