I adored the Magnolia Set that Flourishes released a few months ago. I finally had a chance to sit down and color this up. I've seen so many cards using this stamp that have colored the magnolia flowers a pinkish color. Here in the south they are more white/beige. I googled it (love google) and there are pink magnolias, they are beautiful, but I don't think I've ever seen one around here. Beautiful tree but the large leaves drop and make such a mess!
I used BG90 to add a very soft shadow around the flowers, it's so light it does not show in the picture. I added a lot of color to the flower petals YR30, YR31 and Y28, then I used the blender pen to blot at the edges of the color pushing the color back toward the edges and lifting color in the center of the petals. I used Y17 in the center of the flowers only. The greens on the leaves are G94 and G99.
I added a mat to the inside using a sentiment from Flourishes Life Lines set.
I started with a white card base, A2 sized. I added an embossed panel with a 1/16" black border (using the Perfect Layer Rulers). Then I added the lattice die cut over that. The die cut is exactly 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" so it fits the A2 card front exactly. I cut the image out with Spellbinder's Labels Four. I hand cut the skinny layer around the image. The image is popped up with a little foam tape. Not a lot of fussing up on this card, I thought the pretty image with the clean black and white in the background made for a simple and striking card.