Tuesday, July 26, 2011

To love and be loved

Hello!

It's the 4th Tuesday of July--I can't believe it's already the last week in July!--which means it's time for our inspiration challenge a the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This is my DT card.





This is the picture that Linda has chosen for the inspiration challenge.

This picture had me thinking of a square card of lots and lots of white, with red trims, a love theme, an image of a couple and a touch of blue somewhere.

This was just the perfect challenge as I needed to make a wedding card for a co-worker of mine who is getting married in September. Woo-hoo...so now at least I have something to give her.


I've made this an easel card, of course. I so love this style of card--such an easy way to put your card on display.






The adorable couple is a Magnolia image called Loving Bridal Couple from the Wedding Collection 2010. This image/stamp is available at Magnolia-licious on-line store HERE.




Because I was trying to keep this card mostly white, I didn't use any designer paper. So...lots of textures and 3-D stuff!!! I made use of my embossing folders--which I tend to ignore...LOL, punches and dies.



I hope you will join us in our inspiration challenge. Please visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to have a look at the fabulous cards of my DT teamates and for more inspirations. Links to their personal blogs are on my sidebar also. There is also the prize of a $25.00 gift certificate from Magnolia-licious on-line store.


As for me, LOL, I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 90 - Punch or Die
Magnolia Down Under - Challeng #106 - Use Paper Tole or 3D on your card/project
Sir Stampalot - July Challenge - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fun - Challenge #26 - Textures


That's it for now. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I very much appreciate your visit and your encouraging comments. Enjoy your day!



Materials and tools used:


Tools: Spellbinders Heart Circles and Rose Creations dies, Magnolia Doohickey Swirl die, Nellie Snellen Leaf punch and embosser, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf and Large Lace Scallopped Heart punches, Cuttlebug Heart Blocks and Oriental Weave embossing folders, Sizzix Love Set embossing folder.

Misc. : Recollections and Mark Richards half-pearl stickers, lace from my stash.


37 comments:

Sally said...

This is just gorgeous. Love it.
Hugs Sally xx

jules said...

wow Norma stunning card!!

lamanuelle said...

Quelle jolie et tendre carte!! Bises. Nadine

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a romantic card using the inspiration photo Norma. Gorgeous layout and beautiful white background :o)
hugs,
Cabio

Chrissy said...

Beautiful colour combo Norma...love the easel card, and the flowers are so pretty.the heart trim around the image is lovely.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Louise said...

Beautiful card, fabulous display and Edwin suit is gorgeous in this colour
Louise

Rosemary said...

this is so beautiful! I love your easel cards. tfs

Scrapthat said...

Your roses look FANTASTIC!!
peeking around your blog to see if there is a tutorial.
TFS Gorgeous card!

NancyD said...

This is very lovely Norma. I may have to CASE your card for my son's wedding gift in a couple of weeks.

dolcreations said...

Norma you have made a gorgeous wedding card. I love the use of embossed white cardstock. The deep burgundy is stunning! Love the heart shape circle around the two Magnolia's!

Rene said...

Norma this is GORGEOUS! I love the hearts around the circle...stunning!
Rene :D

charlene said...

Norma this just perfect and I love the sentiment just to cute for words.
Hugs

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love all the great texture. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.

pinky said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Danielle said...

OH!!!!!!Ah!!!!!!!!!!! totally awesome Norma. Such a fabulous color combo for this romantic couple. I love the heart shape doily behind them. FABULOUS WORK.
Hugs

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful, Norma! Love all the texture and details. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month, and good luck.

Lynne x

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Card Crazy said...

What a beautiful card, Norma. It's so regal and sophisticated and that's hard to say about Tilda and Edwin :) Gorgeous.
Sue S.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card Norma.
luv
Debby

julieprice3 said...

Just Beautiful Norma! Love the touch of red showing behind the hearts, great interpretation of the photo
Hugs Julie P

Suzi said...

Wow! Norma, what a beautiful card, the design, embellies and that fabulous sentiment. A real Stunner my dear.
Hugs
Suzi x

Monique said...

That's beautifull Norma !
I love the little hearts border :)).

Hugs Monique

Angela said...

What a gorgeous wedding card Norma! Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo! Red and white is so eye catching! Lovely embellishing with the white flowers and swirls. Really beautiful! hugs, Angela

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! Goegeous card! : )

Tracy said...

A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I so need to get this stamp. TFS.

Patti Jo said...

So elegant and striking! Wonderful combination of textures and dies with your beautiful flowers and adorable couple!!! Gorgeous work Norma!

Linda said...

Wow gorgeous card Norma!!!!!Love it!!!! Excellent job!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

SEN-SATION-AL!!! I love how you picked up on the red and white of the inspiration piece and the "love" theme. Cute as a button! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...hugs...Barb

Elle said...

OMG how stunning! I love all of the texture you used for your card. Beautiful.

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
I LOVE your card. Adore the red, white and touch of soft blue.
Beautifully designed and decorated.
Coloured perfectly as always :o)
Hugs, Candy

Pat said...

Oh Norma...I sooo love this card!! White and red...and all that layering and embossing couldn't be more perfect!!! Your co-worker is gonna love this!! Simply stunning, my dear!! Hugs. Pat

Janiel/ janny said...

OH Norma this is a STUNNER!!! The red and white makes that image pop!!! Beautiful artwork dear..
big hugs, Janiel

thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
This is such a beautiful easel card.
I love the embossed panel. Love that you didn't use patterned paper.
your coloring with the pencils is awesome. Are those roses made by you?
They are beautiful. Loe the little heart circle sentiment.
Hugs Maz

Karen said...

What a gorgeous romantic card you have made, I love it:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at MDUC
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Really beautiful!!!
Sandy

KayBeHybrid said...

wow.. sooo beautiful.. live it.. ♥
Hugs, Katrin

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