Saturday, 2 April 2016

Rose Quartz Cards - A Megs Garden DT Post

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog.  Really lovely to have you drop by.

Megs Garden has a new paper collection called Rose Quartz and I am here to share two cards I created with these papers.  If you like all things pink this is the collection for you.  Whether you prefer shabby chic, vintage, clean and simple or any style you like, if you like it in pink, then this is definitely the collection for you.  Of course, even if you're not so much into pink, you can simply add any colour combination you like and this would still be the perfect collection for you.  There are so many gorgeous images which are suitable for fussy cutting and also, lots of ephemera that would be perfect for anything you wish to create.

So, onto the cards I created.

This one actually started out to be a tag but, when I was half way through, I decided to turn it into a card.  That's what I usually do with the tags I make anyway.

In the Papercraft Mini Packs, you get a total of six sheets.  Three of these sheets have two different designs in two 5.4" squares with two additional strips on the side.  I have used one of the 5.4" squares for the bottom layer on this card and two of the side strips for the top layer. 

The sprigs were cut on my Silhouette, the doily and the knitting cotton are from my stash.  All the other elements, including that gorgeous bit of lace, are available from Megs Garden.  I will leave a list of products at the end of this post.

Once again I have used my favourite 'go to' flower.  I just adore this Puffy Paper rose.  It comes in a creamy white and I have simply used some watered down acrylic paint to give it a little colour.

The deeper pink flower above is the Carrabella Rose which is another favourite of mine.  The smaller flower is a little cherry blossom which was also coloured with acrylic paint.
Just a little tip.  When colouring paper flowers it is a good idea to first spray them with a little water.  You don't need to saturate them but the paint blends much easier if the paper is a little wet.

This next card is an Easel Card.

I have used similar embellishments as on the first card but, this time, the papers are from the Mini Book Kit.  

The vintage lady images were cut from one of the ephemera pages and then mounted on some chipboard.  I think they are the perfect anchor for my easel card.

There is plenty of space above the images to add a personal message.  Isn't that paper just gorgeous??

Here, again, I have used the Puffy Paper Flower, the Carabella Rose and some Cherry Blossoms as part of the cluster.  The leaves and sprigs were cut with my Silhouette and the gem sprays are from my stash, as is the chippie underneath.

The labels were torn from the ephemera pages.  I then border punched and pleated a small strip of  paper, layered it with the labels and tucked them all into the side of the cluster.

Used some crackle paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to add a little more interest to the front of the card.

Tucked some cute little rose buds into the cluster and then added some seed beads as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating with this beautiful collection of papers and hope I have inspired you to try them for yourself.  You don't even have to wait for them to be delivered.  If you purchase the download version you could start using them straight away.  How awesome is that??

Megs Garden Products used
Rose Quartz Papercraft Mini Pack
Rose Quartz Mini Book Kit
Puffy Paper Flower
Carabella Rose
Cherry Blossoms
Mini Rose Buds
 Antique Cream Nylon Lace 38mm
Antique Pink Nylon Lace 38mm
Flower Stamens

Thank you so much for visiting.  Why not pop over to the Megs Garden blog and take a look at what the other DT ladies have created.  You are certain to find some inspiration there.  HERE is the link.

I do hope that you enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Oh wauw another collection of your gorgeous cards! Beautiful papers, so romantic and your flower arrangements are gorgeous. Beautiful made Margaret! Have a nice weekend. hugs, Marlies

  2. Hi Marg! I hope your weekend is going well! I do so love your cards especially your pretty flowery ones! The stencilling, the layers, the flower clusters... All so lovely! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  3. OMG Marg both of these are out of this world!!! So, so beautiful! I adore how you put the clusters together, so clever. The way you have layered all those papers is brilliant too. Just stunning!!! Off to pin....

  4. Margaret I truly truly love your style! Your soft beautiful layers are amazing and I like the bits of ephemera, textures and gorgeous flowers too! Thank you! for sharing this lovely post~ Karen O

  5. I just love these cards they are so beautiful. Soft pretty colours and so feminine :D Gorgeous.

  6. Two gorgeous cards, pretty in pink. Love the layering, the crackle, the clustering and the beads. The vintage ladies are perfect in their role as anchors for the easel card. The string and the lace combine perfectly in the background of your first card and as usual, your creativity is inspirational. TFS

  7. Oh my goodness Margaret, these are ridiculously beautiful! I mean off the chart beautiful! You sure can show those papers in the best light xx

  8. Do you make your beautiful flowers?? Your work is incredible!


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