Sunday, March 23, 2014

Leaves

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 I was inspired to make this masculine card from a combination of various cards on Pinterest using inchies. There are also elements from a technique in a magazine I recently read.


 I started with the inchies, blotting them onto a distress ink pad for background colour, then overstamping them with small leaves, also in distress inks.


They were mounted onto the dark brown card to frame them, and adhered to the card with foam squares for a hint of dimension.



I stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink and clear embossed it.

The final detail were the two groups of three scored lines.

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28 comments:

  1. Maxine this is lovely, great use of lines embossed on your background too
    Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
    Anne
    LIM Guest commenter

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  2. Great card Maxine. Love the inches frame between the embossing. A great touch.

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  3. Such a classy card and I love the embossing.

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  4. What a fanastic idea. I love the litle bits of embossing you have added. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Use A Stamp Or Digi Anywhere On Your Project Challenge #3 and Good Luck!

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  5. I love this card - the embossing really finishes it off.

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  6. I love this card Maxine! If it didn't say Happy Birthday, you could use it for any occasion... Mother's Day, Friend, even a guy card. The sign of a great card is when it is so versatile and not limited to a single instance. Fabulous, elegant and classy!

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  7. Lovely card. I love the idea using inchies.

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  8. Loving those distressed inches! So pretty. Also love the way you did the scoring lines.
    Lynn

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  9. These are stunning. Your technique for creating the background for each leaf is marvelous. The embossing connects the images. Very lovely!

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  10. Beautiful CAS design, Maxine. Love the technique on the inchies. The score lines really are the perfect finishing touch!

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  11. A lovely masculine card Maxine. I like making ATCs but find inchies a bit limitimg, but this is an excellent way to use them. Kate x

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  12. Gorgeous. I never get over how little is needed when your design is so beautifully balanced. Great job!

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  13. Very lovely. I see that you have inspiration with Autumn coming your way soon.

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  14. I love trees, leaves and autumn colours, so this ticks all the boxes for me, Maxine. The embossed lines complete a very elegant design. It's gorgeous!

    Lynne

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  15. Beautifully done Maxine. Inchies are one of the favorite techniques I have seen. Breat card.

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  16. Great guy card, Maxine! Your inches are just beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Loving this great card Maxine- your inchies are great- and LOVE the three scored lines- what a cool accent!

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  18. This is stunning - I really love it - the design is gorgeous and perfect for a male card :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, have a lovely week, Em xx

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  19. Super card, fab colours too

    Kathyk

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  20. This is gorgeous Maxine. I love the background and colors.

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  21. Beautiful colours! Great card!
    Christine (Belgium)

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  22. Very beautiful card with inchies, I love the details of embossed lines also... Thanks for playing along with us at Tando Creative. Coco x

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  23. Awesome design! I love the inchies on this card. The scored lines are such a great design element. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)

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  24. I must apologise for my lack of comments over the past few weeks whilst I was on holiday in Australia, but hopefully things should be back to normal now!
    This is terrific!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  25. Love this Maxine.
    It looks like a tiny art gallery. Great idea.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  26. Love those leaves Maxine - they are fabulous against the white background! {{{hugs}}}

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  27. Maxine, what a perfect masculine card! Simple, classy, elegant, yet masculine! Love those scored lines, and the colors on the leaf panels are so rich. Gorgeous!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D