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

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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.

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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!

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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!
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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!