Friday, 30 October 2009

Magnolia Christmas Card - Magnolia Ink competition

At long last I can show you the card I entered into the weekend challenge that Magnolia ran for its' new magazine Magnolia Ink. I got my copy on Wednesday and wow!!!! it is so gorgeous! Huge congratulations to the DT, every creation is stunning it truly is and there are some gorgeous things to make too! Congratulations to the lucky winner and runners up too!
I used the gorgeous Tilda and Edwin skating stamp and the New Year Swirl stamp for around the edges.
As there was such an amazing prize at stake I thought I'd make an extra special card for my hubby, although now I've ordered the winter kit I might have to make another with the gorgeous new ones LOL! The poinsettias are from a Prima Christmas bubble and I have added gold beads to the centres.

The card opens out to reveal another image, behind the one on the front, set inside a Stempelglede grunge heart embossed in gold. Also, between the two layers of images is a pocket in which is a tag for a private message. The poinsettia on the front of the card is actually attached to the tag not the card!

This is how it looks when you take the tag out. I embossed two Stempelglede hearts, again in gold and overlapped them on top of the BP on one side of the tag.....

The other side of the tag has been stamped with the New Year Swirl stamp from Magnolia and I have hand written both sentiments with my calligraphy pen. All the edges have been distressed with antique linen distress ink.

Thanks for looking! x


Georgia said...

This is fantastic Jane, a really gorgeous card! I just love those poinsettias and your colouring is fabulous! :)
Love, Georgia xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun this is simply stunning what a lot of work you have put into this wonderful card
Hugs Jacqui x

Mina said...

stunning card Jane...your lucky husband he will love it
Mina xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a truly stunning card Jane!
kim x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Jane, wonderful detail and lovely images!

Janet said...

This is just stunning! xx

Joe's Craft World said...

Beautiful card. Just popped over from Docrafts. Joe xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning card love everything about it. May I ask where you bought your Magnolia magazine, I can't find it anywhere.


Wow - I have just found your blog whilst doing a bit of "hopping" - this card is absolutely stunning! I love the way you've decorated the inside too, and how you've attached the tag - such a beautiful idea.
Sylvia xx