Monday, 9 September 2019

Artsystamper: Magnificent Magnolias

Happy Monday!

Today is my DT day for Artsystamper, a relatively new digital stamp company owned by Beverly Cole. One of the things I love about Bev's digital stamps is that you get a great selection of stamps and sentiments in each set and also pre-coloured ones for those quick and easy, last minute cards. Please pop over to the Etsy shop, TheArtsystamperShopand see what she has in store.

I have two cards to share today and both feature the beautiful My Magnolia digital stamp set. This set comes with black and white digital stamps for you to colour and three pre-coloured images for quick and easy projects, as well as three sentiments and three beautiful digital papers.

My first card has a mixed media background and is hand coloured. Here it is:

I arranged two of the .png magnolia stamps together in my chosen graphics program, resized them and printed them out. Bev has a video tutorial on how to do this which you can view here and here.
I coloured the image with Copic markers, using Bev's coloured images as my guidelines. Once happy with the colouring, I added some white Posca pen highlights and dots. I blended Antique Linen ink for the background. I die cut plain white card to make a frame for the magnolia. I used a brayer and Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to create the colour on the frame. I toned it down with some PaperArtsy Snowflake chalky paint and added some white paint splatters. I inked around the frame edges with black archival ink.
The magnolia and background were adhered to the centre of a 15cm square card and the frame was popped up on foam tape. The sentiment is from the Sketched Spring Blossoms set. I die cut it with a scalloped oval and inked the background with Antique Linen. The edges of the scalloped oval were lightly inked with Seedless Preserves to add some definition. The sentiment was popped up on foam tape.


My second card uses the pre-coloured Magnolias and one of the three digital background papers from the set.

Again I arranged two of the pre-coloured stamps together and printed them out. I used a die to cut out the image and inked the background with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, keeping the die in place to create a white border. The Seedless Preserves is highly pigmented, so I took a baby wipe and lightly touched the background to take away some of the colour. 
I matted my image onto damson coloured card and popped it on foam tape to be mounted on top of the green magnolia digital paper.
The edges of the background paper were inked in black and matted onto damson card.

Here are the TheArtsystamperShop products I used:

My Magnolia                             Sketched Spring Blossoms

That's all for today! 
I'll be back with another Artsystamper project in two weeks time.

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Thank you for stopping by today!

I'd like to support the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft #99 AG 14/09
Creative Fingers #170 AG 20/09
We Love 2 Create #9 AG 25/09
Simply Create Too #153 AG 27/09
A Perfect Time To Craft #9 AG 27/09 

Classic Design Team Challenge #9 AG 29/09
Love to Craft #38 AG 30/09
613 Avenue Create  #225 AG 30/09
Crafting by Designs Sept AG 30/09
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Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning pair of cards. Those magnolias are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Carole
Gr Karin

monique said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry its lovely Monique DTmember

Monica C. said...

Beautiful cards, Carole! I am always partial to hand-colored projects, but your card using the precolored image and digital paper is also very beautiful.
Hugs Monica

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image ad great B/paper and background
Carol x

monique said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry its lovely Monique DTmember

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”.

DT-Member SCT

Terry said...
Beautifull card Carole and fabulous coloring, thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry xxx

Robin Francini said...

Beautiful! The magnolia's sit so pretty on your background!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Robin DT Member A Perfect Time To Craft

Natalie said...

such a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.