Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tilda with Glitter Halo

Oh man has it been a while since I posted something!  About time!!

Today I finally finished this card I started about 3 weeks ago...Here's the scoop...I got this ingenious idea to create this really neat card where Tilda was kind of suspended in mid air being held on by two rings and having this castle looking arch behind her...Well as you can see, there are no rings, my paper kept ripping cause I couldn't find my piercing tool so I scrapped that idea and created a larger hole which I then looped some ribbon through, Ok so I got that part figured out and I created my really cool brick arch but then...I was stuck...OH NO!! what's a gal to do?!?  I sat the card up on my entertainment center for a whole 3 weeks, looking at it, avoiding it, you name it...Then I discovered those crystal bead deals that you can get in the bridal section of any craft store...Believe it or not, I actually bought some for my son's birthday cake...another story for another day, just know that I had some and I got so excited when I came up with the idea to dye them green using Tim Holtz's alcohol ink re-inkers and a plastic bag.  GENIOUS!  I now have crystal vines!  The whole thing came together in a jiffy once I had the idea.  I really love how this card turned out and it's possibly my absolute favorite card now.  

Ok, so here's some of the products I used on my card...

Tilda With Glitter Halo
Patterned paper from...I don't know LOL came from my stash!
Carsdstock from Close To My Heart
Crystal garland from JoAnn Crafts
Flowers from Prima and JoAnn Crafts
Brads from CTMH
Satin Roses from Hobby Lobby (I was giddy with excitement in the isle when I found these baby's LOL)
Punch from Making Memories...I think LOL
Butterflies from JoAnn Crafts

Here's my card and some closer details:

Have a Simply Magnolia Day!


Pat said...

Hi get high marks for not giving up!! Good for you for waiting until you got the inspiration to make the card fabulous! I really like how it turned out. I love how you have Tilda perched on the windowsill...and your colors and coloring...and DPs are all just lovely!! Great job!! Pat Frank

Rene said...

Wow! Great job and talk about dedication!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

The first inspiration for this card is ingenious! What a super idea and I agree with Pat, you get high marks for not giving up on your idea! This is such a great card and the bricks are fabulous! Love this whole idea...great job...hugs...Barb

Lori said...

You are so very creative and unstoppable!!! This may have taken some time, but doesn't everything that is worthwhile, take awhile? Great job! Thanks for describing the process for us : )

Love and hugs ~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I love how you colored Tilda!!!! She has golden wings =)

Peggie said...

Oh I love Tilda sitting in the window. What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jessica, the wait has been worth it!! A super card and the 'vine' works beautifully. Great job.

Irene Daryanto said...

Jessica, I think it's worth the time, It so cute, love the color and the crystal vine, really got to try your trick with the re-inkers, and now I also know I want Tilda in glitter halo, lol.
Hugs, Irene

Kathy Gerace said...

Your card turned out very nicely even if it wasn't just what you had in mind when you started. Great job coloring everything!
Kathy Gerace

sandy said...

This card is pretty neat! Hey, that crystal vine is wonderful - can I copy your idea!?!
Sandy D


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