21 March, 2014

In Step with Damask Papers by Marg

Hello Blogger
Today e start with the fabulous projects from the Damask Paper Collection displayed at the paper promo

'Hello everyone and welcome to the Meg’s Garden Blog.
   Margaret here again to show you another Step  Card, this time made with the beautiful new Damask range of papers.

As you can see, I’ve incorporated a few different papers in this card to create the layers.  Some of these papers are from the Mini Pack and some are  scraps from the 12 x 12 sheets left over from another project.  The side panels were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Here I’ve used a square doily which was cut in half and scrunched up a bit and placed a torn bit of the paper over  that.  I then added a piece of lace and another strip of torn paper.  I love using odd bits of paper.  The uneven edges look more interesting to me than regular straight cuts.  The flourish and the twigs were cut with my Silhouette and the label was fussy cut from the mini papers.  You’ll also see I’ve inserted some small branches in between some of the layers for extra interest.  The small gem sprays are from Magnolia Ink.

Just a closie of the layers.  You can also see that I’ve used a little bit of gesso in the corners.

This gorgeous flower was white originally, but it simply looked too stark against the rest of the card so I decided to give it a bit of a make-over.  I gave it a burst with My Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Sea Grass Green and ‘Voila’ now it fits in beautifully.  Well, I think it does anyway.   I love that the centre is now more or less a solid green and the petals have also got some spots of colour as well.  Wetting the flower with the spray actually caused it to open out a bit and gave it more dimension … you could say the spray made it blossom!

The chippie border is from Little Birdie and I’ve simply
 colored that with some watered down Acrylic Paint.

And there you have it.   My Centre Step Card made with the New Damask Collection Papers.  These papers are truly beautiful - so much detail and such lovely colour.  Why not visit the shop and have a closer look, you won’t be sorry.
Thank you so much for visiting  …  Marg ox

List of Meg’s Garden products used
Blue Belle Jardiniere  12 x 12 Paper – P6380
Blue & Cream Damask 12 x 12 Paper – P6368
Framboise Fleur 12 x 12 Paper – P6371
Damask Mini Paper Pack – S120

A very beautiful card - well done Marg.  Love all the layering & your attention to detail.  The spritz of green certainly did make the gardenia blossom.  Step cards allow so much creativity & this one is extremely creative.  Love it!!

Bye for now


  1. wowzer, absolutely love this margy ... stunning sensational work x

  2. So, so beautiful Margaret. Your layering and attention to detail is superb. It was very special to see this IRL. :D

  3. This is such a stunning project! The flowers on those beautiful papers look amazing!! You are so clever Margie!!! Totally love this!!

  4. Popped back for another look and discovered the comment from yesterday had disappeared. How does that happen? An elegant page Margaret with wonderful layering and attention to detail. Beautiful Art :)