Monday, March 19, 2012

Trying New Techniques

Welcome once again  - I am so glad to see you visit.


 The other day I had time to 'play' and I had been inspired by a technique that  Angela from Card Creations NZ had been trying - she found it at Hero Arts and it is called Velveteen Stamping.



I started out following the tutorial, but decided that the White ink I had used in the background was not white enough, so then I overstamped that with script using Platinum ink........ which jumps out at you!  Not good, but I decided to continue anyway. You can see here it hogs the limelight somewhat.

The flowers are from the discontinued Layers of color Polka Dot Love set. The Ivy is the Silhouette Ivy stamp from Hero Arts.


The Dragonfly stamp is also a discontinued LOC stamp - I deliberately stamped it twice to give an illusion of movement.


A few months ago I won some fun Flock in a blog candy draw  on Alicia's blog, and this is the first time I have used it - on the centers of the large flowers.


The sentiment was gold embossed on bright yellow vellum, and mounted with a lift in the middle.

I am linking this to:
Thanks for visiting and reading about my fun day in the studio.
May your day be blessed.

36 comments:

Tina said...

lovely card..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Dawn said...

what a cool card Maxine. Lots of lovely elements.

brenda said...

A really pretty card Maxine and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining in our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

B x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really pretty design I love the effect this technique gives thanks for joining in at PanPastel uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

marsha said...

How clever Maxine! I love new techniques and your card is just beautiful!
Hugs,
Marsha

Becky said...

Beautiful card Max.Wonderful Spring colors.

Rene said...

Double stamping? What a brilliant idea! I never would have thought of it! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Cupcake Inspirations and good luck!
Rene ;D

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Maxine, what a beautiful card! Luv Trish x

melissac said...

WOW! I love the technique. I think I'll give it a try some day!! Your dragonfly is just wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!! Blessings!!

Electra said...

This is such a pretty "spring" card! What a wonderful way to use the fun flock-I never know what to do with mine. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really pretty, love the flocked flowers. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Kathlene said...

I love new techniques and this one looks like a lot of fun...great job!

Shirley said...

I find it always quite a challenge when trying a new technique. You managed so well on your card. The flowers and background script stand out beautifully.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.

Shirley

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful work! I've never seen this technique before.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
Thank you for always commenting on my blog. I do appriciate that very much!
Your card is so bright and happy.. I love the colors you have used.
Hugs
Gunn

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a new technique to me- I will have to go and check it out! Lovely card- wonderful colors!

Brenda Brown said...

Great techniques and a super card. Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK challenge this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful spring feel card, just fits into our challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining us over at Little Claire this month, good luck! Heidi (DT) xxx

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card, fab stamping :o) Thank you for joining us at gingerloft challenge this fortnight and please come back again. :o) hugs
NIKKI DT

Alicia said...

Love your card - so very artistic and love the Fun Flock!
Alicia xx

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

I have got an award for you on my blog :)

Hugs
Gunn

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello chick. Hope you are doing well. Love this card! It's so much fun to play with new techniques.

Mynnette said...

I think this is beautiful! I saw the video on this technique but am still a little scared to do it--your attempt is fabulous!!! :)

Elisabet said...

Hi Maxine, great card...I really love the double stamping on the dragonfly! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity.
Hugs,
Beth

Lovely Linda said...

Gorgeous card Maxine - I love the texhnique you have used - it looks fabulous! So many different details Maxine - you have ROCKED with this card!! {{{hugs}}}

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rosemary said...

Your card is wonderful, I checked out both of the examples you included and I want to try this technique - I think your version is grand! The dragonfly does have a sense of movement, that's a great effect.

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei and sharing your creation with our theme of Branching Out - you did so with not only the nature theme itself but also that you used a new technique - well done. I hope that we're able to lure you back over to our blog for more creative themes!

cardcreationsnz said...

Wonderful card Maxine. Looks very effective with this technique. Love the dragonfly too.

I am glad my cards & blog inspired you to try this technique. I found it wasn't as easy as I thought it might be, but it was fun trying something new.

Carolyn King said...

so pretty. love how you stamped the dragonfly. clever!

Julia said...

Beautiful card! Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine
I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.

Get well soon!

Hugs
Gunn

~Michelle~ said...

I love this...the platinum doesn't bother me...and I love the flocked centers! :)

febe said...

Beautiful card with the lovely details. :)

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Kary said...

Hi Maxine! Just saw this card and I think it's beautiful!! Love the stamps you used and layout. This is a cool technique isn't it? I just discovered it recently. If you have some Hero Arts stamps you should enter their contest.
Hope you are feeling better. Take good care. {hugs}

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine: This is really beutiful. I really hope you will consider linking it up with us at Word Art Wednesday for this week's challenge. I hope you are able to play along with us. Have a veru blessed week!
Blessings.
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

HelenR said...

Gorgeous Spring card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) HelenR x