Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chalks, a Butterfly and Pearls

Welcome

I made this card for the birthday of an older woman, and was pleased with how it turned out, especially as I was trying a new technique, along with reviving an old one.

My inspiration was from the Craft Stamper magazine - again :-)


I started by stamping the white layer with versamark ink and the  Stampendous Bandana background stamp, then randomly colouring it by rubbing chalks over the ink, which picked up the colour and showed the detail


The centre panel was embossed, and on the debossed side chalks were again rubbed over it to colour, and accent the pattern.


I assembled the card using gold card to frame the layers.


The finishing details were a double layered butterfly and pearls.



 I will 'fess up here - the tutorial had the sentiment stamped directly on the debossed panel, but the panel was too detailed and the stamp too fine to really show up (in fact it looked terrible) so I stamped the sentiment on plain paper and cut it using a tag to hide the um, er, boo boo.


The final detail was the ribbon across the bottom of the card - this was because the stamped panel was too short for the A4 card size that we use here.

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21 comments:

  1. Beautifully done Maxine. I love the chalking on the debossed area.

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  2. Very pretty! Love the multi-color, embossed background. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge.

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  3. Beautiful card! I love the chalking! and the gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Winged Things challenge!

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  4. Maxine, I love those pastel colors along with the gorgeous butterfly. Chalk and debossed areas are beautiful! She's going to love this.
    Lynn

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  5. Great embossing - wonderful color choices. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

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  6. Maxine this is very beautiful and colourful.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  7. Great card, so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Birthday Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

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  8. Maxine your is beautiful. I love the devising technique and the beautiful colors. Hugs, Fran

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  9. This is so beautiful Maxine. I love the colors you used and the embossing. I'm an older woman - too bad it's not my birthday. ;)

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  10. WOW-I LOVE the chalking on the versamark- love the embossed panel and the vellum butterfly and the ribbon you added. Just Fabulous!

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  11. Very pretty, I like the chalking!

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  12. WOW! This is a beautiful and soft card. Love the delicate details!

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  13. Beautiful card and fine design !Thank you so much for entering our SSS challenge this time ,i hope you return with another stunning card next.
    Greets Gudrun DT

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  14. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

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  15. Lovely card I like the techniques you used very pretty thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

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  16. Oh my -this is gorgeous! Love the pastel coloring against the embossed areas. Very pretty.

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  17. This is gorgeous Max. I love the embossing and love your butterfly.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful Maxine!

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  19. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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  20. so pretty love the embossing!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!!

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  21. I just love this technique using the versamark and chalks, its such a pretty background for your beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.
    Danie xx

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