Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blues and circles

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This card was made for a commission by a friend.  One of the things she mentioned when requesting the card was that the recipient loves blue, so I started at that point.  I was also inspired by the current sketch at Stamplorations


I started with a piece of paper that has spent a couple of years at least in the bottom of my 'spray box', and as I had until recently only a lemon, blue and silver glimmer sprays, it has a very deep sheen on it of these colours - I cut the paper to use a section of the mostly blue area, but it looks more silver in the photos.  I ran it through an embossing folder called Grunge Dots.


I then lined up two pieces of double sided tape, removed the backing and applied blue glitter on it.  I used some metallic waste to layer over that again


Next came the vellum, which is a pale blue, and embossed in a script folder.


The scripture is one from Word Art Wednesday, which I die cut, embossed and sponged, then layered over a scalloped rectangle. 


The sentiment was silver embossed, then I cut it to a rectangle, put masking tape around the edge and sponged it, before using the scalloped die 'creatively' to be able to match the other panel.
The finishing touch were the three flat back pearls.

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23 comments:

Becky said...

This is one fabulous Birthday card. Love the design and glitter.

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Maxine.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and special sentiment, detailed added goodies are amazing.xxx

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KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful Maxine. Love that gorgeous blue. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
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Cathy DT Member
xxxx

MiamiKel said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning and so vibrant! Beautifully done Maxine ❤️

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...like how you added all that texture!

jimlynn said...

That scripture is so pretty and your card is beautiful! Love the shine on the glitter too. Beautiful!
Lynn

Kim Rippere said...

Love all your shapes and textures.

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applejack cards by sue said...

A beautiful card with a special sentiment and lovely papers. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge!!!

nini78 said...

beautiful card
Thanks for playing with Not just card challenge blogFanny (NJC DT)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving all of the shimmer- and the scripture is awesome! Beautifully done.

Cheryl Krause said...

What a fabulous creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Sari / Granne said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous textures and love the blue. Thank you for joining STAMPloratiosn, good luck.

Ellie said...

A gorgeous card Maxine. I love the embossed words and lots of wonderful details!

Barb said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Incy Wincy challenge. Barb

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine! Love the scripture.
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Lovely Linda said...

Sorry I am late to comment - I thought I had already, but no... :) Love all of the texture on this card - it works so well with the colours you have used! {{{hugs}}}}

alethea said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

Deonna Bemish said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the textures and the verse. Thank you for sharing your talent this week at TTCRD and please come and play again next week.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this looks amazing. I'm sure the recipient loved it. Love the bit of metallic bling over the strip of glitter. So glad you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

MaryH said...

Maxine, Well DONE! Love all the pretty colors on this one, and all the textures. Am really liking the effect of the metallic waste against the embossing & the pretty vellum. Love the torn paper look, and the verse was so appropriate. Liked the way you handed the word art with the die cuts, emboss & distressing. I'm sure your requestor loved it, as did whomever was lucky enough to receive it. Very lovely card. TFS & Hugs

E. Marie said...

Love the combination of papers, colors, and texture. This all added to make a lovely card. Thank you for sharing in the Sparkle N Sprinkle February Creative Challenge.