Thursday, September 12, 2013

Friendly Birthday


I wanted a card for a friend, and something that did not take too long to make, and this card fitted the bill.

I started with the the stamp and vellum, embossing the sentiment in gold.

The ribbon was pleated along the top edge of the vellum, and a button adhered at the end - with a piece of pearle thread forming a bow threaded through it.

The sentiment was stamped onto matching green card and gold embossed.
I finished the card by mounting the vellum over a cream card that I had sponged the edges of, and adding some pearls for interest.

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Amy said...

I really like the folded ribbon across the top!

Dawn Turley said...

wow Maxine. What beautiful embossing on your vellum. This is a very pretty card.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, I saw the thumbnail of your card but did a double take when I saw the close up. The embossing is wonderful and the sentiment is even more so. That pale green is so soothing.
We love to see your artwork; thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Remember you can post up to FIVE projects this week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

( was your vellum printed? )

Valentina said...

Love this sentiment! soooo much! GREAT project!
thanks for sharing at Use it tuesday!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is a vision, Maxine! What a brilliant, shiny festive card! Well done!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine! I am always SO amazed at how awesome your embossed images always turn out. It seems that when I try, it always takes me several attempts and it never looks this good. It's definitely a talent (one I apparently don't have) and I love seeing yours. Your friend will love this, and it turned out SO pretty. That pleated ribbon at the top is super pretty too! Thanks for sharing with us, my friend. Also wanted you to know that I just prayed for you, and hope you're doing well. Keep in touch, and God bless you always my friend!
Word Art Wednesday

Margaret said...

Stunning! I love the gold embossing and the folded ribbon is a really nice touch.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful colors and a simply gorgeous and elegant card!!! Love the ribbon treatment too.

Doreen said...

Interessante Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More. Liebe Grüße Doreen

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card, love the stamped words on Vellum!!
It looks so great.
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Berni Cuttino said...

Pretty, love the embossing on the sentiment and pleaed ribbon. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni, DT

Lovely Linda said...

Very pretty Maxine - I love the embossed sentiment - so pretty on the vellum! {{{hugs}}}

Marcy said...

Very pretty card! Great sentiment and nice embossing too. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

rachel said...

great card - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week and good luck x

Helen in the UK said...

Saw your card on the Shopping Our Stash challenge. Very simple and elegant. The gold embossing makes it look expensive :)

Miss Amber said...

That pleated ribbon is such a great touch!
Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

lauren bergold said...

what a lovely card and a great example of embossing on vellum! thanks for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH! :)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Love that sentiment! And love it embossed in gold! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

alicaz said...

Great card! The gold on vellum looks just amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Becky said...

What a neat way to use the vellum! Love that folded ribbon as well. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

Deonna Bemish said...

Great card with vellum! I love the embossing. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this past week.