21 August, 2016

Watercolour in Blues - Cards by Margaret Mifsud

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to the Megs Garden 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. 
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.

Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look at my little creations.  While you're here why not take a further stroll through the Garden and see what the rest of the Team have created.

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

Take care and God Bless.
Marg xoxo


  1. Such amazing details and such beautiful creations.

  2. A very pretty card Margaret,I love the addition of the texture with the flowers and lace

  3. Love both of these cards, simply beautiful

  4. Oooo Marg I truly love your work! Really like the great stamping touches on the 1st card, so cool. And all the textures and pretty inside of the 2nd card inspire me to create! Blessings, Karen O

  5. Marg these are truly beautiful, lovely work. Fantastic inspiration :)

  6. As always Marg your cards are stunning. I can never choose one out of them and everything goes together so beautiful. xxx