OK, it's only June 10 and the temperature has been 109° F.(43° C.)! I can only imagine what the temperatures will be like during the hottest month of July! I'm going to wind up a "Crispy Critter!" LOL It's even too hot for the pool! I hope you are staying cool!
I have a sweet card to share with you today. The current challenge at the Magnolia-licious/Wee Stamps Challenge Blog is Lucious Lace! You must use lace on your Magnolia Tilda card in some way. I decided to challenge myself for this challenge by creating an all white card. Oh, how I wanted to cut pastel paper, but I held back! I love how my card turned out and hope you do, too.
I chose to use Wedding Tilda from the new Magnolia Special Moments Collection. You can find the entire collection at my favorite place to shop, Magnolia-licious. I will have links to the products I've used at the bottom of my post. This has to be my favorite stamp from this lovely collection. When I first saw it, I was totally smitten!
For my card, I chose to thread ribbon through the strips of wide lace. Next came the embellishments. I used several die cuts to add additional elements on the lace. The lace gives the card wonderful texture and a tactile change. When I painted Wedding Tilda, I didn't want to leave the finish flat. I looked through my goodies and found a product that adds sparkle. I think it really makes her dress look elegant. It's very subtle. I had to play with the lighting and the angle of the card so you could see the effect. I also enhanced the image by adding a narrow ribbon bow and some Flower Soft to her bouquet, hair, and ground beneath her feet. Here are the images for the front of my card:
Do you like the front? I sure do! Below are the shots of the interior. I continued with the strips of lace on both sides. The left side has a repeat of the diamond shape found on the front. I didn't want to detract from the woven ribbon, so I left that side very basic. The right side, however, is a totally different thing! LOL I layered die cuts, added pearls and rhinestones. It just looks so pretty. Here are the images:
You can find many of the die cuts and the stamp that I used at the Magnolia-licious Store. Here are the links:
Leaf and Swirl Doohickey Die
Bon Voyage Foliage
Magnolia Cute Corners Doohickey Die
Memory Box Tiffany Frame
Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval
I hope you will join the Luscious Lace Challenge. You have two weeks to enter. One lucky participant will win a lovely prize from Diana. Remember, your entry must have a Magnolia product clearly visible in order to be counted in the drawing. Also, if you leave a little love for me below, your name will go into a draw for a special surprise from Magnolia-licous! Diana gives really GREAT prizes!
Thank you for visiting! I love and treasure your visits and comments!
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sparkles Forum Challenges - #44 - Monochromatic - ends 6/12
Simply Magnolia - Ends 6/15 - Layers and Lace
Wild Orchid Crafts #78 - Lots of Layers - ends June 17
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #71 - ends 6/22 - Lace and Pearls
Marvelous Magnolia - #30 - ends 6/13 - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge Blog #16, Week 3 - ends 6/15 - Use a Magnolia