Monday, 22 August 2016

Watercolour in Blues - Cards for Megs Garden

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to my blog. 
Hope you are having a wonderful day.

I'd like to share two cards with you today created with the beautiful Watercolour in Blues Paper Collection exclusive to Megs Garden. 
I have to say, one thing I really love about the Megs Garden papers is that they come in so many different sizes.  There's the Mini Paper Pack (which is what I've used here), the Papercrafter Mini Packs, the A4 papers, the 12" x 12" Scrapbooking papers and also the Mini Book Papers.   On top of that you also have the matching ephemera papers and they all come in either a printed version or a digital downloadable version.  So, whatever you choose to create, you will find a Megs Garden Collection which is eminently suitable for your project.  I think that is awesome don't you??

For my first card I used the Watercolour in Blues 03 paper.

Added a touch of stenciling with texture paste and also did a little stamping.

The flowers used are all from Megs Garden. (I will pop a list of all Megs' products used at the end of this post)  I just added some colour to the puffy paper flowers to match in with the papers.  The frame was made with a mould and some hot glue and then painted with acrylic paint.  
I was asked by a couple of people to do a tutorial on these frames but there's not really very much to it.  You simply need a mould and then just squirt the hot glue into it.  One little tip I can give you though is, make sure you place the nozzle right down into the mould so the glue can run into all the little details before it cools.  It took me a couple of tries before I realised this, so my first few frames had a few bubbles and missed detail.     Also, make sure you don't overfill the mould as you want to keep the back nice and flat.

The doily is also from Megs Garden.

The small lock came from my stash.

Watercolour in BLues 04 is what I used to create two pockets on the inside.  One is for a Gift Voucher and the other for a tag with a personal message to the recipient.

My second card was created with Watercolour in Blues 01. 

In between the papers I layered some gauze, some lace and a doily cut in half.

The large bloom is from Megs Garden and I have again added another small frame.  To make the frame this time I used some Mod Podge Melts.  I have discovered that they are much easier than hot glue to fill the moulds with.  Once heated they are a thinner consistency than the glue and they fill the moulds better.  Plus the sticks come in different colours so may not need to be painted.

I added a few micro beads and some die cut leaves ..

.. and some cotton for more interest and texture.

As I prefer to add my personal message on a tag or journaling card I usually create at least one pocket for the inside of my cards.  Here I have used Watercolour in BLues 06 and Martha Stewart's Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch.

As I stated at the beginning of this post, I love Megs Garden papers.  Apart from the fact that you can get them in either printed or downloadable versions  they are also totally gorgeous. 
Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look at my little creations.
To see more projects made with these beautiful papers why not take a stroll through the Megs Garden blog and see what the rest of the Team have created.  HERE is the link.

Megs Garden Products used
Watercolour in Blues Mini  Cardmakers Pack  
(Printed version)
Puffy Paper Flowers
10 cm Doily
1.2cm White Lace

Take care and God Bless.
Marg xoxo


  1. Sipping my cuppa, as I stroll through your post Margy; it's always a pleasure to read about the process and examine every detail. Beautiful, elegant cards which really do showcase Meg's Garden products to perfection. Love the way you always add detail inside the cards too. TFS

  2. so many layers and details, so so beautiful Margy, love them both, and those cute little frames - they are so cute too :)

  3. Hi Marg, I hope your week is going well.. The weather up here has been pretty good, the nights still cool enough for our fire, but the days are lovely.. Your cards are amazing, love the layers, the hint of stamping and texture, love the softness of the gauze, and your frames look wonderful.. and even better that you made them.. clever girl.. thanks for sharing your lovely cards, have a great week Marg!!

  4. Totally agree with Helen's comment! Just a wonderful walk through on two equally DIVINE cards. LOOOOOVE the layers on the 2nd one. And I can see the detail on the white frame. And aren't you CLEVER? I would have NO IDEA how to make frames. Do the moulds have to be made from some special material? Where do you buy them? And I was just wondering.....can you add glitter before the hot glue & will it make it all sparkly? Or not work???? ANYWAYS..... they're a gorgeous touch. I was almost afraid to look at this post cos I thought you were up to more Christmas Cards.....& I'm NOT!!! I think this year we've somehow reversed roles!!!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Marg! I reckon the insides of your cards are almost as amazing as the outsides!

  6. Wow Margaret, this is just stunning!! Love the paper in the background, the blue is so soft and shabby! Beautiful flower, wow, what an eye grabber! Great elements you included, love the frame and all your foliage sprigs. Laces and cheesecloth and microbeads, what's not to love!! sending hugs :)

  7. Love these cards and in my fave colours too. Soft and pretty. Stunning :D


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