Saturday, 18 June 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Transparency

Woohoo!! It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we'd like you to use acetate on your creations!! I'm so excited to show you this card! It is the card I have made for my Brother and his new wife for their wedding! I'm not sure when to give it to them though: they married on Thursday in Italy so I didn't attend and their reception is two weeks after they come back so do I give it to them when they return or at the reception LOL??? Answers on a postcard please!!

Here is another angle which shows the acetate front panel a little better. The idea was that I could then have tiny punched hearts as confetti floating down in front of the bride and groom! I just love making acetate cards - especially white stamping on them LOL! I have stamped around the edges of the acetate with Magnolia's New Years swirl using white stazon and in between the little bridesmaid and pageboy I have stamped the two hearts and banner stamp from the Magnolia Wedding collection.

So, onto the details and first up is the sweet ribbon hair Tilda - I think she is my all time favourite now, superceding my last one LOL. I have coloured her with copics and added stickles to the bows in her hair and the ribbon on the gift. It is difficult to see in this photo but I have also added liquid pearls to the centre of the flower and given her some pearl shoe buttons with it too.

Next up is Edwin. How gorgeous is this stamp!?!? I saw it on sale a couple of weeks ago for half price so snapped him up quick ready for this card! So glad I did, he is just adorable! Again, he is coloured with copics and I have given him some liquid pearl buttons on his shirt and also in the centre of the flower.

All the die cut swirls and leaves were cut with doohickey dies from white pearlescent cardstock. The pin, chiffon flower and gorgeous butterfly are all from The Hobby House and the cream rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The butterfly was gold so I have painted it with a white acrylic dabber and given it some liquid pearl spots on the body.

Another butterfly from The Hobby House above Tilda along with some mokre roses, a pin and pieces of a gorgeous Magnolia Crystal Garland courtesy of my lovely friend Debbie - thank you so much hun, I've been saving this for something special as I just couldn't bare to use it LOL! You can see in this photo also that I have added little liquid pearl dots to all the dots of the flourish stamping around the edges - it looks so effective!

You can see the hearts image stamped onto the acetate clearer in this photo along with the little hearts of confetti which were waste from some tag die cuts I've used on the back of the card. The bride and groom have been coloured with copics too and I have added some stickles to her dress. The backing paper is from MME's La Paperie stack.

On the back I've used the same paper and I have stamped the hearts and banner stamp again. I've coloured parts of it with copics and then added the date of their marriage freehand.

I used the cute little heart tags from Whiff of Joy to add their names and attached them with a bow.

Inside the pocket are two tags cut with the larger Whiff of Joy heart tag die for messages. I added two as then my husband and I can write on one and the children can write on the other and that way they still get to write on the card without me having to make another especially for them LOL!

I hope you like it and thank you for staying with me if you read all that!! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's stunning acetate creations - there are some amazing ideas! Hope you can join in and thanks for looking! x


Rachel F said...

OH MY GOSH! This is stunning thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Wow what a beautiful card.


Anne Kristine said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous, Jane!
Love it ♥♥♥
Hugs Anne

cats whiskers said...

They are going to be over the moon with this whenever you give it to them, They will trresaure it for ever hun it is just awesome.
I cannot find the Butterflys on Jills Website have you got the link hun
Jacqui xxx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Mary Lou said...

I cannot believe my eyes Jane!! This is DIVINE!!! Truly Magnificent!! Thanks for sharing alot of pics:)
Hugz and do enjoy the celebration--congrats to your brother and his new wife :)

Eulanda said...

OH MY WORD JANE!! THIS ROCKS! Wozers that would be the most amazing wedding card anyone could ever receive. I just keep looking at it ... my eyes are drooling. LOL!! I say give it to your brother if you're going to the reception. I think much better in person!! Hugs!

Brodders said...

Jane this is stunning.

Daisychain said...

This is absolutely amazing, it must have taken so long to make. I am sure they will treasure it no matter when you give it to them. I have never been any good with acetate, especially stamping on it so now it just sits in a drawer...

Hugs Christine x

yvon said...

i'm speachless..... this is so beautiful and delecate. GORGEOUS.
Hugs, Yvon

Kylie said...

Oh my goodness Jane - you do not disappoint! Your card is STUNNING! I love your acetate cards :) Your brother and his wife will love your card with all of the amazing details, just perfect!
Hugs Kylie

Chrissy said...

STUNNING...Just perfection.

Sam Wright said...

I think everyone has had the same thought OMG this is gorgeous!!! Great job!!

Denise said...

just beautiful, love the colours

Sharon said...

OMG Jane!!!! You are the queen of Acetate :) Such an amazing card and your embellishments are to die for! What a stunner :)

Sharon x

Karen said...

OMGOSH Jane, this is a masterpeice, I love it, love it, love it, love it!! I bet your brother is going to love it too!! I dont know how you managed to stamp on acetate with white stazon, It never works for me, always comes out cloudy and bearly there.. anyway I love the little hearts floating about and the flowers and EVERYTHING!!
Lots of Cuddles

kelly said...

Stunning card Jane they will love it for sure.Can i ask what glue you use when doing acetate,can you see it on the reverse?
Take care,Kelly.

Kathleen said...


Kathleen x

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH WOW Jane so GoRgEoUs xxx Must of taken you ages. They are going to LOVE it. Lucky them xxxx xxx
Love Debbie

Debbie said...

Hi Jane, this is just so beautiful, I'm sure they will treasure your card always. Absolutely stunning.
Debbie x

Bubbles said...

What an absolutely stunnily gorgeous card, the most beautiful I've seen for a long time!
Joanne x

Teresa said...

Absolutley stunning Jane. xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And now I'm speechless! I have loved your recent makes but this one is out of this world gorgeous. Your creations always live up to your blog title, Jane, but goodness me you have excelled yourself. Time to rename your blog with a greater superlative adjective! Hugs, Lesley

Joshylili said...

Wow, it´s so beautiful!

Hugs Jasmin

angelwhispers said...

My word this wedding card is just awesome!!! Love everything about it and what a fabulous keepsake!! love it Chanelle xxx

Marie-Anne said...

This is for sure the card I like best you've made so far! It's absolutely stunning.

When to give it, well if I where you I made sure it was waiting for them when they return home, so they would have a stunning surprise waiting for them.


Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Jane, THis is just AMAZING dear!!!!!! Truly beautiful!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

ellabella said...

Oh this is beautiful! Gorgeous creation and I love the colours and papers :-) Love 'n' hugs

Magda said...

Wow !!!!
What a creation ! Amazing !
So beautiful, It takes my breath away.
I love your work
Kind redgards

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

papirdilla said...

I just love your gorgeous card! Amazing creation!

Bron said...

Ummm wow this really exceeds all the expectations I had after the emails. It is just simply beautiful I am sure a card that will be treasured forever. I say give it to them in person at the reception always nicer and that way you can see their expression. Hugs from bron xoxo

Fr@nz said...

Really fabulous!
Hugs, Francesca from Italy ♥

Scrappinangler said...

WOW!! I just came across your blog - beautiful, beautiful work! I am now a follower! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Tori