Framed Magnolia Artwork

Every month I teach a class with lovely ladies in my local area.  It’s always fun and I always walk away feeling so happy to have Stampin’ Up!.  I’ve met so many wonderful people and spent so many wonderful hours being creative.

One of my class members – Robyn – fell in love with the framed magnolia artwork on page 39 of the Annual Catalogue and asked if we could create one.  So, this off the page creation became our subject matter for class this morning.  Thanks for the brilliant suggestion Robyn – it was so much fun!

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The large magnolia flowers are made using the Hot Air Balloon Builder punch and the Magnolia Memory Dies.  Click here to view Stampin’ Up!’s tutorial on making magnolia flowers.

I made one before the class as a sample – sticking pretty close to the catalogue in terms of number of flowers.

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The frame is 8″ x 10″ from Kmart (click here to view) with a 6″ x 8″ window.  The DSP is 6″ x 9-3/4″ so you’ll the backing for 2 frames from a piece of 12″x12″ DSP.

This version has 2 large flowers – made with magnolia & hot air balloon pieces, 2 medium flowers – made with three layers of magnolia dies and 1 small flower – made with two layers of magnolia dies.

The flower petals are sponged with So Saffron ink before adhering with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  The centres are cut using So Saffron cardstock and sponged using So Saffron ink for the larger centre and Crumb Cake for the smaller centre.

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I’m lucky to have a garden of fallen twigs at my disposal, which came in very handy for this project.  If you don’t have organic sticks to be able to use, craft stores may have artificial materials that can be used for branches.

Because no two twigs are the same when they come from the garden, all of our frames made in class had their own unique style.  This was also the case for the magnolia blooms which took on their own style depending on how they were layered & shaped.  The variety was amazing and created beautiful one-of-a-kind framed artworks.

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Made by Robyn…

Framed Magnolia Artwork | kelly kent

Made by Sheila…

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And my class creation..

Framed Magnolia Artwork | kelly kent

Such an incredible piece of artwork made with paper.  The use of twigs from the garden definitely add some nice texture.

This would make a great girls night in!  A few of your favourite beverages and some pretty magnolias!  If you ever see something on my blog (or in the catalogue) that you’d like to make, don’t hesitate to ask me!


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Colour INKspiration #58

I have another fabulous colour combination for you today as part of Colour INKspiration #58.  It’s pretty and subtle and I cant’ wait to see what you share with us on the Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook group.  Click here to visit the FB group.

Don’t these colours exude elegance and luxury?

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We’re joined for this challenge by our guest designer – Vicki Boucher.  Vicki’s gorgeous card won challenge #56 and we’re delighted to have her create with us for this hop.  If you’re already on your way hopping around, then you will have travelled here from Vicki’s blog.  If you’re starting here, keep hopping until you visit Vicki.


With these sweet colours, I’ve inked up one of the new Stampin’ Up! bundles –  Above the Clouds.  It comes with a stamp set and coordinating Hot Air Balloon Punch.

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I forget what this style of card is called – but it’s one of my favourites!  Stamp on the base layer of the card then add cardstock to the left & right edges to create a sunken patterned panel.  I’ve stamped the clouds in Blushing Bride and edged the Whisper White cardstock with gold foil.

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There are some cute sentiments in the Above the Clouds stamp set, but I’m enjoying lots of mixing & matching of stamp sets at the moment to create a variety of birthday cards – as these are the cards I most need.  This fun birthday sentiment is from another new set in my collection – Beautiful Friendship.

I’ve used another set (not so new, but regularly used) on the inside – Itty Bitty Birthdays – together with Above the Clouds.  I don’t always decorate the inside of my cards (despite my new years resolution) but when I do, it always makes me smile to add an extra layer of happy!

Above the Clouds | kelly kent

The clouds are stamped in full colour (Blushing Bride) and then again without reinking to create a variety of cloud depths.  As well as full size hot air balloons, Above the Clouds has this cute trio of little hot air balloons too!  My tip for two step stamping with a solid image and an outline is to stamp the outline first.  It’ll be much easier to see through the solid stamps and line them up with your outline stamping.

This is the same for the big hot air balloons!  And that cute bunting I’ve used on the top of the card.

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The gold touches on this card really lift it up (pun intended!).  Aren’t those balloons so pretty in pink!?!


Keep hopping and see all the lovely ways the design team have used these colours.  Next up is my sweet friend Rachel Palmieri.

Thanks for joining us!


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