Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Magnolia Stamp Lovers- Die Cuts challenge

First of all, I would like to say Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!! Now, unfortunately the card I'm posting today for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge does not really have any green in it. I'm sorry about that, but I do love this card. The current Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge is to use die cuts with your Magnolia Stamps. When you play along with us, you have a chance to win the adorable new stamp Wedding Couple A. I decided to make a tent card. This is a cool kind of

card I was unfamiliar with until recently. You start with 2 pieces of 6 x 6 cardstock then layer them with decorative paper. Then you take your nestabilitie or other die cut and cut a shape out of one of the pieces of covered cardstock. I used Labels 4 for this card. Now you can color your image I chose the adorable new Jolly Roger Tilda. She's so cute she can't be kept in stock and is now on pre-order. I colored her with my copic markers. The colors I used on her clothes were RV 14, RV 13, BG 10 and BG 13. After I had Tilda all colored, I poked a small hole in her head and a small hole right above the cut out shape and put jump rings in each hole. The I took a small piece of floss and tied the jump ring on Tilda to the jump ring on the card letting her dangle a little bit. Now to assemble the card you need another piece of 4 x 6 cardstock that you score and 1, 2, and 3 inches then accordion fold. Attach the one end to the front piece of your decorative cardstock and the other to the back piece. Then you attach at the top however you prefer, I used pearl brads to hold mine together. Then I finished decorating my card front with lace, tulle, and a paper rose. I chalked it with black chalk to grunge it up a bit. Then I took 2 Making Memories deco pins and stuck them through to mimic the crossbones on the paper. I also randomly added some small rhinestones for excitement.


Anary said...

What a lovely wwork Mindy!'You are always an inspiration to me!

denise said...

Perfect! I love her!
She looks sea ready now~

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Mindy,

You new card is wonderful! I still have not figured out exactly how to make these "Tent" style cards and how to hang the images, but you sure did and yours is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


Candy said...

Hi Mindy,
You did a great job of explaining how to make the tent card.
Love your card - Tilda is great and I love that you used black tulle and lace and grunged up the flower.
Hugs, Candy