Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Anniversary Blues

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Yes, another anniversary card - I hope you don't mind.

The inspiration for the colours came from the original wedding colours.


Although this is a CAS card, it fought me, right down to a smudge as I was about to assemble the whole....


My trusty stamp was employed again, and I gold embossed it (again).


The flower is a Spellbinders die, and I cut three layers of vellum and two layers of blue, and painted them all with silver mist (rather than spraying them). 
I attached it over an image of an owl that was in the embossing - I wanted to use the flourishes, but not the owl.


The only other colour was Tumbled Glass DI which was sponged on the edges of the embossed top layer, and the blue rinestones.

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17 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love seeing your wonderful work Maxine and have to say this is just gorgeous.xx
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MariLynn said...

How creative to use the embossing and cover the owl with that gorgeous flower!

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart.

MaryH said...

Sometimes you just have to make the cards that you need for Life. I enjoy seeing whatever you share with us. This one is not so dramatic as the beautiful ruby card earlier, but is equally lovely. The crisp white with the soft blue flower and pretty embossing...very wonderful. I really do like the way you've done that flower. It's great when you can get lots of mileage from any stamp, and this sentiment one is so pretty as well. Love the tiny pearls...looked great the way you've placed them! TFS & Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful flower and how clever to put it over the owl from the EF! Beautiful with the Gold embossing too!

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Maxine I neever thiught of hiding the owl. I have this folder and now have an idea to use iyt for an upcoming wedding ☺

Becky said...

What a fabulous card Maxine. Love the flower.

Becca Cruger said...

Oh myyyyyy! Wowzas! That glimmery, shimmery flower is downright lovely! You, my friend, are talented. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog and for the crafty follow. I'm off to find your button now!

jimlynn said...

I don't think I've ever made a card that didn't have some type of smudge on it Maxine! Maybe that's what makes them homemade!
This is totally gorgeous! That flower is so pretty and great idea to just have the flourishes showing and covering up the owl. A lovely, lovely card!
Lynn

Bonnie Taylor said...

Gorgeous anniversary card. So elegant...I just love the flower you made. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Craft Your Passion!
~ Bonnie DT

Heather said...

Very pretty! Gorgeous flower and I love that you used it to cover up the owl. I would have never known and I don't think I would have thought of doing that. It is a great idea and I will have to keep it in mind. Thanks for playing with LTSCB

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful creation Maxine! Love the embossing and gorgeous flower!

kel Acopan said...

i LOVE that flower! itʻs gorgeous!!! and what a wonderful idea covering up that owl... i never would have known it was there if you didnʻt say anything!

lovies, =o) kel

Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Maxine - lovely embossing and a pretty flower. Thanks for sharing it with us at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

Mari Kocjancic said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!
-Mari K.
Incy Wincy DT

Tammy Cochrane said...

Pretty card! Love your choice in paper for your flower. beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at LTSCB!
Tammy DT

adziamar said...

Pretty card, thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations