Magnolia Rhapsody

magnolia rhapsody Heather Telford

Penny Black has added more lovely brushstroke stamps to their collection including this beauty, Magnolia Rhapsody. I have several techniques I use with my brushstroke stamps; for this card I used memento markers, blending colour both on the stamp and on the paper. Using a stamp positioner I started by stamping the whole image in angel pink memento ink; this gave me a reference image which helped me apply the darker inks in the right places on the stamp. Next I inked all the petals with an angel pink marker then added lilac posies ink to the flower centres and petal tips. I spritzed lightly before stamping so the colour would mix a little then blended further on the paper with a damp brush. After finishing the petals I inked and stamped the leaves, then the branch and twigs.

magnolia rhapsody Heather Telford


To give a bit of a bokeh look to the scene I stamped again around the main image without applying more ink. The result was pale pink and green petals and leaves in the background.  I tried out the morning dew Nuvo crystal drops on petals and leaves; you might be able to see my little dew drops in the photo below. I added a thin strip of cardstock to the bottom of the card base and balanced it with bit of sponged green at the top.

magnolia rhapsody close up Heather Telford

Thanks for dropping in today.


Stamps: magnolia rhapsody, stitched flowers (PB)
Ink: angel pink, lilac posies, pistachio, olive grove, espresso truffle, tuxedo black memento markers & versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko)
Also: Nuvo ‘morning dew’ crystal drops
Paper: hotpressed 100% cotton watercolour paper, olive textured cardstock

25 Comments on “Magnolia Rhapsody”

  1. happycrafter says:

    I love this card, have been following your blog for a while and enjoy all your cards. Hugs from France, Joanne

  2. Clelie says:

    Heather, I think this is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen! Obviously, my heart is captured…sigh…thanks for the beautiful ‘moment’! YOU are wonderful! 🙂

  3. Janine B says:

    Such a beautiful card – love the colours. You are one talented lady

  4. Bonnie says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! Thanks for the tips!

  5. Liz in NH says:

    This is so pretty, reminds me of 30’s wallpaper. Liking the grey/black branches. Thanks, too, for the bokeh look hint. I was wondering how you got that delicate bit of coloring throughout the background. Just love it! Always inspiring.

  6. maureenchandler says:

    Absolutely beautiful – thank you so much!!

  7. Connie Schulz says:

    Beautiful card Heather. Love it!

  8. memalagene says:

    GORGEOUS! Thanks for the details, Like Liz in NH, I also wondered about the background pinks.

  9. Oh my that is just stunning, beautiful work!

  10. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  11. Susie Williams says:

    Heather, everytime I see one of your stunning creations, I think they couldn’t possibly get any more spectacular …..then along comes another one. Ahhhhhh big happy sigh, I could look at this all day long.

  12. Karen Jackson says:

    Heather, I have been following your blog for six months now and every one of your cards is a joy to behold and a masterpiece but this one is just so beautiful, it is absolute perfection. Thanks for the pleasure you give. Karen.

  13. Betsy Wilson says:

    Such a soft and lovely card. Love the green accents.

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Betsy, it’s funny how often I reach for olive green when doing foliage. I know all leaves are not olive green but it seems to be my go-to green.

  14. Em says:

    Such a beautiful use of that stamp.

  15. Pat says:

    This new PB Magnolia stamp is gorgeous Heather and you have made a spectacular card with it, I just love everything about it.

  16. Shirley says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. So very pretty. I definitely need to get this stamp.

  17. Sherry says:

    I’m just blown away again! Please make some videos !

  18. Lindsey says:

    Such a beautiful soft look to this!

  19. Daria says:

    Beautiful image, beautifully colored. Thank you for sharing it.

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