Sunday, November 6, 2011


Thanks so much for visiting - I trust you feel welcome here.
The card I want to share today is one that wish to give to a friend stepping out on a short term missions trip.

I used the Layers of Color stamp sets Gothic Crosses and  Encouragement.

The cross was stamped and embossed in gold on cream card - it is a darker cream IRL.

The sentiment was also gold embossed and cut with a Spellbinders Lacy Circle, and sponged with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink before removing the die.

The dp is from the Prima Fairy Flora 6x6  stack, and embossed  de-bossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

The final detail was to add this hand died seam binding that was a RAK from Lovely Linda  and mount it all on cream card stock which I had sponged the edges of with more gold ink.

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  1. Amazing! I love your card! I wish you success!

  2. Beautiful encouragement card Maxine! I love the sentiment- and the pretty ribbon!

  3. Beautiful card and the gold embossing makes this just elegant!

  4. Hello Maxine - this is lovely! What a gorgeous mixture of Layers of Color images - the embossing is fabulous! It is great to see you able to use the Seam Binding - it is my favourite all time ribbon!! Thanks for sharing Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

  5. Beautiful and elegant card. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

  6. beautiful card! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  7. Such a beautiful card to send your friend off with!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. :)

  8. Hi Maxine! This is a beautiful card for your friend!! How appropriate with the Hudson Taylor quote too. I'm sure your friend is going to love the card. That seam binding looks wonderful! Have a beautiful day!!

  9. I like how you interpreted the dotty challenge in this card!!! Thanks for getting dotty with us at squiggle stamps :)

  10. Love the elegance of this card. I have just ordered that nestability shape for Christmas and can't wait to use it. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge over at Catch The Bug.


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