Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My First Magnolia Card!!

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Hope everyone is having a great day! We had some beautiful FL weather Monday & Tuesday, it is supposed to rain today and the temperatures are supposed to be back in the 30's at night and upper 40's during the day. Dear Mother Nature, I did not sign up for this when I decided to move to FL!! LOL!

Well, I have something exciting to share today...I have been checking out Magnolia Stamps for quite a while, but never took the plunge until now! I have finally ordered a bunch of them. This is currently the first one I have, but many more will be gracing my mail box soon! This is my very first Magnolia card. I am pleased with how it turned out. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had my sewing machine, but it is still in the shop.

I am in LOVE!! I had so much fun coloring this image. One of the things I love about Maggies is that they have such detail - so much fun to color and add that dimension with shading. I decided to try use up some of my retired SU Afternoon Tea DP. I have so much SU DP and totally forget about it. I love, love, love Basic Grey and tend to only reach for it. I recently gave my office a long-overdue overhaul and found the SU DP. I paired the DP with some Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The sentiment is from SU's Live Your Dream stamp set. I distressed the edges of all of the DP and sponged it with a little Chocolate Chip ink. The flower is one of my hand crocheted flowers. (if you are interested in some of them, see my Etsy store link on the right) I added a brad and of course some of my signature fern leaves! The leaves and border punches are Martha Stewart and the oval punches are SU. I also added some Groovy Guava ribbon. Here is a close-up of this sweet Tilda. I used these colors to color her: R00, 01, 02, 05, 20; E0000, 000, 00, 11, 30, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42; BG10, 11; Colorless Blender 0. I cut her out and popped her up with some 3-D foam tape.

Here is a close-up of the crocheted flower. This is a little bit different pattern than what I currently have in my Etsy store, but will be adding some of these soon.

***Etsy Update***

I have added some new colors of crocheted flowers along with lots of new cards!

Spring Mix - set of 8 flowers

This set of 8 flowers coordinates with PTI's cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.

Yellow flowers - set of 5 crocheted flowers
These flowers coordinate with SU's So Saffron cardstock.
See my Etsy store for more info and photos.

I would love to hear some feedback on my first Magnolia card! Have a wonderful day! ~Tori

32 comments:

Crazystamper said...

Tori your first Maggie is lovely! Cheers Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

Nancy said...

Your card is adorable and you have done a fantastic job with your coloring! Love you flower!
Hugs,
Nancy

Julie said...

Your card is adorable!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh my, Tori! Your first Maggie is beautifully colored. You did a fabulous job on this card and the crocheted flowers is delightful. Super job...hugs...Barb

Pen to Paper said...

Hi Tori,

Your first Magnolia card is so cute!!! I love the teal and coral color scheme! Absolutely beautiful!

XOXO

Jackie

Shannon Wyman said...

Tori your card is just wonderful! I love your crochet flowers too.

Sumtoy said...

She is was cute. You have doe a wonderful job with her.

raindropecho said...

Congrats on your first Magnolia card!! This is so sweet!
- Ann

Julie Case said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the papers from Basic Grey. They are some of my favorites. Beautiful crocheted flower and punched leaves. What a great project!!
Julie

siameseplease said...

She is too cute! I love all of the peachy colors. Your crocheted flowers are lovely and make me a bit green with envy. I never could get the hang of crochet. I hope your sewing machine is well soon! Gina L

syllie said...

She is adorable!! I like the colors you used!!
Hugs,
Sylvia

Nana Bev said...

Too cute! Love your colors and embellishments.

Maureen said...

Oh Tori! I love your work! So very lovely...

I too am a brand new Maggie lover; I am awaiting my first stamps so I can go have fun with my Copics on them.

I only hope I can do half as well as you.

Cami said...

Love your card Tori! Believe me, this won't be your last LOL! You'll want to make more and more! Great card. Cami

Robin said...

Holy smokes....great first Tilda. I love the coloring. Love your card!

Deb said...

Tori, your card is adorable! I love the colors, and your shading is perfect!

Diana Crick said...

Oh how adorable is this...your first Maggie card is gorgeous!!
hugs, Diana

Leonie said...

Tori I think you have done an awesome job on your first MAggie! She is just gorgeous! And love the colours you have used in your card and that sweet flower!
hugs
Leonie

Peggie said...

Love this card. Love the crochet flower and the layout. Great job coloring.

RubyM:) said...

GREAT JOB! I like your coloring and the color combinations you used are sp purty!!!! way to go and your looking like a pro LOL!! OH OH i like fishing too he he! every summer were every where FISHING.I just hope that doesn't interfere on my crafting OH NO!! Have a good day RubyM:)

Lori said...

Hi Tori ~ This is wonderful!!! Great job :)
Love and hugs ~ Lori

hikers said...

Beautiful job of coloring. Really like the colors you used.TFS
Myrna

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous papers and colors and love the layout! The conrast between the metal brad and the bright white flower is really cool! Great card!
xx Sharon

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Love your card and the paper just msde me say yum when I saw them !

Scrappin Cheryl said...

What a cute card Tori! Love it!

Only by His Grace said...

Super card Tori.
Love the colours. You do realize you will now be hooked.
Hugs Marion

Jennifer said...

Hi Tori, what an adorable card..you're coloring is great.
Everything just "works" so well.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Very sweet Tori--love all the soft colors and pretty trims! Wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Pam said...

You did a fabulous job coloring your first magnolia! I love all of your special details too!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and sweet card Tori. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Christine Riley said...

What a gorgeous card!
Hugs, Christine

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hey girly! I have to tell you that I have never been a huge fan of Magnolia, cute, but if I have to pick, not the stamps I'm going for first. But you girl have made me want to give it a try! Your flowers are so wonderful, I do want to order some, I just have to figure out which colors. I know that you emailed me last week, I think, with a link, but I didn't have to look at it right away, and now the email is burried somewhere in my extensive list and I will have to look for it. Just didn't want you to think I didn't appreciate it. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friend and that we can meet up sometime in the future.