Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wedding Card White Elegance with Magnolia Valentino

Hello my sweet readers,

Happy March! It sure came in like a lion! Hopefully, it will leave like a lamb. My heart aches for those that have been in the tornado affected regions. I am so sorry. Know that you are in my prayers. So much loss and devastation. (((hugs and kisses to each)))

Today, I would love to share a card that I created using gorgeous flowers from Hooked on Craft. Hooked on Craft's Challenge 18 is to use more than one fold. There are so many options for this challenge! Go for it! The best part is one lucky person will win a sweet prize from Hooked on Craft's generous owner, Karen! The More than One Fold Challenge runs from Monday, March 5 through March 31. Remember, your card must be a NEW creation. Please do not back link.

I decided to make an easel card. This is my second easel card ever! LOL. I'm a square kinda gal, I guess! LOL I chose to make it all in white with a wedding use in mind. I also chose to print the stamped image onto fabric to enhance the texture. I love how the image turns out. This card also has just a touch of silver around the image, on the sentiment tag, and under the flowers which support the upper portion. Click on photo for a larger image. Here it is:

I sure learned a secret when printing on the cloth - it'll come out better looking than your stamped and inked image, LOL! Mine sure did! I thought that Valentino would look horrible, but was I pleasantly surprised! His little shirt is pink while his leggings are a pale blue. I chose to do the feathers on the arrow yellow while his hair is brown. It was hard to capture the colors in the photo. Photographing white is not easy!

I chose to use Marianne Design dies, Nestabilities, a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the center circle, pop dots, silver foiled cardstock, white Bazzill, pearls, and the following flowers from Hooked on Craft.

Large Rose
Water Lily Flowers
Calla Lilies
Carnation buds
Medium Rose
Small Roses
Handmade Angel Charm

Here are some additional photos:

Thank you sooooo much for visiting! I so love that you took the time to do so. I hope it was worth your time. Remember, Hooked on Craft has the most amazing paper flowers. I just love them! Yes, I have my favorites - the water lilies, the calla lilies, the daffodils, the tiger lilies. Oh my, I think I just love ALL of them!

Have a wonderful week.



Angela said...

This is beautiful! I love the shape and the all white color scheme. I'm sure to be treasured by whoever receives it. I am trying to understand how you colored this image on the cross stitch fabric? I love the effect! Really gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Candy said...

This printing on fabric is awesome and 'your speciality'!!
Your cards are more beautiful than ever done this way.....
Love the beautiful all white design. Your flowers are gorgeous!!
Big hugs, Candy

Karen said...

WOW! THis is gorgeous!! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Exquisite! Absolutely exquisite!!! You've done so much with this Aida cloth -ohhhhh! It turned out so fantastically. Beautiful with the silver touches, and your charm is to die for! Hugs...Barb <><

Madge H. said...

Chris this is beautiful and so creative and inspiring. I love to pop in and see your awesome creations.
Enjoy that sunshine and send some the warmth north to BC.
~ rubber hugz ~

Suzan L said...

Hi Chris, your card is darling!! I love how the image printed on the cross stitch fabric. And, all the beautiful flowers that you have added! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday afternoon!

Paper Tails said...

Wow, stunning card. Beautifully done.


cathylynn said...

WOW Chris!!!! Another sensational card! I love how you're printing your images on cloth. Such a unique look and very elegant! This is a very delightful wedding card. EVERYTHING IS OUTSTANDING!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

OOOOH! Chris, this is just awesome. I love the print on the cross stictch fabric. Looks beautiful, your coloring is wonderful too. did I miss it, do you color with copics? the shape of our card is very lovely, gorgeous elements.
Very beautiful Hugs.

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your card is gorgeous I
love the stamping on the cloth
I love white on white cards.
hugs Linda

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
Your easel card is really beautiful. I love the effect of the stamping on cloth. Yours looks extra special.
Hugs Maz

Liz Weber said...

Wow Chris this is so elegant and fancy and creative. I love all the pretty flowers and gorgeous shape of the card! Love how you created that gorgeous image!

Monique said...

That is so lovely and elegant :)).

Hugs Monique

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is so cute. Love the white on white embellishments.
It is beautiful.
Blessings Doreen

Junebugpins said...

At first I thought you did cross stitch out of Tilda! But printed her on the fabric!!! How neat is that!
I love the white on white and perfect for the Angelic feel you gave this very pretty!
I love it!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, very creative

Christina C. said...

WOW...Chris, this is simply breathtaking!!! Love the textured look. What a treasure you created!!!

Francy said...

I love the white card and this white card is stunning and rich of details.
I think is a very elegant card.

Jane H said...

Chris you never fail to amaze me! This is another drop dead gorgeous card!

Elle said...

I LOVE the look of stamping/coloring on fabric. It brings so much to the table and your card is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! This is absolutely gorgeous my dear!! Love the white on white concept with your wonderful easel design!! TFS! :)

syllie said...

Gorgeous easelcard Chris!! All the detials are beautiful. I love the printed Maggie on fabric. Great job.

Lizy said...

Oh this is just beautiful Chris!! I love that you have printed onto Aida...I have tried printable canvas before, with is effective too and very cheap (got it from poundland!) Did your printer take the Aida easily? Any tips or pitfalls to look out for?

Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
Lizy DT x

Rene said...

Wow Wow Wow Chris! This is amazing! I'm just blown away by this lovely and fabric?!? You've just outdone yourself my friend!!!!
Rene ;D

Jackie Thomas said...

Hello my beautiful friend. I haven't dropped off the face of the earth but have been super busy with work commitments. You have blown me away with this stunning creation. It is so beautiful and you are so incredibly talented. I hope you've been well.
Hugs Jackie xo

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous white on white shape Chris. The stamping on the canvas looks so beautiful and the amazing details is awesome :o)

sara said...

beautiful love the shaped easel thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x x

Annette said...

Oooooooh what a lovely easel card! With such a details! He's stunning!
xoxo Annette

Céline said...

so beautifull card, really fab idea and stunning
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline dt member

Dora said...

This is beautiful Chris, so elegant, love the style. Hugs Dora xxx

Linda said...

Wow how elegant and stunning Chris!!!!! Wow Fabulous design and details!!!!! I really love this!!!!! Wow!!!!

Jacilynn said...

wow, the details on this are amazing. super sweet. Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicous USA!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous ! I love how the fabric turned out, wonderful creation
Hugs Julie P

Karen said...

Oh What a beautiful Card, Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

Louise said...

Beautiful artwork, I'm really loving this look

Donna said...

Very Beautiful!

Donna said...

Very Beautiful and original!

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the shape and the fact that you printed on fabric. Brilliant! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, have a lovely Sunday, Ira :-)

Sandy said...

Do you see how talented you are? I get arthritis just scrolling down to leave a comment. I miss our chats sweet friend. And I miss your delicious recipes!

Sandy said...

ARe you listening to me or do I have to shout louder. You do nothing but get better and better!!