Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Magnolia-licious Wedding Tilda

Hello Sweet Readers,

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:

Wedding Tilda

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


Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Oh Chris...WOW WOW WOW !!! this is so beautiful, so many beautiful details...stunning xx

Sol said...

WOW.. Beautiful.. Love your stamp.. And you have for sure used Lace on your card.. All the way through.. And I think that your inside is just as Beautiful as your outside.. FAB all the way through card... I love the shine in her dress.. and I am sure it is even more Beautiful in real.. Love the Details and this was Great inspiration for me that is going to make a Wedding card today! :o) Thank you! . :o)

Julie P said...

I just love all the white and the gorgeous lace and dies, so pretty Chris
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

WOW....just saw this beauty on fb....sooo elegant!!!!

Eulanda said...

O-M-G!!! I know you were kinda stuck on this card but O-M-G you could never tell! WOZERS Chris this is absolutely stunning!! There are little pieces of embellie's peeking out everywhere so of course that's my favorite thing. Lots of texture and gorgeous things for the eyes to feast upon. They're full!! LOL!! Stunning!! Hugs!

lovingrammahood said...

Oh my, you have created a master piece. It is so beautiful and so soft and lacy. I can only say, "stunning" :)
hugs: Donna

Cathy Lee said...

Geez, Chris! I am dumbfounded. This is the most gorgeous card and now my very favorite of any of yours you've done. It is so BEAUUUUTIFUL I can't even find my words. Takes my breath away! I hope you don't mind I may just have to case this card for my friend that is getting married later this year. Glorious!
Cathy Lee

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! you have certainly rocked the White on white theme Chris. Your card is stunning, I love what you've done with Tilda's dress. The layers, dies and design make this a beautiful wedding card.
Suzi x

Laura said...

Oh my! This lovely creation really had me staring for quite some time. You've colored up that new Tilda so beautifully and the whole card is just breath-taking.

Candy said...

Can't get over all of your lace! Gorgeous die-cuts and decorated marvellously.
I also think this card is my favourite of all you have made.
I stared at it for ages...... would like to look all day!
Big Hugs, Candy

Brigitte said...

Oh!!! I love the woven ribbon and your wonderful Tilda!!! The white on white is so elegant! Thanks for joining us this week at Marvelous Magnolia and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Chris said...

Barb sent this via e-mail. I thought I'd post it for her.

Gorgeous card! I love the flowers!!!!
What a neat idea to put them on the dress and her hair!!

Barb F / Indiana, USA

Karen said...

So very gorgeous!!!!

RenateKreativ said...

Wow....wow...stunning card, love all your beautiful details.
Hugs Renate

Nicole said...

Oh my, Chris, 43 C, that's soooooooo hot. We have 20 C and we all would like to have a bit more warmth over here. Thanks so much for your lovely words on my blog! Your card looks soooooo romantic, I just love it with all the white accents. Such a coincidence, I'm just making a card with this sweet Tilda! Wishing you a cool day! Big hugs, Nicole

Louise said...

Fabulous card Chris, WOW!!! I love the details, such an elegant card
hugs Louise

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Love this! All the lace and the dress is stunning.

Shirley AH said...

A beautiful soft lacy card. Well done!!

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! So beautiufl card, love all the laces, so fab details !

NPurdum56 said...

Wow Chris! This absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful details! :) Nancee

Amy A said...

Wow! I love the white on white. It's simply gorgeous! And I adore what you did with the inside! Stunning!


This is so beautiful, I love all the white. Thank you for joining us at Fashionista and hope to se you again.

with love from Holland,

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and elegant wedding card Chris. Love Tilda's sparkly dress. Lightly shine yet very gorgeous. Love the ribbon treatments inside and the beautiful design of this project :o)

Carrie said...

Chris, you do amazing work! I love Wedding Tilda!

Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous Chris. I really love all the white and the lace. fabulous job.
Hugs Maz