Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Birthday Cup of Tea and a Challenge


I have a slew of cards that I need over the next couple of months, so I will be sharing them quite regularly for a while.

The card started as a challenge I set to my class, to select a piece of patterned paper, lace and thread to match (from a limited selection) and they were given the image to colour and some white card as a base.

The image is a digi by Happileigh Stamping, a freebie I got some years ago.  I coloured it using Prismcolor pencils, distressed the panel edges and sponged them with gold ink.

The sentiment was gold embossed, and the edges treated the same way, the edges of the base card were sponged with Spun Sugar DI.

I used the lace as a strip under the edge of both the panels.

To finish the card I added some varigated thread, a bow, and gold sequins

The trimmings from the patterned paper I added to the inside of the card.

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  1. This is so so so pretty, Maxine. Love the image and the roses sparkle and the threads at the bottom look so nicely arranged. Looks like a lot of fun for your class. You are a super heat embosser.

  2. What a fab idea for the class - looks fantastic !
    Happy Wednesday !
    oxo Susi

  3. Maxine, your card is TEA-rific! Love the gold on the DP and how you carried it over in the embossing. Nice!

  4. Love how you can incorporate heat embossing in so many different styles! Great coloring! Such a pretty card! :)

  5. Great contrast from designpaper and stamped cops! Love the spot on amount of glitter on thes one! Enjoy your day!

  6. This is beautiful inside and out!!! I love the tea cup image! So pretty with the lace! I love the added gold sentiment paired with the gold in the patterned paper! Beautiful card!

  7. What a pretty feminine card. It can be fun to try to create something from limited supplies. You did awesome with your selection. Love that lace.

  8. Such a pretty image and you've brought everything together beautifully here.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  9. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~DT Janis

  10. Such a beautiful card. And lovely colouring. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  11. I love all of the girlie touches you added- esp the lace under the embossed sentiment- just beautiful!

  12. Excellent Maxine. Crafty and well done.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,

  13. Beautiful card!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt

  14. Mm-mmm, that pp is stunningly gorgeous and you did a phenomenal job bringing it to life with each of these layers and details! I love every aspect, Maxine!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Beautiful Maxine - I love the feminine feel you have here and those gorgeous tea cups. I am sure your Class rose to the challenge!{{{hugs}}}

  16. What a lovely card this is!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  17. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  18. That is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting challenge. Mary DT member xx

  19. What a great idea for a class, Maxine! This is a beautiful card!

  20. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  21. All of my favorite things geometric triangle backgrounds, tea, and lace! WOW! What a winner for me and some great morning eye candy. Biggest Hugs, Autumn

  22. Fabulous card, love the image

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shell xx

  23. Lovely Lace
    and fit with the Image Maxine
    nice choice of the DP too
    beautifully made again My friend

  24. Your card is gorgeous and very elegant! and that pattern paper fabulous!
    xoxo Olga


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