Saturday, 24 July 2010

Have a sweet birthday, Sis!

My oh, my oh, my!! I am so excited that I successfully made the Magical Marquee card! smiley icons If you want to have a go too, you can follow Jan Tink's video tutorial HERE! I should have just followed the measurements on the tutorial but nope I had to create my own larger size and that is when it gets a bit complicated! It took me a while to measure it all up and most important to test that it works. So here is my card:
Recently my little sister has been really into baking cakes and I think this cute cupcake making Tilda is just the perfect image for her. Copic marker pens have been used for colouring Tilda. I have again used My Mind's Eye summer paper for paper piecing Tilda's dress. Text (Wishing you a birthday...) and background roses are from Taylored Expressions - For the Love of Cupcakes.

Here it is when the card is half opened. The magical part is that you can start to see the "yellow text curtains" gradually open up to reveal a tiny diamond shaped window.

And here it is when it is fully opened. Lots of yummy cupcakes appear from the diamond shaped window with the greetings saying "filled with cupcakes!".

Here is a close up view. All cupcakes have either been coloured in by using Copic marker pens or gel pens. Also they have been decorated with either crystal Stickles or Crystal Lacquer, just to make them more scrumptious!

Well, can I hear you say that it is really not that magical when you can't see it in action?!free smilies So with a little fairy dust, here it is my Magical Marquee card in motion (My first video clip! It is a bit pink... I don't have the software to adjust the colour. Anyone know any free software to do so?)

Happy Birthday, Fan! Hope you had a great and wonderful day! I hope you all like this card just as much as I'm loving it! Hee hee! scuba diving

Have a magical day!


  1. Hi Julie this is a lovely card so cute and a great lo. hugs maxine

  2. Hi Julie,

    Just stoppin by to say thanks for your lovely comment and decided to follow. Your card is magical. I am going to attempt one soon. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Hi Julie thank you so much for your lovely comments. I can't wait to see your vintage card, I'm sure it will be stunning.
    The pin you asked about has the heart on the top and then I have added some beads onto it.
    You can buy the pins from a lot of craft shops, try here
    hugs maxine

  4. Gorgeous card Julie, I love how it opens & the decorated inside especially as I love cupcakes lol :)

    Have a great week.



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