As it's the second Tuesday of the month, we have a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. And this is a 'Winter Themed' challenge. For complete details of the challenge and of how to join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. While you're there, check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you.
Here is my DT card.
As you can see by the inside, this is actually a 4-step card.
The Magnolia images were coloured with markers, with the help of some coloured pencils to deepen the shadings. The letters for NOEL were cut out by hand.
I like how this card looks in real life because of all the glitter that I've added on the pine branches, the pinecones and all the trees--both on the image and the diecuts. And in this picture taken from a different angle, I'm trying to show you the glittery effect.
Hmm...I'm not sure if you can all the sparkles very clearly...oh well.
These are close-ups of the Magnolia images that I am featuring:
- Christmas Eve Edwin from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013
- Winter Fence from the Santa Collection 2008
- Winter Forest from the Santa Collection 2008
- Jingle Jangle Tilda from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012
- Peaceful Christmas Tree from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013
Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini stamps. And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you. Check out also the stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans, along with cutting dies from various companies and other crafting items.
One of the dies, Marianne Designs Christmas Tree LR0136, that I used to create the layered pine trees is available from Magnolia-licious.
A reminder that there is a weekly draw for a Surprise Package Prize just for commenting. All the comments made on the Tuesday Challenges and "W"ednesday postings on all the DT gals' blogs and the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog itself will be entered into the draw.
Challenges for this card:
Creative Fingers Challenge #10 - Anything Goes with optional twist Distress
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #232 - Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations November Challenge - Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas is coming
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #150 - Outdoors
Addited To Stamps Challenge #69 - Punches and Dies
For those of you who are interested, I've included a template for the 4-step card:
And if you want to print it out:
4-Step Card facing left in PDF
4-Step Card facing left in centimetres in PDF
Thanks for stopping by. I very much appreciate your visit. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week.
Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments: Computer generated
Designer Papers: K+Company EB Visions of Christmas paper pad
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Edges Two, Classic Decorative Inserts Five and Petite Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones); Marianne Designs Christmas Tree LR0136; Impression Obsession Pine Branch; Memory Box 98188 Holly Vine
Punches: Marvy Uchida Circle punch
Miscellaneous: Coluzzle Oval Templates; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls and glitter from my stash
Colouring Medium: Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias