Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tuesday Trigger: Magical Magnolias

Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World has the most gorgeous picture of
Magnolias in bloom against a dreamy watercolor sky.
Coincidence, PTI's challenge this week is Embossing Watercolor stamped images.
Ummmmm, 1 post, for 2 challenges? Almost too good to be true!
Spring almost oozes thoughts of watercolors, sheer and translucent washes of blended color.
My inspiration came from something I saw on Pinterest
Liked the layout but wanted my petals on a square card.
Found my 'petals' in the form of a die from PTI's Year of the Flowers: Roses. It's the leaf die.
Die cut about 20 to ink watercolor. So much fun to try to match the colors in Cath's inspiration photo.
Ink dries much lighter than when applied, so I had many to choose from.
Stampers Select white card base, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2".
Soft Stone panel 4 x 5 1/2" (all PTI cardstock).
Limitless Layers Circle die with sentiment from Mini Blooms (PTI).
When I misted the petals, they curled a bit, which I thought looked like a real petal, so I went with it.
When dry, petals were stamped with a large rubber Stampendous 'Dream Text' stamp.
Edges inked with PTI's Avocado and a few enamel dots to frame sentiment.
Card #2 is the one that will be in 2 challenges.
Heather Nichols' tutorial inspired this card.
Center panel is white, white embossed and softly watercolor inked with a mix of Hibiscus Burst and Harvest Gold. the Leaves are Simply Chartruese, but very watered down in the background.
Year of the Flowers: Roses stamp and die sets.
Main rose and buds are Hibiscus Burst and Scarlett Jewel.
It's for my mom, so I sprinkled it with Fairy Dust.
Sentiment: PTI's Boutique Borders Mother.
Enjoying a blissfully quiet week of putting my house back together after 2 weeks of family and Egg Hunts! Just about able to see the inside of my laundry room.
Hope your week is filled with creative joy!


  1. Nancy, both your cards are just so creative and beautiful!

  2. beautiful, beautiful cards!! love the fairy dust!!

  3. These are both so beautiful. I see we were both inspired to combine the same challenges--so fun when that happens.

  4. WOW!!! The roses are so BEAUTIFUL! Very lovely cards!

  5. The first card is sweet and so deceptively simple. I adore the way you used the sentiment. The second card is just glorious, a work of art.

  6. Beautiful cards, both. Love your accidental curling petals. A keeper technique!

  7. Love the pretty water colored flowers on your gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Hey Nancy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. What gorgeous cards Nancy. They are both so different but beautiful. I love the individual petals on the first card and the soft, shading on the second one. Great work!

  10. Both of your cards are gorgeous, Nancy!

  11. Both your cards are great but I love your texty petals :-)

  12. Two amazing and beautiful cards, Nancy! Congratulations on the TT win :)

  13. Congratulations on your win Nancy! Both cards are beautiful, and your coloring is exquisite! I specially love how you blended the colors on the petals of the TT card!

  14. Congrats on your win!!! Love both your cards, so unque designs and pretty details on both. Also thank you so much for leaving sweet comment on my blog. :-)

  15. That rose card needs to be framed. It's a work of art! And the hello thre card is adorable. The coloring on the petals sings.

  16. Lovely cards! Congrats on your TT win!

  17. What a fun project, Nancy! Love your idea to use book paper for the petals. The inked edges really help the petals stand out too. Beautiful card!


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