Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using a few of the older products from previous catalogs. I love mixing old and new products, because I so frequently forget that there are so many beautiful older products sitting on my shelf just waiting to be used!! Today, I've paired the older-but-still-gorgeous Hero Florals Magnolia with the Bold Graphic Confetti Die and the newer Hello Message Fancy Die and Hero Hues cardstock. Let's get started with the details!
I began by stamping the magnolia on some watercolor paper using a pale gray ink made for no-line watercoloring. I then used Daniel Smith watercolors in shades of pink, gray, and yellow to add super subtle highlights and shadows to the magnolia flower. I have always struggled with truly white flowers, because white flowers are never truly "white," but pick up the shades of the colors around them, creating a myriad of highlights and lowlights. Since magnolias can also come in shades of pale rose, I figured I'd avoid the white flower confusion altogether and create a pale pink magnolia! I began with a very diluted pink wash, then added some gray for shadows, finally adding a bit of yellow on the edges of a few flowers to create some "sunny" highlights!
After I'd completed the watercoloring, I did a little die cutting. I die cut the Bold Graphic Confetti Die some iridescent vellum (leftover from the DIY Ornament kit) and adhered it to a Lavender card base. Next, I die cut the giant Hello die from some Pebble cardstock and trimmed a strip of Dove White cardstock to anchor my flower and sentiments.
I silver heat embossed a greeting from Hero Florals Magnolia on the bottom of the white strip of cardstock, then adhered it to the Lavender-vellum card front using foam adhesive, adding the watercolored magnolia and the die cut hello with liquid adhesive!
Well, that's all for me today! I hope I've inspired you to have a little peek into your bins to see what older hidden treasures might just be waiting to be used. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
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