Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Black and Gold Rose


This is a card made up of bits and pieces.  I had made one card that I really did not like and the main elements of this are salvaged from that.

The 'rose' was a sample from a demonstration of flitter glu and gold flakes.
Love the way the colours catch the light!!

The small panel is part of a sample back ground I taught last year, using bubble wrap and punch scrap, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks.

The sentiment was embossed using a  metallic medley ep, which mirrors the colours on the rose. I sponged the edge of the panel with Delicata gold ink.

These elements were mounted over an embossed layer of paper from the Kaisercraft Botanicals collection, and few butterflies punched from gold glitter card finished the project beautifully.

 I am very grateful for the crafter who told me very early in my cardmaking endeavors, that the easiest way to remove elements on a card that had been attached with tape, was to heat the card from behind and it would lift of far more easily!!  So very true :-).

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  1. Hello lovely friend...this is just beautiful. love how you have designed the flower and the added beauties as well..not sure what flitter glue is though... {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  2. Love all the glitter! Great Card :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Scrap! Best of luck with your entry!
    Tammy - DT

  3. Very pretty card Maxine! Love that gorgeous rose.

  4. That's a great flower stamp, Maxine and I love the embossed paper background you used!
    Thanks so much for dropping by!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  5. The black and gold rose looks so fabulous Maxine...also those pretty butterflies! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Very unique. Although the glitter is rarely apparent in photographs, the closeups give more of an idea what glittery beauty it has in person. Excellent! Love the card.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  7. Very pretty. I love the background you made with the bubble wrap. And thank you for the tip about the heat and the tape. I have always major problems with this. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

  8. That's a very impressive rose Maxine. Well done for putting some bits and pieces to a good purpose. Kate x

  9. Lovely card Maxine, a great fun challenge with the sweet 'n sour worms as colour guide, and such a beautiful way to use up that magnificent rose stamp too..
    Thanks so much for popping over (your comments made my day).
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  10. Very elegant this card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Good luck
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  11. Very unique and elegant. Thanks for joining our color challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT

  12. Wow that rose certainly makes an impact - beautiful!! Love your use of bubble wrap too! {{{hugs}}}

  13. Gorgeous card. Loving the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

  14. Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  15. Pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. Lovely creation! I love design!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge and sorry for late comment!

  17. Great card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  18. Love the bold statement of the flower on your card.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  19. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.


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