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