Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Just Magnolia Week 49 Challenge

Last week, when the Just Magnolia Challenge was posted, I decided to google "card folding." I found a neat video here, and that is the basis for my card. You might want to watch the tutorial first, it will help you to understand all the folds in this unique card.

My husband Dan and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on the 20th of this month, so I have been thinking a lot about weddings, brides and love! This card idea came to me immediately, and I was excited to use my new Bride and Groom stamp from Magnolia!

Here is the closed card. I stamped the letter "H" (for our last name) with a Top Boss embossing pad, and used silver embossing powder. The "H" is mounted on cream card stock.
("H" is from Close to My Heart)
Flip up the upper tab, open the card and you see the inside fold, onto which I mounted a "25" printed from the computer onto cream cardstock and distressed with black soot Distress Ink.

Open it all the way, and you see Tilda and Edwin!


The background paper that I chose for this card is by Moxxie, called "Engagement." It is a double-sided paper, though I used only the circle side.
The bride and groom are stamped onto a cold press watercolor paper that I have lying around the house. I stamped with Black Versafine ink, and this is my first attempt at coloring with Distress Ink. I added a little Prismacolor pencil enhancement, and used Stickles for Tilda's veil and Edwin's buttons. To mount, I cut around the finished image, and used foam mounting tape to attach it to a circle cut from the same water color paper. MS eyelet punch on white card, cut into segments and attached to the edge of the circle, adds a delicate scallop edge.


The sentiment, "forever and beyond," is inscribed in our wedding rings, so I thought it was so appropriate for this card; it is printed from the computer onto cream card, and mounted on a scrap of embossed silver paper. The flowers are from A.C. Moore, and I sponged a little ink on them, but it is hard to see.

Thanks for your visit! I hope you get a chance to try this folding technique for yourself.
Come back soon!

26 comments:

Myrna said...

Very nice anniversary card. Congrats on the 25 years!!

ShirleyTACS said...

Pam, I think they're precious. I like the paper choice, the doily, everything about it. I'll have to try the folding. Thanks for sharing. Shirley

Pat said...

Oh Pam...how wonderful!!! Congratulations on 25 years of marriage. And your card is stunning. I love your coloring technique...the distress inks are really beautiful! Pat Frank

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Pam!!! I love the way the card looks like an archway and your coloring is gorgeous! I love it!
hugs!
Sharon

Pen to Paper said...

Pam, this is very pretty. I love how you've used the doily.

XOXO

Jackie

Jean said...

Pam, I simply love this card, from the envelope to the inside. all is so magnificent. Coloring is gorgeous and all the detailing is so perfect. Know it is going to be a wonderful anniversary.
Hugs, Jean

Candy said...

Oh my goodness Pam! Your card is just delightful! What a wonderful job you have done with your colouring and I love the fold of your card and the details of '25' and your last initial.
What a wonderful inscription to have on the inside of your wedding rings! Just great to add it to your anniversary card.
Happy 25th Anniversary to you both :o)
Hugs, Candy

charlene aka scrappygma said...

wow you did a great job on this card ! Your coloring is awesome.

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful!

Nancy Cardin

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is beautiful--love the soft & pretty colors you've used with this cute wedding couple.

hugz,
Suzanne

Cami said...

Very pretty "fold" card, Pam! Happy 25th Anniversary! Hugs, Cami

Shelley said...

So beautiful! The colours are amazing. Love th image. Congratulations on you up coming anniversary, 25years well done. hugs Shelley

Cherri said...

Pam, I'm not at all aquainted with using Distress Inks to color with but I think your card is just breathtaking! I love the way you've done your coloring and if that's the way it's suppose to look, yeehaw, and if not...then so what, it looks terrific, just like it is! Hugs! Cherri

ultraroyale said...

Love the card shape and the coloring. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.
www.happycardmaker.blogspot.com

Sheila said...

Cute card, fabulous image & wonderful details.
Thanks for joining us on JM.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Pam your anniversary card is Beautiful! Love the layout, your papers and your distress ink coloring of Tilda and Edwin is awesome! Great Job!

scrappinpeg said...

Adorable. Great job using the distress inks.

Julie said...

Beautiful!!!

Christina C. said...

Great card!! I have the distress inks, but I'm still hesitant to use them.
Gorgeous anniversary card!

Anary said...

Your card is sooo creative. Lovely flowers...what a sweet touch!
anary
anaryatelie.blogspot.com

Gina L said...

First off, congrats on your wedding anniversary! Your card is very elegant. I love how you colored Edwin's suit...they make an adorable couple! Gina L

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring and the fold of the card is so cool, very unique.
Hugs, Christine

Peggie said...

Lovely card.

Pam S. said...

lovely Pam! Your couple sparkles, gotta love that! Congrats on 25 years! that's awesome!
Pam Going Postal

Nancy said...

What a great card to celebrate 25 years that is so awesome! What a beautiful card! Congratulations!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow! this is just lovely! so elegant. Congratulations on 25 yrs! that's wonderful ;)