Today I worked until 1pm and then found a little bit of time in my craft room to put together my first card with one of my new stamps from Magnolia's Wedding Collection - thank you Diana for my DT package!!!. At first things weren't going well with the distress inks. I felt as though I had been away from them forever and it had only been two weeks. Finally, I got into the groove and it all came together in the end.
I hope you enjoy my card...
A Flower for a Pretty Girl
Isn't she just the sweetest little thing? #392 Tilda with Peony is one of my favorite images from Magnolia's Wedding Collection and you can get it at Magnolia-licious. I think she is just precious so I chose her first to work with.
These stunning dp's are brand new from BG's "Olivia" collection and I JUST LOVE THEM! I chose them for my card before anything else. I used both Bazzill and SU cs to mount the image and dp's. The image is mounted on navy blue cs, although it looks like black in the photos. I couldn't figure out how to correct it - sorry :-(
The image was cut using my Nestabilities 'Large Deckled Rectangles'. These gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I'm hooked on their store! I've seen many people using their flowers on cards so I decided to give it a shot and place a small order. I was so amazed that I've already placed two more orders! I think I have to stop now because I've run out of space in my designated flower drawers. Anyway, I covered them with crystal Stickles. The glass garland is by, none other than, Magnolia and you can get yourself some right here at Magnolia-licious. I must be honest...when I first purchased it I didn't quite know how to use it or how to adhere it to my cards. But I have to tell you, I LOVE IT NOW! It adds such a beautiful backdrop and texture for the flowers. AND...I staple it into place with my Tim Holtz 'Tiny Attacher Stapler'. That tool is one of my favorite new tools this year. Gotta get one if you haven't already. OMG...I'm rambling...so sorry! The sweet little butterfly was a gift from my friend and fellow DT member, Mindy. Thanks Mindy! The lace is from one of my loose ribbon drawers.
And now for the details...This little cutie was colored with a combination of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger distress inks. I'll give you the colors below in a minute. I used Hero Arts Prisma Glitter on the peony. At the very end, I sprayed the entire card with 'pearl' Glimmer Mist and the whole thing just SPARKLES!
Copics: Eoo, o2, RV21 - skin; E35, 41, 44, 50, 53 - hair
DI's: spun sugar, victorian velvet, weathered wood, shabby shutters, forest moss, bundled sage, walnut stain, black soot
Well, that's it for now! Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed your stay.