Friday, 25 July 2008

My First Ever Magnolia Card

First of all I have to say a big Thank You to Gina for sending me a huge bundle of stamped images...and here are my first cards made with them. I don't own many stamps and I often sit enviously looking at everybody else's wonderful creations. The problem is, is that now I want more! I know I can't have any right now, but I have a big birthday coming up in a few months so maybe if I'm patient I will get some then!

The blue and white spotty paper is from Shabby Princess and the floral paper is from a fab site that Stacey mentioned on her blog recently, Summertime Designs where you can download for FREE lots of gorgeous digital scrapbook kits. I spent quite a while downloading them all! I have to say I really like the first card. I really didnt have anything in mind when I was making it, it just came together on its own. I think its a bit different to my usual style, but one that I'm hoping to create more like!

Well this card was a bit more experimental and did not fall into place like the first one did. I coloured the stamp in first and then worked from those colours. The orange floral paper is from Summertime Designs and I've cut round the edge of the flowers before sticking it down onto the green spotty paper which is from the Epsom site. My husband bought me some goodies last weekend which included a clear unmounted stamp set of Flourishes by Basic Grey, which I've stamped and embossed onto the green paper. Ive then torn the corner and backed it with the left over orange paper. All the edges have been inked and so has the flower as it wasn't quite orange enough! I'm not too sure about this card. I think I like it but, Im not sure if I've over experimented with new techniques!


Mel said...

Both of your cards are fab :0)

Jill said...

gorgeous card Zoe, I love the colours on them both fab Jill x

pickle said...

Very sweet cards.
Love the top one.I've been struggling with this type of card aswell but I think I'm getting a bit better now.
Kerry x