Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thanks, in a Green Frame


This is a card made on commission, with  specific detail requested.

I kept it CAS as it was for a gent, with just a wee bit of added dark brown bling.

I started with the frame cut by using two Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Dies, and although it was a cream coloured card stock, I painted it with Peeled Paint DI, dried it, and then painted with Ranger Crackle Paint.  I probably did not wait long enough for it to air dry properly (it was a cool, damp day) before I put the heat gun onto it - with the result there was not much crackle occur, but for all that I rubbed Gold Delicata ink over the frame, and liked the subtle result.

I stamped and gold embossed the cross onto pale gold vellum, and fussy cut it.  Part of it was popped up with very thin foam squares, and part was on the frame, which gave it some dimension.

The 'thank you' was also embossed, on a torn scrap of the same vellum, and adhered across the bottom corner of the frame.

The final detail was to add some dark brown flat back pearls.

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  1. Wow Maxine, this is really brilliant. Love that cross and what a fab card for this gentleman.xx

  2. LOVE the softness of vellum+embossing over the card! The cross looks superb! :)

  3. What fabulous attention to detail. Love the colour of the frame and the hi-lighting with the gold. Wow what a fabulous cross , never thought to use coloured vellum, so thanks for the inspiration. Such a classy card, absolutely stunning!

  4. Maxine, this is really a lovely card. At first I thought it was a cross, then a wonderful sword and then back to a cross. The gold embossing on the vellum is indeed quite effective. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  5. This is so cool! I love the cross! Gorgeous design!

  6. Great Colors & highlighting with gold.Overall a lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion Challenge, and good luck.

  7. Very nice Maxine - love the embossing and that LOC Cross - I guess brown or black bling on mens cards too - sneakily! LOL! Thanks for sharing - always a please to view! :D

  8. Beautiful Maxine! I love that frame, great texture and it has an ancient gold sort of look to it. What a lovely thank you card. hugs :)

  9. beautiful Maxine
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  10. That gold vellum is a treat and you certainly made it shine! Gorgeous design - I'm sure the "gent" loved it! I'm sorry I've been such a bad bloggy friend of late, the month of June snuck away from me somehow, but I'm working to fix it!

  11. Love the green and the metal looking feel to this card. Very lovely.

  12. Lots of extra special details on your CAS card. Love what you've done to the frame, and the gold cross is beautiful. The metallic look works well with the frame treatment. Love too, the embossing on the torn paper. It's a lovely thank you, and will be appreciated for all the attention to color, texture & dimension. TFS & Hugs

  13. So great to have a commisionwork...but at the same time not always that easy...
    Think you did a great job on this one! Such a great balance between the cogl and images! Hope you have a sunny week!

  14. This card is just wonderful Maxine - lovely texture and detail and perfect balance of color!

  15. Beautiful!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good Luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  16. Wonderful card!!! Love the frame. Showcases the cross very well. Thank you for joining us this time for our "Anything Goes" Challenge at LTSCB.

  17. Very beautiful card Maxine!
    xoxo Olga

  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us over here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  19. Such a beautifully creative card, Maxine!


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