Saturday, May 12, 2012

Magnolia Tilda Graduation Card

Happy day before Mother's Day! I hope your day will be filled with sunshine, warmth, and love. Bless each of you for all you do. The job of being a mom is one that is so underestimated. Mothers are WONDERFUL, STRONG, WISE, CARING, SHARING, GIVING, SELFLESS, PATIENT, NURTURING, AND A MIRACLE TO ALL. Being a mother is one of my most treasured gifts from God. I wasn't "Fertilla the Honey" so after many prayerful moments, I was given a gift that blessed me even more that I could ever imagine. I love my son - our son. If you are reading this, Darling, I love you and am so proud of the man you have become. Thank you for being my son. Thank you for the gift of motherhood. I love you. OK, enough mushy stuff! LOL I have made a graduation card to share with you today. I hope you like it. I loved making it. It features Celebration Tilda. Here is the cover:
I am having this thing about using up my vellum, LOL. When I added it to the card, it just blended into the background. So, I chose to add a doily under that which was perfect as the pink vellum was more defined. I cut the vellum using the Magnolia doily doohickey die. I used flowers from my stash, inks, pink and white baker's twine, EYELETS (remember those, LOL), ecru colored lace, and paper which was pink, green, and ecru. The elements are all on an ecru colored Bazzill base. Let's look at the interior:
The inside left has the pink, green, and ecru colors. I wanted to keep the inside flat so I used little posie flowers. In the center is a handmade flower with a chunk of lace doily in the center. Suspended from the center flower is a little cap and diploma charm. The inside right has the companion paper, vines made with Magnolia Doohickey dies, another handmade flower, and a poem that I thought matched the Celebration Tilda's "rah, rah" demeanor. Tilda just looks like she is exuberant, doesn't she? I just love that Tilda. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will come back soon! I'd love a comment if you'd like to leave one. XO, Chris I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog - Color Challenge - ends 5/21 - pink, green, and ecru

Totally Gorjuss #131 - ends 5/19 - Pink and Green


Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and all the flowers and detail on your card. Wishing you a lovely Mothers Day. Hugs xxx

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Chris - the inside is gorgeous. You are so talented my sweet friend.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute, love the scroll in her hand, fab idea!

Thank you for sharing with us for our last challenge at Crafty Emma's Store, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Norma said...

Chris, what a gorgeous card. This is one of my fave Tildas, beautifully coloured. Amazing attention to details. Your card is beautiful inside and out. Love all your die cuts and punches--I'm an addict...LOL.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

Rene said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love the pink and green and great choice of Tilda's!
Rene :D

cabio's craft corner said...

Tilda looks so darling Chris. Love the way you altered her hand to hold the scrolling. With all the beautiful details, this card is excellent :o)

Karen said...

Awesome card Chris!!! Love the scroll,it works beautiful with this TIlda!! : )

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully embellished. I love her diploma.


Suzanne J Dean said...

She's the cute use of this stamp and great colors! Mah-velous dahling!


Barb Hardeman said...

Ahhhh! FABULOUS! The entire card is gorgeous from beginning to end...hugs...Barb <><

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Gorgeous card, BYE Mascha

Christy Designs said...

Ouw..... Beautiful card. Love your coloring and Tilda diploma :)

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! fabulous card, love all the pretty detailing and Tilda is perfect for this celebration.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

I just love the pink and green, and all the pretty detail;s, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Pam said...

Gorgeous graduation card Chris. Love the embellies.

Myrna said...

Love everything about your card Chris! So many neat things tucked here and there throughout it.

Elle said...

You can't get any more beautiful that this!

Peggie said...

Cute idea to put the diploma in Tilda's hand. Lovely card.

Candy said...

Ohh what a fantastic card!!!
I love the inside as much as the outside.
Some one is a very lucky girl!
Hugs, Candy

Candy said...

Forgot to thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog,
I am very sorry.

Cathy Lee said...

Stunning card, Chris. That grad will love it!
Cathy Lee

cathylynn said...

WOWZERS! This is gorgeous inside and out! Beautiful colors and amazing die cuts. Great job Chris.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Unknown said...

Wow this card is stunning. The front is fantastic but the inside is lovely.

Sharon said...

Wow Chris, your card is absolutely stunning. Just shows, with a little bit of creativity one can use any Tilda for a graduation card. Love the scroll in her hand. hugs Sharon

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is beautiful inside and out. Fantastic.
Blessings, Doreen

Christina C. said...

Holy smokes, Chris, this is amazing! Your coloring of this Tilda is superb and what a great idea to use her as a graduation card....brilliant!
The inside is totally stunning as well! Beautiful job!

Suzan L said...

Oh Chris, your graduation card is so gorgeous! I love the pink and green combo that you used and just all the details that you have added it, especially the banner! I know the grad that will be receiving this card is going to love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!