Friday, February 26, 2016

Elegant Rose


I don't often use pink and green together, never mind adding maroon, 
but somehow it all worked for this card.
The patterned paper is from the Trim Crafts Botanical notes stack.

The focal point is this beautiful rose from Kiwistamping - one of my original stamps, which was coloured with water colours,

And liberally coated with Wink of Stella after being cut out with a S/B Elegant Rectangle die and sponged with Spun Sugar D.I.

I added a bow of satin ribbon,

Cheery Lynn French Pastry die cut doily,

and a banner shaped sentiment panel, with the greeting white embossed,
 over a pink adhesive ribbon.  
The final details were some clear rhinestones.

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  1. Hey Maxine! Love how you use embossing and die cuts together to make such beautiful cards! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Lovely card! That rose looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. gorgeous layout Very pretty card tfs Craft
    Rocket Lis DT

  4. Wow, gorgeous Maxine! Beautiful flower image and that big loopy bow is stunning! I love the pops of the rich burgundy, great contrast against the soft pinks! hugs :)

  5. It worked beautifully Maxine! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINK SPRING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Wow.. such an elegant card dear Maxine!
    Happy weekend!

  7. Very pretty card Maxine and love the colour combo..
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Southern Girls challenge..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. I would have never thought those colors looked good together either but it's stunning! Gorgeous watercoloring and sponging. A lovely, lovely card.

  9. Gorgeous, love this creation Maxine, and the beauty shows through your work...have a good weekend.xx


  10. What beautiful, elegant card. The color choices are lovely. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

  11. So pretty, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude. Helen DT

  12. It's beautiful Maxine, what an amazing doily die cut and loving the sketch.

  13. Gorgeous card! The colors go very well together! I love it!
    Xoxo Olga

  14. Elegant is so right because your card is very elegant. And your techniques turned out great. Hugs, Fran

  15. This is very elegant Maxine. Love the rose image (roses are my favorite flower) and all your techniques to color and showcase it are just perfect. Hugs.

  16. So soft and pretty, and perfect with the satin bow

  17. Hi Maxine. I think and pink and green are a perfect pair, and your rose panel is rally pretty. Sorry i have ,missed so many of your posts. I seem to have lost the automatic feed to you and several others, and I haven't had time to sort it out. Hopefully I'll do better now I have found you again. Thank you for continue to follow me so faithfully in my absence! Blessings. Kate x

  18. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs!

  19. Fabulous in every way! This is actually one of my favorite color combinations (especially for holiday cards, believe that!) and it looks STUNNING on yours! That rose is super beautiful, and I love the addition of the doily - gorgeous!

  20. Truly elegant, Maxine! Beautiful layout and detail. <3

  21. Hi Maxine.
    Such a beautiful card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week - Mothers' Day/Female

    Have a nice and creative day, Jana - DT C.R.A.F.T. Ch.
    My blog: (Jane's Creative Garden)

  22. Beautiful stamp Maxine, and great card, I love pink an green together and also mauve and green. Love the extra touches too, one day I'll use those doilies I have!
    Thanks so much for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  23. Great color combo! Love that fat puffy bow. What a beautiful card.

  24. A beautiful, elegant rose, Maxine!

  25. Just Beautiful! I love the pretty rose and the lovely bow : )

  26. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SGC. Hugsxx

  27. Great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen N x


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