Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Mexico Release..

Welcome back for a second release today - with having made my cards early thanks to the break, when this new set, New Mexico  by McMahon Five was offered, I took the opportunity to use it.

This is the first card I made

The background card was embossed with the Retro Squares folder, and the edges sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink before being mounted on an olive green base.

The sentiment was cut out and embossed with a Nestabilities rectangle , and sponged with the same ink. The scalloped rectangle was sponged with Whisper Orange ink.

The jars were 'fussy cut' and painted with twinkling H2O's and mounted on foam spots.  

The second card I used some dp by Studio 313, called Ocean Water, but turned it ninety degrees to make it look like smoke whisps.

I cut the sentiment out and mounted it on the same card as the base of the card.

The sombrero was fussy cut and coloured with watercolour pens

The peppers were again coloured with the watercolour pens and fussy cut, and then I put a layer of dimensional glue over them, which gave them a wonderful glaze and made them a real feature of the card.

I finished the card with some bright red ribbon and a button.

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  1. Loving them both, but esp. the Jars of Clay one!

  2. I like the muted tones of the 'jars of clay' card. Very earthy and a beautiful script to work with!

  3. Even MORE beautiful cards from you this week! What a busy girl you've been! Love the glaze on the peppers!

  4. Hello Maxine - what great cards! I love the scripture and the font. Gorgeous colouring too! You are ROCKING with the M5D images my friend!! Juts popping in to say hello before heading off to Day 2 at the Craft Fair! {{{hugs}}}

  5. I love your cards- I have never seen the rectangle embossing folder- it is perfect for your card though! And, I love how amazing the blue paper looks with the hat and peppers- I am going to have to print that out...and CASE you!

  6. Wow! You really made a lot of cards! Where do you find the time! Love them all! They are all fabulous!

  7. oooo beautiful, love the jars and the scripture is perfect!

  8. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  9. Speaking of your 1st card, it is quite appealing with a very special quote. Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

  10. Hi Maxine! These cards are fabulous! I love the jars of clay, the sentiment & the embossed background. The second card is so fun and colourful! Great job!!

  11. Muy Caliente! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

  12. Hi Maxine, wonderful card. Great idea with the play on words. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  13. What a neat saying to go with a neat set!! Very clever. Love it....thanks for sharing with us at Divas By Design.


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