So, yesterday was torture because I lost my internet connection in the morning and didn't get it back til late last night. My hubby was able to spend some time working on it last night and found a work-around the problem. Thankfully it's been fine all day. It's a really strange feeling to lose your internet connection. I felt so disconnected from everyone and kept wondering what I was missing.
Hubby and I were discussing possible future vacation spots and I mentioned Sweden. Can you guess why? He wasn't interested in travelling that distance to go Magnolia shopping with me, but......he said I can go whenever I want! Now I need to find someone willing to go with me. Hmmm...think, think, think...
Anyway, I found a bit of time in my craft room this morning and pulled out my Magnolia wedding stamps that I got from Diana. I really like that so many of the images can be used for occasions other than a wedding since we don't attend many weddings anymore. But, in this case, we're invited to attend another out-of-town wedding early in August so I decided to make a wedding card. I'm really happy with the card. I hope you like it too.
By the way, I truly appreciate all of your comments. Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave me a little note. It really means a lot :-) As a special thank you, I'm going to put together a little CANDY in the next few days. I hope you'll check back and get in the running for it. It's gonna be good - I promise!
Here's my card. I hope you'll let me know what you think :-)
Tilda with Gifts
Isn't she precious? How could anyone not fall in love with this image? Who doesn't want to receive a mountain of gifts? She's perfect and she's #249 Tilda with Gifts. You can get her right HERE at Magnolia-licious. Diana has the entire Wedding Collection stocked and ready for you to order.
The dp's that I used on this card are also from Magnolia's Wedding Collection and you can get them right HERE at Magnolia-licous. Now, I'm always a fan of Magnolia's paper designs, but this Wedding Collection is super fantastic. I just love the regal patterns and the gold prints. They're stunning! I paired them with some leftover shimmery blue cs from my scrap basket and white cs from SU. I cut the white cs trim around the image using one of the gorgeous new Magnolia DooHickey Dies - Tilda Lace. If you haven't seen these yet, you absolutely must check them out!!! As if their mere existence wasn't enough, Diana has them at the most super of all prices! I ordered all four the moment I saw them and they just arrived the other day. Yay! I'm like a kid in a candy store!
The blue/grey velvet ribbon is from my stash and is sooooo beautiful in person. I wish the photo could capture the texture. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my own stash. I added crystal and platinum Stickles to the flowers and ribbon around the gifts. Oh! I almost forgot to mention! Diana sent me a Scor-Buddy and I LOVE IT! I got to use it for the first time on this gate fold card. THANKS DIANA! It really made it that much easier! It came with it's own cute little carrying sack and the storage of the scoring tool is the coolest! And...it's the perfect size to take with you wherever you want to work on your paper crafts.
Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is #735 Wishing Two People from Magnolia's Wedding Collection and it's just perfect! Diana has it in stock so hop on over to Magnolia-licious and get one for yourself. I stamped the sentiment using Encore Ultimate Metallic gold ink. It was trimmed out using a MS punch around the page. Almost forgot, the blue paper in the center is from Magnolia's Hoppy Easter/Spring Collection.
So, I colored this little cutie using a combination of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger Distress Ink. Here are the details:
Copics: E00, 02, 35, 44, 50, 53, RV21
DI's: walnut stain, dusty concord, milled lavender, weathered wood, vintage photo
Well, that's all I have for now. I hope you'll check back before the weekend to see the CANDY that I'll be giving away. Til then, I hope you find some time to color. Thanks for stopping by.