Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Steel Magnolias

Did you know:  Magnolia is an ancient genus. Appearing before bees did, the flowers evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. To avoid damage from pollinating beetles, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are extremely tough. Fossilised specimens of Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago.

Another beautiful stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Spring Florals stamp set - the Magnolia. Although the flowers bloom on a tree/shrub, I chose LifeStyle Crafts Flourish die template to anchor and add interest to this card. The center of flowers sparkles with Sunny Daze glitter.



3 comments:

  1. So pretty Karalee, love the flourishes behind the flowers. Great touch!

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  2. Love the flourish behind these beautiful blooms.

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  3. Such a pretty and delicate card - love the coloring you did on the flowers.

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