Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hope and a Bookmark

Welcome

Firstly I would like to extend a warm welcome to Megan J  of  My Merry Card Corner, who has started following me - her work is gorgeous, please pop over and visit her!!

I wanted  to make a card for an older woman (no, not me... ), I had all afternoon, and I had hoped to make a couple of cards, this one did not co-operate, and it was all that I got done.


I had already decided to make a card with a bookmark attached, and I wanted to use these stamps from the ODBD Grace's Hope set.


I cut the bookmark to size, sprayed it with Magicals Spray, Blue Hawaian Blue, then stamped and embossed it with gold, and added the gold, die cut corners.


Here you can see the shimmer from the spray, and the gold splatters that I added later.


To finish the card I die cut and stenciled, then sprayed three s/b Bitty Blossoms, then wiped some gold paint over the petals to add some more shimmer.


To finish I added a blue and gold bow to the ribbon 'keeper' for the bookmark,


and a gold and blue tassel - I kept the tassel small so it would not mark the book pages, and where I attached it, I had already hidden a metal eyelet behind a small aperture in tip of the die cut.


The final detail was the gold embossed sentiment.

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(It turned into a bookmark)

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32 comments:

  1. Hi Maxine, thank you for the welcome to your blog and for popping by and joining my blog followers. Your bookmark card is great, love the spray inks and your flowers... have a great week... Megan

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  2. Gorgeous Maxine!! Sometimes the most simple idea in your head turns into the biggest pain and time consuming piece! Totally know how that goes! Well this one was worth the extra time and effort because it is stunning! I just love the angles, there's such a natural flow to the design, my eye just floats around the card front. Beautiful colours and the touches of gold are very elegant. LOVE! hugs :)

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  3. Absolutely glorious! Love the bookmark idea and the card is so very beautiful x

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  4. Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

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  5. just beautiful Maxine. What a great idea

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  6. "hope" has been my word for years, in hope the Lord will ease pain and suffering and make my loved ones good....love it ...xx {aNNie}

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  7. It is beautiful, elegant and gives you a happy maessage; what else could you wish for before starting reading?! Hugs, Gerrina

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  8. Love that you turned your tag into a bookmark - and a beautiful bookmark it is! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at PDE Linky Party!

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  9. Beautiful bookmark! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party!
    ~DT Janis

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  10. This is pretty and shimmery. I like that there is a book mark you can remove and use.

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  11. Truly beautiful Maxine!
    Your attention to details is amazing!!

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  12. This is perfection...love the sprays and do they ever shimmer so sparkly. Your tiny flowers are created so nicely, and again, the sprays & added gold, add so much to the beautiful look. The vertical sentiment is another pretty detail, and this is just a truly wonderful look on this card. Well done, indeed! TFS & thanks for the good wishes sent my way. Hugs

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  13. What a wonderful creation! The gold embossing is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  14. What a gorgeous card and bookmark!! The colors are fantastic and I love that gold! So shimmer and sparkly! This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining our Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo-owner
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  15. What a lovely bookmark! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party!

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  16. Beautiful work!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

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  17. Maxine your card is gorgeous. I love the touch of putting a bookmark on the card as a special gift for the recipient. All the techniques you used are awesome.
    Hugs, Fran

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  18. It has been a long time since I have looked at the blogs. this is lovely Maxine.
    Hugs Maz

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  19. This looks so beautiful, Maxine!! Thanks for leaving me the loveliest comments always. I really do appreciate it, and wish I have more time to be in the blogland - work is so busy these days. Take care, and hope to visit you more often. Have a great day!

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  20. This card is absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure your old friend will treasure this for the rest of her life. Love all the details you added to it. Scrolled down to see all your other makes while I was away. I must say you are becoming a pro at embossing. Do excuse me for not commenting on every card. Have a lot of blogs to visit & you were the first.

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  21. Lovely and well put together! Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights.

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  22. How beautiful this is! Your sentiment is wonderful, and I love your color and all of the gold! Love the bow too. Your friend will so enjoy this : )

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  23. A lovely way to incorporate a little gift into a card.

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  24. A super project and a great idea for a gift.
    Thank you for joining in with the August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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  25. Hello Maxine...Now, this is a gorgeous creation. All that inking and embossing is gorgeous. Thank you for blessing us with your creation at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13 which tells us, "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." Blessings always.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  26. I wonderful creation!! Love the gold!!!! Very beutiful
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Scrappers Delights this time. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs CIcci,

    Scrappers Delights DT

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  27. Gorgeous card Maxine! I love the splatters you created!
    Xoxo Olga

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  28. WOW! This is exquisite! Look at you going 3D! And you know I love it!

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  29. A beautiful card and perfect bookmark for marking the place in a Bible!

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  30. Beautiful project! I love all the extra gold touches! Thanks for playing along with our challenge over at Quick Quotes!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment - it is very much appreciated and your comments are treasured. Maxine D