Thursday, September 21, 2017

Magnolia Birthday

Hi there,

Back today with a quick little card from the latest SNS Reveal, starring the Lovely Magnolia Set #853. This is a very versatile set and as you can see from my card I didn't even use the big flower from the set. I chose to make a little shaker card, so the little magnolias worked better.

I die cut the Tonic Happy Birthday from the middle of the white card front.

I then stamped the little magnolia around the die cut seven times in Black StazOn ink, as I was going to use the Nuvo Aqua Flow markers for the coloring.

I used only two Aqua Flow pens on an acrylic block and used that as a little paint palette. These markers really blend well and the tips go into the little spaces, so work well for corners and tight spaces.

After coloring, I made the shaker part of my card. I used mounting tape to make the well, using a piece of tulle instead of acetate. Some Shaved Ice was then put into the well before being covered with black cardstock.

So back now to the front! Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops were added to the orange centers of the flowers. Then Dandelion Yellow, Honey Gold, Banana Split and Orange Marmalade were added around the rest of the card front.

The butterfly die, Little B Butterfly, was cut out and colored with the same Spiced Ginger Aqua flow marker.

This was then applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Detail.

It gave the butterfly a lovely shine. The card front was attached to a black layer and then to the white card base. The little butterfly was attached with a couple of cut up pop dots.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Here are the products that were used in making this card, that can be found on the SNS website:

Versamark, StazOn
Nuvo Jewel Drops Orange Marmalade

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cards und More Challenge #193: Flower Power
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #6: Use a critter
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #26: anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #17: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll stop back soon,



  1. Great work here with this shaker card. Looks amazing.
    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

  2. Beautiful card with those gorgeous colors and the wonderful die. Love that it is a shaker card too. I have only made one or two in my life so I truly admire those who do make them.

  3. Love how you have coloured those gorgeous flowers. Great shaker card Shona and all those Nuvo drops look great. Beautiful die cut and butterfly.

  4. This is so lovely great job Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  5. Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
    Angie DT WorldwideOpenDesignTeamChallenge

  6. Thank you for the excellent class today, Shona! I always become inspired and happy when visiting your blog. What a great way of using these VERSO dies to create a little magic in a wonderful design! Beautifully done, my friend. I am leaving a much dreaded copy-and-paste phrase on my friends' blogs. Trying to get back into the groove of normal, everyday life. The recent events in Florida caused circumstances which triggered exacerbations of my diseases. Hoping that my hands heal, and strength returns soon - the rest of it can be coped with easily enough. Thanks for understanding my inability to accomplish very much - maybe in October? love and hugs, de

  7. WOW, love the impact of your card and the tulle cover for the shaker, is inspired. Love everything. AND another super tutorial.

  8. Lovely card ! Loved the shaker and flowers Surrounding it !

  9. Love your card. I think shakers using tulle is such a great idea. Super tutorial, as always. Have a great day.

  10. Well, you had me at shaker, let alone the gorgeous yellow magnolias!! A beautiful card Shona!!

  11. a very nice card et thank you for your participation on the challenge of cards and more. Margrit

  12. Nice card! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


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