Monday, February 29, 2016

Congratulation Cats

Welcome

I spent some time recently playing with water colour crayons in water colour paper, and ended up with a rather bright sheet of paper....


I went to use it here and decided that it really was rather garish, so toned it down with some plain vellum.


The cats were stamped and gold embossed, and the heart painted with twinkling H2O's.  The stamp is so old I have no idea what brand it is - it has worn off.


 Likewise the sentiment (retired Layers of Color)  was gold embossed.


The final details were some flat backed pearls and some washi tape, trimmed to show the show the tower and words only.

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27 comments:

  1. Lovely and the vellum looks so good used in this way!
    Happy new week Maxine!
    Would be great you would link to our
    MOO-MANIA & MORE -CHALLENGE
    as well - as this fortnight we have
    favourite pets
    as our theme!

    oxo
    Susi

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  2. Eeekk!! Such a cute card- love those cats!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. ♥♥♥ Thank you Maxine!
    Happy new week!

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  4. This is such a sweet project and love those golden embossed kitties too. Thanks for visiting my Blog and leaving a comment. There is a clear choice among the presidential candidates who fears and loves the Lord and a man of his word but the level of deception among the people are beyond reason. Please keep us in your prayers. Hugs!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  5. What a sweet card,Maxine!
    Embossing on vellumis always so dramatic.
    Also thanks so much for all your compliments on my craftchaos blog.

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  6. A fun card! Think they had to smile when they recieved it! Have a fun week!

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  7. A very nice save on your watercolor crayon experiment. The vellum worked so well and the gold embossing is giving dimension and beauty. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

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  8. Love the idea of toning down a bright background with vellum, it looks lovely peeping through the vellum
    Jane

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  9. Hello, Maxine! Lovely to see you again. I've missed browsing blogs during my crafting hiatus, but it's so good to be getting back in the loop again. What an adorable creation. I just pulled out some Vellum...yours is so cute. Have a blessed day!

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  10. Very nice! I really like that embossing on the vellum.

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  11. OOO, lovely watercolor background Maxine!! Great idea with the vellum overlay - gives that a softer look - turned out so neat. :) THanks for playing in our new Imagine That! Creative Playground challenge! xKris

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  12. What a fun image! Love it embossed in the gold on that watercolor background!

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  13. So cute! I love the bright colors in your background. The cats, well what can I say? I love the CATS!!!

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  14. This is such a sweet card! I LOVE the embossing--it's so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  15. beautiful card, gorgeous image chosen here and delightful colouring.xx
     {aNNie}

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  16. Beautiful Maxine! I love the softly blended colours of your background, and the cat image is just lovely! hugs :)

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  17. I adore the look of vellum over your water colored BG- soft & pretty! Also love the Washi used to hold down the edges!

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  18. This is so beautiful Maxine! I love the embossing on the Vellum!
    Xoxo Olga

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  19. This is precious. It is one of those art pieces where less is more. Two cats in love and a congratulatory message. I love it. You did some amazing embossing. I could never do that. Have a nice weekend after one more day. genie

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  20. What a great stamp - the best kind - worn. Great background paper and wonderful technique. Your card is very creative. Thanks for joining us at Imagine That “Show your Heart”, Lisa Lynn DT.

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  21. Awww adorable Maxine - love the image and the vellum - perfect touches! {{{hugs}}}

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  22. Haha! Oh dear! I guess great minds think alike! ;) what a great way to tone down bright paper. ;)

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  23. Love this. Thanks for joining out challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn, LPoCF DT

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  24. Very elegant - interesting to hear how you created it.

    Thanks for joining us at Imagine That for our first challenge too. Make sure you come back this month for our new challenge and lots more birthday fun!

    Helen x

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  25. So pretty! I'm enjoying cat sitting for my daughter...love that little guy! Thank you for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week!

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  26. Great idea to soften the background with some vellum - it cretes such a soft and pretty feel to you r card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

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