Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Birthday Swing Card - Magnolia-licous May Colour Challenge

It's the 2nd Tuesday in May--comes early this year!--so it's time for a new colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  I've created this birthday card for the challenge...

The so ever talented Maria is our hostess this month and the colours she has chosen are:  pink, green and light yellow/ecru.

I hope you will play along with us in our colour challenge.  For more inspirations, please hop over to the challenge blog HERE and have a look a the fabulous cards that my DT teamates have created.

My card is what you call a swing card, or some call it a flip-flop card.  I am liking this style of cards more and more.  The more swing cards I make, the more I like them.

The centre panel, where I have put Tilda with Peony Tails (from Magnolia's Crazy Love Collection 2012) is the part that swings/flips over as you stretch the card wide open.  

On the other/flip side of the centre panel, I have put another Magnolia image there.  This one is Rose Scent Tilda (from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012 also).  
For an excellent selection of Magnolia stamps, both the full size and mini ones, check out Magnolia-licious online store.  Diana also carries those exquisite Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies.  I have used one that is called Honeysuckle Vine on this card--I love this die, it's gorgeous!     

Full view of the flattened card...

I've coloured my images with my Letraset Promarker and Tria markers and used a few coloured pencils to deepened the shadings.  The flowers I have created using the dies and punches listed below.  The main background paper I have actually made myself because I couldn't find a DP with the colours for the challenge. 

Challenges for this card: 
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers Challenge
Simply Magnolia Challenge - A Card, but not a Square
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #145 - More than 1 fold
Joanna Sheen May Challenge - Flower Power
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar Week 155 - Anything Goes with option of Swirls and Pearls
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge #181 - Celebrations 
Stamp and Create May Challenge - For the Ladies  
Great Impressions Challenge #3 - Anything Goes (used your stamp)

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  Your visit is very much appreciated.  And I love reading your encouraging and lovely comments.  Enjoy your day!    

Materials and Tools Used: 

Stamps, others than mentioned above:  Hero Arts Manuscript Background; Hampton Art Ditto Flower; Great Impressions 'Have a beautiful and special day'; Great Canadian Stamps 'Happy Birthday'

DP:  from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad for the centre panel

Dies:  Spellbinders Mega Ovals and Rose Creations; Crealis Creative Flower No. 19, Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine and Cherry Blossom (for the flower centres)

Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower, Nellie Snellen Extra Large Leaf and Rose Leaves Jumbo  

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Forest Moss; pearls from my stash


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥♥

Chrissy said...

Absolutely stunning Norma, beautiful papers and image...gorgeous colouring, and such a wonderful design...


Frouwkje said...

Hi Norma,
Your card is so beautiful!! I find the shapes of your cards that you make so much fun! And the color work is wonderful. Your homemade flowers are also very beautiful.
I have made the text with a translator, hope it translated well.

mgoll88 said...

Wonderfull Creation, looks great!!


cebelica said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. I love it! And the paper you made is gorgeous! Hugs! cc

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful card Norma.
I love your DP. I'm interested in how you would have made it as it is beautiful.
Super design and choice of Tilda's. your flowers are always so beautiful.
Hugs Maz

Ann-Marie said...

Stunning card. Love your background paper and your beautiful flowers. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

Becky said...

this is a very cute card. thank you for beeing such a great inspiration.

hugs, becky

Unknown said...

Norma - This is absolutely fantastic - I love it! Was just doing my design tesam comments at JM when yours caught my eye. Love the pretty colours & images & those flowers are just to die for! love the clever layout too.
Thanks for playing at Just Magnolia & Good Luck!!!

Louise said...

Beautiful card Norma, papers are fabulous and your images are colored so nicely

Edilza Teixeira Scrap e Artes said...

Oi Norma !!!

Lindo cartão, muito criativo. AMEI!!!


Laura Bradley said...

Absolutely beautiful Norma! Love the colour scheme and your colouring is perfect. Laura x

Heather said...

This is adorable Norma, your design is fabulous, your papers are gorgeous and Tilda is beautiful colouring and what stunning details!!

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

Elizabeth said...

Beatuiful swingcard, Norma! Love that you put stamps on both sides. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing Just Magnolia this week.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning, I love your flowers and handmade paper, I was searching through your post to find what paper you used as It looked like DP, You are so clever Norma, Another wonderful creation, just lovely
Hugs julie P

Mariecrea said...

cette carte est vraiment magnifique ! bravo !

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Solange Barreto said...

Maravilhoso, belíssimo Cartão.

Lim said...

STUNNING card! gorgeous coloring, papers and details. Thank you so much for play this week with MLS.
LIM :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Wowzer Norma, love the fold of this cute card. Fun flipping between the two fabulous images. The DP pick is gorgeous with romantic touch. I don't know how you can come up with all these flowers, they are totally bravo!!!!

Margreet said...

Wat een super mooie kaartje.
En wat een apart model.
En wat een prachtige kleuren.
Groetjes Margreet

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thanx for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, and good luck.


MAGDA said...

Hola Norman me encanta tus tutoriales
porque no nos enseña como hacer esta
tarjeta? es preciosa,un saludo Magdalena

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Norma! This is just gorgeous! Honestly girl, your come up with the most creative ideas EVER! The flip flop oval is so pretty and your dp is glorious! Another winning card! Hugs...Barb <><

Katie said...

Stunning card Norma! I love the images you chose and the stamped background. I haven't tried this style of card yet, looks like another to add to my list :)

Teresa said...

Hello Norma, thank you for visiting my blog today, your card is stunning, such gorgeous papers, I can't believe we chose the same Tilda lol.
It's gorgeous, hugs Teresa x

Myrna said...

Always love to come to your blog and see what wonderful idea you've come up with now! Beautiful card Norma!

Ju@nita said...

Your card is gorgeous.What a beautiful colors.And the shape of the card so adorable.

Hugs Juanita

Sylvia said...

OMG Norma, this is breathtaking. Your handmade DP is fabulous and the design of your card is wonderful. I always love to visit your blog. By the way your coloring is beautiful as always.

Karen said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous! : )

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Norma. I love your DPs and choice of Tilda stamps. Just awesome.
Cathy Lee

Peggie said...

Love it. Never saw or thought of an oval swing card. Beautiful.

Jean said...

Norma, I absolutely adore your swing card. So beautiful and love the papers and the flowers arrangement and really adore the two Tilda's you chose and your coloring of them are so perfect. This is a gorgeous card as always.
Hugs, Jean

Patricia Garcia said...

Just lovely, great colors and love the swing!!


Unknown said...

J'adore le balancier de la carte.
Félicitation pour cette belle carte.

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Norma - this is just DIVINE!!! I loved the first picture and then my jaw dropped as I scrolled down - love it!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week

cathylynn said...

FABULOUS!!!! Yep that sums this one up!!!! Love everything about this unique style!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Christina C. said...

How stunning is this!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Love your swing card, Norma...gorgeous papers, flowers and a magnificently colored Tilda!

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors....


Suzi Mac said...

Oh my word!!! Normal this is so beautiful, I love your papers, design and those sweet gorgeous Tildas.
Suzi x

Debbie Dolphin said...

So gorgeous and perfect for our challenge. Thank you so much for joining in with us this week at MDUC

Big hugs
Debbie xx

Jenny said...

Wow! What a lovely Tilda creation! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Angela said...

Hi, Norma!
Always love a Maggie card! And your's is no exception...pretty card. Thanks for using a Great Impressions stamp, also!

So glad you could join us in our May Challenge - Anything Goes! - at Great Impressions Stamps!

Elle said...

Your card is absolutely STUNNING. Very professional. I love everything about it!

Pam said...

Love your card Norma....your talent blows me away!!!!

Meg Farris said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining the MSL Challenge!

Maris said...

wowwoooww how great this is, love the papers, please ,please do you have a tutorial ?? xx

Shanna Shands said...

Lovely card. I love the colors and the images. Thanks for playing along with Great Impressions.

Candy said...

Forgive me Norma for being so late in looking at your marvellous card.
Absolutely STUNNING design, colouring and flowers.
Big hugs, Candy

Scrappymax said...

Another stunner of a card Norma, I love it.
Max x

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