Sweet Magnolias

Hello Friends! I’m so excited to be here with you today to share one of my favorite cardmaking styles; the circle floral card. I love creating circle floral cards and find that the circle shape highlights the organic feel of floral images and brings them to life in a fresh new way. It’s also a great way to stretch your stamps!

There are so many beautiful shapes and sizes in the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set and the sentiments are so elegant next to the magnolias images. The magnolia branches were especially fun to work with as you can bend the branches to work within the circle shape. 

 

 

Here are a couple tips that I’ve used to create circle-shaped cards:

  • You can purchase pre-made circle card bases. I’ve had good luck using the 5.5” Pure White Circle Cards from Paper Source. 

  • You can also use a large circle die to create your card base. As long as the circle fits in a Standard Square Envelope you are good to go.

  • Start with the largest floral image at a center point of the circle. I usually start from the center-right of the circle. Then work your way around the circle from that largest image. 

  • Plan to mask your images as you go around the circle. You can also stamp and cut smaller floral images and place them into the design. I like doing this because it adds some additional dimension.

  • To close the circle shape, I add little dots of color or black ink in all the little extra spaces between images. 

 

 

Supplies used: Miss Ink Magnolia Sympathy Stamp, Paper Source 5.5 Pure White Circle Cards, WOW Super Fine Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder, Black Copic Multiliner 0.05  
Copics for the Magnolia Flowers: E0000, 01; R59; RV000, 34, 55 
Copic for the Magnolia Stems: E33 & E35
Copics for the Magnolia Leaves & Buds: G29, YG23, 45 & 67

 

There we are friends, a clean and simple floral circle card using the  Magnolia Sympathy stamp set. I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspires you to work without corners to make a floral circle card. Have a wonderful week ahead! 

 

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily 
@popsofpaper