Monday, March 15, 2010

Magnolia-licious Blog Hop and acetate challenge, plus a little candy

Good morning and happy Monday! It's time for our monthly blog hop and challenge from Magnolia-licious! This month, we've made a spring/Easter project using acetate! If' you've made your way here from the awesomely talented Becca, then you're in the right place! But if you just happened upon the hop, then you might want to hop over to the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see all the details and start at the beginning.

I don't know about all of you, but I have a definite love/hate relationship with acetate. I truly love the look you can get with it, but once I start gluing, I always tend to make a mess of things. All I can say is thank goodness for Un-du!! I knew I wanted to have a window to the inside of the card, so I started out by making my card with a small spine. Since cardstock is only 12", I knew I couldn't make my standard 6" card with a spine (and still have a square card anyway). So I went with a 5 1/2" card this time. I cut my base at 5 1/2" x 11 1/4". Then scored it at 5 1/2" and 5 3/4". I made my card front with my cardstock and DP, and then cut out the circle with a round nestie. I then made the scalloped frame with the nesties, too. I decided we would be looking through to Tilda's little flower garden.

I used the following Magnolia stamps on my card..... Bee Tilda from the Raising the Ceiling Collection, Wilma with Rose, and the tree, (sorry - being true to my tradition, these are not in stock. Please just conact Diana if you are interested), and #427 Lazy Summer Flowers. For this card, I didn't want Wilma to have the rose in her mouth, so I just trimmed it off when I cut her out. I think the ability to do this makes the stamps so much more versatile! The stamps are all colored with Copic markers and cut out. I used the air brush system for the sky, and a Copic Multiliner for the grass line.

I wanted a full scene through the window, yet I also wanted a panel for being able to put a sentiment and sign the card. So I figured I would just make like a little book out of it. So instead of just cutting my sentiment mat as a square, I cut it out twice as long and scored it in half length wise. I had a little trouble having it stay closed if I set the card up for display. So I attached a piece of velcro to the inside where the sentiment mat goes. Then I was afraid that nobody would know there was an area for a signature, so I resolved that by making a small "lift" tab and attached it to the garden page. Here's a picture of the sentiment mat.

Now it's time for the fun stuff! When the new Pirates/Bridal/Prom/Magic stamps came out, I grabbed an extra #248 Jolly Roger Tilda especially for this blog hop! If you'd like to win her, just leave a comment under this post by midnight Pacific time on March 20th. I will randomly choose a winner and post on March 21st. Now it's time to pop over visit our talented guest designer,Angie, and see what awesomeness she's cooked up for you! Thanks so much for joining us in the hop today and hope to see you back again tomorrow for a new Papertake Weekly challenge! Hugs! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win this stamp!


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