Heartfelt Creations has been making beautiful stamps for many years, and this Magnolia Oval is one of my favorites from a while ago. It's perfect for any sentiment. Here's a sympathy card I made for a coworker who lost her uncle this week. I needed one for lots of people to sign, so I put matching light blue card stock on both inside panels.
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Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"
|Kraft (SU!)||7" x 10"; scored at 5"|
|Bashful Blue (SU!)||4 7/8" x 6 7/8"|
|Madeline designer paper (Prima)||3 3/4" x 6 1/2"|
|Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)||5 1/2" x 8 1/2"|
|Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)|
|Bashful Blue (SU!)|
|Crumb Cake (SU!)|
|HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|892G: Magnolia Oval (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Paper Blossoms Tool Kit|
|Classic Bracket Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)|
|COPIC Markers (Imagination International)|
|SPICA Marker (Imagination International)|
|Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)|
|3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)|
|Scissors (Cutter Bee)|
|Rotary trimmer with straight & deckled blades (Fiskars)|
Start with a piece of kraft card stock measuring 7" x 10", and score it at 5".
BLUE MAT LAYER
Cut a piece of light blue cardstock measuring 4 7/8" x 6 7/8". Line the bracket edger from the Bracket Edgeabilities set and a decorative insert die from the Scallop Edgeabilities set again one of the long edges of the mat layer, and cut/emboss in your die cut machine. Hint: I hold mine in place with removeable tape. Remove the dies from the card stock. Use a sponge to apply light blue ink on the embossed border and around the other 3 sides of the mat.
PATTERNED MAT LAYER
Using a deckled blade in your trimmer, cut patterned paper a piece of patterned paper measuring 3 3/4" x 6 1/2". Use a sponge to apply light brown ink on all 4 sides of the mat. Mount this onto the blue mat layer. Adhere a blue ribbon horizontally around the mat. Mount the mat layer onto the front of the card.
Stamp the Magnolia Oval in brown ink on ivory paper. Use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the sentiment in the oval, and stamp it in brown ink.
Stamp the flower portion of the oval again in brown ink on ivory paper and cut out just the blossoms. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors: Blossoms - E41, E43, 0; Leaves - YG21 & YG93 or B32 & B34. Use the paper blossoms tool on the trimmed blossoms to shape them, then adhere them to the matching blossoms on the oval image using foam squares.
Mount the oval on front of the card. Enhance the center of the blossoms with a Sand SPICA pen. Tie a multi-loop bow in the same ribbon, and adhere to the left of the oval.
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