Monday, January 18, 2016

A Rose for a Friend

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I wanted a card for an elderly friend who is having some health issues, and this is what eventuated.


I stamped and gold embossed this gorgeous rose, now discontinued, and sat and coloured it whilst watching a (50 over) cricket match.  I coloured it with prismacolor pencils and some other very cheap pencils for the orange colour.  


To add a little sparkle, I painted some WoS over the petals and leaves.



I mounted the fussy cut rose over some dark patterned paper (from the Kaiser craft Botanicals pad)  after embossing the sentiment on it (a Rubbabubadoo stamp), mounted that onto an orange base and added a few sequins.  

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24 comments:

  1. Lovely work Maxine, I just one day use my rose stamp wiht gold embossing too, used to often do that but now forget. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

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  2. Such a lovely card! Loved the gold embossing Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. Beautiful rose, embossed so nicely. Colours design are just gorgeous.x
     {aNNie}

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  4. Stunning card! Love the colours and that you worked on a dark base! Have a good week!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Maxine! The embossing is a fabulous touch!

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  6. Simply gorgeous!! Love the coloring and the embossing!

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  7. Such a gorgeous flower stamp, Maxine! Nothing says elegance like gold embossing. Your coloring and shading are beautiful! Your friend will cherish her card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
    crafty hugs,
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    {Creative Smiles}

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  8. This is really pretty! I bet your friend loved it! Like your neat details especially the embossing.

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  9. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  10. It's GORGEOUS! Love the soft coloring of this pretty rose and the gold embossing was over-the-top. Like the combination of the elegant rose over that grid paper. Would never have thought to do this, and it's just so effective a design. Your friend will love it! This looks like a PSX image, but whatever the manufacturer, it's a lovely rose. TFS & Hugs

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  11. Stunning and gorgeous in so many ways. Love the color of the gold against the darks in the patterned paper - fabulous! ♥

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  12. Wonderful - the gold embossing on this makes it a standout!

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  13. Love the black graph paper as the backdrop for these beautifully embossed images. Fabulousness!

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  14. A gorgeous card and I really like how that rose SPARKLES.

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  15. What a lovely, rich looking rose!

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  16. Wow Maxine, I just love this one!! I am so glad you took that close up shot so I could see just how beautiful the embossed flower is! Wow, the soft colours and the shimmer are so amazing, and what a lovely contrast against the dark background! hugs :)

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  17. such a great card! and the embossing of the rose really nice! i love the coloring! xoxo Olga

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  18. Pretty. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  19. Fabulous card Maxine, and glad you shared this at our current challenge of anything goes...good luck in the draw.
    Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

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  20. Gorgeous card such a wonderful image, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  21. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Crafty Time this month. Lovely rose. Good luck and we'd love to see you again soon. Christine DT x

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  22. Lovely and elegant card ! Thank you for playing with us at the Artistic Stamper's January challenge

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