Hello, Friends! The Midweek Magnolias has a new challenge up for you and we would like you all to join us for the…
Die Cuts and/or Punches Challenge
This is so simple, right? We all use these fun elements on our cards so if you have a Magnolia stamp or Magnolia product of some type I hope you are ready to create a project and join us for the challenge. This is your chance to win a Mystery Prize from Magnolia Sweden.
I must take this opportunity and apologize for my tardiness, but so many stressful life events have interrupted my fun over the last couple of weeks. So without further ado…
This week my card features a lovely stamp called “Tilda in Cotton Dress” from the Once Upon a Time collection. I colored her with Copics and gave her crown some blingy rhinestones and sparkle with Silver Stickles. Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner I had to add a darling tag with a “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment and a little lock and key to go with. My mother will love this card. She holds the key to my heart as any mother would.
I used some gorgeous Maja papers from C’est Magnifique and Bazzill cardstock as usual. Tilda’s frame is one of the new Spellbinders Opulent Oval dies; I love these fancy cuts and embossed edges.
I used my Magnolia Crown kit stamps to accent my Lace Coasters doily die and I brushed a little Walnut Stain Crackle Paint around the edges for a distressed look. The keyhole accent is a chipboard die cut from Blue Fern Studios and I embossed it with Fran-tage Taupe embossing enamel. I did the same with the Magnolia Vintage Keys die. I just love this stuff, it gives your elements a real vintage look to any crafty project. I am using this embossing enamel for my scrapbook pages and it makes the photos really stand out!
Here’s a close up of Tilda. She is super cute and adorable. I love her dress, I did a lot of practice coloring on her dress with different fold techniques and she just looks awesome any way you color her. She reminds me of my wedding day. However, I had lots and lots of ruffles in my dress.
My wedding dress was for cool weather and my hubby and I, Bruce, got married on July 29. OMG!!! I was about to faint in the heat and humidity of Omaha, Nebraska…LOL. Nevermind, the light blue eye shadow, (AWK!) that my hair and makeup stylist did. Yikes!!! But it was the most joyous day of my life!
I didn’t decorate the inside of my card this time as I will write something special for my Mum for this card.
However, the detailed elements I wanted to point out are the tag I made with a sentiment from my PC on my Magnolia Tilda Ticket die and I created two Vellum envelopes to hold the tags. The Vellum is from HOTP and was distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also heat embossed Fran-tage Vintage Ivory Embossing Enamel with the Magnolia Crown kit stamps. Such a fun technique!
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
MDUC – Sketch
Lovely HAnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew – Bling
Dutch Magnolia Lovers – Mother’s Day
Deep Ocean Challenge – Sparkle
Southern Girls Challenge – Sentiment/Quote
Tilda’s Town – Anything Goes
CMC Challenge – Celebrate Something
Can’t wait to see how you use those awesome die cuts and/or punches to create something spectacular.