Sunday, November 22, 2015

Window Tree


Welcome

First and foremost I would like to welcome my newest followers  
Olga Fink, who blogs at  Creating With Olga
and Ginny Maxam of Maxam Made Studio,
and Marie of Algodao Tao Doce.
Please visit these ladies, and be prepared to be impressed. 

This is the second card I taught this month, and it is modeled on a 'make and take' card that I made at a Stamp Expo earlier this year, with a panel of acetate in the centre of the front, and the sentiment stamped behind it.


The tree is one from an older set from Unity Stamps that I gold embossed, then mounted over a red layer.


The paper on the top and bottom was randomly stamped with a group of notes from various (clear) stamp sets clustered together on an acrylic block.


I do not know where the sentiment comes from, but I have had it for years and love using it.  The embossing looks messy in this picture, but it is not - I think there were marks on the acetate that the camera picked up.


When making this card with the Christmas 'feel' to it, I was thinking of friends who have lost a loved one about this time of year, and may not actually be feeling very festive, so it does double duty, as it were.

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20 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Maxine, the use of the acetate and the embossing is gorgeous in the gold.xx { aNNie}

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a lovely card, I don't think I have seen that image before. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love this design Maxine! That window panel is so unique and I love that Christmas tree! Fun and festive! hugs :)

Kathy S said...

There is something about gold embossing that really elevates a card. Love the panel with the see through element too. Thanks so much for joining us in our ATG's week at Brown Sugar Challenges. Hope you'll join again soon. Take care.

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty design. I love the gold embossing....so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

MaryH said...

Love this golden tree on the vellum. Looks so pretty with the vellum & red mat against that nice patterned stamping as well. Great design, and how thoughtful of you to be thinking of those who may not have quite as happy a holiday this year while missing a loved one. This is a card that will be especially appropriate in that situation. TFS & Hugs.

Bonnie said...

I love this layout, Maxine! And that golden tree is gorgoeous!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, All the gold embossing is regal and the acetate is a lovely touch. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

Charity Chamberlain said...

Darling card! Fantastic embossing! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
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http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Olga Fink said...

Maxine thank you so much for welcoming me to your blog! I love your card! such a great idea! very inspiring and I will definitely try it! Have a great week!

Team Clark said...

Such a cool design, Maxine! Love that tree!

MiamiKel said...

OH my goodness Maxine, this is absolutely lovely. I love the fun fold you have created here!
welcome to your new followers, too - they will love it in here with you :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Great card and design Maxine!
Thank You~

Dawn Turley said...

what a great card Maxine. I bet your group enjoyed learning this one.

Suchi said...

Such a cute card Maxine...love the acetate used here...simply gorgeous! :)

creationsnz said...

wonderful idea, very impressive

Linda said...

Fabulous card, great design. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Nancy said...

Love your gold tree it's so unique and different! Well done! Thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls this week!

Dawn Frost said...

Great cards Maxine! Thanks for joining us for our Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug, hope to see you next challenge. Good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Karen McCaughern said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT