Friday, December 11, 2009
Christmas Morning and Sparkling Tilda at Just Magnolia
A very Happy Friday to Everyone and I hope the week has not been so stressful as you try to get everything done for the impending holidays. I'm sure many of you are still digging out from a snowbank...but at least those stay inside days give you some extra crafting time...smile
This is my Just Magnolia DT sample card this week and we were asked to make a Christmas card and I would love for all of you to come over and join with us this week so that we can see your lovely creations and perhaps you can win a very nice prize!! I have tried to make a very special Christmas card for a very special friend who is also a collector of key chains...AND who also happens to be the person who first introduced me to Magnolias and stamping and cardmaking ONE year ago...the rest is history!!! So you will have to let me know how I did, please!!!
For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and matting and all the DP is Magnolia's White Christmas Frosty Fir which I distressed with white acrylic paint around the cut edges. I then added tassel trim, picot lace, and braid for the oval frame. Christmas Morning Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and touches of Spica. Glitter was added to her headband. I then added a bow and cascading organza ribbon to the frame along with a few mulberry roses.
The little gift box is just a papier mache box which I painted with acrylic paint and then covered with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Old Paper. I then added the same trims as the card...you know, frou-frou and bunches of it...lol. For the top I stamped a Stempelglede Heart on Cryogen White, colored it with Shimmerz, and added matching pearls and a silver key. I then added the same cascading bow with roses to the top.
This side view of the box will perhaps give you a better idea of what the set looks like. Do you think she will like it?????
On the inside of the box lid I added Little Sparkling Tilda which I colored with Copics and added a touch of stickles for the halo and wings and finished it with the same braid used on the card.
And since she is a collector of key chains, I made her a special key chain to go into the box using images from her cards HERE. Using my photo editing program I reduced the size so they would fit in some Blue Moon picture frame charms. Aren't they something...Magnolias, a Papilio, and Hanglar, which by the way was REMARKABLE on Midnight Madness!!! Notice that I also added a heart and key to repeat the theme of the little box.
Thank you all so much for dropping by to see what's in store for you today and all of you Maggie Lovers remember to visit Just Magnolia to see the exquisitely lovely cards this week made by the design team members. We would love to see your Maggie Christmas card this week...no sketch, no color requirement, just a sweet Magnolia!!!!
I would love to know what you think about my special gift for a very special friend...If I have failed to explain something, please email me and I will be more than happy to answer your questions. May you all have a delightful weekend and until we meet again, big Maggie hugs for YOU!!!