Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One Heart

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This card came together quite quickly - after it convinced me that it wanted to look like this, which is not how I had initially planned it!


It is basically a Z-fold card with a die half cut in the centre, and then the fancy cut layered over it. I used the s/b die set Swirled Heart


I used the fancy die as a stencil and sponged Versamark ink over it, then embossed it with silver. The extra texture was was a "creative opportunity". 
 

The sentiment is an old one that I have used repeatedly, and here I silver embossed it


The paper is from an old pad, Romantique by Prima - it was one of my first purchases of a pad of design paper.


This is the card opened out. 
 The detailing comprised the rhinestones - which represent the years of the marriage, and a glitter purple pen run around the edge of the dp - it gives a subtle sheen to the edges. I must admit that this was another case of a "creative opportunity"

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26 comments:

  1. Delightful card with such a beautiful die used Maxine and colours are strikingly gorgeous.xx

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  2. This is so pretty. I love the heart and the rhinestones and the pretty papers. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

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  3. Maxine, this is breath taking beautiful!!! LOVE IT!
    Lynn

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  4. What a lovely card Maxine, love the colour and the texture here, thank you for playing along with us at Ooh La La Creations, good luck xxxx

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  5. , This is so pretty, the heart has wonderful color, swirls and bling. I like the fold. Thank you so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

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  6. Oh, this is so beautiful! LOVE the dies and the fun fold! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  7. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations Sue DT xx

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  8. Lovely the fold on this Maxine and what a beautiful card! The heart focal point is just lovely!

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  9. Very pretty card...like the fold you used and the pretty embossing!

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  10. This is stunning girl, love the design of this heart.

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  11. Wow, it wanted to come out gorgeous, and it did! Beautiful work and thanks for sharing at the PaperGirls!

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  12. Oh I DO love the way you've used this beautiful die. The colors are perfect for the occasion, and I am just loving the filigree on the heart. Perfect embossed in silver, and the dp sets off the romantic feel of the lovely anniversary card. Good thing you let the card dictate what happened, cause it turned out wonderful. TFS & Hugs

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  13. Very pretty card! I like the unique colors and the creative touch you've added! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!

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  14. isn't it funny how sometimes our cards come together regardless of how we envisioned them?? haha. this one came out beautifully!!

    lovies, =o) kel

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  15. This is a very elegant card! Thanks for linking up with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

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  16. Great card! I'm loving the colours. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

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  17. Such a pretty card.... Don't you love how a project will take a change in the middle of creating it and it's just perfect ! Thanks for playing with us at Unruly PaperArts.

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  18. LOL--my cards have a mind of their own too! Turned out fab!

    Toni
    HOC DT

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  19. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  20. Very pretty! I love your diecut heart! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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  21. That is so funny, and so me! I plan things in my head but my cards tell me otherwise :) Beautifully done, as always! I hope you are feeling better! ♥

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  22. Hi Maxine! I'm a new follower and I love your card! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!

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  23. Such a pretty card, I love the colors and fancy fold. Very elegant together, thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month. Danie xx

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  24. Oh wow your card is truly gorgeous, I really love the colour and the heart is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Unruly Paperarts this month. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

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  25. I like the colours, a change from the usual red/pinks! Thank you for joining in with HOC! Pat DT x

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