Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Two new techniques...

...........which are a sidestep card (link here ) and acetate flowers. Can you tell I am off work this week? I always get a bit more adventurous as I have a bit more time. Mind you the flowers took two days because of the glue drying. It's not all fun though as I have spent most of this morning doing some Spring Cleaning - this included throwing away a lot of makeup to make room for --- guess what----- crafting gear!!!!
Anyhooo I have used the great sketch at Just Magnolia which is shown below:-

I hope my card still qualifies as I have now realised that I put the text on the sidestep bit - pretty please. 
I have used the gorgeous Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Bunny - coloured with watercolour crayons and mounted on to a nestability label which has been cuttlebugged! - I used the swirls folder. It is core'dinations card - whitewash so I have sanded it to show the green comeing through.

I have used some pale green glitter card, pale green mulberry paper and a DP from - sorry can't remember but will try to find out and edit later! I have used this on the sidestep bit too.

Now here are the acetate flowers - I printed some flowers from the Back to Nature CD Rom onto acetate. I then put different coloured glitter on the back. I used some jewellry wire as the stalks and gingerly attached them to the card!!! I am really rather pleased with the result after all that hard work!!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges

The Creative Cottage - Flowers,

Susie's Sassy Challenge - Easter,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Green,

Sew Many Cards Challenge - Easter,

Stampin B's Design - Spring/Easter,

Saturday Spotlight - Your slick (acetate),

The Pink Elephant - Spring,

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Green,

Magnolia Stamp lovers - Die cut,

A Spoonfull of Sugar - Easter,

Roses on Paper Challenge - Easter,and,

Magnolialicios Highlights - Spring plus acetate.

What do you think? I appreciate everyones comments so please let me know you have been to see me.



Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,Thanks for playing along with us at A Spoonfull of sugar this week,Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a stunning creation hun!! Love your pretty flowers and the sparkle it gives!! Beautiful coloring too!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

Donna said...

Beautiful card Ali, a fab design and such pretty flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage & Cupcake :) Donna x

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Hey Lady!!! I absolutely LOVE your sparkly flowers on this project. I am so going to have to figure this type of card out!! Yours is just lovely!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Ali,
Amazing card! I love the shape and the glitter flowers look glorious!
Clare x

Mel said...

Wow huni I love it so so much!! I've wanted to make one of these cards but have no clue how!! Was it hard??? I love your flowers, they are just stunning hee!!!
Take care and hopefully more fun on your wee week off!!

~Jeri~ said...

AWESOME!!! Love the technique and those beautiful flowers!!! Great card!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges

Teri said...

WOW hun! That is super duper! Love that Magnolia - and those flowers are something special - way to go hun!!
Teri xx

Spyder said...

This is soooo lovely! Haven't made one of these cards yet, well, not one I'm willing to show anybody!! Love it!! I hope I emailed you about your candy, I'm sure I did, but my brain dries up sometimes and I forget!! I just had to say even if I already have, I really loved those little stamps!! ((Lyn))

Becky said...

Wow! This is so beautiful, I love those flowers, what a great idea!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge!!
Love Becky xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

WOW!!I love this Tilda image and your glittery flowers!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!

Unknown said...

Great job ... love your coloring and your flowers. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Hugs, Stephanie

anaRy said...

What an adorable creation. I loved the swirly background!

Dena said...

This is such an amazing card!!! I think those little flowers sticking up are such a clever idea! Great Tilda too!
Thanks for joining Simon Says this week!
Hugs, Dena

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Those flowers are fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Stampin B's.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I think the sidestep layout is amazing. Love it!

Thank you for participating in this weeks challenge at Sew Many Cards!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, Ali, you did a fabulous card, I would put it on a display if I were you :o)

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, love the sweet image and the pretty colours.

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Wow Ali
These creations are gorgeous ...i love the side step card....
Hugs Alison.

Cindy said...

This is a wonderful card, please join us often at the MSL blog. Cindy2

Mina said...

beautiful and wow those flowers are stunning...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

WOW!! AMAZING project!! LOVE the fold and all the embellishments, GREAT job. Thanks so much for playing at Sew Many Challenges.

Maria Matter said...

oh Ali, this is so fabulous!!!
love the design and those wonderfully sparkly flowers!!!
Blessings, Maria

Angelwood said...

This is just so lovely! Beautiful Easter card. Thanks for playing along at Sew Many Challenges. hugs, Angela

Annie said...

A totally ccute ard. Love side steps and this has worked really well. Thanks for playing along with our Spring theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
Ann xxx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Susie’s Sassy challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Trudi said...

So cute, love those little flowers! Thanks for taking part in our spring theme challenge this week at TPE!

Tracy said...

wow this is fabulous love the design and all those flowers!
Thanks for joining The Creative Cottage Challenge, hope you will join us again
Tracy x

Kruemel said...

Love that stairstep card with it´s glittery flowers and that cute Magnolia image!

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a totally gorgeous card, thank you for joining in with the Creative Cottage challenge this week, i love the way you've used your flowers! hugs Linda x

Unknown said...

Hey hun,
how did I miss this one????? Sooo sorry. I love all the greens, fab colouring of the image and such a gorgeous layout. Love it.
Dawn xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, wow what a stunning card. The image so cute and the flowers look amamzing. It must have taken you ages to make - but it is definitely worth the effort! Thanks for sharing with us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Christy said...

I just love the sparkle!

Chris (catt871) said...

OMG!!! This is the CUTEST!!!! I love that Tilda and those flowers are sooo cool!!!!! Just acetate & glitter eh?? hmmmm, will have to give that a whirl!!!! LOL

Vivi Casale said...

what a gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers !!!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Very cute!!! I'm going to have to try one of those cards some day. thanks for playing along with us at magnolia stamp lovers.

Peta said...

wow, this is soooo creative, just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Roses on Paper, Peta

SallyB said...

A real wow card! Those pop up flowers are great!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Susie's sassy Challenge.

Jeanet van der Lee said...

Oh, your cards are always GREAT. I saw your name often on the winners lists LOL. A became a follower of your blog so I can see more of your great cards.