Monday, February 6, 2012

Straight Through My Heart!

This is my third and final Valentine's Day card. It was sold before I even got it finished! Yikes...I was very happy!

When I began this card I was full of great intentions, but somehow things just didn't gel for me and it ended up sitting on the sidelines for more than a week! Finally I found my Mojo, pulled the card out and slowly but surely pulled it together. I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the results. And the new owner is thrilled to be able to give it to his wife for Valentines.

This is a Center Step Card and I have used #375 Straight Through My Heart Tilda from 2010. I'm sorry, but she is no longer available at Diana's Magnolia-licious store. However, she still has several images from the latest collection, "Sweet Crazy Love" available in regular size and mini also. So if you are still in need of a Valentine card, you can shop her selection and get some images in time for Valentines.

So, here we go.....

The front of my card...



A closer look at Tilda and how I colored her. Recipe for this card can be found at the bottom of this post.



How I finished off the inside...each layer of the hearts is popped up on dimensional tape with the exception of the large scalloped heart which is adhered with ScorTape.



And finally, here is a cockeyed artsy view...



Card Recipe:

Card stock: SU Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Cryogen White
DP - SU Beau Chateau DSP
Copics used:
Skin - E0000, 00, 11, Chalk for cheeks
Hair -E30 31 and Y21
Dress - R81, 83, 85
Bow/Quiver/Thongs - E25, 33, 31
Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose
MS Punch (sorry I can't remember the name of this one)
Memory Box Die - Cherish Border
Magnolia Swirl Die
Spellbinders Classic Heart and Scalloped Heart Dies
Rhinestones - stash
Sentiment - computer generated.

Did I leave anything out? Gosh I hope not!

I have to say that I've been so inspired by all the beautiful Valentine cards that have been shared through the group! Each creation helps me learn a little more about my craft. Thank you everyone who loves to craft and share their work!


As always, I just love to have to visit my blog and to share in my love for paper crafting and Magnolias. I hope you'll come back very soon to see what I've been up to!

Blessings and hugs,
Barb

43 comments:

  1. This is adorable I love the look and feel of the card
    Hugs tammy

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  2. Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why this sold so quickly!!!! Barb this design the colors and papers are just spectacular!!!! I love it!!!!The whole creation is just stunning!!!!This is what happens when your born with such great talent!!!!! I love your work!!!!

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  3. Beautiful card Barb, fabulous coloring
    Louise

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  4. BEAUTIFUL Barb!! I LOVE THE COLORS and oh boy your coloring is so stunning!!!
    hugs and have a great week!

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  5. I l do love your card, he is probably very happy with you. The pinks and brown are so lovely together and the swirls add to the motion of the Love arrow.. Beautiful card.

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  6. Gorgeous card art Barb!!! I love the border you've done with the green background and the pink hearts, it's very pretty :)

    Hugs,

    Jackie

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  7. Delightful card, Barb. Love that flamboyant flourish and the memorybox border is gorgeous. Beautiful colors, beautiful Tilda.
    Sue S.

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  8. It´s adorable Barb as every single card you do!! Hugs

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  9. That is beautifull Barb !

    Hugs Monique

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  10. Gorgeous card Barb, love the style, colour combo and that border die is fabulous.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  11. Gorgeous! She is one of my oldie favs. Beautifully done!

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  12. this is positively gorgeous! i love pink and brown and this centre step is one i have never done before, look out for my next card as after seeing this i may very well steal this idea.
    I miss you so
    smiles
    Paola

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  13. Gorgeous Barb! Would love to be able to do that background - so pretty!
    Sandy

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  14. What a beautiful card. The colors and the design just awesome. Great job. YAY..
    Marjorie

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  15. Another fabulous creation from your hands and mind, Barb!! I just dont' know how you do it, time after time, simply gorgeous work!! I'm happy you do, though, because we all get to enjoy it and drool over it!! LOL!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  16. It's stunning Barb!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  17. Beautifully done Barb! I love the colours and style of your card, it perfectly sets off your image. I love your choice of Tilda , I really must ink her up, Just lovely
    Hugs Julie P

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  18. This is adorable, Barb. I've been wanting this stamp for a while now because I am also an archer. Awesome coloring and Tilda looks lovely on this step card.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous Barb!! The colors, coloring, everything is just beautiful as always.
    xxxSylvia

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  20. She is just beautiful Barb. I need to learn how to do this step card. I love the coloring of her dress.

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  21. Gorgeous Barb!!! always love to see your gorgeous cards love your coloring....I need to come for lessons.
    hugs Linda

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  22. Wow, gorgeous! I love pink & brown combo. Awesome coloring... Don' t you just love the Memory box dies?

    Karen

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  23. Beautiful! I love this type of card and it works perfectly with this Tilda (and of course, Ms. Tilda looks so pretty!!) Great job :)

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  24. Gorgeous card Barb !!!! Love it.
    Hugs....Pam:)

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  25. MY goodness Barb this is GORGEOUS!!! Someone will be very fortunate to get this card!! I love the design and of course your coloring is fabulous. I hope it was my DH that ordered this!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  26. I can definitely see how it would sell so quickly as it's absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Gorgeous colors and wonderful layout! Stay warm!
    Rene ;D

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  27. OMG!!!! ta carte est tout a fait splendide!!! Je l'adore!

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  28. Gorgeous card Barb,the person who gets this card is very lucky
    Hugs harma

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  29. Your card iv very, very well done. I love the hearts.

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  30. WOW...what a stunning card, Barb! This is one of my all-time favorite Tildas and you colored and showcased her magnificently. Also love this card style!

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  31. Barb it is an absolutely fabulous card. Everything about it is gorgeous! What beautiful coloring and design.

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  32. Ia m always racing by and do not always stop to say Hi, but this card is so pretty I just had to say Wow!!! And, Hello!

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  33. Barb this is just gorgeous! But then that is what we have come to expect from you. hugs Shelley

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  34. Beautiful Barb. I've been looking for that MS punch for about 18 months, think its discontinued, but it is so effective. Hugs Tracy x

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  35. Wow... I never colored this cute tilda, isn,t she pretty... this collection was coming out when I discovered tilda, I guess I was not ready for her at the time LOL. You did an awesome job Barb, your card is sooo pretty. Your coloring is divine, and I just love the layout, will have to try this at one point. This beautiful border is perfect accessory, The decorated heart with the sentiment inside is just beautiful. Love it all... right through my heart..Hugs. d.

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  36. STUNNING, Barb!!!! I love that heart border (haven't used mine yet!!) and your coloring is exquisite!!! Beautiful papers and colors!! February really is my favorite time for cards. I only wish the season was a little longer! :)
    hugs, Sharon

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  37. Good golly Miss Molly! See what happens when I go out of the country?! You do all kinds of wonderfully clever things!! Copics on fabric...brilliant projects! And so many cute cards...including a Mo Manning card...you need to start entering Mo's weekly challenges so you can win some more images! And of course, I love all of your Magnolia projects! Congrats on selling this card already...it's absolutely gorgeous!! I've never tried making this style of card...maybe soon...oh, I know...after I get my craftroom organized! hahaha! I crack myself up! It was fun chatting yesterday...and your stitching project is stunning. Be sure to take a pic before you send it off and post it here! Gotta run...I have a card to get done today! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  38. Hi Barb, Sorry to be late on visiting, but I finally made it here :o)
    A romantic Tilda card you did and love the sweet heart die borders with lovely inside too!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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Hugs....Barb