Monday, September 26, 2011

Tilda playing Violin for Christmas

I made this card mainly to participate in the "Lets face the music challenge over at City Crafter. I had really been looking forward to using this Tilda-stamp. I just bought it, but it's definately a favorite already.

I'm so happy about how this card turned out. I don't think I'll ever spent more time on a project, but I think the result justify it. I've already decided on who's getting this for Christmas - she's a violin player, so hopefully she'll like it.

This isn't just a regular card, it has a little box with tea lights on the inside. I found a tutoral on how to do it at the StampARTic  webpage.

I guess the tea lights aren't too visible with that big bow, but they're in there.

Inside there's also a little hidden tag to include a message.

These are the supplies I've used for this card:

Paper: The card base is bazill bling. The patterned papers are Graphic 45 "Christmas Past  Collestion - We wish you a merry Christmas" and "Christmas Past Collection - Let it snow", as well as Maja Design "Juletid - Dans kring granen".

Stamps: The background on the front is Cornish Heritage Farm's "Aged Sheetmusic" (the webstore has been down for a while, but they're starting up again so maybe it will come back for sale). I stamped it using Ranger Embossing ink pad and added Ranger super fine detail Gold embossing powder. Then I heated it up and it turned to a beautiful golden background. I stitched around the page, and then I distressed the edges with Ranger "Vintage Photo" distress ink. Another stamp on the front is from the set Julesanger by North Star Stamps, stamped with Tsukineko Memento "Rich Cocoa". This particular stamp is "Glade jul", or "Silent Night" as it's known in English. Last, but not least, I've used Tilda With Violin from Magnolia Stamps. She's stamped with Tsukineko Versafine "Onyx black", colored with promarkers and at last she has gotten a shimmery layer from using a Ranger distress cracle paint called "Clear Rock candy". On the inside of the card I haven't stamped much. I repeated the "Aged sheetmusic", but this time I stamped it using Rangers "Antique Linen" distress in to get a lighter impression. I also distressed on the inside using "Vintage photo" distres ink.

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Six, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis shapeabilities.
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch and Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch
Embellishments: Flowers from Kort & Godt, Magnolia and Papirloftet. American Crafts Pearl brads. Ribbon.

I think that's it. Lots of products used on this card, and it's just so "me". I'm not at all the "clean and simple" girl, I've almost been more fascinated with shabby chic. So there should be more cards similar to this coming in the future.

I'm entering this card to the following challenges:
City crafter: "Lets face the music"
Flourishes Bring back Beautiful: The beauty of a color (Make a monochromatic card)
Freshly Brewed Challenges: Something new. (My Tilda stamp is brand new, and so is the Julesanger one also)
Simon Says Stamps: Use dies and/or punches
Card Makin' Mamas: Get punchy
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: stitching
The Crafty Pad: Stitching
My Sheri Crafts: "Sew simple"
Mark's Finest Papers: Things with wings
Crafty Boots Challenges: Things with wings
Raise the Bar challenge: things with wings
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Things with wings
Flutter by Wednesday: Butterfly, fairy or angel.
Paper Crafting Journey: Hidden messages (My tag)
Creatalicious challenges: anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge blog: anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons challenge: Anything goes
Make it Monday: Always anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW!! this is beautiful.. Perfect for our challenge.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  2. Wonderful creation, love that embossed background and cute image, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

  3. So sweet and pretty! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  4. So very cute and beautifully done ... thanks for playing along at CCCB

  5. This is just so sweet. I love the inside of this as well. It makes for an awesome gift. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Things with Wings Challenge this week. It is a delight to visit to see what you made for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and we hope to see you next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  6. Fab card, these tea light cards do take lots of of work but they are so worth it. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
    Hugs Kat

  7. Kaia--What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

  8. What a fantastic project! Love the Tilda, the papers, the ribbon. Excellent! Thanks for playing along with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

    DT Member

  9. gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  10. What a beautiful project! Certainly worth the amount of time you've spent on it and all the care you have taken really shows. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  11. Oh my, you really have put a ton of work into this and you are's GORGEOUS. Your friend is going to be so happy when she receives this. :D
    Thanks for playing at Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and
    mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons,
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  13. Stopping by from the MIM challenge...
    What a stunning looking card you have made. Looks totally fantastic.
    Love n hugs

  14. Well worth the effort & the time you've invested!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Stitching Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  15. Just so fabulous hun....

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'...and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  16. WOW, this is a stunning project!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the month long Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge.


  17. All you hard work paid off, this is gorgeous, love the Tilda image. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  18. Amazing work. Your love shows through. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cat's challenge to use THINGS WITH WINGS. We appreciate you.

  19. This is so pretty. That punched border adds just the perfect touch! Lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  20. Such a pretty card !! Thanks for joining us at ATS. Christa.

  21. An absolutely beautiful work of art, wow! Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

  22. Wow, this is stunning. Fab work! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!

  23. Pretty card - thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  24. Such an unusual gift and clearly a lot of hard work went into making it, really lovely.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  25. This is just gorgeous x
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  26. Absolutely gorgeous - a fab card and gift, love Tilda and your colours, I saw your card on Make it Monday and came for a closer look, good luck in the challenge,

  27. Just gorgeous! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at RTB!

  28. A gorgeous card/box beautiful details and lovely papers! This makes a realy nice gift! Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
    hugs, Marlies

  29. GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

  30. Beautiful. Really lovely. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  31. Beautiful card, so very pretty, well worth the time you spent on it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our stitching challenge
    hugs Mandy xx