Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Whiff of Joy Meets Magnolia - a birthday card for Nathan

Can you believe it I found a Magnolia stamp I bought last year that I hadn’t put into my “catalogue”, how bad is that. Anyway I’ve found it now and it has been added, AND it’s been used in this next card. I have made this card for my nephew Nathan’s birthday, he’ll be 10.

Card size is A5 = 21cm x 14.8cm or 8.3” x 5.8”

From the base up…
1. Stardream pearlescent card “Mars Red”
2. DP is from Rusty Pickle (what a great name for a company) and is appropriately called “Jester’s Argyle”
3. The wall (Shabby Chic Collection) and window (Easter 2009 Collection) are from Magnolia stamps and the scene through the window is called "Country" and is from Alota stamps.It's a large stamp and I've only used part of it. Coloured with Derwents Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The window was stamped first, masked then the wall was stamped over it. The large window pane was cut out then stamped. The scene window has been double heat embossed and the “stained” glass and flag bars have been gone over three times with Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze red, yellow and clear pens. The main image has a gold peel off border.
4. Jester Charlie is from Whiff of Joy coloured the same as above and his bells and juggling balls have been gone over twice with the Sakura clear Glaze pen.
5. Nathan was printed off the computer using “Toyland Outline “ font on to white card, coloured the same as the stamped images and also with Steadtler Triplus fineliner pens and Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust red, blue and green pens and then double heat embossed.
When I first saw the window stamp I thought of castles which made me think of the Charlie the Jester, so I just had to make a card with them both in, and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, hope you like it too.
Take care & keep smiling

1 comment:

Wildärtan said...

Well - I was so sure I'd made a comment here:-s

This card is sooo festive - love it like always! I think that you really rock, Ann!