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Magnolia Buds Three Ways

Hello friends. 

I am addicted I am to the new Good Morning Magnolia set from SU! I knew I liked it but I was worried that it be overdone and I would run out of fresh ideas for it and soon tire of it.  NOT.  I have three cards in this post that have fun ideas for the little magnolia bud.

On my first card, I made my bg by water coloring on a new stencil from Altenew.  Then I spattered on some left over water color.  Next, I took some white acrylic paint and painted on a few white circles in two of the corners using a bubble stencil from Altenew.  I sponged the edges in Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) because I was going for a vintage look. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful You set and the flourish from the Good Morning Magnolia set (in Pacific Point).

On another sheet of paper,  I stamped the lovely lady from Beautiful You and then six buds from Good Morning Magnolia.  I water-colored the flowers a few pretty shades of blue.  After some fussy cutting, I layered up all the flowers making a dress and an umbrella.  I outlined all the flowers in some silver Stickles, and then added some punched flowers. This was for a challenge on involving umbrellas and Shabby Chic.  The card is to cheer up a sweet fellow stamper who is going through some very tough times.

I used the same Altenew striped stencil to make my next card. I used a different water-color color to make the background.  I then stamped the script words from the SU! By the Tide set in Memento Black.  I cut the panel up and sponged the edges with distress ink.  I stamped the Good Morning Magnolia bud six times, water-colored them, then fussy cut them so I could tuck them in a little folded piece of paper torn from an old hymnal.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful You set - I knew the friend who received this would love it - she has recently lost 50 pounds (Keto Diet) and she looks great.
This next card is a case of a THIS card done by a fellow stamper.  The card is going to  her as well - she is struggling through some very rough times.  I water-colored the flowers lightly and added some very light sparkles (Stickles).  A cool way to use these lovely flowers and it was a quick and easy card.  
Thanks for visiting and seeing my fun cards made with the Good Morning Magnolia bud.  Hope your week has been wonderful and you have great weekend plans.




  1. Beautiful trio of cards! I am loving the Altenew stencils!

  2. Gorgeous cards Nancy, they are all beautiful but I especially love the first one - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Love your creativity with the magnolia flowers. wonderful inspriration Nancy :)


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