Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Art Journal Video: Cake

Hello Magnolia Friends!

I'm sure most of you already have the Magnolia DooHickey Club Kit # 5 (Celebration). I've seen several beautiful cards and projects using these lovely dies. Instead of a card,  I'm sharing with you t an Art Journal Page I made using the dies in the Celebration Club Kit.

Making this page was so much fun and playing with paint and Magnolia Doohickey Dies for Art Journals has recently become my favorite activity.

Here is a photo of the Art Journal page and you can watch the video below to see how I made it.

Here's the video

Watch on YouTube HERE.

Well, I hope you enjoyed watching and I please let me know what you think!

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon!

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shadow Stamps Part 1

Hello Magnolia Fans!

I have some exciting news for you.  Magnolia has just released some cute and fun Shadow Stamps.  This will be my first installment of cards with Magnolia Shadow Stamps.  If you love CAS (clean and simple) cards or you need cards that are easy to make and also can fit in a regular envelop with no bulk...these stamps are perfect for you.  But of course, you can also incorporate this stamps with other Magnolia Stamps for your cards. 

I have 3 cards to share with you today. 
 I kept them all in a CAS theme to make the stamps the main focus of the cards.

For card #1, I used some stamps that were part of the Stamp Club that was recently released: the grass, the stem with the flower.  This 2 piece stamp comes as a set called Forget Me Not.  The Sun and the sentiment is from the set called Happy Day.  The cloud is from the set called Dream and it comes with the text "dream" and a small heart.

I do not have ink pads other than Distress Ink pads so I stamped the images in watercolor paper (by Tim Holtz) to have a textured look.  After stamping, I used a wet brush to spread the color with in the boundaries of the image.  For the clouds, I heat embossed it using VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder.  I added some Magnolia Knick Knackery pearls to the flowers.

For card #2, I used the Best Friends stamp set.  It comes with the flower set and a "best friends" text stamp.  The leaves for the the flowers and the sentiment is from the set called For you.

 I did the same technique here but stamping the images using Distress Ink pads on watercolor paper and spread the color using  a wet brush.  I also added some KK pearls to the flowers.

For card #3, I used the Make a Wish stamp set.  I heat embossed the stars and added a wash of Faded Jean Ink on watercolor paper.  I die cut a small tag using one of the Tea Label Tags DooHickey Dies and stamped the sentiment.  Then I tied some jute to tie the tag and I added some sequins.

 Using cold press watercolor paper is perfect for this stamps because it added texture and character to the images.

So, what do you think about the new Magnolia Shadow Stamps? Well, I think they are pretty neat! 
So cute and fun and a must-have for your collection!

I am working on a few more cards using Magnolia Shadow Stamps to stay tuned!
Have a wonderful week a head and I'll see you again soon!

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