03 April, 2016

Rose Quartz Cards by Margaret Mifsud

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to Megs Garden.  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 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 Puffy Paper Flower was coloured in the center only this time, for a different look.  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 take a further stroll around the garden and take a look at what the other DT ladies have created.  You are certain to find some inspiration there.

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


  1. These cards are absolutely exquisite!! I don't know where to begin! Such loveliness Marg~ Your work is such an inspiration to me. Such beautiful paper & things here @ Meg's Garden. So glad I found this : ) Take care, Karen O

  2. Beautiful cards Margaret,I especially love your easel card but both so gorgeous!

  3. OMGosh these are both gorgeous. I think my fave is the top one. I love all your layers, shabby chic and the texture on the second one. Just beautiful

  4. These are STUNNING ... So many beautiful details, they are a feast for the eyes and divinely inspiring :)

  5. wow love these stunning work as always

  6. Margaret this is so divine and so lovely to look at :)