Card is based on the sketch for sudsol's c&c104. This week's sketch was designed by Paula Goff.
This photo came out better than the scan I uploaded to sudsol, but the colors still look a little wonky. I colored the magnolia pretty in pink, and the leaves were a mix of old olive and always artichoke. the center was a mix of more mustard and appricot appeal. I did the coloring with pastels, nothing fancy, just colored it on with a q-tip. If I had used basic brown (permanent ink) instead of chocolate chip (not permanent), then I could have used my blender, but I was doing it during the chat and just wanted to get it done.
To get the layered effect, I just stamped the magnolia twice, and cut out two different sizes of ovals with my coluzzle. The only important thing to mention about that is you should try to center the image the same both times, if you can. For a circle it wouldn't matter at all, but if you're not careful with the ovals, they can wind up looking askew when you line up the image.
I thought the green (alway artichoke) layer could use some texture, so I scored it every 1/4 inch with the scor-pal, but it doesn't show in the photo.
the stamp is a level 1 hostess set form Stampin' Up!- In the Garden. It is a one stamp set- a huge magnolia blossom, and it is GORGEOUS!
All Material from Stampin' Up! as well:
CS: pretty in pink, whisper white, always artichoke
DSP: Berry Bliss
Oval Coluzzle and Soft subtles brads