Monday, June 13, 2016

Retiform Birthday

Welcome.

I wanted to make a card using the retiform technique found here.
I researched the word retiform and one definition is 'net like'


I started by sponging the lines with Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, then sat and looked, and decided that I would use the free flower stamp from Visible Image that came with a recent magazine.  
Then came the decision as to which colour to use, and after messing around I chose the Memento Sweet Plum ink.
The extra stamp, Especially for You came from the Kiwistamping Duck set.


I embossed the sentiment in the centre of the card, using a discontinued stamp set


To finish I sprayed the panel with silver shimmer spray, added some silver twine and sequins and then mounted it over a purple base.

I was very happy with the outcome, and the recipient loved it.

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(A2, Birthday, Sequins)

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25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful done Maxine. An interesting technique.

Suchi said...

Thank you for telling us about this technique! I didn't know about it ...I will surely try it...! :) Your card is wonderful and sweet! :)

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card. Enjoyed reading how you made it. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
[Diane Louise DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]


MaryH said...

This is just magnificent. I saw this technique on a video, it looks awesome, but I've not had the courage to try it yet. Your beautiful card took it further than the video I watched, with the flower stamping and the embossed sentiment. That is a wonderful font too...I think the calligraphy sentiments always look so elegant. Love the colors you selected to do the sponging and stamping also. Good work! TFS & have a great week. Hugs

jimlynn said...

I've never heard of that technique before at all and will look it up! FABULOUS card Maxine! The colors and lines on this are so pretty as well as the images too. Fantastic card.
Lynn

Brenda said...

I've never heard of this technique Maxine! But I sure do like it!!! What a cool card and I so love the colors you used. Hugs, Brenda

Sanja Grdinić said...

Wow, what an unusual and pretty birthday card! Love the sentiment stamp. :)
Have an awesome day, Maxine...

brenda said...

A super floral creation and very striking stamping and inking Maxine, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

B x

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the Challenge. Good luck with your entry and I'll hope to see you next time as well.

Jacqueline ~ DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card design, great colours too.xx{aNNie}

Shirley said...

A beautifully designed card Maxine and a great take on the "Retiform" technique. Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us for our July challenge.

Shirley

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Maxine, this is amazing!! How wonderfully unique and stunning to boot!! Love that background, great colours and completely hypnotizing! Well done! hugs :)

Tamie said...

Wonderful technique. I love the video and the awesomeness of this color and layout. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

Team Clark said...

What a cool technique! Gorgeous result! <3

Marlies said...

A beautiful card made with a lovely techniek, it has a great effect! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Esther said...

Great technique and love your colour combination...Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Fashionable Stamping....Esther xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This turned out so sweetly Maxine, your technique worked well. Thank you so much for posting you creative and very lovely art in the #234-#235 - Anything Goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Princess Judy Palmer said...

There you go! What a fun old technique you've dug up. Love your card. Also... I don't think we ever called it "retiform" but darned if I can remember what we did call it (maybe just random grid or something). How nice to be educated.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this great technique- and love your colors and images. Your embossed image- your trademark- is just lovely!

Olga Fink said...

Wow! That's a fantastic card! What a great technique! Thank you for sharing!
Xoxo Olga

Gerrina said...

What a fun technique! Great how the stripes give depth to the card! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card! So interesting to look at and such a creative technique. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Ellibelle said...

What an amazing design, love this technique and your card is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, great details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ' Flower Power' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this technique! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI Designer