Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone!

Oh yeaay! It's the 25th of the month and time for another Christmas card. The Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group has a group called the Christmas All Year Long Group, and we are to create and post a Christmas card on the 25th of each month. I'm appreciating this group more and more now that we're getting closer and closer to Christmas (only 3 more months, people!) Because now when I look back, I see that I've got a number of Christmas cards in my collection already and I'm closer to my goal than I would be without this Group. So, thanks to Julie, who thought up the idea and organizes our group.

If you're taking part in this September blog hop and have come here from Monique's blog, then you are in the right place. And if you want to start, the beginning and a list of the participants is at the Christmas All Year Long Group's Blog here.

My card is what I like to call a white-on-white card. Except for the central image, everything is white. I have chosen this image of 'Bon Voyage Tilda' from the Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection 2010 as the focus of my card.


I have used 2 other Magnolia stamps to create the scene, 'Winter Night Background' from the Winter Collection 2008 (for the background scene) and 'Winter Forest' from the Santa Collection 2008 (for the 2 trees in front). Any of the Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Magnolia-licious on-line store and if Diana doesn't have it in stock, she will order it in for you.

I wanted to keep everything white, not even showing the black ink from the stamp pad. I stamped several images of each stamp on white cardstock and cut out all the little pieces. I turned the cutouts over so the stamped images were face down and then glued the pieces together to create the scene. Oh, I gave the little cutouts some curl to give a bit of added dimension to the picture. And then I added some micro-fine glitter here and there. So the final scene is a mirror image of the stamped image.


I am entering this card in a few challenges:
Colour Create - Challenge 54 - All White.
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz - Challenge # 38 - Anything Goes!
Thanks for the taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit very much. Now, to continue with the blog hop, your next blog visit is at Peggie's.

Have a wonderful weekend! And if you haven't started on you Christmas cards yet, what are you waiting for? Get started!!! It's only 3 months away, you know...yikes!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010, Winter Night Background from the Winter Collection 2008, Winter Forest from the Santa Collection2008. The sentiment is computer generated.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilties Labels Two, McGill holly punch.
Miscellaneous: micro-fine glitter cool highlights, Mark Richards pearls.

58 comments:

scrappyjan said...

NORMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL,STUNNING OUT OF THIS WORLD BEAUTIFUL!!!
WOW!!!

let's see my address is....hahaha

Really you have out done yourself with this one!!
Happy weekend to you.. hugs Janiel

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG! Norma, your card is breath-taking! Absolutely MAGNIFICIENT! I love every thing about it. start with the fantastic contrast between the all white and Tilda, so wonderfully colored. The scene you created is WOW WOW WOW. "SPLENDIDE" All the little details, the snow falling, snow on the trees, and the little misteltoe leaves with the pearl on the corner. WoW, Congrats.
Amazing work.
thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs.
Danielle

Nady said...

Magnifique!!
c'est vraiment superbe, l'effet du blanc et juste une petite touche de couleur, vraiment magique!!! bravo
Nadyne xx

Deb said...

OMG--Norma, how do I get on your Christmas card list?!?!?! This is drop-dead GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paola said...

This is absolutely BREATHTAKING, while looking at your card i was trying to figure out how you wouldve made the background and when i read your post the penny finally dropped, but what a lot of work and well worth it for this stunning end result.
smiles
Paola

Bribrie said...

Cette carte blanche est MA-GNI-FI-QUE... j'adore ! Bravoooo

Robin said...

WOW!!! This is such a stunning card!!!! It must have taken a long time to create. Amazing!

dolcreations said...

Unbelievable Norma! I would love to do a card like this! You have done the most beautiful job! It is always a treat when you post! Am I on your Christmas card list!!!LOL
PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

Bastelfrosch said...

your card is so wonderful. I love it. Absolutly!!!
Annette

Kellie Winnell said...

OH WOW, this is absolutly STUNNING! I love all the white with the coloured Tilda, WOW!
Kellie xx

Tracy said...

This is amamzing and so beautiful, the best white on wite I've seen.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is so beautiful i love it its gorgeous xx

Debbie said...

How gorgeous Norma. I just love waiting to see what you come up with next, and you never dissapoint me, this is stunning. Tilda is coloured so well and her little green dungarees are lovely. The all white is just so nice. Look forward to your next instalment!! Debbiexx

Martinas Welt said...

This is just wonderful! And the idea with changing the sides to have no black ink on the image is great! So simple and effective...but who thinks of thsi? ;) A beautiful scene!!!
Martina

Lilli said...

It's a beautiful christmas card, well done :)
Hugs, Lilli

Renkata said...

wow Norma, fantastic card. Very clever idea. Love it!

charlene said...

Norma all I can say is WOW WOW WOW this is just beautiful....awesome creativity !
Hugs♥

Corinne said...

Oh Norma, your card is gorgeous! WOW! I love that everything is white except for Tilda. What a wonderful idea. You did a fabulous job on your card...your coloring is wonderful.
Hugs~
Corinne

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my goodness, Norma, I heart for this card. Just speechless looking at the stunning background and the colored Tilda. You did a gorgeous job on this :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Julie said...

A beautiful card, very creative

Christina C. said...

Norma, this is such a divine scene...love your all-white glitter card!!!! Thank you for the inspiration....I will have to try that!

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma! What can I add to every other comment already made! This card is so stunning, so completely beautiful, and so professionally done that I'm speachless! It is so exquisite!!! What an inspiration to us all!
Hugs,
Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning, fantastic, spectacular! You're amazing! I love it!!
hugs, Sharon

Peggie said...

Beautiful background. What a great idea.

Angela said...

Oh my how beautiful this is, Norma! Love your "white" scene with the gorgeously colored Tilda. Amazing work. I have to take another look! hugs, Angela

Louise said...

Norma your card is absolutaely beautiful. Love the collage,

Dena said...

Norma!!!! I am AMAZED at this GORGEOUS card. So original and clever! I totally love it!!!! Great work, thanks for the inspiration!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Catherine Atkinson said...

I am just in awe of this card. It exemplifies everything I love about snow.

Debbie Pamment said...

OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS STUNNINGLY DIVINE!!!!! Norma - you have surpassed your amazing talent and created something soo elegant and fabulous - just AWESOME!
xXx

Summite said...

It is simply increadable, your card it is like it is coming out of a story book. It is made like a puzzle. Simply gorgeous.

Julie said...

Wow Norma! This is Fabulous! I love the contrast of Tilda with the white background. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!

Julie

Baukje said...

What else can you say about this card but WOW its magnificent, WOW Tilda is so beautifully coloured,WOW what a lot of work and WOW how can you possibly part with such a card.
I LOVE, LOVE it Norma.

Hugs........Baukje

Candy said...

Oh Norma,
You have taken my breath away with your most beautiful card!
I love every single detail.....
Big hugs~

Patti Jo said...

Outstanding!!! How creative Norma, just love it all!!! Of course, love your coloring and you put on just the perfect touches! Fantastic work and so inspiring!!!

Stampin'Piper said...

WOW WOW WOW I'm speechless ... I've never seen such a wonderful adorable beautiful stunning Winterscene! I totally love it! OMG, this is sooooo cute!

Hugs Tanja

Cindy2 said...

Just stunning...C2

Monique said...

Wow Norma, You've created such a beautifull scene. I love it !!

Hugs Monique

Gemma said...

a lovely card! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

PJ said...

Norma,
So far this is my favorite on the blog hop. It is just beautiful!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Norma! Just beautiful! Love it!!!!!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Anne said...

Wow! This is FANTASTIC! A true work of art with all the cutting and curling to make your scene so realistic! Simply wonderful!

Marg said...

this card is beautiful. I totally love the effect.

Cami said...

NORMA!!! Oh my gosh, Norma, your card is so STUNNING! Takes my breath away! What a lovely white on white card! How clever to turn it over so the black line doesn't show, and to "cup" the pieces for dimension!!! You put the commercial cards to shame. It really left me speechless at first but I knew I had to tell you what a GORGEOUS card this is! Another beauty from you, Norma! I take my hat off to you! I think you should frame it, and display it throughout the holiday season (or year round!). Hugs, Cami

chrissy o said...

a stunning card
chrissy o

Astrid said...

Wow Wow Wow, this is a very very beautiful card.
Hugs Astrid

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Norma this is breathtakingly, out of this world, beautiful. I could stay here all night just looking at this wonderful magical creation....you are awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Incredible!! I so love the white scene you created in the background, the dimension and your stunning layout and coloring!

Mina said...

wow Norma what a stunning piece of work, beautifully made and I love all the dimension you created...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Simple Wowsa, Norma!! Your embossed scene is just amazing!!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around. Juliexx

Di said...

I can not say how gorgeous this card is , it is JAWDROPPING JUST STUNNING i cant even start to think how you have made this.
I have a digi site www.disdigidownloads.blogspot.com and i would love it if you could be on my Dt. 2 cards a month if you can, and as many free digis as you want.
Hugs Di xxxxx

Carissa said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details of how you created it. I may have to give it a try one day as the results are definately worth all of the time that you must have put into this.

Teri said...

I am utterly speechless! This is a GORGEOUS work of art!!! I hope you are keeping it forever! (or you can send it to me!! heehee) Beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Denise said...

have been working with a parchment teacher as she wanted to do tilda on parchment this just a great way to say it can be done stunning love it
Denise Boddey

Helen said...

Wow, this card is amazing! Wow!!!

sevi said...

oh my gosh this is georgious.
sevi

papersunshine said...

I was just looking for your blog in order to link to it for the Oct. blog hop and looked at this entry, oh my goodness this is incredible! What an absolutely gorgeous card! The layers are amazing, your patience and attention to detail truly show through :) All I can say is WOW! (Love the all white look too)
Lori K.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! This is STUNNING! What a clever idea to turn the images over, so simple but it never crossed my mind.

Sheila said...

Oh my...gorgeous!! Thanks for all the details. Love your coloring. I can only wish.

Sheila

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