Friday, September 18, 2015

Flora, Fauna and a Tag

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Another card for a gardening friend, and a second entry in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5 - this time the Never Before Used Schtuff is the lattice die, and the stack of patterned paper I used.  

I went to the Botanicals 6x6 stack by TrimCrafts as a starting point for the floral theme, but I was also inspired by Grace at Th-ink-ing of You in the way I used the lattice Die Cut.

I matched the card base to some of the flowers in the paper, and cut the lattice in an off-white card to match the ecru colour in the background, I could have used gold, as the paper is pearlised and gives of a strong golden sheen in the bright light.

The tag was made using a scrap that I found amongst some very early 'experiments' in my crafting days, and I sprayed it with a gold spray, then dabbed some Versamark ink over it, sprinkled some gold ep and heated it from behind.  The edges were also gold embossed on both tags.

The butterflies were cut from foiled cardstock.

Another view of the card, this time showing the light hitting the gold sheen.

Loved this card by the time I finished it!

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  1. This is lovely Maxine you have used the lattice - it looks great, especially with the florals, The butterflies are so pretty and the tag perfect! {{{hugs}}}

  2. very pretty card. All the glimmery and glittery textures look stunning.

  3. Such a pretty creation.. I love the delicate look of the elemnts and the lightly glittering texture! Super!

  4. Maxine, This is really a beauty. The lattice, flowers and butterflies give wisp of a real garden with the dew. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Beautiful and inspiring, love this creation and colours. Have a great weekend...

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  6. a wonderful card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny

  7. A beautiful card, I love the pull out tag and pretty butterflies. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  8. So pretty! I like the gold embossing! So elegant!

  9. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper and the lattice over it. Spectacular design. Hugs, Maggie

  10. Gorgeous patterned paper and I love the lattice work! SO pretty Maxine. The butterflies are the crowning touch too.

  11. Very pretty thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  12. This is stunning Maxine... all the shine and sparkle are so pretty. I love those gold butterflies and I especially like the way you added one to the tag. I'm glad you took a separate pic of it so we could see it - you know, the tag by itself would make a fab addition to any gift but coupled with the pretty card, it's twice the gorgeousness.

  13. Lovely card Maxine - so much depth and detail.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
    Caryn xxx

  14. so pretty and delicate! Love the foiled butterflies! :)


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