Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday Blues

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I wanted a 'no fuss' style of birthday card recently, and I was inspired by this card by blogger Maureen Merrit, and here is my CASE.  It was the layout that attracted me.


I started with the patterned paper - a scrap of an Amy Tangerine design, then matched the blue in the design for the base.


I was not entirely happy with the basic card, but did not want to detract from the design, so I stamped using bubble wrap and Versamark ink and embossed the results with clear embossing powder.  This definitely added the interest I wanted, without detracting from the paper.


I was then at a loss as to how and where to add the sentiment, and came up with this diecut from the Lacy Circle set of dies, which was sponged to echo the dots on the card base.


I was quite happy with the results.

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21 comments:

jimlynn said...

Maxine, I love the embossed look with the bubble wrap! I have a piece of that stuff set back to try something in the future! Thanks for the inspiration.
Love this card. The blue is a perfect match for that beautiful patterned paper. Fantastic card!
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine ,this is a beauty! I really like your take on the card (I saw that, too, and kept it for my future CASE's, LOL!) Gorgeous palette and as always, love your little embossing - that's really your signature on your lovely cards!
Blessings!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card- love your colors and the bubble wrap embossing is fab! The layout is so cool- I can see this done in many colors and DP's too! I love seeing all of the new techniques you are trying : )

Cynthia said...

I love how this turned out, Maxine! The clear embossed bubble wrap is perfect. I may have to give that a try!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Maxine. The bubble wrapped embossing really adds to the card with out distracting. Great design.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in this week at MMM with your lovely card - what a great idea to use bubble wrap - Jacqueline xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Maxine, I love the way you have done the embossing with the bubble wrap.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

mamapez5 said...

A great card Maxine, which I must admit, I prefer to the original - because of the colour combo I think. You've made good use of the bubble wrap which gives just the right amount of interest without swamping the rest. Well done. Kate x

Lovely Linda said...

Lovely card Maxine - what a great technique - I love Bubble Wrap especially with the embossing. The paper is a perfect choice too! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

What a fabulous "No fuss card" :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this so fun. Love the diagonal piece of DP. And the embossed sentiment. Lovely!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Maxime.

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

FeistyCrafter said...

Your "no fuss" card turned out beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Very pretty no fuss card! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, Susan x

Flutterby Trina said...

love the simplicity of this card! thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC and our 'anything goes challenge - we do hope to see you again soon :) x

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic inspirations, have you checked out our blog hop and collected the letters to try and win a prize, also some of us are offering candy. Louise DT x

Suzi B said...

Thank uoi for joining us at MMM with this lovely card
Suzi B x

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful card! The gold embossed sentiment looks fab! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Taniaj Scott said...

Lovely card, like the clear embossing. Many thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our anything goes /blog hop challenge Hugs Txx(DT)

pam hicks said...

nice simplistic card lovely colours,Thanks for joining in at Artistic Inspirations Pam DT xx

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing with us at Lexis.
Hugs Julie x