Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Magnolia Blooms CI#57

 Colour INKspiration is a fortnightly blog initiated by Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania. The design team is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.

These colours speak of flowers, don't you think? Because my newest flower stamp is Magnolia Bloom, I chose this to make several examples in this colour range and using the three different sentiments included in this compact stamp set. 

Firstly, a card for the person new to stamping. There are only two stamps to use on this card, and a small amount of colouring with Watercolor Pencils or Stampin' Blends. It would be very difficult to go wrong making a card like this, and the joy it would give the recipient receiving a handcrafted card is immeasurable!

Magnolia Bloom is a simpler version of Good Morning Magnolia, which is in the Annual Catalogue on pages 36-39. Magnolia Bloom is in a smaller brochure aimed at our beginner stamper, but using the same great quality products Stampin' Up! produce. I'm looking forward to teaching some new students about the joy gained from a little stamping and colouring.

These three cards are aimed at the casual stamper, to learn a little about using Stampin' Blends to colour, and some simple masking. The stamp set has three images, a large bloom, a smaller bud with leaves, and a single leaf, and as I mentioned already, three essential sentiments - Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations.

As you can imagine, these cover many of the main events people like to make cards for. The magnolia would also be suitable for Sympathy cards, and the larger set in the main catalogue does have 'thinking of you' amongst its offerings of sentiments. Although not specifically for this sad occasion, it can sometimes suffice.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the possibilities here for simple stamping, and enjoy stepping it up with layers and easy techniques for the casual stamper.
Next you are heading over to see what creative Denita has made, and don't forget to travel all the way around the hop for crafting inspiration.

We love it when you submit to our challenges on our Facebook page, just use the three colours or close to them if you don't have them.


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  1. I love these cards Rachel. It's so nice to see the simple designs and a tiny bit of colour on the flower. Thankyou for the amazing inspiration.

  2. All such lovely creations, Rachel. I love seeing the 3 different levels. D x


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