Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop Challenge

Magnolia-licious Highlites had a great blog hop this week. As part of the blog hop, they challenged their fans to make a card using accessory stamps only (no Tilda, Edwin, large animals or Snowmen). I hope my small bird works as an accessory.

Here is my card...

Stamps: So Heavenly Dove (Magnolia), Refuge and Strength (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Memento brown, Copics, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue

Paper: SU! Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Classic K Bailey (K&Co)

Embellishments: Prima’s, Button, Leaf punch (EK Success), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), lace from stash.



I stamped the dove with brown memento on Creamy Caramel card stock and colored with Copics.

I fear it may be sacrilegious, but I purchased an old hymnal from thrift shop to use on my cards. I tore a hymn from the hymnal, tore the edges, burned the edges, and then sponged Creamy Caramel ink on the paper to age it. Honestly, no disrespect is meant but rather a blessing of song to the recipient of the card.

I distressed the edges and added Prima's with leaves to add to the vintage/elegant feel.

Go check out the blog hop from Magnolia-licious Highlites. They have some beautiful cards and great ideas.

Have a great week.


Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO

9 comments:

ladydiana said...

Your card is stunning!! There is such attention to detail, my favourite being the curled corner of the paper. You have achieved a very elegant , look, vintage, outstanding!
hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie, this is just precious. I love the vintage feel that you achieved with the lace and pretty flowers. Pretty colors, so soft a muted...love it...hugs...Barb

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your card, Julie! I personally don't feel that it's sacreligious to use torn pages from a hymnal (now if it had been a Bible that would be a different story). But I think your usage made it all the more special. I love the distressing you did, the lace & the antiquey feel of it. I love all of it. Great job!

Huggies ~ Sharron

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card! Love it!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Julie, this is so beautiful! Love the colors and the bird stamp is just perfect! Awesome card! hugs!

Nancy said...

Julie your card is gorgeous! Love all the details just beautiful!
Hugs,
Nancy

cabio's craft corner said...

Julie, this is such a sweet & elegant card. Great showing on the accessory stamp!
Hugs,
Cabio

Lauren said...

Adorable! Love the colors and vintage look!

Lauren

Kerry D-C said...

WOW! this came out beautiful, Julie!!! Love the colors! Wonderful card!