Vintage Effects with Magnolia Mood

Last month, our card-making class explored the timeless elegance of the Magnolia Mood stamp set. Today I’m thrilled to share one of the stunning creations, inspired by  a card from Linda Cullen. The Magnolia Mood set, with its classic floral designs, brought a touch of nostalgia and sophistication to our cards. Lending them to evoke a vintage feeling, which I continued with a bit of distressing and ink blending.

Vintage Effects with Magnolia Mood


  • Magnolia Mood Stamp Set: The centerpiece of the project, featuring intricate vintage-style magnolia flower designs and versatile sentiments.
  • Magnolia Mood Dies: Intricate die-cut magnolia, bud and leaves cut from subtly patterned Designer Series Paper.
  • Cardstock: Pebbled Path cardstock, a neutral shade to complement the vintage magnolia illustrations.
  • Ink Pads: Tone on tone with Pebbled Path ink.
  • Embellishments: Sparkle Gems or Adhesive Dots to add that final touch of vintage glamour. 
Magnolia Mood Design Details


  • Stamping the Magnolia: I began by stamping the large magnolia flower from the Magnolia Mood set in Pebbled Path ink which was stamped off first. This initial layer served as a subtle background, on the Pebbled Path card, allowing the die-cut magnolia image to stand out.

  • Die-cutting the Focal Point: Using a piece of the Nature’s Sweetness Specialty Deisnger Series Paper I die-cut the intricate Magnolia image. The fine gold lines in the paper added a touch of vintage elegance and a luxurious feel to the card. This was adhered using dimensionals.

  • Adding Vintage Details: To add more vintage feels I distressed the cardstock by rubbing with a bone folder to break the fibres and turndown the top corner. Ripping and bruising the paper slightly, and adding ink with a blending brush. Creating what I call soft vintage.

  • Assembling the Card: Once the cardtock and designer series paper pieces had been layered together and adhered to the bottom of the card this panel was then adhered to the center of our card base.

  • Adding Sentiments and Embellishments: I chose a sentiment from the Magnolia Mood set, stamping it in a coordinating ink color. Finally, I added a few Sparkle Gems or In Colour Dots for a touch of sparkle.

Magnolia Mood Bundle


The Magnolia Mood bundle is a fantastic choice for creating elegant and timeless cards. Its versatile designs and intricate details make it a joy to work with. This card, with its die-cut magnolia and tone on tone neutral colouring, is a testament to the beauty and sophistication that the Magnolia Mood set can bring to any project.

I hope this card inspires you to explore the Magnolia Mood bundle and create your own stunning cards. Whether for a special occasion or just to brighten someone’s day, a handmade card is always a cherished gift. Happy crafting!

Magnolia Mood Class At Home


The Magnolia Mood Class features the card above plus a fun fold card using the same stamp and die bundle and featuring colouring with watercolour pencils.

Click here for more information and to purchase the class.

The Magnolia Mood bundle is not shown in the catalogue, it’s online only. You can still order the same way as catalogue product, either in the online store, or directly with me. I would love to help you with your order so please do reach out.

Vanessa x

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