Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Metal and Flowers


Yesterday I made this card using a new to me technique that Karen Hasheck uses, but I altered it (unintentionally, put it down to stress) and did not put the Versamark ink on the embossing folder, rather I simply dropped the embossing powder over the embossed surface and heated it from behind....

After preparing the base panel, I decided to cut the flower from double sided paper and reverse the layers to give definition to the petals, and also curled them to give some dimension.

I added a wee bit of the ribbon under the brad before securing the layers together.

The sentiment was cut using a S/B die, out of the green side of the paper, and then it was mounted over a pink and cream layers of card before adhering to the double embossed panel.

The final detail was a length of ribbon and a bow added to the base of the panel before being mounted to the pink base.

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  1. Hi Maxine, a great card love the texture and the double embossing, the embossing reminds me of some old glazed vases we have had around here... thank you for all the lovely comments on my cards this week... have a fabulous week... Megan

  2. Fabulous result and love that texture..xx {aNNie}

  3. Hi Maxine, what a fun flower on your card and a great background with embossing folder.
    BTW thank you for your wonderful comment on my Craftchaos Blog, I accidentally deleted the comment, but it I do like all you comments to my blog. i wish i could email you. Feel free to mail me at

  4. WOW - I love the technique - definitely a WOW Factor Maxine - double embossing is so impressive - especially in the colours you have used - great details too Maxine - as always! {{{hugs}}}

  5. The textures and double embossing is super as are the colors - a lovely creation Maxine!
    Happy day!
    oxo Susi

  6. Hi Maxine! Just stopped in to say thank you for the warm welcome back comment. I hope you had a wonderful month! Your card is fabulous, you always find the most interesting techniques to use and this one turned out fantastic! Love your layered flower too, with the little ribbon center, so wonderful!! It's great to be back, see you again soon. hugs :)

  7. Maxine, this is so pretty! Love the touches of ribbon.... and your embossing technique, of course. You are the expert embosser!

  8. Looks so good that background; great effect! And it lets your flower pop beautiful! Hope you are having a good week!

  9. I love the background WOW and double WOW.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  10. Ahhh wonderful technique Maxine, thanks for sharing it, will peek some more at Karen's blog, I am praying for you and your dear ones, dear sis, may God strengthen you through each day.
    Thanks so much for your encouraging comment on my blog, you're really appreciated. Shaz in Oz.x

  11. Great card and fun to see the technique without the Staz-on first- very pretty! Thanks too for the link and lovely comment on my blog.

  12. I love the background of you card, a lovely creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Chooseday. Rebecca x

  13. Maxine what a cool technique and love all of your special touches. Your card is really pretty. Hugs, Fran

  14. I'll bet this card is amazing IRL, Maxine! Way to go with making your own "Maxine Technique" and I think your use of reversible paper for the blossom was inspired!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. This is so pretty Maxine! Gorgeous colours, stunning background, and I love the flower, especially with the ribbon and brad centre.


  16. Your accident with the versamark technique was serendipity for sure...this is a wonderful metallic look, on a splendid EF to show it off so well. And the flower - yummy embellie,the reversed petal structure looks great and loving those colors. TFS, Hugs & Prayers too!

  17. What an absolutely stunning background, and totes gorgeous card. Thanks for linking up at Sunny Day Crafting
    DT Deb xx

  18. Stunning card. Great colours and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Creates and Makes
    DT Creates and Makes

  19. wwooooo stunning Background
    really looks like a Metal
    I should I try this Maxine
    Stunning card with so great background

  20. What an amazing background. Loving all the texture.

  21. That is a super crd and thank you for all the details of how you made it. I haven't done double embossing for quite a while now, something I must remember to use.
    I hope that making your crafty things helps relieve some of the stress you mention, I remember cake icing helping me a long time ago.
    Sending love and Blessings to you and DH
    Neet xx

  22. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe. Good Luck!
    Fiona xx

  23. Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica-Dt


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