It's the 2nd Tuesday in May--comes early this year!--so it's time for a new colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. I've created this birthday card for the challenge...
The so ever talented Maria is our hostess this month and the colours she has chosen are: pink, green and light yellow/ecru.
I hope you will play along with us in our colour challenge. For more inspirations, please hop over to the challenge blog HERE and have a look a the fabulous cards that my DT teamates have created.
My card is what you call a swing card, or some call it a flip-flop card. I am liking this style of cards more and more. The more swing cards I make, the more I like them.
The centre panel, where I have put Tilda with Peony Tails (from Magnolia's Crazy Love Collection 2012) is the part that swings/flips over as you stretch the card wide open.
On the other/flip side of the centre panel, I have put another Magnolia image there. This one is Rose Scent Tilda (from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012 also).
For an excellent selection of Magnolia stamps, both the full size and mini ones, check out Magnolia-licious online store. Diana also carries those exquisite Memory Box and Poppy Stamps dies. I have used one that is called Honeysuckle Vine on this card--I love this die, it's gorgeous!
Full view of the flattened card...
I've coloured my images with my Letraset Promarker and Tria markers and used a few coloured pencils to deepened the shadings. The flowers I have created using the dies and punches listed below. The main background paper I have actually made myself because I couldn't find a DP with the colours for the challenge.
Challenges for this card:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers Challenge
Simply Magnolia Challenge - A Card, but not a Square
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #145 - More than 1 fold
Joanna Sheen May Challenge - Flower Power
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar Week 155 - Anything Goes with option of Swirls and Pearls
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Birthday
One Stop Craft Challenge #181 - Celebrations
Stamp and Create May Challenge - For the Ladies
Great Impressions Challenge #3 - Anything Goes (used your stamp)
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is very much appreciated. And I love reading your encouraging and lovely comments. Enjoy your day!
Materials and Tools Used:
Stamps, others than mentioned above: Hero Arts Manuscript Background; Hampton Art Ditto Flower; Great Impressions 'Have a beautiful and special day'; Great Canadian Stamps 'Happy Birthday'
DP: from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad for the centre panel
Dies: Spellbinders Mega Ovals and Rose Creations; Crealis Creative Flower No. 19, Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine and Cherry Blossom (for the flower centres)
Punches: EK Success medium Retro Flower, Nellie Snellen Extra Large Leaf and Rose Leaves Jumbo
Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Forest Moss; pearls from my stash