Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trees galore

Welcome, and thanks for popping by to visit.

I needed a card for a young man, and was scrabbling around on my desk when I came across a card I was never happy with... so I dismantled it, and used just the embossed scripture from it. The stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs and embossed with bronze embossing powder.


I then went ahead and made a background, using distress stains in Broken China and Bundled Sage stamping and masking it with a tree from Unity Stamps Love Joy Peace set, and then and spraying it with silver glimmer mist.


I then stamped a sentiment using a Craft's Meow stamp that I had cut in half to stamp horizontally on a banner I hand cut, and mounted over foam dots to give it some dimension.



I mounted the finished panel over a yellow card and then onto dark green base.


Over all I am very pleased with it.

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34 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

delightful Maxine. The gold embossing looks amazing on the card

sharon said...

Beautiful card, I love the effect of your background. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine! I love the way you gave dimension with the hump in the sentiment. Very nice!!!

Marilyn said...

Fab card Maxine. I am in awe over the embossing... I never have any luck doing sentiments with embossing powder and usually end up with a mess. Yours is perfect!

Becky said...

Beautiful verse, and love how you gold embossed this.

Janette said...

Hi Maxine, what a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous, Maxine. It appears to have great texture, and I just LOVE that teal color. So nice, and THANK YOU for sharing this in our challenge this week. What a blessing to get to see you again this week. I appreciate having you stop by my blog, and of course playing along at WAW - I appreciate your fellowship. Have a blessed week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

jimlynn said...

Truly beautiful!! Love it, Maxine.
Lynn

Lisa xx said...

Great card and what inspiring words. Thank you for joining in with the Forever Friends Monthly challenge xx

Deonna Bemish said...

Wonderful Card! I love that verse. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
Your card is lovely. I find great depth in the stamped images. The Happy BD tag is really inventive especially with that curve.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD Be Upon You!

Frea said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges

Lovely Linda said...

This is fabulous Maxine - I love the recycling of cards that we are not happy with - especially when they turn out as good as this - love the background too!! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Time-To-Share said...

Stunning card Maxine! I love the verse and the background is beautiful. Thanks for your continued support - your comments are always so encouraging. Wishing you a very blessed and peaceful 2013. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Cathy A said...

Maxine this has turned out brilliantly, the raiding of another card for the sentiment has worked well.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Oh, how I love the sentiment you used and your background is beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede.
http://www.qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenge-20-anything-goes.html

Krafty Kows said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty- love the beautiful scripture- and love the background!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, how beautiful - such an amazing testimony and lovely card to showcase HIM :) Beautifully crafted and one to admire! Blessings!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the scripture you chose to feature on the card. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Maxine! Love the verse and how perfect!

Margaret said...

Nicely done. Love the beautiful background and the scripture verse is just perfect!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! I really like the embossed sentiments and the background is lovely! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Sheryl said...

A lovely card - really love the colours and the background paper.
Good to have you join us at CRAFT this week. Look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Amy said...

The background leaves are a gorgeous shade of green in this, and I love how the 'happy birthday' is slightly raised.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creation with a precious sentiment. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Helene E said...

love your embossing. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in the challenge.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous male card Maxine and love the verse.
Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Laura said...

What a great transformation! Thanks for playing with us at the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge.
Laura xx

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! Sorry I have been so quiet for so long. It has been a busy busy 6 months. Hope all is well with you.
I LOVE this card!! The Scripture is one of my favourites, and I'm sure the young man would really treasure the card & message. Have a wonderful weekend!! Will write soon...

marsha said...

This is very lovely Maxine! I love the embossing and great scripture verse!
Hugs,
Marsha

Christine said...

Great card Maxine! What a great way to make something out of a card you didn't really like!!!

Darlene said...

Maxine, this is very well done! I just love bronze EP and your card is a perfect example of why. I really admire the handmade DP, it looks fabulous with the scripture and the colors are wonderful. Great way to repurpose the scripture panel!

Bettina L. said...

This is a fab birthday card. Love the colours and the design with the banner and stamped background too. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx