Monday, September 26, 2016

NBUS Hearts Anniversary


Life has thrown me a curve ball these past few days and I am not impressed.  This will be a quick post as I have limited time.

I started this card by dropping some Lindy's Stamp Gang powders onto my water colour paper, then sprayed them with water.

The mica in the powders, and then in the spray I used over them again, gave the background an amazing gleam IRL

After drying this panel, I then used Versamark ink and sponged it through a stencil before embossing it in silver EP

I stamped and silver embossed the sentiment - and using the MISTI meant that when the first try was not as good as I would have liked it, I could repeat and get  the required result.

I layered the initial panel over a cream one, added the silver and purple ribbons, tied a double bow and added it with a glue dot, then layered them all onto the purple base.

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  1. Your card is gorgeous Maxine!! Have been busy myself but it is always a pleasure to be hear! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. I can see some of the shine showing through on the photos so can imagine how wonderful it must be for real. Beautiful card Maxine... and hang in there... things will get better!

  3. This is a very pretty card, I love the silver text and the beautiful bow. Yep, life is pretty crazy at the moment for me as well so hope it calms down all round.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  4. What a lovely combo! Love the gorgeous background work paired with the embossing here. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Lovely soft background colours and the silver really pops, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. Love card Maxine and such a cool background!

  7. Beautiful background and such a pretty, pretty card!
    I'm thinking of you. Hang in there!

  8. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  9. Lovely soft colours and very pretty card.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  10. Such a pretty card and so delicate looking - loving all the treatment there. Sending you love and sparkles and may your path be lit with positivity,


  11. so very pretty. Good luck in this fortnights 'Anything Goes' challenge Polkadoodles

  12. This card is so beautiful I am glad that you have joined us on CCM. You are a blessing. Hugs.

  13. This Lindy's Stamp Gang powders makes your background amazing look
    and silver stamped is perfect
    beautifully made Maxine

  14. What a great card! Thanks so much for linking it up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

  15. It is very pretty and perfect for an anniversary card. As for life, it can mellow out now, I give it permission to.

  16. Good balanced design and such beautiful soft background! Hope you can give that curved ball a real swing out of your live!

  17. A gorgeous card Maxine! and I hope all is well with you and your family!
    xoxo Olga

  18. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  19. Aw this is really special Maxine, great attention to details. Do lve to see embossing too in stamping. :)
    Shaz in Oz.x

  20. What a lovely card! So glad you were inspired to join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  21. What a great design this week. I am loving how you showed our theme of ‘party time’. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Good luck with life's curve ball, and praying you are able to make a home run out of it.

  22. The silver embossing is really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

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


  24. Great card - love the background you created.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

    Helen x

  25. Really beautiful card Maxine. Love the colour and the shimmer from the mica powders. Sorry to hear life is challenging right now. Sending hugs. xx


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