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Some Holiday Magnolias

At Pattie's Creations the challenge is Christmas Cards and if you are like me, you need a few more of them. I made this one with one of my favorite Pattie's images called Magnolia Branch. I colored the flowers and leaves using the Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress Method (my favorite way to color flowers and leaves) and some handmade Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. I popped a layer of flowers up to give it some texture. I am not sure most people think of Magnolia's at Christmas but their leaves are very popular in traditional Southern holiday decorating.

Come join in the fun - you don't have to use a Pattie's Creations Image (but we would love it if you did).



  1. Love the scored BG and you have given the flowers life in your colouring! We have many beautiful magnolia trees in our area and just love it when they bloom! Enjoy Black Friday if you are heading out, or just relaxing if you are staying in :)

  2. Love the image you have picked and how you have coloured it in so beautifully. I love the embossing, and the die cut around the image
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly- Teamie

  3. WOW!! So beautiful! Love the gold and cream color on your design! HUGS

  4. This looks beautiful - a very grown up and elegant Christmas card :)

  5. Beautiful coloring of this image! I've never heard of the technique you used, but it's definitely a winner!

  6. This is a stunning card Nancy, beautiful image and lovely embossed background.

  7. Beautiful and so elegant! Love your gorgeous coloring!

  8. Beautiful Nancy, I like the floral image and the embossing,
    Kevin xx

  9. This is beautiful Nancy! Love the soft colors and your elegant design.

  10. Now Nancy this is one spectacularly colored magnolia. You have captured the color perfectly. Magnolia's bloom for a long time here in Georgia and their sweet fragrance is very captivating. The micro beads in the center are perfect. This is just so elegant. Love it.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  11. Nancy,
    This is so stunning! I love how you used my Magnolia Branch image on a Christmas card and your coloring is so pretty...
    Pattie ♥

  12. Card is so elegant, liked very much the way you colored the wonderful magnolia, I love the white base too..

  13. wow so beautiful nancy.really stylish design and i love the floral image and delicate colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. Beautiful magnolias, Nancy, and colored so pretty. Gorgeous card! I used to go over to a house on our church property and cut magnolia leaves to decorate with at Christmas. Guess I'm too lazy now. Ha


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