Monday, June 6, 2011

Shhhh .... it's a surprise

Hi, Friends,

I feel like I have been away forever and looking at the date of my last post it has been some time.
Today I had the luxury of being off of work. With the house all clean and things as they should be it was a day to do nothing but create and create I did. I made this birthday card for a very special someone and I so hope she likes it.

Well, what do you think? I really like how this card turned out. This card style is called a Center Step Card by Frances Byrne. The pattern can be found over at Split Coast Stampers. It is super easy and I just love the way that it looks. This works up great using the Scor-pal.

I chose to use an older Tilda for my image. She is from the Magnolia Fairytale Collection and is called Fairy Dust Tilda. Here is a close up of her.

I used the following Copics to color her with:
  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Clothes – R85, R83, R81
  • Hair – E29, E25, E11, E50
I stamped Tilda using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Copic xpress it blending card. Then I cut her out using Spellbinders Rectangles and my Grand Calibur.

My sentiment is a stamp made by Bildmalarna and was in one of the stamp clubs. There is a large rose and a small rose under the flowers that I have used. I wanted some more dimension so chose these little darlings. Speaking of Bildmalarna, there is a large sale on these pretties at Stamping Scrapping so just click on the Bildmalarna link above and it will take you right to them.

I added two large roses to each side of the front of the card. All of the gold that you see are Ranger Stickles – Champagne. Just love my Stickles, you can use the tiniest line and it won’t squirt all over and ruin your project. They are great for thin line application.

The butterflies are punched using the butterfly punch from McGill. I punched three, two pink and one brown and added more stickles to the wings of the pink ones.

My bow is made using the Bow Easy. This is also a double bow, my first using the actual tool. I will probably be making more of these.

And the inside. This mat, and the one underneath Tilda, was cut using a MS punch. The rose stamps are from Stamping Scrapping Designs and are the newest set – Rose Fleur De Lis - to be introduced.
Phew – a lot of pictures huh?
I’m entering this in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Hope to see you again soon


Fran said...

Absolutely gorgeous Stephanie. You did one awesome job on every detail of your card. You friend is just going to love it. Hugs, Fran

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful card Stephanie! Love your design and the pink is totally awesome. Those butterflies are exquisite and the inside is stunning. Gorgeous creation...hugs...Barb

Rene said...

Oh my! This is FANTASTIC!!!!!
Rene :D

Zoe said...

This is soooo beautiful. I love the pink and brown together and the style of this card is exquisite. Thanks so much for joining our very first challenge at TOMIC! Hugs, Zoe xxoo

ursula Uphof said...

This is a stunning creation, thanks for sharing all the details

Sheri said...

Stephanie...This is beyond amazing. You took my breath away this time!! Seriously!

Chris said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love all the Stickled accents. You got such nicely even lines on all of them. I love the pink, and your Tilda is gorgeous!

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card, I love it.
Hugs Renate

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful! Love the glittered borders and the layout! Great work!
Hugs, Iulia

Neline said...

This card is amazing! I love the colors and you have beautiful details on your card.
Thanks for joining the TOMIC challenge blog,
good luck

Paula said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I love all the details you added to it, makes it perfect:). And Tilda is colored wonderfully!!! Great job:)

Astrid said...

Hi Stephanie, beautiful card, i like pink a lot. Beautiful flowers and butterflies.
Hugs Astrid said...

This is by far your most beautiful card I love it SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Every element makes this card totally
breathtaking! GREAT JOB MY FRIEND!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

How pretty, she's very cute, bye Mascha

monica said...

Wow Stephanie, this is truly a WOW card. Such detail and your coloring is awesome. A true work of art!!
Monica M

Suzi said...

Wow! Stephanie, this is tryly stunniung, love the design, all that sparkle and Tilda is beautifully coloured. Lovely sentiment too.
Suzi x

Carolyn L. said...

Stephanie this is just fab! I love everything about this. Great job.

ScrappySandie said...

Lovely! Absolutely lovely! Love the colors, the stickles, the roses & butterflies! You even added antennas to the butterflies!! Your details are amazing! Great job!

Yanitza said...

WOW, I'm out of words! This is simply gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job with this. Thanks for sharing and for joining us @ TOMIC!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow, lots of glittery goodness going on here! I love all the elements of your card and your coloring is wonderful. Hugs to you,

100drine said...

beautiful !!!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is absolutely stunning!! LOVE the pinks, the card design and all of your goodies you've added!! TOO SWEET!! :)

Lillian said...

Wow, this isn't just any ole card, Stephanie . . . looks like a "masterpiece" to me . . . adorable, cute, gorgeous, lovely, beautiful !!!

Minna said...

Wow, sooo beautiful. I love the colours:) Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

Christina C. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! lOVE this sweet Tilda and you showcased her the glitter and all the special details!!!
A beautiful, beautiful creation!

Gail said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card and the birthday girl will love it. I like everything about this card from color, layout, embellishments.... Hugs, Gail

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Irene Daryanto said...

Very cute, beautiful coloring, definitely will try the copic for her hair, love it. Thanks for joining TOMIC 1st challenge!
hugs from Indonesia,

cabio's craft corner said...

Amazing card Stephanie. Beautiful and gorgeous details on this card!! Thanks for sharing :o)

Sara: said...

This birthday card is very wonderful!!! compliments!!!
The butterflies, the large roses and the Tilda stamped are very beautiful colored and handmade!!
See you soon! Sara

Only By His Grace said...

Beautiful. I love everything about this card. The roses and butterflies are gorgeous.
hugs Maz

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