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:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautful embossing and I love the retro feel.
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Dawn Turley said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

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

Sue said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Julie Odil said...

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

Karen Letchworth said...

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

Sue Marrazzo said...

The arrows are so cool and different!

Jo Ann said...

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

Marilyn said...

Love those arrows and that embossing looks so good!

JD/ Jill said...

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

Carla Harkies said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Rita Edwards said...

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

tilly said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fab design!
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Sandy How said...

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

Arlene said...

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.

MaryH said...

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

Jo Ann said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

peggy aplSEEDS said...

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

Anna Jasiolek said...

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

Sammy said...

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

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Very cool card! I loved the embossed bits

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

Katya- Ангел ф кедах said...

Very cool card! I loved the embossed bits

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

Eithne said...

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