Thursday, 13 September 2012

Magnolia Birthday Card

Hello Bloggin peeps

Just another quick card from me today A birthday card made for my sister from my nephew.   

A little bit different for me in a way as I had this lovely paper in a  My minds Eye lost and found pad and wanted to use it.

I took an 8 x 8 blank and cut a mirri base to work on.  I cut a layer from the newpaper print and distress inked the edges.  I then made a smaller gold mirri mat and cut a pink striped layer to fit.   I stamped the happy birthday at the bottom and distress inked the edges.

I glued the this layer to the base with glue gel so it was quite raised.  I used a spellbinders die and cut two shapes one from pearl white card and one from the same paper as the base.  The white pearl one was whipped back through the machine in an embossing folder and inked up in green  I also inked the edges of the top layer to match the base layers.  I glued these two shapes together and glued to my card.  I cut M-U-M with my cricut and arranged them on the centre (they honestly did look more straight in real life). 

Using scraps of the base paper I cut some flowers from a magnolia die and then the leaf from the magnolia rose die - out of plain card which I inked green.  I colourised the flowers red to match the card with the same distress ink.

I stamped the magnolia lady onto plain card and coloured her in.  I also stamped the middle section onto a black glitter paper (the glitter does not really show in the photo) and carefully cut the dress pieces out which were incredible hard to see as I had also stamped in black. Doh!

Anyway I glued her 'dress' into place and added some pearls and small gems for jewellery and added a ribbon across the bottom before gluing to my base card.

Ta dah!  finished card.

I really did like this card as It was quite different for me..... I like to play but sometimes without even thinking end up back in my comfort zone.... that being said there is still quite a lot of mirri on it and I don't know what I would do without it.!  ....maybe there is a challenge for me right there!

Anyway all for now

Until next time take care

Cj x