Saturday, July 19, 2014

Arrows

 Welcome

I have made another card using the same Close To My Heart set that has the feather stamps.


As soon as I saw this stamp I started thinking of this design, so I had a play using various inks and some gold embossing, ensuring that the embossed arrows went in the opposite direction to the others.  This panel was mounted over a green layer.


I embossed the sentiment (an old Hero Arts Stamp) and die cut it, and then layered it. 


The background looked too plain, so I embossed it with the herringbone design, but the embossing did not quite reach to the top of the red layer of card, so I used some creativity to hide it by using twine and a button with a double bow.



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May your day be blessed.

27 comments:

  1. Beautful embossing and I love the retro feel.
    {I would love you to take part in my 900 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. fabulous Maxine. Great idea with the button and bow...You should add it to our challenge at Die Cut Divas this month....http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/buttons-and-bows-new-challenge.html

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  3. Extraordinary composition Maxine. Great color mixing. The gold embossing real does make things pop. Excellent.

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  4. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

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  5. Such a brilliant card, fab desings and lovely colour combo's....hope you are enjoying your weekend...
    The Journey is the Start

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  6. Beautiful! Love the feathers and the embossing! Thanks for joining our Button, button challenge at Delightful Challenges this week. Julie, DT member

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  7. Hi Maxine! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thank you SO MUCH for praying for Audra. It means so much.
    I love the feathers! I have some cool new wooden feathers that I want to use, but I haven't yet. I'm such a scaredy-cat when it comes to trying something new or different. I will really try to use those feathers this week...maybe on my card for WAW. What do you think? You have definitely inspired me. Thanks again for visiting me blog, and also for playing along with us again this week at Word Art Wednesday. You are such a blessing to me.
    Karen

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  8. The arrows are so cool and different!

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  9. Hello Maxine...Stopping by to say a big thank you for the wonderful comment on the post I made today. I am grateful to God to be able to share the scripture with you and so glad God has already placed the same scripture I shared in your heart to read. See, I know that it's no coincidence. The Lord wants us to take the Gospel to every corner of the world and tell the people about it. I believe we can only do so if we have complete understanding (in context) as we study His Word. Anyway, this card of yours is so bright and happy. Love, love, love the crispy embossing...God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Love those arrows and that embossing looks so good!

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  11. Pretty card. Your colors and great design really make this card POP!!!

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  12. That is an awesome card, sooooo nice! I love all the embossing! Thanx for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hugs.......Carla

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  13. This is really fun, Maxine! Love the texture and stamped arrow design.

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  14. What a fun birthday card! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee, hugs, Rita DT

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  15. a lovely versatile card in summer colours,.thank you joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  16. An interesting design, love the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenges and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Sandy DT

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  17. I'm into arrows too, but haven't ever done a card really with arrows. You've got me thinking now.


    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  18. What a clever design with those arrows. I would not have had the 1st clue as to what to do with this stamp! It's gorgeous, and wonderful the way you've used the different colors & directions. What really boosted this one into overdrive, IMHO, is the chevron embossing on that brilliant background. Fabulous. Great save on your design too, with your inspired design idea! Beautiful card, Maxine. TFS & Hugs

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  19. Back with a different DT hat on. Just want to add that I love the gold embossing you incorporated here. It really gave your card an edge. Thanks for blessing us with your card at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word of encouragement in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless always.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Maxine, just want to thank you for always leaving a lovely comment. I normally prefer traditional Christmas Cards but sometimes when on a DT they like something different...have a nice day, I am off to the nursing home till 6pm to spend time with my dad.xxx

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  21. Thank you for visiting me! That is a satriking card! I love the colors and the embossing!
    Hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  22. Sweet and energetic card, love the embossed parts. This project is perfect for our 'hot summer/colors' challenge. Thank you for joining Crafty Catz Challenges this week and please come back again tomorrow for a brand new theme.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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  23. This is fab! love the embossed bits.Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

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  24. Very cool card! I loved the embossed bits

    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    DT Katya x

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  25. Very cool card! I loved the embossed bits

    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic.
    DT Katya x

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  26. Beautiful project :) thanks so much for joining in our July challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne

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