Saturday, November 5, 2011

"A Magnolia Winter Scene"

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday! I’ve been MIA for about a week as DH and I traveled to Omaha to visit our grandchildren, attend my daughter-in-law’s baby shower and my cousin’s wedding. The grandkids are getting so big and they are so much fun to play with. We had a ball on the trampoline (Yes, Grandma will jump with the kids...LOL) I was surprised that I had that much energy but we needed some long overdue playtime together. Grandpa and I can’t wait to get them out here on the ranch during the summer.

“Winter Scene”  
I made this card and finished it this morning. This is my first try at making a stair step card and I really enjoyed using my favorite Maggie stamps for this project.
I started with Metallic White cardstock from The Paper Company for my base and hand cut rolling hills for my snow landscape from the same paper. Then I sponged a bit of Faded Jeans Distress Ink from the negative cut template for the snowy mounds.
I handmade my background paper using plain white cardstock randomly stamped with Magnolia snowflakes in VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged the entire card piece with Faded Jeans for a resist effect.
I colored my images with Copics and used Flowersoft for the snow on my trees. The trees are decorated with ornaments using Viva Pearl Pens. I applied Liquid Appliqué to the fur of Edwin’s coat then I heated with it my embossing gun for a puffy effect. His apples and boots received a coat of Glossy Accents.
Tilda with Snowman has Stardust Stickles on the fur of her coat. The broom also has Liquid Appliqué for the snow and Glossy Accents for Tilda’s boots and the snowman’s buttons.
Tilda with Lantern also has Stardust Stickles on her coat and Glossy Accents on her boots. She sits on a Magnolia die cut fence that was cut from light brown cardstock and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The fence also has Liquid Appliqué for a snow effect.
I finished it off with some Poinsettias cut from my Marianne Designs dies and coated the centers with Gold Stickles. I made a pocket in the back of the card to hold a hidden Magnolia Tag die cut and used the same resist effect for my sentiment. The ribbon bow is white seam binding from WOC. I completed the card with random dots of white Sharpie Poster Paint pen on my images to make it look like it's snowing.

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:

Papertake – Anything Goes, Bling optional
The Pixie Cottage – Christmas Card
Craft you Passion – Bingo (flowers, pearls, punch)
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund – Fancy Folds
4 Crafty Chicks – Die Cuts
Crafty Ribbons – Bingo (punch, flowers, ribbon)
Just Magnolia – Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites – Photo Inspiration
ABC DT Challenge - The Christmas Card

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by.



Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! This card is wonderful. Love all the magnolia stamps this is an outstanding winter scene. Great job with all the flower soft and your triple easel card is amazing.
Hugz, Pat

Chrissy said...

Oh! My goodness, This is amazingly beautifil Cathy Lee...just gorgeous. Your colouring and all the images, what a fantastic scene you have created...

Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday"


Linda Palmer said...

This is AMAZING!! Great idea, great job, beautiful scene. Love everything on this one!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Wow Cathy!! Your coloring is just amazing and it's nice to see you at The Pixie Cottage challenge too!! Thanks for playing with us. xxx Steph (The Pixie Cottage DT)

Anita said...

This is stunning. Such a beautiful winter scene you've created. Your coloring is gorgeous :)

Carla S. said...

This is amazing, Cathy! I love the stair step design and the adorable images! Your whole scene is fantastic and your coloring and details are exceptional! Love this!

Jan said...

Adorabe card, I saw it on MIM xx Jan

debby4000 said...

WOW love your gorgeous card.

Justyna Cieslinska said...

Hi Cathy Lee,
This is amazing, Love all details.
I saw your creation on Make It Monday.
Happy Crafting,
Justyna x

Renkata said...

such an amazing scene have you created.
Gorgeous card dear.

Tess Ekwall said...

WOW!!! This card is wonderful.
I love all the Magnolia stamps!!
It´s amazing!!
Hugs, Tess.

Unknown said...

This is just brilliant. I love all those details like the flowersoft on the trees and the Glossy Accents boots & buttons. The background is absolutely beautiful. Well done and I hope you win soem of those challenges you've entered, you certainly deserve to!

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW!!! this is amazing !! all the images and details on this are stunning ,,, totally gorgeous work of art !! Brilliant !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Billie A said...

This is just too beautiful. It needs to be frames. I love everything about this card. So many details, I would love to hold it and just drink it all in. It's wonderful. So glad I saw this card I found you on MIM.. Im just speachless it's just beautiful.

Lena B E said...

Oh wow what a wonderful card, it´s stunning beautiful! :)
I love it!
Have a nice day.
Hugs Lena

sara said...

wow stunning card what a gorgeous scene you have created thanks so much for joining us at just magnolia this week
hugs sara x

Kerryn said...

hello Cathy! I saw your card on Just Magnolia and I just had to come and say how beautiful it is!! The colours are just stunning. xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Cathy, this is so fun and warm even if it is snow.. LOL.......
Beautiful card and oh my for all of the beautiful details!!

Thank you for joining the challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites this month.
hugs, Janiel

Julie said...

Just Fabulous Cathy! I love the vibrant colors and the scene is adorable! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.


Ifeoma said...

What a fabulous card. The scene and colours are just lovely.

Benzi said...

How adorable and beautifully created. I love it!

Dana Joy said...

My goodness....this card is amazing!!


Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW! I love this card.
What a stunning creation Kathy!
It's like a fairytale in paper!!
sooo beautifully dreamy and you always colour Tilda to perfection, she looks charming.
Well done you!

Anke said...

This is stunning. Such a beautiful winter scene you've created. Your coloring is gorgeous Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons

cebelica said...

Wow, wow, wow, this is amazing! Fantastic project! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!

Tamie said...

Amazing and very talent creation. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Stunning.

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh my!! Wow! This is amazing!! What a wonderful work of art!

{ Kristina } said...

This is amazing. Love how you placed the stamps. :)

Стокли said...

Lovely card - very bright colors, and the arrangement, It reminds me of the days when we were kids and the winter and holidays were magical.

OK said...


dzvinko-scrapper said...

It's amazing!!!

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW...what an adorable Christmas card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!

Joey said...

Cathy this is a beautiful card, so many cute details and stunning colouring. Joey xx

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