Saturday, June 25, 2011

MDUC #102

Stitching and Swirls

This post has a few more pics then usual, which you can click for a bigger view so I hope you enjoy!!  I did a gate fold card using the tutorial found at Splitcoaststampers but I changed my sizing to fit a 6" x 6" card.  Part way through making this card I realized how much it resembled my last MDUC project.  I used the same papers!!  OMG you're kidding!  BUT...these new Sweet Rainbow papers are hard to refuse.  So apologies for not showing you something different.  Stick around cuz it's coming.  LOL!


Ok I gotta admit this one had me stumped for a bit.  I had no problems with the swirls (luuuuuv them!) but I don't have a sewing machine (I WISH) so I wasn't sure about the stitching part but finally decided to stitch around my heart.


Here's a closer view of my stitched heart.  I covered a Maya Road chipboard heart with Sweet Rainbow paper and punched holes using my Crop-A-Dile.  Then I did some kind of special stitch I found online.  Love all my Doohickey's!!  I used "Heart Swirl", "Leaf and Swirl Die" and "Butterfly Doohickey (which looks to be out of stock at Magnolia-licious Store but Diana is always getting stock in).


And now a view of my gate fold card opened right up and just waiting for a sentiment to be stamped into the middle!! 


So these cards are a lot of freakin' work and now I understand why I don't do the insides.  My GF Cheri says she has to use up some of the paper anyway, which is a great point but she makes it sound like a 5 minute job.  There must be something wrong with me cuz I just don't find it that easy.  But it sure looks nice!!

Please stop by Magnolia Down Under Challenge this week and check out all the other UH-MAZING projects.  These ladies are truly creative and UBER talented!  Would love to see you join us in this challenge.

I'm also entering my card into Magnolia-licious Challenge which is a picture challenge of a pink telephone.  CUTE! Have a great weekend!  Hugs!

41 comments:

Christina C. said...

OMG....EULANDA...THIS IS TRULY MAGNIFICENT...a work of art! Your Tilda is absolutely precious and the details are fabulous...so much to see and admire! Love this treasure!

Cor* said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! HOLY smokes! this is beauts baby! the inside is SWEET indeedy! Wowzers. Spectacular coloring girly! lOVE it! All of it! you stitching on the heart is phenomenal! Yowzas!

Lori Kae said...

Swoon! This is beautiful!!!! ;) Gorgeous work!

Sheri said...

Absolutely jaw dropping and don't you dare apologize for it being like another card you made. I love every one of your cards. Simply amazing!

Card Crazy said...

This is just lovely. Beautiful card!!
Sue S.

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your card is GORGEOUS
I love it.
hugs Linda

Madge H. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Eulanda!! I'm with you on the too much freakin' work .... lol! The inside is just as gorgeous as the front!! Beautiful!
~ rubber hugs ~

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! THis is stunning! : )

Cricket said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

Pepper Girl said...

Love it! Tilda beautiful and the background totally makes the card. Amazing details. Wow!

The Crafter's Retreat said...

Truly amazing.... this is inspiring, very lovely colors and the stitching is a great touch

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Adorable! You've done a fantastic job on your card. Keep them coming!
Hugs,
Leslie

Suzi said...

Oh my giddy goose, how blooming gorgeous is this sweet creation. I love every little detail, It must have taken forever but oh boy was it worth it. I think that stitch is called an open blanket stitch.
Hugs
Suzi x

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

So very very pretty, love the card and design!Bye Mascha

Cami said...

OMG Eulanda, this is MORE than just a card! What a masterpiece you ahve created with so much love and details! Every page is like looking at a book. Wonderful job!
Hugs, Cami

Kristel said...

Wowww Eulanda this is such a stunning and amazing card my dear! Love the scenery you created! Such a great work!!
Big Hugs Kristel

Louise said...

Hi there hunny!

This is one very divine card you´re showing off today :) I for one love those many pics - they´re delish!
Love your stiching around the edge of that heart and of course: Tilda is looking fab! Colouring is amazing - as usual :)

Hugs

cathylynn said...

Holy Smoke this is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about this card inside and out. That heart with the stitching is beautiful!! Looks like a lot of love went into this card.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

Very beautiful card with wonderful coloring. I love all of the details you included.

Linda said...

Wow beautiful card and the design is Fabulous!!!!!!Excellent job!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is totally, utterly, stunning!
hugs
kim x

Danielle said...

WOW! Breathtakingly beautiful! Such a lovely scenery you created, wonderful coloring. AND, totally adorable colors and papers. Love it all.
Hugs.

Judy K. said...

Such a beautiful card! Your attention to detail is awesome!!!!
Hugs
Judy K.

Lori said...

Oh how pretty, I love the stitching of the heart and well the inside is just stunning too, fantastic creation!

CraftinGranny said...

Don't know how you do it GF but this is another masterpiece. I agree, it takes forever to do the inside, but oh, this is so worth seeing and a beautiful job. "Hugs" Carol

Danielle said...

OMG this is a real piece of art.

Great job there is so much to see on the card.

Hugs,
danielle

julieprice3 said...

Stunning card ! Love your attention to detail.
Hugs Julie P

Rosie said...

Wow, wow, wow this is spectacular!! Love all the details!! Hugs, Rosemary

Rene said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! Just beautiful...layout, flowers, coloring...everything is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Rene :D

Jeanine said...

OMG!!! I love it

Donna C said...

Beautiful card Eulanda and you did a fabulous job of your heart and stitching ( that is a blanket stitch I do believe ! LOL ! )

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning card Eulanda. Beautiful and gorgeous details. Love the bright and sweet coloring. That heart is so very cute. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sassylassy said...

Hey girlfriend. Wow honey your card is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, I always look forward to seeing your creations.
Hugs Bonnie

Simone said...

Dude, they just asked for a card, not a freakin masterpiece that has to be hung in the Louvre.(Famous museum in Paris that displayed the Mona Lisa). Although it may be stolen so maybe not a good idea. (The Mona Lisa was stolen), so again, better leave it in my custody for safe keeping. :)

Candy said...

Hi Eulanda,
Your card is just magnificent!!
What a lot of work you did on it. I love all of your embellishments and dies :o)
Tilda is gorgeous. The inside is breathtaking.
I don't think it is easy or fast to do the inside of cards. That's two more pages of planning and the work as well. It takes me ages to make a complete card.
Hugs, Candy

Candy said...

Oops!! I forgot to thank you for joining us in our Colour Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :o)
Hugs, Candy

Nancy said...

girlfriend---that is one smokin hot card--wthell am I saying--piece of art you've made...look at all of those yummies you've added...that is one darling image and your coloring is simply gorgeous...miss ya girlfriend!!! Hugs!!!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous card Eulanda. I love those colors. Just as gorgeous on the inside. The heart looks great with the butterfly on it.
Hugs Maz

Angela said...

What a stunning creation this is Eulanda! Your coloring is amazing! Love this! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Jani said...

This card is fab!