Magnolias Smile

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Hello everyone.  My card today combines another CASE challenge with flamingos and sparkle inspiration theme challenges.  I was excited to do these challenges because I wanted to break out two Altenew stamp sets I have never used before.

Card created for challenges CASEplorations August, Altenew Inspiration August Flamingo, Curtain Call Flamingo and Tuesday Throwdown Make it Sparkle.

I stamped the front magnolia flower from Magnolias For Her on Bristol paper with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it with a really cool  Silver Pearl embossing powder (and you’ll see why later in this post).  I then created a mask for that flower and masked it off before stamping the second flower and the flower bud in VersaMark.  I removed the mask and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.  I began coloring the flowers with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, but then switched over to Polychromous pencils.  I was not happy with the Zig marker choices for pinks as a  flamingo color.  After I finished coloring, I fussy cut it out then added some clear Wink of Stella for some more sparkle.

Card created for challenges CASEplorations August, Altenew Inspiration August Flamingo, Curtain Call Flamingo and Tuesday Throwdown Make it Sparkle.

I stamped the Halftone Smile sentiment on black cardstock with VersaMark.  I heat embossed it with the same Silver Pearl embossing powder and then die cut it out with the matching die.  As you can see, the cool thing about this embossing powder is when used on white cardstock, it appears white, while on black cardstock, it looks silver.  For the background I wanted the colors to fade towards the centre, so I inked up the Wide Stripes background stamp with a black Ombre ink pad from the top then from the bottom, each time making sure the lightest ink color is in the middle of the panel.  I stamped the stripes onto a 6×6 piece of white cardstock twice using my MISTI, then trimmed it down to A2 size

Card created for challenges CASEplorations August, Altenew Inspiration August Flamingo, Curtain Call Flamingo and Tuesday Throwdown Make it Sparkle.

I attached the stripe A2 panel to a white card base before assembling my card.  I placed a nest of silver thread on the bottom half and adhered the sentiment over top to hold the thread in place.  For dimension, I added the flowers with mounting tape and finished off with silver sequins.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations – CASEplorations August – Shalu
Altenew – August Inspiration Challenge Flamingos
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge Flamingo
Tuesday Throwdown – TT308 Make It Sparkle

 

 

 

14 comments on “Magnolias Smile

  1. What a gorgeous CASE! Those ombre stripes and those pretty flowers make me swoon! Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations!

  2. This is so very beautiful 🙂 gorgeous coloring, thank you for sharing with CASEplorations

  3. Gorgeous!

    • Thank you.

  4. Wow, your coloring turned out wonderfully. I love how you combined the challenges. Thanks so much for playing with us at CASEplorations this month.

  5. wow! the sparkle on this card is so amazing and pretty. Love that gorgeous pink flower. thanks for linking up to curtain call.

  6. Such a clever and stunning design, loving the funky ombre striped background and those flowers are perfect!

    • Thank you.

  7. Oh, wow, this is stunning! I love it!

    • Thank you.

  8. Love the ombre effect and the beautiful mix of zig and pencil colouring.

    • Thanks.

  9. Love the subtle color of the embossing powder and of course your color blending is beautiful.

    • Thanks.