Friday, 19 April 2013

Magic Card

Hello everyone.  Well although it's pretty chilly and very breezy we have, at last, got blue skies and sunshine......long may it continue.

We are still slogging on with the new bathroom and ensuite but I managed to get away for a bit of play time. 

I found a brilliant card design by the very talented Marianne Skjelstad and you can find her tutorial here

I really thought it was such a pretty design I couldn't wait to have a go and as it's my friend Barbara's birthday soon I made it with her in mind. 

Not sure why it's called a "magic" card but from what I understand Marianne's son was showing her some magic tricks to do with paper folding and this idea came to her.........

I'm not going to list exactly the sizes and method as you can find that in the tutorial but I have used my Martha Stewart edge punch and card/paper from my stash.  The image is a lovely digi stamp called "Noon" by Sara Burrier and has been coloured with Flexmarkers, Glamour Dust added to her wings and then fussy cut and popped up on Pinflair Glue Gel.  The sentiment on the front is from my Heartfelt Creations Heartfelt Expressions stamp set stamped in Sweet Plum Memento ink.  Inside the card the ovals and scalloped ovals have been die cut with Spellbinders Nesties.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is from Elusive Images and the actual greeting was computer generated.  Flowers, pins and pearls from stash and I've added Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flowers on the front of the card.

I was really pleased with the way this card turned out and hope Barbara will like it.

Thanks for dropping by - don't forget to come by tomorrow for our latest challenge over at Addicted to CAS.


  1. A really pretty card Karen...lovely image and love the design...its so different from the norm....


  2. Very pretty card Karen, Marianne's designs are always a success! Hope the building is going well:)
    Val x

  3. beautiful so soft and pretty and gorgeous such a wonderful design
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. stunning card Karen, this is one of my favourite style of cards, yours is so pretty, your friend will love it

  5. That's lovely Karen, I'm sure Barbara will love it too. Nice border punch - I accidentally bought that this week!!

  6. Stunning karen ! Such a pretty card a real masterpiece


  7. Hon, if Barbara doesn't like it, Barbara might not be breathing! This is so, so beautiful, my friend!! A total showstopper!!

    Hang in there with the remodel. It will all be worth it!!


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