Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NOEL - 4-Step Card

Hello.  Happy Tuesday!

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


Julye said...

Wow this is great will definitely have a look at the pdf and might even give it a go thank you for both .

Sara said...

Wow this is stunning and to cut those letters by hand! Wowzer! just gorgeous, hugs Sara xx

annemarie said...

wow another stunning card Norma,

love the details on your card and the coloring

hugs Annemarie

Christina C. said...

OMGgggggg, Norma, you did it again...created another masterpiece!
The images are darling and colored to perfection. The design work is absolutely breathtaking! A truly exquisite card creation!!!!!

Susy said...

This is absolutly gorgeus, Norma!


Mojca said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! Such lovely colouring too and the papers look really dashing. Hugs! MOjca

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

So pretty.
Hugs Miranda

Christine Dol said...

Norma, your cards always leave me with a smile! Love all the glitter. The image is coloured perfectly too! Hope you have a great week.

Christy Designs said...

Wow... beautiful pop up christmas card Norma !! Love all the detail

Danielle Champagne said...

Exquisite Norma! I just love your images, especially tilda and her Christmas tree, love the pretty scene you created for Edwin also. totally beautiful work. Hugs.

Cindy :) said...

oh my goodness, your creativity flew off the charts Norma, would never know those letters were cut by hand, so perfect!! I love love your card, every detail a delight!! :) tyfs and for the pdf. It does say to score and fold the second piece at 6" but in the diagram its at 4.5, I will follow the diagram, :) ty so much

Beth Brovold said...

WONDERFULLY GORGEOUS Norma!!! You never fail to AMAZE me with your TALENT!!! I love this style of card and your Edwin is just PERFECT!!

Unknown said...

Your creation is awesome Norma! Love your colouring and beautiful design.

Micaela said...

WOW!!!! Thanks 4 tutorial!!!!
Kisses Micaela

Scrappyrpnprn said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What a fantastic idea for a card and your coloring is outstanding, gorgeous!

Joey said...

Hi Norma, I absolutely LOVE this make, stunning. Joey xx

Scrappyrpnprn said...

Wow, what an amazing card. Absolutely stunning and your coloring is outstanding, gorgeous. What a great idea for a card, than for the instructions.

Céline said...

fantastic Norma, as usual

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

hugs Tamara :)

cass said...

Lovely step card for Christmas, love all the details you have added, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

catherine said...

This is just so fabulous Norma. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Patti Jo said...

Another masterpiece!!! Every one of your cards is a work of ART!!! Hope you're doing well Norma!!!

mgoll88 said...

What a wodnerfull crad creation, love your work!


Lynne K said...

What a fabulous design, Norma! The inside especially is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cathy Lee said...

Fabulous card, Norma. I love all the creativity you put into your cards. This one is no exception. Fabulous coloring and love all the pine trees.
Cathy Lee

Adriana Morales said...

Love your work!
What font did you use for the sentiments?


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Norma, I love the snowy ferns and pine cones, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

tatascrap said...

bravo super cette carte j'avais fait la carte 3 escaliers et bien je vais me lancer dans 4 escaliers , merci pour le tuto

Laura said...

Hi Norma! I so love when you make these step cards. I must try one some day as they look like so much fun to make. Beautiful design and coloring as always. HUGZZ!

Laura C.

Cami said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Norma! I love all the fun fold and step cards you create! I will try this style and thank you for sharing your templates!


Angelique said...

Stunning! Gorgeous colouring and love all the embellies.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love the design. Such a unique card. Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge.

You can also link this up to www.christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com if you'd like.

*Vicki* said...

Such an amazing design Norma! Love the inside details so much! Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenges! Hope you will join in our next challenge as well! Hugs - *Vicki* - ATS DT

Natali said...

....what can I say...just "Fantastic card!!!!" )))
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Christmas” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning! Love your design and choice of colors.


Unknown said...

Beautiful card Norma !!!

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous and stunning card Norma, I love the shape and all the dies.

Sarah - Crea S said...

Hi Norma, wow wow wow... As always a beautiful card you have for us. You colouring is beyond perfect and love the way you decorate the inside as well! Did your really made the pinecones yourself? WOW! In combination with the pine branches it just makes the cutest embelishment!

NPurdum56 said...

Cuuuuuuuuute! Simply adorable! :) Nancee

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining our challenge at ATSC!
Hugs Kjersti:)

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