Friday, January 23, 2009

Magnolia Friday

Bwahahahahahaaa!! Clever title, no? I started the week with a Magnolia card, I figured I may as well end it with a Magnolia card. And it's really hard to come up with cute titles all the time!!

I had the idea for this card in my head since I received the stamp, many many weeks ago. I finally had some time to put it on paper, but I was kind of rushed this morning so there are a few aspects of it I'm not fond of. But as a whole, it turned out okay.


I adore this skating couple! I knew I wanted to use the Basic Grey Boxer pad for the background, so I colored the image with the coordinating colors. The dark blue paper is Bazzill Bling, & the "ice" is Cryogen shimmery white, embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls folder. I also added some glitter to it, because ice is sparkly, of course!! I also added some sparkle to the young lady's coat "fur", & the snowflake in the corner is sparkly as well. That came from Cheryl, who sent me a bunch of Marvy punchies before Xmas, so I could see all the different sizes. She was nice enough to have this one all sponged & glitterized, so she saved me some work!! Thanks, Cheryl!! I found some blue ribbon in my stash (I *never* have the right color, so I was doing the happy dance when I came across this roll) & called it done. I didn't want to add anything else, because this adorable couple is the star of the card!!

I tried to take another picture to capture all the glitter, but I don't think it worked so well....I'm having an awful time with my camera lately!!



I hope you all have a great weekend!! My kids have an early day today, so no work for me, & some errands & lunch at Culvers for the 3 of us!! There's also a school dance tonight, so it will be a long one! I will see you back here on Sunday for the High Hopes challenge!!

19 comments:

Kelly said...

Beautiful Michelle, the sparkle looks wonderful!!

Have a suepr weekend!!

Kelly

Paula said...

FANTASTIC idea for the ice! That is super creative! Love the card, it sparkles just fine!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Michelle, I love the cute couple which you have coloured so beautifully, The embossed ice looks fabulous and I also love the added sparkles, Hope you have a great weekend,
Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tammi said...

Cute, love the background and how you made the ice, looks awesome!

Jackie said...

This is so pretty Michelle and your coloring is awesome!

Helena said...

Oh wow, this is such a beautiful card!

I adore the colours and the sparkly snowflake!

xxxx

Kerry D-C said...

This is darling!! Your coloring is beautiful!

Jaspere said...

Wow! Your coloring and design is fantastic. Love how you used the CB.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, I think I need some of that Boxer DP. Beautiful with the ice skating Mags.

Laura said...

Wow! Wonderful! Gorgeous!

I have a question for you; did you cut this skating couple out and how did you do the fine cutting with the skates? It is amazing.

Laura said...

This is so sweet, Michelle! It's the perfect paper with that image and I love the bling bling!

Cheryl said...

Well, I'm just pleased as punch to have had a part in this beautiful card! Love the wonderful details of the snow and sparkle and your coloring is so great!
thanks for the link!
Cheryl

Anjou Krelovich said...

I just adore this! What a fabulous image and your card highlights it perfectly! The "ice" is too cute -- great idea!!!!!

Pam SCS "craftea19" said...

Wow! Michelle you out did yourself on this one! Genius idea for the ice! I love it!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Michelle this is DARLING!!! I love these stamps...I have a growing wishlist :)
Love your coloring (as always) and your background paper! The glitter is the perfect touch! Lovely! Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Michelle! I love it! Your technique for the ice using the swirl folder is brilliant!!

Tori Wild said...

Gorgeous -- and the sparkle is shiny and shimmery in the pic-- I think it looks great! I'm DYING to grab the new Cupcake Magnolia--- I think that will be on an order this weekend! Hope you had fun at Culver's-- that's a favorite with my boys (Grilled cheese and corndogs--- FANCY eaters!) :)

angeljakki said...

wow this is awesome x

Olde Country Creations said...

This is gorgeous! Love the image, the paper is fabulous and your coloring is fantastic!


Tonya

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