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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Magnolia Love - KDTBH May 2019


Handmade card using Good Morning Magnolia and Strong & Beautiful stamp sets

Magnolia blooms and leaves are something that I hold dear to my heart having grown up in the South... they are everywhere from landscapes to floral arrangements to home decor.  You cannot help but smile when your senses are exposed the beauty of this strong, massive tree.  So why not share my love for magnolias with you today during our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop?!?  

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Yesterday was Mother's Day here in the States.  My momma is your typical Southern Belle... a strong, beautiful, caring, loving, Christian woman, and I was blessed to spend our first Mother's Day together in over ten years.  It is wonderful to have her so close to me again and I just knew I had to use the new Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for this special day.



Handmade card using Good Morning Magnolia and Strong & Beautiful stamp sets

I started off by creating a watercolor wash background onto Shimmery White cardstock.  With my Aqua Painter and a few drops from my Pretty Peacock (my favorite NEW 2019-2021 In Color) ink refill onto the inside lid of my ink pad, I was able to see the color I was looking for before applying it to the cardstock.  Using the Magnolia Memories die as a guide, I was able to know exactly where I would apply the wash.



Handmade card using Good Morning Magnolia and Strong & Beautiful stamp sets

As the background was drying, I offstamped the Magnolia bloom in Crumb Cake onto Shimmery White cardstock.  The leaves and carpel were watercolored with Mossy Meadow ink.  The bloom itself was lightly washed with a clean Aqua Painter over the stamped outline.  Once dry to the touch, the bloom was die cut and set aside to dry completely.  


Handmade card using Good Morning Magnolia and Strong & Beautiful stamp sets

The watercolor wash panel was adhered to a Mossy Meadow panel.  The bloom and stem was adhered to the watercolor panel with liquid glue while leaving the leaves free to fall as they may.  The sentiment stamped in Mossy Meadow onto Shimmery White cardstock was adhered to a piece of coordinating cardstock with liquid glue.  The Mossy Meadow Linen Thread was wrapped around several times then tied with a bow as the finishing touch to the raised sentiment panel.  These panels were adhered to the cardbase with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


Inside of handmade card


For the inside, a smaller watercolor wash was done.  The perfect sentiment expressing my love for my Momma was stamped in Mossy Meadow over the completely dried background.


Daughter and Mom Mother's Day selfie

Handmade card using Good Morning Magnolia and Strong & Beautiful stamp sets



Color Palette

I am thankful you are visiting my blog today and being a part of this hop with us!  I just know you're going to enjoy the other projects along this hop and get lots of inspirations for your own creations.  You are currently at my blog - Angie McKenzie - so glance below at May's Blog Hop List to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss any!

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18 comments

  1. Absolutely stunning, Angie! Yo've inspired me to finally try this technique! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Barb! This watercoloring was so relaxing. I can’t wait to see what you create. :)

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  2. Angie stunning card and great technique ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Leonie! (((HUGS))) across the waters

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  3. I love your color palette Angie! That Pretty Peacock is stunning! Can't wait to use it. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! The color combo was inspired by my parents’ sofa... I LOVE Pretty Peacock and you will too!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful card, Angie!! So impress with this watercolouring technique <>. xx

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra! It was so relaxing to do. xx

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    1. Thanks bunches, Karen, that means a lot to me! xx

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  6. Lovely card, the technique gives a stunning result

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  7. A simply gorgeous card, Angie. You are so creative and I feel so blessed to have connected with you Online. Thanks for the inspiration

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  8. Beautiful card, stunning. Fab inspiration xx

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  9. I love your card Angie. Just so beautiful.

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