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More Magnolia Sunshine

A Mothering Sunday card with Copic-coloured pink magnolia blossoms and yellow daffodils.

This is the second version of the Mother’s Day card I made, and I have to say, this is my favourite of the two. I like the way it fills the card front. I’ve often had problems coming up with a layout I like when trying to fit a complete flower arrangement on a card: the shape’s rarely right to fill the card and, unless I’m making a large card, a lot of the flower detail can get lost. That’s not so much of a problem with this image — it’s nicely round and has big flowers — but for some of the bouquets it’s trickier. And so I like to zoom in a bit and let the image fall off the edge of the card.

The sentiment is hand-stamped with individual letters. For my mum, Mother’s Day has always been Mothering Sunday, and no-one does “Mothering Sunday” stamps. But that’s what alphabet stamp sets are for. And because I was lazy, I used it on both cards. I did think about doing a matching “Happy Mother’s Day” vellum band for the other one, but the desire to get the cards finished and not faff around too much won out. I do like using vellum bands on cards like this; it makes the sentiment clearly visible without completely obscuring the colouring.

And that’s this year’s Mother’s Day cards finally blogged. Next up… Easter 🙂

Copic markers:

saucer magnolia – RV17, RV34, RV02, RV00
trumpet daffodils – BV31, YR16, Y38, Y15, Y02
snowdrops – T3, T1, YG25
daffodil leaves – B34, YG17, YG03
magnolia leaves – R85, YG97, YG63
berries – W1, W00
background – B52

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – Smitty’s ABCs
  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – magnolia sunshine
  • inks:
    Versamark
  • embossing powder:
    Judikins – detail silver
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Anita’s white vellum

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