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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Monday, 2 April 2012

Magnolia Birthday

While I was staying with my youngest sister last week I stamped this beautiful magnolia image with a stamp from her very large collection. I don't know the make of it but I was drawn to it because I don't recall ever seeing it anywhere before and I do love to see the Magnolia trees in flower at this time of year.I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloured it with
pencils.I tore round the edge and used Tea Dye and
Tattered Rose DI inks to add some shading. When I came home I used it to make this card for my eldest sister's birthday at the weekend.I used a Chocolate Baroque corner stamp from the Nature Swirls set and Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink to create a border round the edge of a square card, and embossed a piece of mauve pearl card using a Cuttlebug folder to make a background mat. The stamped image was the mounted with thin foam tape and I added some ribbon and roses from my stash.  To finish I stamped a tiny Happy Birthday ticket and two little butterflies which I had stamped and coloured to match.

I am entering this for the following challenges.
Marks finest Papers and Stamps;Make a Square Card.
Sugar Creek Hollow; Birthday Card.
That Crafty Place Challenge; It's All About Spring.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges; Spring Is In The Air.

Thank you for stopping by,and for your comments, I appreciate them all.

17 comments:

  1. Jean, I see why you were drawn to this image, it is gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful. Love the little tag and your ribbon and flowers are such a lovely added touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.

    Patti SCH/DT

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  2. That turned out lovely Jean. I bought the stamp second hand, and I don't know what make it is either. I love the way you have coloured it and mounted it. I'd better see what I can do with it now! Kate x

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  3. Realy beautiful card and image, love the layers as well.
    Yvonne

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  4. Hiya Jean, this is a gorgeous card! That stamp is lovely and your colouring and shading is beautiful. I'm sure your sister will love it.

    Maria x

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  5. Really very pretty! Great stamp and coloring! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

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  6. Lovely seeing the way your ribbon picks up the colours of the image & your torn edges give a lovely soft look to the whole in keeping with the stamped image. We have a Magnolia tree in our garden which is a delight at this time of
    year.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Gorgeous image and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and friends.

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  8. beautiful card
    thank you for joining us at
    that craft place
    erin

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  9. Well I can see why you were drawn to this Magnolia stamp, it is gorgeous and so is this card! Love the soft colors and the embossed panel is a great touch! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  10. Stamping is beautiful and the way you coloured it.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC with this wonderful card.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. Beautiful card in purple with lovely ribbon and flowers. :)

    movers sydney

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  12. Gorgeous card. I love the clean layout that showcases the floral image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  13. Wow thats so stunningly beautiful.
    what a gorgeous card
    Happy Easter
    Hugs June x

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  14. Gorgeous card Jean, I do like the image and don't recall having seen it before. Ilove the soft colours you have used.
    Thaks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril

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  15. stunning work and a beautiful card
    thank you for joining us at
    that craft place
    erin

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  16. This is super. Never seen the stamp either!! Great colours and your sister will love it!!.
    Carol x

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