Friday, April 20, 2012

Small Things with Great Love

Can you tell that I'm in love with Magnolias?  This card uses the large magnolia image from the beautiful Magnolias set from Flourishes.  I've been admiring the gorgeous Flourishes floral stamps for a long, long time, but I hesitated to purchase them.  Simply because I felt a little unsure of my colouring skill to bring the images to life.  But there's no need to be fearful, isn't it, we all need to start somewhere and practise to improve.

The flowers were coloured with Copic Markers RV00, RV63, RV66, RV69, and a touch of YG00 for the flower centre.  The leaves were coloured with YG21, YG03, YG17.  The sentiment is from the set Mother's Words of Wisdom and I love this beautiful quote from Mother Teresa.  The sentiment was cut with Flourishes' Classic Bookplate Template die.  After stamping the sentiment, I cut the pattern paper with the die, and then flip the die to cut the other end with the same edge.  Here's what I did :

Die-cut the sentiment using Classic Bookplate Template Die

Flip the die and place it on the sentiment piece again and cut it again

You'll have a matching edge for the sentiment, and you can emboss it in the same way 

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found II Blush 6x6 pad.

I'm so glad to be able to play along for the first time, with Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Here's a little video (my first one) to share the new Flourishes stamp sets I purchased ;)  My hand was a little shaky, so I apologise if you feel a little dizzy {grin} & it's so strange hearing myself on the video.

Have a lovely weekend!


Julie Koerber said...

Thanks for sharing your goodies with excitement - makes us folks over at Flourishes smile! Your card is just gorgeous and we're so glad you shared! :-)

Christine Ang said...

The magnolia is simply beautiful. What a treat to have a peek into your stuff. This is one giant step for more videos to come?

Karen B. said...

I think you did so well on your first vidoe. I'm so afraid to try! And then there is your beautiful card! Wow, your coloring is amazing, and I think you made the images come to life. You have nothing to worry about. Gorgeous samples!!!

Lisa Arana said...

Beautiful! Great job on the video. So scary right! Ha.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card, Kary! The magnolias looks so lifelike. Nice stamp haul, too! :)

NoraAnne said...

You certainly underestimate your coloring skills! This looks so beautiful :) and I love your video, your accent is fun!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So incredibly beautiful Kary! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Beate said...

Kary, you rock! Love your card and love how you cut that sentiment.
Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Amanda said...

I love how you created such a gorgeous one of a kind card! You have such an eye for design and color, too :) Congratulations on being a new Flourishes fan!! I remember receiving my first sets and just loving them :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Kary, your colored the Magnolias fabulously! Thank you for coming out and playing with us....hope to see you more often! Hugs ~S~