Saturday, 22 March 2014

In Step with Meg's Garden Damask Collection

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
I'm back to share my Meg's Garden DT Project with you today.  This card is made with the stunning new Damask range of papers. Once again, it's a centre Step Card.  I think I'm stuck in a rut.  I seem to be making a lot of these step cards but I just love working with them.  So .......  I guess there probably wil be quite a few more to come.  Really hope you don't get bored ???  
 As you can see I've incorporated a few different papers from the collection in this card to create the layers.  Some of the papers are from the Mini Pack and some are scraps from the 12 x 12 sheets left over from another project.  The leaf flourish on the side panels was stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black'. 
 For one of the layers I've used a square doily cut in half  and scrunched up a bit and then placed a torn piece of the paper over that.  Added a bit of lace and another strip of torn paper.  I love using odd bits of paper.  The uneven edges look more interesting to me that regular straight cuts.  The flourish and the twigs  were cut from cardstock with my Silhouette and the label was fussy cut from one of the mini papers.  You'll also see I've inserted some small branches in between some of the layers for extra interest.  The small gem sprays are from Magnolia Ink.
 Just a closie of the layers.  You can also see I've used a little bit of gesso in the corners and down the side as well.
 This gorgeous flower was white originally, but it simply looked too stark against the rest of the card so I decided to give it a bit of a make-over.  I gave it a burst with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Sea Grass Green and 'voila' now it blends in beautifully.  Well, to me it does anyway.  I really love that the centre is now more or less a solid green and the petals have also got some spots of colour as well.  Wetting the flower with the spray actually caused it to open out a bit and gave it more dimension ... you could say the spray made it blossom !!  LOL
 The chippie border is from Little Birdie and I've simply coloured that with some watered down Acrylic Paint.
And there you have it.  My Centre Step Card made with the new Damask Collection papers.  These papers are truly beautiful and such a lovely colour.  The photos really don't do them justice.  Why not visit Meg's Garden shop and have a closer look, you can find it HERE.  Believe me, you won't be sorry.

List of Meg's Garden Products used:

Blue Belle Jardiniere 12 x 12 Paper - P6380
Blue & Green Damask 12 x 12 Paper - P6368
Framboise Fleur 12 x 12 Paper - P6370
Damask Mini Paper Pack - S120
Gardenia 3 Layer White - gar wh
1.6cm White Lace - L2920
Mini Square Doily - bond10

If you'd like to see the awesome projects created by my Teamies please visit Meg's Garden Blog HERE

Thank you so much for visiting with me here today, I really do appreciate you taking the time. 
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Get bored? Never! Your work is always so beautifully detailed...just so much to look at and admire in one single card! Absolutely love what you've done to the you said, it now fits in perfectly colourwise, and what a bonus that your spraying helped it to bloom :) Gorgeous work, Marg! x

  2. Another total stunner! Love how you have layered that central cluster! That big flower looks amazing!! Would love the see this IRL!!

  3. Goodness Marg this is so beautiful, so many pretty details, I will never tire of your gorgeous step cards!

  4. Beautiful Marg... I love what you did to the flower... Somehow I always forget about changing the colour of flowers so that they suit better... Love that little spray with the green beads on it too.. that is so cool..

  5. This is amazing Margy, so much beauty in one little card. Absolutely stunning work

  6. sensational with a capital S ..... pure delight xoxo

  7. What an absolutely textural delight!!


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