‘Afternoon in the Garden’ Card

Posted by Nancy Dynes

23 February, 2016 - , ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy, and I have a new card to share with you this lovely Tuesday.

I’m overwhelmed with inspiration every time I pull out my Maja Design papers. Today’s card was influenced by this design of an elegant woman relaxing with her magazine. My minds eye flew away to Jane Austen novels and the manicured gardens of aristocratic Regency England. My sweet mom created an enthusiastic daydreamer when she instilled a love of reading in me, for which I will be eternally grateful.

The gorgeous papers are first distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base, then the pure joy of embellishing the card begins. The roses and leaves are handmade using the paper collection.

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Prima’s resin Shabby Chic Treasures are a perfect fit with the theme of my card.  The frame below has the feel of neoclassical moldings found in many of the finest homes of the era.

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Below is a close up of the image that inspired my card. You’ll find another Prima Shabby Chic Treasure tucked in there as well.

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The frayed cheesecloth and bow lend a soft finishing touch.

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Other products used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Magnolia Rose Leaf die and another leaf die with no manufacturers name, Susan’s Garden Flower Shaping kit, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures, Cheesecloth, Twine, Adhesives, Sewing Machine, Thread, Heavy White Cardstock.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Now it’s over to you… Head to your cozy crafting area and create your own timeless treasures with Maja Design’s exquisite papers!




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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.