Monday, June 8, 2009

Tilda Finally Graduates...Isn't she cute??



A very happy Monday evening to each and every one of you!! I hope that your week is going well and that you are enjoying beautiful weather, wherever you may be!! And NOW, back to my Maggies!!!!

I made this card for Just Magnolia using a fantastic sketch by the talented and inspirational Rachel Jakes, better known to many of us as Rach. Thank you so much Rach for providing all of us with such a lovely and interesting sketch!

I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI CS for matting and the DP is all Making Memories Black Tie. All panels were stitched in Old Silver thread. Tilda was stamped twice and both images were colored with Copics with a tiny touch of red Spica for her tassel. She was then cut out and propped up on dimensional tape onto round nesties. I added a spot of Diamond Glaze to her shoes and made a diploma tied with red ribbon for the lower right corner to serve as the sentiment and embossed CONGRATULATIONS in silver on the inside. It is certainly easy enough to untie for the recipient to read the message. The wider ribbon on the front is also Black Tie. I made a red tassel of DMC floss and placed silver beads on the corners. All of the flowers are from Crafty Feeling in the UK...I love Jayne's flowers!!


The inside of the card is stitched and is a repetition of the round nesties and same ribbon from the front. The Tomorrow stamp is placed on the first panel and the Graduation Diploma is placed on the jotting panel, colored with Copics and a tiny touch of red Spica on both. Finally smaller silver beads are added to soften the corners.

All of the stamps I used are from Magnolia-licious and are from the Graduation and Student Collection 2009 which is in house at Diana's. She offers free shipping to all US and Canada orders over $50. She has recently restocked much of her inventory so NOW is a wonderful time to get those Maggies that you have been wanting!!

I hope you like this little Tilda and are as proud of her as I am!! Please leave her a note letting her know what you think of her. Thank you so much for dropping by and visiting with us and I hope you willl come back often. Have a wonderful rest of the week...Hugs!!

Remember: Please don't forget to upload your pictures of your Post-it Note Holder project and Kerry's June DT Sketch challenge to Magnolia-licious Highlites.

41 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhhhhhh! Jacque! This is such a beautiful card. Tilda is not just graduated, she has graduated to Elegant! Your paper is beautiful, your coloring is fabulous. The touch of red is perfect. The inside is just as wonderful as the outside! Be proud, girl, you did a wonderful, wonderful job...

Pam S. said...

One classy graduate Jacque and aren't you clever planning ahead like that! I hope to do this challenge tomorrow....
Pam Going Postal

Sharon Caudle said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning! That paper is yummy enough to gobble up, and Tilda looks fabulous with all the black, white, and red! AMAZING card, Jacque! You have SUCH a talent for detail! Beautiful, beautiful work!
hugs!
Sharon

Regina said...

WOW !!! Your Tilda is fantastic!!!
You have done a wonderful coloring Tilda and the paper are so elegant!! Great work Jacque!!
Hugs

Norma said...

Jacque, WOW. Stunning card and I agree with Bard, it looks very elegant. Love that background DP you used. And your is always so wonderful. What a brilliant idea with the diploma and writing a mesage inside it.

Hugs.
Norma xx

Suzan L said...

Dear Jacque, This is such a beautiful Graduation Card!! I love the navy DP, the silver stitching, the double scallop borders . . . Oh My Gosh!!!! I just love everything about it!! Tilda is so cute with her red shoes peeking under her gown!! I can really tell how much time you put into it!! Hugs, Suzan

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,

You have made a beautiful, beautiful card. Any grad would love to receive this classy, elegant piece of art.

Love Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Jacque, OMG you even made a tassel from scratch. I just don't have as much patient as you. I love the idea you embossed the sentiment and rolled it into a diploma. Sounds cute & this card is so classy!
Hugs,
Cabio

Cami said...

Jacque, this is a fab card! I don't know how you can come up with so many very detailed ideas such as making your own tassel, rolling the message to serve as the sentiment/diploma, coloring her twice so one can be layered, finding all the beautiful elements to put this card together. You stitch your layers and use beautiful thread...WOW! This DP you used is perfect for this theme, and of course, your coloring is always superb. Hugs, Cami

Rosette said...

YAY to you!! This stunning creation is sooo beautiful!! I wish I was going to graduate!!! :) LOVELY and STUNNING Jacque, so elegant and cute at the same time!

Monique said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my noteholder :)). I love your card. Well, I love all your work !! I hope you don't mind, but I've put your website on my list of blogs on my blog...

Monique

Nancy said...

OMG Jacque this card is so fabulous! I have to say that one thing I always see in every card you make is all the love you put into each and everyone!You are a master at paper crafting!Every detail in this card is just perfect and your creativity is top notch. Love Love Love this card.
Hugs,
Nancy

Quackas said...

Jacque the card s stunning, i now need to go buy nesties just to get those shapes !!!!!

I adore your tassel as well and the stitching !!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I got mine yestrerday and can't wait to get something made! I love your coloring of her robe and her red shoes!

Suzy said...

Adorable, the tassle is the perfect touch!
Suzy

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh my word!
i love what you did with the sketch, your card is gorgeous both outside and inside.. love it. hugs rachxx

megastamper said...

oh wow how precious jacque, looks so lovely and brilliant.
big hugs, bea

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Love this card, still waiting for my order of these stamps....Great combination in black/white!! Love,
jacqueline

Scrapstampnmama said...

Wow! What a great card! Love the Red Shoes.

Lenalmt said...

Jacque this is a very beautiful card! Any young grad would be so proud to receive it!

Hugs
Lena
Tackertwosome

Jessica G. said...

What a fun idea to stamp a sentiment on the inside of your mini diploma -- I never would have thought to do that. Beautiful card with all the right embellishments; it's classic Jacque!!

peggie said...

Beautiful card love the colors and the little diploma you attached to it was a good idea,

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Jacque, she is precious!!!!
This card is perfection. Love every little detail. Hugs, Christina

Katie said...

I agree with everyone, she is precious and you did a wonderful job on her!

Claudia Rosa said...

What a great card sweetie just adore that image and your great colouring. the layout is just amazing!
Hugs Claudiax

Crafty Feeling said...

well now what a card I may just have to put you on the design team when I get to that point in the business your cards are just wonderful and I love the use of my blooms.

jayne
xx

Kim said...

Jacque what a GREAT card! I love it and some Graduate will be so lucky to receive this! Awesome work hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! Just Gorgeous, Jacque!

Laurel said...

Stunning, Jacque! Tilda's gown shading is so beautiful, I love the depth-She just jumps off the page. The silver stitiching is so elegant looking - I am such a chicken when it comes to stitching- I brought a machine just for it but have yet to use it. LOL! Your card almost makes me want to go back and get another degree in hopes that you might send it to me - note I said almost--two are enough and at my age I think it just might kill me to do it again!! Hugs,

Sue said...

Wow this is fabulous, love this take on the sketch, Happy Crafting Sue xx

Anonymous said...

I think this is the best graduation card I have ever seen. Your work is beyond anything I could possibly do.

dragon said...

I wish i was your student and learn how to make so many stunning cards...

Lynn xx

Chris (catt871) said...

Cute cute cute!!!!! How did you get these stamps already?? LOL I'm still waiting for mine!!! heheheeh I love the sentiment inside, so perfect for graduation!!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Stunning card Jacque! I absolutle love it!
Hugs
Vivi

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

What a sweet sweet card! I am amazed at how much detail you put into your works of art!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just lovely Jacque! Love the embellies, they're fab!

hugz,
Suzanne

Kim Piggott said...

Wow so beautiful!
Love your gorgeous colours and fabulous detail!
So amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Bev said...

Pure perfection! I absolutley adore this card - I was not going to get these stamps so it's all your fault I'm broke lol. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week x

Claudia Rosa said...

hello my friend.. you are so kind and crrrrazy too lol.. WE ARE GOOOING :-) yeeehaaa

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Jacque, wow what a totally gorgeous card hunny. I love the colourways on this and that adorable tilda graduate image!! stunning work inside the card too!! i hope your having a good week hunny, big hugs to you Linda x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Just awesome Jacque, what a beautiful card and Tilda! Love the tassle and diploma...neat idea! Gorgeous papers and a wonderful inside too.
Hugs
Carole x