Saturday, October 9, 2010

Best Wishes to my friend...


I made this card several months ago. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this card when I chose the stitching pattern and the Tilda. I made this card in July to give my friend Sandy, in North Carolina, but her birthday wasn't until October, so I've waited and waited and waited until I could send it to her. Since she received it yesterday, I can now post it on my blog.

The stitching pattern is done with Metalic Embroidery thread, the pattern hand punched. I love this technique!

Here is my card I made just for her...



I made this an Easel card, just because they are so much fun to do. I'm sorry, I can't remember where I got the dp from, I just fell in love with it though. It worked so beautifully with this sweet Tilda. She is "Tilda with Flowing Hair" from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010 and available at Magnolia-licious. I didn't stamp the full image and faded her out at the bottom on her dress.

Here is a close-up of Tilda...



I used two separate JustRite stamps to create the greeting on this card. I cut the circle out with my Nestability and then added a Scalloped Nestie behind it. I added a tiny pearl to each of the scallops as well as to each corner of the Tilda image panel. The silk ribbon is from my stash and the charm is one I had received many years ago when I worked for Weight Watcher's. I new someday I would find a good use for it! It's the real deal!



This is a side view of my card, so you can see how it sits up. I did write a personal note on the inside that gets folded under.



I love making these Easel Cards, they are easy and are so gorgeous sitting up on your table or desk or where ever it is you decide to place it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Hugs,
Barb



35 comments:

  1. What a exquisite card, Barb. Your stitching ahd colors are just lovely. I envy you your talent.
    Sue S.

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  2. Barb!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!! I also love the look of easel and yours is amazing. I also love the way you faded Tilda image!! It´s perfect!!!
    We both love embroidery and I also think it looks great with Tilda`s and your coloring is marvellous!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    Lot of hugs!!
    Regina

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  3. I will happily admit it - I'm the very lucky dear friend and I can tell you that this card is absolutely wonderful -it is sitting right in front of me - too pretty for words. Thanks Barb!
    Sandy

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  4. So very lovely. Love how you faded
    Tilda out. And the stitching is so gorgeous.

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  5. I like the card. How did you do the fading with the Maggie stamp?

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  6. This is absolut STUNNING.. ♥♥♥
    Hugs, Katrin

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the stitching that you have done - absolutely stunning! TFS

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  8. Oh that is very very beautiful, Barb! Amazing job with your embroidery. Magnificent coloring too! I love it! hugs, Angela

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  9. Hi! Barb, I love all of your card. The stitching is so lovely, delicate and feminine, such a pretty way to showcase Tilda, whom I must add, is beautiful. Love the fading, such a good idea. Absolutely marvelous card.
    Hugs.
    Danielle.

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  10. Oh My Barb!!! Love this card.....it is stunning! Such a beautiful keepsake! Beautiful stitching and coloring....love the shape of your easel....just love it all!

    Blessings,
    Gloria

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  11. Wow Barb, this is just to gorgeous, I love the technique of only stamping the top half and then doing the fade out of the dress. This is super gorgeous. I do plan to try this one day soon. Way to go gir...

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  12. Absolutely awesome card for your special friend!
    Beautiful stitching and colouring. Love Tilda this way..
    Your paper is stunning.
    Hugs, Candy

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  13. I love you easel card. Your colors a gorgeous! I am going to have to find a tutorial on easel crds. I am really liking the ones that I have been seeing.

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  14. Barb, your card is totally awesome! I can imagine your friend was over the top with excitement when she received this card!! Love it!!

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  15. As always...it's simply stunning Barb! Two tumbs up for you....have a great week end from across the miles..

    xoxo,
    Dewi

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  16. Oh wow Barb, this is fabulous! I love your you partially stamped your Tilda and faded the bottom out...very creative! Your stitching is awesome! Love this card! Hugs, Rosemary

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  17. Oh Barb, these are beautiful stitches. Good to see you always adding special touch on Tilda cards with those fabulous stitching. I think it would take me forever if I have to do them :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  18. Absolutely beautiful Barb, love the stitching and little Tilda is so cute.
    hugs

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  19. Wow! What a lucky friend! This is simply gorgeous!

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  20. Hi Barb!!
    Your card is Stunning!! That stitching is beautiful and must have taken forever but so worth it. I really love it. Love the faded image too, would love to know how you did that. The easel card just rounds it all out. I have yet to make one but looking at all of these beautiful creations I am surely going to have to try. Thanks for the inspiration and TFS!!

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  21. Oh my gosh Barb! This is simply stunning and I'm sure your friend will cherish it. Gorgeous colouring and amaaaazing embroidery. WOW!! Hugs, Maria

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  22. WOW Barb, I always love your cards and this is no exception. It is absolutely amazing. It is a masterpiece!!!! Love the coloring and the hand embroidery. That took some time and patience, but he payoff was well worth it. This should be submitted for some contest. I believe it would have won first place!!!!! Love, love, love it. Great job. Ohhhhhh and on a side note.......can I be a friend too? Tee Hee

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  23. Oh Barb...this card is beyod stunning!! I love it...the image is beautiful...I love how you fade her away. And the DPs...and especially the stitching...GORGEOUS!!!!!! Sandy is one lucky litle Mountain Mama!!
    Pat Frank

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  24. Your card is absolutely exquisite! I love how the Tilda faded. Your stitching is perfect! This card is just so lovely. You should be very proud!

    XO,
    Chris

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  25. ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE!! however do you find the patience for all that stitching girlfriend, i can only dream of doing something as intricate as this, and you do it so well, good on your. I am sure Sandy loved this and will treasure it forever
    smiles
    Paola

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  26. Beautiful......I love your cards.
    HUGS Linda

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! You do the most amazing work on your cards. This easel design is very different from the ones I make. I really like it.
    Kathy Gerace

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  28. gorgeous Barb!!! so pretty in pink! Your friend has to be over the top delighted to have received this lovely creation from you!
    Pam Going Postal

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  29. This is so, so beautiful!! I really love this easelcard. The stitching, the colors, coloring everything is so gorgeous.
    Hugs Sylvia

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  30. OMGOSH this is stunning, I love the stitching on it, so beautiful, I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog too:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  31. Ooh ooh ooh. Barb, this is soo….stunning. Oh, I love everything about this card: the soft colour combo of green and pink—one of my faves, the adorable Tilda—I have her too but not sure I’ve used here in a card yet, your gorgeous colouring, your fantastic embroidery work—they just make your cards so unique and who doesn’t like an easel card. I bet your friend was tickled pink to receive your birthday card.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  32. Love how you've used the partial image! Looks terrific in the stitched oval with the beautiful stitching around. I'm sure your friend loved it!!!

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  33. Oh my gosh, hun!!! This is stunning! I love how you faded her out at the bottom and that stitching is beyond amazing! I'm sure she absolutely loved it!!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  34. Wow-wee! Barb! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the pink and green and your Tilda is perfectly colored and looks as if she is walking through a garden of your lovely stitched flowers. You are so amazing in your card creations. I love them all.

    Love and lots of hugs, Martha

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  35. AWE!!!!!!!!! How adorable and the detail to this card is amazing.WOW!!!!!!!!!! I love it wow!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm in awe of the great coloring and just how it looks over all.Great touch Barb,RubyM:)

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