Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Hero Arts, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Color Paint, Magnificent Magnolias, Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut, Stitched Oval Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sympathy, The Ton, Water Colored Cards

The Ton Magnificent Magnolias

What fun I had stamping out and coloring all these images from The Ton’s Magnificent Magnolia’s set!  I heat-embossed the magnolias in white onto Strathmore Watercolor paper, then used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the image.  I cut the circle with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval dies,  and mounted it above a die-cut frame of soft yellow vellum.  The base card was embossed with Sizzix Floral Tapestry embossing folder.  Hero Arts Ribbon Messages sentiment and die-cut banner and a sprinkle of sequins completed this beautiful sympathy card.
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This sentiment is from the set as well~

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I had this black & gold embossed background in my stash; it was made with Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia which I believe is no longer available on their website.


Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Color Paint, Laurel Burch Tribal Cats, Rose Garden, Stampendous, Stitched Oval Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Water Colored Cards

Stampendous Double Whammy!

I mentioned in another post that Stampendous had sent several stamp sets to me so that I could create projects for them!  I used two of the sets to make this card; Rose Garden and Laurel Burch Tribal Cats.  I spent some time mulling over ideas for a card and thought the cat would be cute peering out from a cluster of roses; hence this design!  It involved quite a bit of detailed work but was really fun and the result was quite satisfying!  Here’s how I did it: I began by embossing a number of roses and leaves in white onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and painted them with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.  After cutting them out with the coordinating dies, I set them aside and worked on the base panel.  Another piece of the Bristol Smooth was cut with my Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die, and I stamped & embossed the cat in the center, masked that image, stamped and embossed roses and leaves around it, making it appear to be peering out!
I watercolored that panel with my Gansai Tambi’s, then attached it to a panel of black and white patterned paper.  That was adhered to the base card of gray Bazzill card stock (my favorite!).  The final step was to assemble the die-cut blossoms and leaves into a satisfying arrangement, adhering them in layers with double-stick foam tape.  It was a little tedious but I love the end result!  I hope you do too!