Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dinner Tilda

Isn't it funny how cards happen. A friend recently had a Birthday and I had an idea for a card.......the paper, the stamps, the layout and the template all came together -- until it came to putting the elements together, then the original idea went astray. The card was meant to be an easel card, the stamped image didn't fit into the portrait plan, so had to be switched to landscape..... the papers were a little too bright for the intended image, the layout - well it changed because of the paper. To make a long story short, I ended up with a card that was never intended to be.

I used copics to colour Dinner Tilda, available here. It appears that Diana is out of stock on this particular stamp, but will be more than happy to order it for you if you absolutely need it.

I cut the image out and mounted her on a 3-D ribbon sticker.  I used dollar store flowers, which were white and coloured them by spraying them with alcohol and using copics to get the shading. The stamens are little stamen clusters bought on another sprig of flowers at the same $$ store.  The leaves are a prima flower, which I separated and glued down to make leaves.  I cut the border on my cricut, using design studio along with the border around the frame.  After I mounted Tilda in the circle, I decided to shade with Copic C-1 to make the image appear to be shadowed.  I'm rather pleased with the way the card turned out considering that I had a totally different plan for it to start with.

Remember, "Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish, and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,


Anonymous said...

Well Madge, for a card that 'wasn't supposed to be' you have created a little beauty. Dinner Tilda is colored beautifully and the DP is stunning. A really great card that I'm sure your friend will treasure. TFS

Bengelmama said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte. Gefällt mir.


Lisette Morris said...

It happens to me all the time, starting with one idea and ending on a totally different one. Regardless, your card is great. Thanks for the tip on the flowers.

Kathy Gerace said...

Even if your first idea didn't work, this one is gorgeous! Love the colors, your coloring is great. Beautiful card.
My first ideas usually don't work out either! LOL
Kathy Gerace

Patti Jo said...

Amazing what becomes of pieces that didn't work for what we had intended. Your card turned out beautifully Madge. Great frame and love how you put Tilda on the ribbon too!

Pat said...

Sometimes we just have to let our cards evolve...and that's exactly what you did here...and the result is just darling!! I love the butterflies and flowers...and the edging...and the colors and your coloring...just gorgeous!!! Your friend will cherish this card!!
Pat Frank

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are fabulous and so creative. I can't wait to see what you make next!
~Pam L.