Sunday, August 1, 2010

T slide card - new Magnolia-licious DT challenge


Hi everyone! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend and that you're ready to start another week! Can you believe it's August 1st already?? I sure can't! Today is mine and hubby's 15th wedding anniversary! Seems like we just got married yesterday! I am truly a lucky lady to have found the love of my life that supports me in all my ventures. The one thing I've definitely noticed is that the older I get, the quicker the years go by. Anyone else notice that? Anyway, with it being the 1st of the month, it's time for a new challenge from the Magnolia-licious design team. This month's challenge is courtesy of the lovely and talented Mindy Baxter. Now I'm going to warn you, when Mindy gives a challenge, she REALLY gives a challenge! LOL! Her challenge is to make a T-slide card. You can find the directions HERE, and I strongly suggest you both read the pictorial, and also watch the video. Keep pausing the video as you go along to help you. And I would also strongly suggest doing a prototype before actually trying to cut your good paper so you can know what you're doing by the time you cut the pretty stuff.


For my card, I chose to use #3028 Tilda with 3 flowers, and she's available right now at Magnolia-licious! I also used #526 Bridge Deck which is also available. I just cut it out so I wouldn't have the water ripples around the base of it. That way, it just looks like a fence.  They're colored with Copic Sketch markers and Tilda is popped up with dimensional tape. Papers are Bazzil  Basics and Graphic 45.


This is the front of the card. When you pull the slider, the image pops up to reveal a sentiment under it. I used a clear stamp with a circle Nestability cut. I had to make my slider slit longer to fit the circle through it. It's not centered from left to right, but "oh well". Sometimes, things just don't turn out perfectly, do they! But after all that work, there was no way I was tearing it apart to start over! LOL! I still think it's cute, and fun too. Anyway, I hope you join us in the challenge at the Magnolia-licious Highlights blog! Wait until you see the GORGEOUS creations the rest of the design team have created! OMG! They are all so talented! I truly love them all! So be sure and check them all out and leave them some love!


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

29 comments :

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Well what can I say except adorable ! I was waiting to see what you would come up with ! I have printed those instructions, watched the video :) this will be a challenge for this kid for sure LOL ! Love your card and you !
Hugs

Regina Easter said...

15 years...........you guys are just newlyweds...........smile...adorable card girl....love that sliding technique...hugs

Melodie said...

Such a beautiful card with great papers. I love your coloration very much.
Hugs
Melodie

Patty said...

Happy Anniversary! This is so cute, I have never made one of these cards. I will attempt it...ugh...this sounds and looks hard!

Esther said...

Your card is gorgeous again.Can you maybe sent me the tutorial from this card?
The papers you have used are also very nice.

Hugs Esther

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
WOW love your papers and ribbon and your beautifully coloured Tilda!! I won't be attempting this one. Having just got home and trying to learn a new Apple computer I am in over my head at this time.
Sure love your card!
Hugs, Candy

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. this is AMAZING!!! You rocked the challenge.. love this card to pieces *sigh*
GREAT coloring and perfect choice of papers and emebellishments!
Sylvia xx

Patti Jo said...

Wow Sharon, you captured the colors for Tilda to go with the paper perfectly!!! Love the circle on the inside, great touch!!! Worth the extra work, it turned out beautiful!!! The next one will go easy now right???!!! :) Happy Anniversary too!

Kate said...

Happy anniversary! Lovely card, but eek help measuring and cutting I shall have to wake myself up with several coffees before I try this one.

** Kate **

Renkata said...

ohhh tell me about that..... hehehe years go so quick by...
COngrats dear on your 15 year wedding anniversary.
Love the colours combination , it's so warm and lovely.

Kelly said...

OMG Sharon this is too cool! I'd love to know how to make it. I don't see it off centered...it looks perfect to me! Love the paper you used and of course the image is adorable!!

Sandra said...

Nice!
Sandra

CelticWoman said...

Sharon, perfectly sweet Tilda, happy anniversary. Hugs

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Aug 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh congrats on 15 years of marriage my friend! Now just look at ths wonder T slide card! You did a beautiful job with this challenge. Your colors are so rich and warm and wonderfully perfect for a Birthday card...great job...hugs...Barb

April Rose said...

I love these papers and colors, and Tilda is gorgeous--colored so beautifully! You did a great job with this challenge--you made it look easy! Happy Anniverysary to you and your hubby!
Hugs,
April

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Sharon,

Happy Anniversary! I hope you both have a great day and I wish you many more happy years!

You T Slide card is beautiful. I love this Tilda. You have to show me how you do your bows. They are always so perfect!

Hugs, Mindy

Eulanda said...

Oh Sharon this is so very pretty!! As per your usual standard! LOL! Happy anniversary to you and yours. Also, I did hear something comparatively funny...life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. Funny if we don't get too into giving it a lot of thought. I sooo agree with you tho! HUGS!

Nancy said...

This is fabulous! I just love it.

Nancy said...

Sorry I missed your anniversary! Glad you found a keeper and hope it was wonderful!

Maureen said...

Oh Sharon, how the heck you can perfectly match your Tilda's clothes to that paper amazes me... her scarf looks like it is made from the same design as the background paper!

Love that card style; it looks very complicated, but what a great effect.

BTW, happy belated Anniversary!

Lillian said...

Beautiful card, Sharon - adore your coloring. And, to top it all off, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!

Cheryl said...

Realy gorgeous, Sharon! Your card was worth the effort! it's beautiful!

Nancy said...

I just love the background paper by Graphic 45. Do you remember which collection?

Ann Kranitz said...

Sharon, this card just makes me smile. I love everything about it!!

Tifany said...

I love this card! The colors are beautiful!

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, your card is gorgeous, love the pretty colours & ribbon, a great take on the challenge, can't wait to try it out, thanks for link. Happy Anniversary. Hugs Jodie from Oz

DonnaMundinger said...

Congrats on your anniversary (a little late!) Yup! Time sure flies (when you're having fun!) Another beautiful Tilda. I just may need to get me some of them. xxD

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I don't know how I missed this beauty, Sharon! It is GORGEOUS! I love those Graphic45 papers! Just beautiful!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥