Friday, February 25, 2011

Christmas All Year Long - Magnolia Blog Hop - February 2011

Welcome back to another Christmas All Year Long blog hop featuring Magnolia Stamps.  If you have arrived here from Danielle's blog you are on the right track.  If not, HERE is the link back to the start at the Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long blog and start at the beginning.  You don't want to miss any of these darling creations.
I used Wrapped Tilda (2009 So Jolly So Snowy Collection) and put her sitting on top of the Sugar Bag (2010 Raise the Ceiling / Right Through My Heart Collection).  I wanted to go all white so that the Tilda image pops out at you.  I did end up putting a bit of colour on the card, but I don't think it takes away from the image at all ......
I used mostly Stampin' Up! supplies for this card - the cardstock, the ribbon, the embossing folders, the punch, the pearls, and the beads.  Here is an up close look at the coloured image (coloured with Copics - I will list them at the end of this post).....
I used Suzanne Dean's tip of putting a warm gray over top of the red to make it less bright and I love the result.  I used some red Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to the flower centers on the layer I embossed with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, you can see them a bit in this picture. And a closer look at the ribbon and bead treatment on the left hand side of the card ....
I generated the sentiment on my computer and punched it out with the Stampin' Up! Jewelry Tag punch, of course I had to add a pearl to the top where they intersect, it just needed it!  I also added LOTS and LOTS of pearls to this card.  Some of them are from the Pretties Kit (now retired) and some are Basic Pearls.  The beads are from the Pretties Kit and the pearl headed stick pin I bought somewhere, but can't remember where.
There are 3 layers on the cardfront of this card, and I spritzed all layers with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spritz (make with 70% Rubbing Alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint).  I also distressed the first layer on the outside, and the inside layer.  Oh lala, talk about bling!  I tried to take a picture of it, but as usual it does not show up very well, but here's the picture anyways ....
The inside is also white, I did not add any sentiment as I will do that when I decide who will adopt this card at Christmas time ...
And this is the top page of the inside, I puched out some snowflakes on Stampin' Up! Shimmer White cardstock using the Northern Frost decorative strip die ....

Of course I had to add pearls to the inside of this card as well.
Stamps: Magnolia - Wrapped Tilda, Sugar Bag
Ink:  Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, XPress Blending paper (images stamped on)
Colouring:  Copic Sketch Markers
Other:  Embossing Folders - Petals-A-Plenty, Northern Flurry; White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Pretties Kit (retired), Red Smooch Paint, Jewelry Tag Punch, Distress Tool, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Frosted Lace Stickles, Champagne Mist Shimmer Spritz, Sharpie White Poster Pen
Thank you very much for visiting us on the Monthly Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop.  Your next stop is Jean Hemple.  I know she will have a great card for you.  Bye for now, see you all next month!  (Yipeee I now have 2 Christmas cards done!!!)
Copics Used:
  Dress - R24, R27, R29, W3
  Sugar Bag - E0000
  Heart on Sugar Bag - R0000
  Bow - R0000
  Skin - E41, E00, E1
  Cheeks - R20
  Hair - E00, YR23, E99m E39


Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

Peggie said...

I love mostly white cards. They are so elegant. Your embellishments are just perfect. And of course Tilda looks wonderful.

Danielle Champagne said...

Good Morning Glenda, LOve love love! fabulous contrast between Tilda and the white background. Love all your glitter, pearls and jewels, (thank you for the mist recipe, will certainly trythis.) the embossed white cardstock is spectacular, so rich and chic.
Gorgeous! Danielle.

charlene said...

very nicely done love the white always looks so elegant.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your beautiful card, Glenda! Tilda looks wonderful all dressed in red! Love your design & the white elements are really pretty.
Huggies ~

Kathy said...

Glenda, this is so beautiful. Really like the all white card, Tilda does jump right out at you. Love the sparkle and pearls, too. Very elegant holiday card!

Jacqueline said...

Christmas Again .... lol kidding - love the card - the glitter is sweet and love the pearls.

Jacqueline from Ontario

PS. check out the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop .. there is so much talent here in Canada.

Barb Hardeman said...

Glenda this is gorgeous! I love the clean look of the white with just a touch of red accent and the pearls are beautiful. Super coloring on Tilda, she really stands out against the embossed background!

Jean said...

Glenda, this is just great.. I used the same Tilda, so we have shown the same one with two different ways to use them... I love your addaption and your use of mostly white and red.. Just
beautiful.. Tilda is colored so beautifully and your white comes out so clean... great job..
Hugs, Jean

Candy said...

Awesome card, Glenda!!
You know I love white on white :o)
Tilda is coloured perfectly!
Love all of your pearls and stick pin and the red dots on the embossing.
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm not too proud, I am officially begging for that to be my Christmas card at Christmas. I love, love your white on white Tilda cards!!! Off the charts beautiful! Hugs, Rea

Robin said...

This is a super fun card. I love all the embossing on it. And thanks for the tip about the grey on the red!

Julie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the white with the brilliant red in Tilda's dress.

Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!


Norma said...

Oooh Glenda, I luvvv... your card. White on white is one of my favorite colour theme and your card is gorgeous. Yes, Tilda do stand out among all the white and you've coloured her beautifully. Love all the embossing and the lovely embellishments. Your card is beautifully put together.


Monique said...

It's beautifull Glenda ! I love the white on your card :)). And you coloured Tilda lovely :)).

Hugs Monique

Sandy said...

Hey Glenda!!! What a sweet idea!!!!! I l love the crisp red and white!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous embossing texture on this white background. Looks so elegant and beautifully finished :o)


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