Today's card uses Graduation Tilda from the new Magnolia Graduation Collection, which has just arrived in the Magnolia-Licious Store. There was a thread on SCS about how people are intimidated by the Magnolias because of all the layers and coloring work they see, so I thought I would show you how a Magnolia card doesn't have to be super ornate or layered.
The image was colored with the Copic markers you see above (of course I forgot to add the warm grays W1 and W3 I used to ground her). I kept thinking of the song Wide Open Spaces, and wanted a lot of open, clean space to surround Tilda as her future is open with possibilities. I also wanted her to glow as she is the shining star for the day, so surrounded her with yellow "light".
I tried something new (for me) and stamped Tilda onto 140lb Watercolor Paper. This is usually a no-no as it is a "thirsty" paper that soaks up and wastes Copic ink, but I layed a good coat of Colorless Blender first and really like the result. The ink moved beautifully on the watercolor paper, and the slight nubbed texture reminded me of classic graduation notices.
To create the floating acetate sentiment I embossed the Graduation Diploma and Graduate Books onto watercolor paper with Ranger Antique Gold Embossing Powder in Roman Gold, which has a deep, old gold EP combined with holographic glitter for sparkle.
The sentiment, Tomorrow is a Blank Page, was stamped with Staz-On onto acetate, then put over the books with foam dimensionals. Dew Drops cover up the foam.
I absolutely love the look of the floating acetate sentiment, pictures do not do it justice so you will have to trust me that it is most awesome and you must try it :)
The base of the card is Bazzill Bling in a pearlized cream shade; Tilda is matted with a deep pearlized chocolate Bazzill Bling, then The Paper Company's Arctic Gold, which is a cool gold textweight paper. Everything is cut with Nestabilities by Spellbinders. The watercolor paper is edged with Krylon Gold Leaf pen.
I added Yellow Stickles to the Dew Drops, Tilda's tassel and diploma.