|Side view of card to show dimension.|
|Front of Card - I used the lattice punch to build the trellis. Happy Tilda has socks -- which I converted to shoes.|
My entry was ready two weeks ago…then reconstruction took place….one week ago…more reconstruction….and finally today. I have de-constructed s-o-o-o-o much, I decided, enough is enough.
|I’ve been told that this is a Concertina card?? I have no idea.The above picture is really squished up to fit in. It is a double interlocking layer. It looks huge – when in all actuality it is only 5 1/4” wide x 5 3/4” high (outside perimeter of lattice) and 5/8” deep. It ties neatly with a ribbon and can fit into a bubble envelope for mailing.|
|Tilda with Curls has a Flower Soft Bouquet, and Leaning Tilda (image swap) were used. On the inside front I wrote:|
“Welcome to Angel Park,
where Magnolia children play.
They hike, they swing, ride bikes, pick flowers,
or simply enjoy the beautiful day.
Friendly critters scamper,
darting here and there.
Everyone is happy,
Spring is everywhere! “
I made this type of a card 4 – 5 years ago – spurred on by a creative friend who showed me one that she made. It was absolutely gorgeous, so I had to try it. Totally different card back then (vintage collage), but I’ve been dying to have a go at it once again and the Magnolia-licious contest gave me the reason.
At the back of the card (inside) I wrote another sentiment:
“Hoping you liked your visit,
to Angel Park today.
Isn’t it a wonderful place,
to enjoy the beauty of a Spring day.
Magnolia Angels speak from the heart,
never having to make a sound.
This card was made especially for you,
to feel the happiness around.”
|The swing is made using jute with Cherry Tilda popped up on 3-D dots. Tilda with Bike has a Bouquet of Flower Soft.|
|Jungle Tilda is colored in "Spring" Camouflage.|
|Tilda with Hawaii Flower / Tilda Carrying Lamb, Tilda with Straw Hat and Tilda with Flowing Hair: White Flower Soft was sprinkled onto the lamb and colored Flower Soft onto the bouquet and basket of flowers.|
The gigantic problem?? Which Magnolia stamps to choose……..believe me, that is one tough decision!!!!! They are all so sweet and cute. If you had 100 children – which 14 would you choose?? lol
|Tilda with Butterfly Jeans is sitting on a fence with a cloud background (image swap). Tilda and her bunny is so sweet, the tail on the bunny has Winter White Flower Soft sprinkled on it.|
The lattice was cut from a EK Success punch and the hundreds of tiny flowers for the front were from an edger punch. I cupped them with my stylus, and dotted the centers with yellow. The leaves are from an older vine punch. The magnolia blossoms that you see are all from the Open Gate. I colored them, cut them from the fence, added glossy accents and then fussy cut them. They cover a multitude of glue faux paux.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation and would love to hear what you think. If there is enough interest I will do a pdf file for a tutorial at a later date.
Also, Thank you to the gracious and very generous Diana from Magnolia-licious for sponsoring this contest. It blows me away looking at all the talent this group has…….. I have my four choices for voting all ready (until the deadline, then I may change my mind)
Please support all the wonderful talent of this group, by casting your vote – and I don’t mean for me, (not that it wouldn’t be appreciated) but for the cards and projects that you absolutely L-O-V-E.
~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~