Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heartbreaker Edwin Magnolia Card Share

Wow, can't believe I've had such a productive day, this is card #4 for today!!!  The first time I saw this stamp I knew I needed to adopt him.  I was so enamoured of the stamp, that I told my friend Candy that I needed to adopt him and was going to order him.  Good thing Candy was on the ball as I had already pre-ordered him!!!!  I coloured this image quite a while ago and finally go around to creating a card out of it.  This is for the Magnolia-licious April Sketch Challenge.  Here's my creation.....
And here is a picture of the flowers upclose.....
And this is an upclose of the bling I added to the leaves, the background paper and the paper under the butterflies........

And this is the inside, its very plain.........

I am very limited in the supplies I can use, I only have what I brought with me in 4 shoe boxes, and 3 plastic containers.  Its quite interesting to figure out some "pretties" for a card like this with limited supplies.  I do not own any of the fancy flowers so I have to create all my own.  I did buy some flower punches and this uses 2 of them.  The greenery is the branch from the Stampin' Up! XL 2 Step Bird punch, and the branches are a MS punch.  I used 5 layers for the bottom strip.  The first one is Chocolate Chip, then Bashful Blue that has been embossed with Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder (SU).  I put these together and punched the edge of them with the SU Curly Label punch.  Then my new MS butterfly punch, then another layer of Bashful Blue (outlined with a clear glitter pen) and finally a strip of Sweet Pea DSP.  So many layers made me have to pop Edwin up on double dimensionals!  The background papers are Sweet Pea DSP from Stampin' Up!. I made up some Shimmer Paint Spritz with 70% Rubbing Alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (SU) and liberally spritzed it all over the small backround piece, the flowers, all the greenery, and inside on all the DSP pieces.  It really looks shimmery in real life.  I sure wish there was some way to take a picture to show all the shimmer, but you will just have to take my word for it.
The flowers are 2 sizes of daisy punches - 2 layers of each size - in bashful blue and apricot appeal.  I put a round fire rhinestone brad in the middle of each one, then spritzed well with my shimmer spritz.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, I appreciate each visit and all the wonderful comments you leave.  I wish I had time to reply to each one of them, but please know how much I enjoy reading them.
Bye for now.................Glenda Mollet

12 comments:

Kathie McGuire said...

Glenda~This card is just fabulous! I LOVE the overall layout and composition; your choice of colors is so pleasing and "light and airy"! Your coloring of the image is really so nice! You've done a wonderful job and I'm so glad you've shared this creation with us! APPLAUSE!!

~Kathie McGuire
www.kathiemcguire.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

What a great card! You have done an excellant job with your details. Even though you had a limited supply your flowers are great and I love Edwin. Awesome job!

sandy said...

great card - I love the layout and the flowers are to die for!
sandy

Nancy Dawson said...

Simply gorgeous! I just enrolled in an online Copic class and hope to be 1/2 as good... What a great job on the coloring and the card design is great. You have inspired me to move ahead with the copics. Thx

Nancy Dawson said...

Simply gorgeous! I just enrolled in an online Copic class and hope to be 1/2 as good... What a great job on the coloring and the card design is great. You have inspired me to move ahead with the copics. Thx

Pam S. said...

Edwin is a heartbreaker for sure! So handsome! Pretty flower bouquet and love how you used the branch punch...
http://www.GlendaMollet.blogspot.com Pam Going Postal

Julie Case said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you've "adopted" Edwin...think I'm going to use that phrase too! Beautiful flowers, punches and paper. And I think I need that new MS butter fly punched border too. I've had it in my hands a few times!!
Gorgeous card!
Julie

Tracy S said...

So sweet, he is!! I LOVE your cluster of punched flowers and the vine.. perfect accent for this card.

Robin said...

Super card!!! I really do like Edwin and you've made him so sweet. The flowers are awesome too!!

Barb Fleming said...

Adorable! I love the flowers! Hugs, Barb F

Pat said...

Hi Glenda...I absolutely love the simplicity of this card. Your colors are lovely...and your coloring is beautifully done. Love the flowers...and leaves. Absolutely gorgeous!! Pat Frank (Richmond, VA)

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable card, Glenda! I love this Edwin, he just looks so sweet and innocent! And those flowers are awesome! Great card!!
hugs!
Sharon

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