Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hello once again!

Today I wrapped gifts to mail in the morning, picked up a gift that I had ordered and finally had arrived. AND made two Magnolia cards. Both identical!! You can tell things are getting tight when I do that LOL.

I love this little Tilda 'Christmas Morning'. I have seen her numerous times on other blogs, but when you love something this much you just have to make your own!!
I stamped Tilda on white card stock, coloured her with Copics and cut it out and put her onto Real Red card stock from SU. The music is also a Magnolia stamp from last Christmas, 'Silent Night'. I made my own paper with it. I used a thin card stock and used a method that my wonderful SU Demonstrator, Glenda, taught me. She taught us if we rub in a circular motion onto card stock with the stamp pad we would get a very interesting background. It would be different depending on how gently you held the pad. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Antique Linen' and did that very thing. Then I scrunched up the paper, after that I used SU 'Soft Suede' and stamped my Silent night onto it and then rubbed the card stock again VERY gently to get the darker marks on it. Then I ironed the paper to get it flat so that I could mount it onto SU Real Red card stock. ( The stamp is a large one - I used it once and cut it in half so each card had a piece of it ) The main Card stock is Whisper White from SU and the Design Paper is Christmas SU . I wrapped a piece of ribbon from Michael's around the music paper and tied it into a bow. I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Snowflake #1 to make the snowflake. I used the same background paper I made for the music; sprayed it heavily with home made shimmer using SU Champagne Mist. Then touched it with a bit of glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds from SU onto it. I also used a little bit of Crystal Stickles for Tilda's clothes. Tilda and the snowflake are raised with 3 D tape.

Here she is:

Here is a closer look!

and the inside of course :o)

Sure hope the majority of you are all finished preparation for Christmas and are now RELAXING!! LOL LOL
Love, Candy
Candy Mills


Cami said...

Aaaawwww, Candy, isn't she a cutie? Especially the way you have her colored and all that wonderful Magnolia DPs! Such a sweet and lovely card...I love it! Hugs, Cami

Jodie from Oz said...

Candy, I too love this sweet little Tilda Angel also, they are all little Angels in my eyes. Your design and colouring just wonderful. I love the way you made your own paper with the fabulous Silent Night stamp, just beautiful. Have a super Christmas & Happy Holidays. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Ellen said...

This card is beautiful, love the colors, love little Tilda , the coloring is fabulous !!

Hugs, Ellen

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute & sweet Tilda card Candy! Great festive DP and layout, love it!

Nancy said...

Candy what a beautiful card! Love this Tilda and your Silent Night design paper is awesome! Thanks for the tip on how you made it I will have to give that a try.

Angelwood said...

Lovely card. This image is so sweet and she is perfectly colored. Awesome! hugs, Angela

Sharon Caudle said...

Another beautiful card, Candy! Love that precious Tilda and she's colored beautifully! hugs!

Kathy said...

THis is just gorgeous Candy!!! I love that paper that you made!! Fabulous! I will have to look for that stamp! Love the other paper as well! She is adorable and I just adore the vintage look!

Kim said...

Candy that is absolutely AMAZING! Your created musical paper is STUNNING, I just love it to pieces! Hope you are doing good hun!
Hugs~ Kim

LindaC said...

This card is so sweet. I love this image.