Saturday, November 28, 2009

Magnolia Christmas frame card with Waiting Tilda and Martha Stewart border

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all my friends in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And for those of you that ventured out yesterday in seach of the perfect bargain, I hope it worked out for you! Me? Nope, I don't even touch Black Friday. I have to get up for work every week day at 4:30, there's no way I'm getting up that early on a day off. LOL! My sleep is worth more to me than the bargain I might find out there. Now onto my card, this was so much fun and easier than I thought it would be, and I totally love the effect. So I will be making more of these frame cards, that's for sure! I first saw it over on Dawny's blog for our Papertake Weekly challenge and fell in love with hers, and I was lucky enough to have the day off, so I could immediately start on one of these frame cards. You can find the pictorial on how to make one yourelf right HERE. It was put together by our very own talented Claudia for a previous Patertake Weekly Challenge.

I tried so hard to show you the dimension of this with the camera, but I really couldn't capture it very well. The Magnolia house is in a frame that is recessed a full 1/2" from the front of the card. The effect in real life is awesome! I used three different Magnolia stamps which came from Magnolia-licious. I used Waiting Tilda, Large Sled, and #9 house. They're colored with Copic markers and then cut out. The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzil. On the house, I added some liquid applicque and some beads for some sparkle. Around the edge of the frame, I added a border made with a Martha Stewart punch, and in the corners, I hid the meeting points with a MS snowflake punch adorned with a Kaiser pearl.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it, and I'd love it if you would try one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Big hugs!

39 comments :

Pam S. said...

cool Sharon! I have this punch set waiting for me to use it! Maybe tomorrow! We're off to get our tree. Love your Tilda...she's one of my faves Thanks for the inpiration!
Pam Going Postal

Myrna said...

AWESOME!!! I love your whole card. What a clever lady you are with the snowflake border. Love it, love it. I know it's so sad that we can't see how awesome our cards are. Cameras just don't get the depth and beauty of the cards. Thanks for inspiring!

ladydiana said...

She is so, so sweet. I love how you recessed the house and made the pretty frame. It makes your card quite unique, stunning!!
hugs, Diana

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

OMGosh Sharon.........what a darling Christmas card. Love the snowflake frame. And Tilda is colored beautifully.......gotta love her red hair! Love your DP too. It all ties together beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration!
And you get "sappy" all you want (you have my permission....LOL)! 'Tis the season!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Joynana said...

Sharon, I love it, I have got to have these stamps. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration that you give. I love stopping by to see what you have come up with. Now if only I could get my Christmas cards ready for the mail. I have been making cards since Wednesday night.

Eulanda said...

This card is so nice Sharon!! I love the border punch from MS and your scene cards are always fun to look at. Love it!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooh! aaaaaaaah! SOOOO CUTE! Love the frame and Tilda looks adorable!
Sleep is more important to me too...plus I'd rather shop via the internet in my jammies!

MarieL said...

Oh Sharon, it is gorgeous. Love the colors and DP and the pretty snowflake border. A very stunning card.

Linda/Sanddollars said...

Sharon, What an awesome card! I need to get more stamps!!!

Karen Arthur said...

Oh WOW Sharon, that is an absolutely awesome card. All the details, colors, everything. I will have to give this a try.
Karen A

Angelwood said...

Hi Sharon, this is wonderful. I love how colorful, bright, and cheerful this card is. Tilda's colored beautifully and I love her red hair! I kick myself for not buying this MS punch when I had the chance - oh well, it'll be on my Christmas list. hugs, Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Sharon, I've been tied up with trying to decorate for the holidays with three kids under foot! Wish I had time to craft. You on the other hand have put your marvelous talent to work and created a most splendiferous card. I love the dimension you achieved - totally awesome. Your coloring is superb and I love the dp that you chose. Awesome work, my friend...hugs...Barb

Cami said...

Beautiful scene card, Sharon! I love how you put images together to create your wonderful scenes. Of course, your coloring is always great. This card is beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Nancy said...

What a awesome card Sharon! Love the dimension that you were able to achieve. I also love the little beads that you used to accent your snow! Your coloring is awesome as always! Love your card!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Heather said...

Oh My Goodness this is AMAZING! You can really bring a card to life. What wonderful colors, images, coloring, glitter .. the frame. All so wonderful! I love the effect the border punch inside the frame gave. I know I will not be able to do it already, but I must try!!!

TaraG said...

This is just brilliant, Sharon! I just adore the scene you have created...I love the Magnolia house and the micro beads are just perfect as snow...love, love, love it! Tilda looks darling and your colouring is just so beautiful! I will have to use your idea of the beads as snow...hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea,smile!
Big Hugs,t

Jo said...

Sharon, this is a beauty. I really like the idea of using liquid applique and beads ... it adds such an interesting texture. I'm off to view the pictorial. Thanks for the info.

Jo xx

Deb said...

Sharon, this card is awesome! Love the colors, the snowflake border, the whole kit and caboodle! I looked at the tutorial, and will have to try one of these.

Hugs, Deb H.

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Sharon!! This is such a sweet and adorable card my friend. I'm just lovin all those cute little Tilda stamps, you must have everyone of them, lol. You always come up with a perfect combination, right down to your awesome coloring to the design paper. Beautiful job as always!

Hugz, xx

~L~

stephanne said...

This is fantastic!! So many things to look at and take in!! Beautiful!!
Have a great Sunday!!
Stephanne

Nancy said...

Sharon, this is just a darling card girlie. I really love the coloring and how cute she looks sitting there...you still have my addy, right?...lol...Happy Belated Thanksgiving---I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Marja Sch said...

Wow Sharon such a fabulous card, so well coloured and put together. Great artwork.

sandra's hobby cards said...

Oh wow Sharon!!beautiful card!!!lovely details!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Wow is all I can say ! This is just to cute for words and yes I will be trying one of these for a very special person on my Christmas card list ! Awesome as always hope you had the most wonderful vacation !
Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Sharon, this is AMAZING! Besides the gorgeous frame, your coloring is so PERFECT that it's hard to imagine it's not printed to compliment the background paper. I LOVE this card! I'll email my addy! Hugs! D

Monique said...

This is soooo lovely Sharon !!

Hugs Monique

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous!!..the house is so Fabulous ...looks just like a Gingerbread house..everything is so Sparkly and Chrimasy...Wonderful Scene!!...Hugs, Ila

Tracey said...

This is incredible Sharon! Love your beautifully coloured Tilda and that border with the MS punch is fabulous!! Awesome work! xx

Jacque said...

Oh My Sharon....she is absolutely adorable!!! That framed setting is wonderful and all of the snowflake details you have added are beautiful...makes Tilda even look cold...brrrrrrr...Beautiful job...HUgs..Jacque

Katarina said...

This looks lovely. I love that stamp! I got it during my last spree and I actually have a half made card with it that's calling to me right now :) I'll load it up tomorrow. How are you, did you get my last mail?

Candy said...

Oh my goodness, Sharon! This is astounding! I LOVE the huge depth you have created. I also love that you used a MS punch to put around the frame opening. I would love to do a card like this but I don't know that I understand it completely. Maybe I can try it if I find time. It is so awesome - you always do such a fantastic job on Scenes!!!
Hugs, Candy

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sharon. :) This is absolutely wonderful and I especially like the warm, rich coloring. SO beautiful! TFS!

Patricia Garcia said...

OMG love your card Sharon, you colored it so perfect, love all the Snowflakes, the paper is pretty too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Cheryl said...

Love how you've used the snowflake border! Very clever frame card! Love that Tilda!

Kelly said...

What an awesome card Sharon, it has such a feel of winter! Love what you did with the MS punch! I'm with you on the Black Friday thing...not about sleeping in but no way will you find me out in the crowds!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, Your card is just beautiful, I love how you created a scene behind the wonderful frame. Tilda is adorable, your colours and papers are stunning. You are wonderfully sweet, you fit so much into your day, working crafting but still make time to help others and the sweetest comments you leave on so many blogs. Thank you for being so wonderful. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Oh my... this card is just awesome, Sharon. Beautiful colour scheme as always. I love everything about it. I want me some of your talent!!!

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card Sharon! I love that border punch, looks very cute. Your coloring is very nice too :)
Hugs
Hazel

Pam said...

What a wonderful card.Beautiful coloring Sharon.
Hugs,
Pam L.