Sunday, October 30, 2016

Numbers and Sentiments

Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Monika Reeck who blogs at 
Creative With Monika who is my latest follower.

This card has not photographed well - despite the fact I tried on two different occasions - the orange is a lovely clear, bright colour IRL- not the muddy look it has here!! 


The  card is intended for a 12 yr old boy - to be given from his grandmother, and I felt when making it that he needed encouragement.


The stamps I used were an older set of Kaisercraft stamps that I bought over 12 months ago (on special), and were very much in the category of NBUS!!
I embossed the number panel in gold on the base of green cardstock.


The sentiments were stamped in Peeled Paint DI - I was very glad to be using the MISTI as I had to stamp them several times to get a good impression, and stop the orange showing through and making the colour of the images look really 'yuk'!


The finishing touches were the gold coloured thread and the buttons
 - what 12 year old boy would want (or excuse) bling on his card?? - 
but I really wanted something more than just the stamping on this card.

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31 comments:

  1. I see a wonderful bright orange here Maxine, and love that embossing which you do so well.xx {aNNie}

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  2. Perfect for a 12yr old Maxine. Great use of the stamps and embossing

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  3. Great card and love the numbers panel down the side,thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends . Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  4. Perfection!!! Love the embossed border of numbers. Thanks for joining our recipe challenge at Catch the Bug.

    Linda

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  5. The orange looks very bright against the golden embossing on the green border. Not muddy. It's a lovely design, and I understand exactly how you feel about not getting a true color in the photo. I just had the same problem with a dark & vivid turquoise showing up as aqua in the photo. Your card is very lovely, even though you were not so happy with it!! Blessings, prayers & Hugs. TFS

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  6. Great card! So glad you shared it with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!
    Hugs

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  7. Great Card MAxaine! I think every 12 year old on the plane needs encouragment! He will love it!
    Hugs,
    Ginny M

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  8. Beautiful card. I know it will encourage him. Hugs.

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  9. Hi Maxine, a super creation for a 12yo, the colours look muted rather than 'yuk', I somehow cannot manage not to stick a little bling on many male cards, I've never had any trouble from the receivers, not even the 16yo neighbour! Hope the little bloke loves his card... have a great week... Megan

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  10. How thoughtful of you to make a card so full of encouragement... Love all the sentiments and the orange looks very nice inspite of the fact that you feel it looks muddy. I too have that number stamp and now I am getting motivated to use it. SUPER card.

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  11. What great stamps Maxine and perfect for a 12 year old boy - or any age boy for that matter! Once gain you have nailed the embossing - love it! :)

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  12. Great combination of colours Maxine. The orange and dark green look awesome together. I'm amazed at how well the green stamped onto your orange cardstock. Love the gold embossed numbers down the side. I'm sure the birthday boy will LOVE this card. xx

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  13. Hi Maxine, I don't think it has Bling on it at all. The card looks put together perfectly and I'm sure the young man will love it! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's recipe challenge good luck and hope to see you again! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

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  14. Such a beautiful and bright creation! i love the embossed border!
    xoxo Olga

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  15. This is a fun design. I'm sure the young lad will be pleased with it.

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  16. I think this card will perk up the grandson and will make him feel special. Its not blingy..its perfect just as it is.

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  17. Fabulous Maxine!! Love the deep colours and that gold embossing is so wonderful for a design element. The buttons work well here, especially the one on the strings!! hugs :)

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  18. What a perfect card for a little boy. I am sure he will love it! Great work Maxine!

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  19. Oh this is so cheerful and happy ! I have a brand-new 12-year-old and I have no doubt this card would make him smile so I think you nailed it !

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  20. Such a striking card! Love the orange and black! :)
    Suchi xx

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  21. The colours look beautiful together; clearly a masculine card! Have a good week!

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  22. Love the gold against the green and in combo with orange. Super color choices for this project! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Catch the bug, good luck in the challenge! Pia, Bugaboo DT

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  23. Love the heat embossed border. It gives great texture and shine to this card.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Something to Say challenge.

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  24. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card…
    Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  25. There you go with more of that fabulous and flawless embossing. Great job, Maxine. I always love to see your wonderful creations and see your skill level, which blows me away. I've been doing a Guest Design spot with High Hopes Stamps, so I've been pushing my embossing and stamping skills in general. It's been a real challenge for me, but I'm giving it my best effort and making myself try new things and step outside of my creative comfort zone so to speak. I know it's good for me creatively. Thanks so much for your inspiration, continued encouragement, and sweet fellowship. I appreciate you, Maxine.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  26. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining with us at My Time To Craft :)

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  27. I'M sure he loved this wonderful card! Great embossing!

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  28. Lovely embossing number
    and that barcode stamp is unique Maxine
    sweet idea and nicely done
    hugs
    Monika

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  29. Love this card, Maxine, and what great number stamping on the side with it, the allsorts challenge is using numbers this month and it'd work well with it,
    Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  30. WOW! Fantastic combination! This is amazing!

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