Friday, May 25, 2012

Another Birthday Swing Card

Here's another swing card I've made--with a different-shaped centre panel.  

This one is in one of my fave colour combo--teal and brown--and I am also using a DP that I just luvvvv.....and woo-hoo I have lots of them 'cause I stocked up when they were on sale...LOL.   I've used the Tilda with Butterfly Jeans image for the front of the card--from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011.  Images for this card were coloured with markers (colours listed below at the end of posting).

For the flip side I've used this adorable image of Bridesmaid Tilda from Magnolia's Wedding Collection 2010.  For creating the centre panel, I was trying a new shape and used the Spellbinder Grand Labels Four die.

I've decorated the card with die cuts made with an exquisite Memory Box die called Valencia Border available from Magnolia-licious--I love this die.  Not only can I use the gorgeous swirly design (middle of the card), but I can use the pieces inside the swirls.  They're gorgeous too and I've used them at the sides of the card.  Waste not want not!

By the way, both these Magnolia images of Tilda and the Memory Box die you can get from Magnolia-licious. Check out the fabulous collection of full-size and mini-size Maggies that Diana has, as well as the selection of dies--Memory Box, PoppyStamps and Magnolia Doohickies--and other crafting tools. 

Challenges that I am entering with this card:
Passion for ProMarkers Challenge #150 - Birthdays
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Distressed!!! (entry #2)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Happy Birthday
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #26 - Swirls
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #118 - Use Die Cuts
Southern Girls Challenge #45 - Dying to Diecut/Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day! 

Materials and Tools Used: 

Sentiment Stamp:  Inkdinkado 'Have a Great Birthday'

DP's:  K&Company Teal Floral & Letter; Recollections Batiked My Interest Surf

Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels Four; Memory Box Valencia Border; Crealis Creative Flowers No. 06; CC Design Leafy Branch

Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Martha Stewart Hydrangea and 3-in-1 Hydrangea; Punch Bunch medium Impatient Leaf

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Pine Needles; pearls from my stash   

Medium:  Letraset ProMarkers and Trias markers
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes--umber, burnt sienna, cinnamon, tan
- jeans, dress and socks--563-T, soft green, 337-T, 331-T
- flower bunch--pumpkin, honeycomb, apricot, forest green, apple    


Janine said...

This is gorgeous Norma. I love the brown and teal colour combo and the design papers are scrummy. The images are shaded beautifully. Love the swing card - off to google how to make one. Learnt so much from your blog this morning and it's still only 9am :-)
Hugs, Janine xx

mlarisa said...

Norma, it's just amazing! I love to consider your cards are always so many interesting parts and I like the color. But I have a question: How do we obtain such thin border? I have a collection of dies ovals, but if you cut out two ovals, which are different from each other on a size, then get large edge - at least 5 mm. On your cards are always very thin elegant edge, you have such dies?

Cami said...

GORGEOUS! Yes, Norma, this is a lovely color combo...teal and brown. It's so rich and pretty. I love this flip card and especially the two Tilda images, and the backside with Bridesmaid Tilda is perfect with the angle of her backside. Ummm, what is the name of this paper collection? I like the vintage-y/shabby-chic look.
Hugs, Cami

Cami said...

Sorry, this is my second comment...I should've read all the way to the bottom before asking which paper line you used (smack on the head!)LOL!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Norma, stunning card!!

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow Beautiful sweet detailed card, thanks for joining us at SGC challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

Maris said...

what a great creation again Norma, love the colors too, geat job ,well done xx

Peggie said...

Such a beautiful card. Love these variations on the swing card.

Christina C. said...

A magnificent EVERYTING about it...the amazing design work, the gorgeous papers the beautiful Tilda, the Valencia border and the stunning flowers!

Barb Hardeman said...

So completely gorgeous Norma! Again, this card has your signature all over it, from the coloring to the design to the paper you chose. AWESOME from start to finish! Your flowers are just fabulous and I think I need to look into those punches...big hugs...Barb <><

Rene said...

This is just unbelievable! I've never seen anything so beautiful in my the colors, the swing, the images...I just love EVERYTHING!!!!
Rene :D

NancyD said...

Truly gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft challenges. NancyD

Patti Jo said...

Norma, Norma, Norma! Fantastic color combo, so rich and elegant!!! Just love your flowers and arrangements along with the design. Neat idea to use the pieces from the border die, they look great!!! Thanks for the tute on how you did your flowers too...terrific job!!!

Pam said...

Your card is awesome Norma!!! Love the color combo, your coloring and the flowers are over the top. I'm off to make one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Janine - Ellabella said...

Your card is adorable. Cute and gorgeous design. So many wonderful details to look at. Hugs Janine

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Norma. Love your design and colours. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ Promarkers.
Lorraine B x

Laura said...

Yet another of your creations that has made my jaw hit the floor. I love your color combo and I really want to try a swing card some time soon. Juat lovely Norma!

♥ Laura C.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Norma, in my favourite colours too, just beautiful
hugs julie P

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your card is so gorgeous!! I'm starting to love the color teal and the teal and brown combo that you used look wonderful together. All the embellishments are beautiful as well along wih your coloring of the two Tilda!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used. Your coloring is amazing as always.


cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning creation Norma. Love the elegant look of this card with the amazing flowers :o)

cathylynn said...

NORMA what can I say? THIS IS PHENOMENAL!!!!! Outstanding colors and outstanding details. GOSH you simply amaze me!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...

Gorgeous Norma, love the colours too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Crealin said...

Hi Norma,

your swing card is really stunning, I made the side step card based on your lovely tutorial (I linked back to your tutorial on my blog).
What you mind telling me how you made this beautiful swing kaart with nestibalities. It's gorgeous!

Enjoy your weekend,


lis-m said...

stunning card... delish colour combo too.. I really LOVE the design of your card...
Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Promarkers this week with our "Birthdays" challenge , good luck!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! : )

Jean said...

Another winner Norma!! I never get tired of looking at your card tutorials, your flower tutorials and your actual cards.. You do such gorgsous work and they are so sutnning and works of art and I love browns and turquoise and am so glad you got go much extra when you had the chance when they were on sale.. now you can do so many different styles for us... Great job with this swing card, colors, Tilda's and flowers are so perfect together.. love the die you chose. A great card.. Love it.
Hugs, Jean

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Totally gorgeous. Loads of stunning detail.

Thanks for joining us for our Diecuts challenge this fortnight.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

Dangina Martinez said...

This is so pretty! I love the Nestie you used for the center and your coloring is fantastic.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Joyce said...

Hi Norma! I was waiting to see if others were going to request this before I did but here goes!! Now we NEED you to do the tutorial on the swing card!! I will be watching for one on your site!! LOL
Gorgeous creation!

Steph Ackerman said...

this is lovely.

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