In the new Annual Catalog, there is a wondrously beautiful set -- actually part of a gorgeous suite -- called Good Morning Magnolia, found on page 38. This is one of the pricier sets in the catalog at $36.00 As previously mentioned, it is an exquisite set with beautiful images and versatile sentiments. Investing in the coordinating dies also gives you a plethora of possibilities, not only two dimensional, but also three dimensional projects.
While this bundle may be in my future, I have discovered a set that is not quite as showy, but is reasonably priced, has two magnolias and boasts a trio of nice sentiments. This $14.00 stamp set cannot be found in the Annual Catalog. It is only available in a 15-page booklet that is entitled Experience Creativity. This little gem is meant for beginner stampers because it boasts suggestions and advice for anyone who is just starting to experience stamping. But I, as a very experienced stamper, found lots to intrigue and tempt me.
I could not pass up a bargain such as this, so ordered this pretty set as soon as I was able. I created the card shown in this post for my girls to create last Monday at my August Stamp-In Workshop.
The card features not only the $14.00 Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set, but also coloring with Stampin' Blends (page 179), using one of the new Stitched Nested Labels (page 196, Annual Catalog), as well as some of the beautiful Designer Series Paper, Bird Ballad, found on page 166 of the Annual Catalog. As an added attraction (for me, at least) the girls got to do a bit of fussy cutting.
Keep reading to learn how to make a card like this.
Whisper White cardstock
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (page 166)
Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set (page 8, Experience Creativity booklet)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stitched Nested Labels Dies (page 196)
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Add to this card base a piece of black cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4", then a piece of the flowered Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper measuring 3 3/4" x 5". Set this aside while you work on the next steps.
Using the Stitched Nested Labels die that measures 2 3/8" x 4 1/4" from point to point, cut a label from Whisper White cardstock. Onto this piece, on the left side towards the bottom, stamp the large magnolia in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the small magnolia and the separate leaf.
Use Stampin' Blends to color in the flowers and the leaves. Fussy cut the flower and leaf on the scrap paper. (They are easy to cut out.) Adhere the separate leaf next to the leaf on the large magnolia at the bottom left. Add the small magnolia to the right of the large magnolia so it extends beyond the lower border of the label.
In the black ink, add the sentiment from the set to the right of the flower.
Add an uneven number of sequins to the label.
Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the label to the card, raised a bit above center point.
If you would like copy of Experience Creativity, please let me know, and I'll send one to you!