Saturday, October 15, 2011

A criss-cross birthday card


Just a short posting to show you a birthday card I made for a special friend (or rather I'm planning this to be short...LOL).
Now that's she's received her card (belated!!!) in the mail, I can do the posting for it.

I have used this Magnolia image of Waiting Tilda from the You Are So Special Collection 2011 for the card front. The field of flowers is Lazy Summer Flowers from the...what else...Lazy Summer Days Collection 2009. All the images I've coloured are Magnolia images and they are available from Magnolia-licious --Diana's on-line store for everything and anything Magnolia. And check out the mini versions of the Magnolia images too!

This was a work in least for me! I stamped the flowers first and masked them. Then I stamped the Tilda image and masked her. Then I stamped another set of flowers. So now Tilda has flowers in front and behind her.

This is a criss-cross card. It's only the second time I've used this card style. The criss-crossed paper, glued at the bottom forms a pocket and you can insert anything you want in there.

I've made this pull-out tag/card featuring Dancy Tilda from Collection 2011. This adorable image is of Happy Spring Tilda. She is from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. I used the back of the card to write my personal message on. This way I don't feel like I'm destroying my card. My handwritting is really terrible!!--it's better if it stays hidden...LOL.

A few challenges that I would like to enter with this card:

Emerald Faerie Garden - Challenge # 10 - Punches and Dies
Creatalicious - Challenge #27 - Distress your edges. I've only distressed them by inking them.
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 128 – Distressing

Okay, that's it for me today. Now, I'm off to work on some Christmas cards. My inventory is sadly very low. How are you guys doing with yours? You do know that Christmas is less than 3 months away, right? 10 weeks tomorrow to be exact! Yikes!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I always appreciate your visit. Enjoy your weekend!
(This wasn't as short as I thought it would be....LOL)

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkadoo "Have A Great Birthday"

DP's: all from the Basic Grey Euphoria Collection - bless, delirium and ferver

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fifteen and Donna-Salazar Rose Creations ; Magnolia Swirl doohickey; Cheery Lynn Designs Small Exotic Butterfly; Marianne Design Creatable Leaves

Punches: EK Success Diamond Lace edger and medium retro flower; Carla Craft flower--for the flower centres

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Frayed Burlap; ribbon and pearls from my stash; Martha Stewart butterfly edge punch--for the tiny butterflies


Henriëtte said...

What a lovely card!!!


Frea said...

Hello Norma, how are you doing? Hope you are well!! Wow hun this is a knock out! What a stunning card, love the colours and your colouring is excellent!! Hugs, Frea



Danielle said...

Hello Norma, OH!!! How beautiful! Fabulous... where do I start, I must say I just love all about your card.Your coloring of Tilda brings her to life. The scenery is gorgeous. Wonderful die cuts, and so lovely how the inside tag adds detail to themain image. The leaves on your bouquet are beautiful. I am certain your friend will adore. Hugs.

Patti Jo said...

Always a treat to see your creations! Beautiful as ever! Love the papers, flowers, your gorgeous coloring and the whole kit and kaboodle!!! Do they say that in Canada?!!! Fantastic job Norma and I'm sure the recipient will be ecstatic!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Norma. Your colouring is truly stunning. the Tilda is gorgeous and I love the way you have done the flowes by her legs, very sweet indeed. Debbiexx

Sadilla said...

wow dear...
I didn't know yuor blog... this card is gorgeous!!!! and your blog so ou much full of inspiration.... I'll follow you with pleasure!! =)

charlene said...

Norma your card is very nice love all the detail and the papers are so pretty ! I have 1 Christmas card done that is it LOL

Astrid said...

WOW Norma, great card, and the inside, lovely.
Hugs Astrid

lamanuelle said...

Magnifique, quelle jolie idée! Bises. Nadine

Rene said...

Oh how pretty, but my birthday isn't until December so you're early not late! LOL! Gorgeous Norma, just stunning!!!!
Rene :D

Monique said...

Oh, that is so cute Norma !

Hugs Monique

Peggie said...

How absolutely adorable. Love the flowers in front and behind Tilda. Great job with the coloring. Love the butterflies.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is so pretty love the colours, thanks for joining us at JM/HS this week hugs pops x

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, I just couldn't resist putting in a comment here, because I'm the recipient of this more that gorgeously stunning card!!! The blog pictures don't even to it justice because your work, Norma, is so amazing in real life. And, let me also add that your personal note was so sweet and touching and I think your handwriting is beautiful! Thank you so much for thinking of me is such a thoughtful way.
Big, big hugs...Barb xoxo

Only By His Grace said...

What a fabulous idea with the masking in front and behind Tilda. It is so effective. I love it. It's a great shape the criss-cross card. I love your flowers. especially the pink one. The pull out card is gorgeous too. super job Norma.
hugs Maz

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the beautiful masking technique for the frong of your card Noram. and the cute coloring on the inside card too. This criss cross card is so pretty and the contrast is pretty too :o)
PS. love the new template of your blog!!

Linda said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous again Norma!!!!! Wow so so adorable!!!!!
Excellent work!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Norma and beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia this week
hugs Julie P

dolcreations said...

This birthday card is stunning Norma. I absolutely love how you did the masking...brilliant! The colours are so spring like. Love the criss cross beautiful Norma!
I am starting to fret terribly...not one Christmas card done yet...I must get started!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wonderful card!! Bye Mascha

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Gorgeous card! So in love with your coloring! : )

Sharon said...

I have no idea how you managed that masking, but it is fabulous! Well done. It makes a very pretty picture. Love the folds in Tilda's dress. Beautiful! hugs Sharon

Elle said...

Very pretty card! I love the background dp and your coloring/design of the inside and outside of your card is just perfect. I'm sure your friend was delighted.

Cami said...

Oh my goodness, Norma, this is definitely a masking job that must've been a great task to accomplish. I can't believe you masked the flowers then stamped Tilda behind it with all those skinny stems! I don't think I could ever attempt something as intricate as this. But it's BEAUTIFUL!!! The tag insert is also very pretty and the front is amazing!
Hugs, Cami

Donalda said...

Oh hon !! This is just breath taking !!! There is so much gorgeous detail in this and the person that got this is so very lucky. Just beautiful dear. Sorry I haven't been around but have been doing nothing but work. Am on a much needed vacation lol
Biggest hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colours and details - I'm sure your friend didn't mind waiting a few extra days for this - I know I wouldn't!

Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog:)

Teri said...

Ohhh, lucky Barb!! ( I read all the comments...heeheee!) It truly is a gorgeous card!! I love the criss cross style and really need to make one!!! Your coloring is awesome!! And that was one great job of masking... another thing I need to master!!! Darling, darling card!! Oh and thanks for the reminder about Christmas... now I'm sweating it!! LOL!!

Christina C. said...

OMG, Norma, I'm loving those beautiful colors and, of course, your breathtaking Tildas!!!!! I am continually amazed at your talent.
Your cards are always phenomenal works of art.

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