Thursday, September 28, 2017

Delight in the Beauty!

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card which uses the new Lovely Magnolia Set 853 from the September Reveal. Such a pretty and versatile set.

To make the background I cut the Spellbinders Tropical Paradise die from black cardstock. This was layered on to a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet, after removing the protective backing and the new Microfine 24kt Gold glitter was burnished into the exposed adhesive.

The background was layered on to a cream cardbase. Then it was on to the flowers. The small flower was stamped six times onto cream cardstock in Versamark and was then heat embossed with Gold Detail. The large flower was stamped and embossed in Gold Detail once on cream cardstock and then again onto Kraft. The leaves and stem were cut off the cream version using the 5" Mini Scissors. They are so good for fussy cutting! All the little flowers were also fussy cut.

All the flowers were colored with the three Aqua Flow Watercolor Markers: Lemon Zest, Fresh Green and Spiced Ginger. These are wonderful to use for watercoloring, they blend really nicely.

A little Green Iris glitter was applied with the Quickie Glue Pen to the centers of the flowers.

Lemonade glitter was applied to the petals of the flowers again with the glue pen.

The big colored flower was attached to the Kraft version with foam mounting tape. A little of the Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse was added to the leaves.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on cream cardstock and was heat embossed with Gold Detail again. This was die cut with the Sizzix Thinlits Dotted Ovals, the next larger die was used to cut the larger oval and these two pieces were sponged with a little Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse. A little gold thread bow was threaded through a couple of the dots before being layered with Mounting Tape.

The card was then put together as shown using Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape.

Here is a list of the products used to make the card, most of which can be found in the SNS store.

Embossing Powders: Gold Detail (EP168)
Inks: Versamark
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens: Lemon Zest, Fresh Green, Spiced Ginger
Spellbinders Tropical Paradise
Sizzix Thinlits Dotted Ovals

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #142: Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: Sentiment/Quotes
Stampavie and More Challenge #290: Lots of Flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #26: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Hope to see you back again soon!




  1. WOW look at all that sparkle! What a beautiful verse and your overall design is AMAZING!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sentiments & Quotes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  2. Your card is lovely, Miss Shona! Such beauty in each petal, and the glorious sparkliness is in perfect places. I especially like your border! In my mind, I also wanted to make a border with this set - you know what they say about great minds! Gorgeous card! hugs, de

  3. Absolutely stunning with all the pretty colors, dies used and all that shimmer and shine. Gorgeous flowers too.

  4. Once again I am loving your beautiful sparkly and oh so shimmery yellow flowers Shona. Another simply gorgeous card. Awesome shimmery background too. Did I say I like your 'shimmer'...

  5. Wow this is just gorgeous. I love the bright colour with the black, quite stunning. Design is fabulous and lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  6. Oh WOW! I am delighting in THIS beauty! Gorgeous colors and sparkle and design. This is fabulous! I do love your sweet little sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Sentiments/Quotes, Donna, DT Member.

  7. Beautiful beautiful card, your background is amazing and full of gorgeous sparkle, another gorgeous card!!!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Double D, too!!

  8. Oh Shona this is a beautiful card. Love that gorgeous yellow color you used. It's so bright and cheery just like your card.

  9. Oh, wow, what a beautiful and elegant card. Love all the sparkle and shine on it.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena ~ DT

  10. Shona- your card is fabulously elegant!

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

  12. What a dazzle of a beautiful piece of art! I've been seeing samples of the set on Facebook, but nothing that looked this magnificent. I love the black leaves with the gold sparkle inlaid as you did with the adhesive paper. Also love the looks of the magnolias, the heat embossing with the nuvo MoPearl made them shine. It's a gorgeous design, and just so skillfully done. I LOVE it! TFS & Hugs

  13. WOW stunning card! Fantastic piece of beauty! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  14. Another stunner!! I love the crisp look to your card and how dazzling the effects are!
    The yellow really makes the flowers stand out, Shona!
    Happy World Card Making Day!

  15. Great sparckling flower project, I love the yellow flowers a lot, thanks for showing us this great work!!
    Have fun!!

  16. What an amazing how you showed the process...the yellow is so striking
    Dr Sonia

  17. Very pretty card. Love your tutorial.


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