Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lace, Paint Chips and Flowers

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This card was made for a young woman who is best described as minimalist, so I needed a fairly simple "unfussy" card, yet I wanted it feminine. 


I started with some paint chips, which I cut apart, as I didn't want the white strips between them and the colour names showing, and then held them together with removable tape while I randomly stamped flowers over them and then gold embossed the images. 
(Be warned, paint chips can bubble when heated!!)


I then separated the chips again and mounted them over the layer of lace on the gray card base.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and gold embossed - quite a simple card, but I was really quite happy with it.

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(The pinks and grays inspired me, and the lines of  the macaroons)

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40 comments:

  1. A really pretty card, Maxine. I love how you've used the paint chips, very clever! xx

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  2. Super feminine Maxine. A great card

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  3. What a really effective design Maxine, works so well cutting the paint chips into pieces.

    B x

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  4. You nailed the simplicity with the feminine to produce this gorgeous card. Fun idea to use the paint chips and loving the bubbling! xx

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  5. Love this Maxine, the lace is gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

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  6. Very pretty card. Love how you did the paint chips. Very creative as usual.

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  7. Great project, I think the little bubbles add texture! CarolG

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  8. So clever made and just BEAUTIFUL Maxine!
    oxo Susi

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  9. Hi Maxine:
    I love the cut strips and how you did that. Very cool, and of course the amazing embossing (again). you rock! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  10. That's pretty Maxine. A good idea to use the paint chips, and the colour range goes well with the lace. Its almost a vintage feel.

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  11. Beautiful card Maxine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  12. Oh wow Max - Beautiful inspiration piece as a springboard ! Your card is so soft and lovely!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Maxine! elegant and feminine!
    xoxo olga

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  14. Maxine, your card is sensational! I love the little strips of paper and the lace. WOW! So creative!

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  15. A fun way to use the paintstrips; looks so good on the lace! Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. Very innovative. What a beauty. Sometimes knowing the recipient of your card causes us to stop and tailor it to them. You met the caallenge perfectly. Fantastic job Maxine.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,
    Jim

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  17. OOh I really love your use of paint chips. I have a few of these somewhere that I've been intending to use! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' July 2017.
    Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

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  18. love this maxine! the paint chips look wonderful and the lace is so pretty too!! i'm sure the recipient will love it!

    lovies, =o) kel

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  19. This is such a creative use of paint chips! Love how you've embossed the flowers and added it to lace!

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  20. This is really beautiful and very creative!

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  21. Such a pretty card Maxine without being fussy - I am sure it was loved by the recipient. Great use of paint chips too! {{{hugs}}}

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  22. Loved the ombre color scheme and the beautiful lace!! Sweet card Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

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  23. Lovely card Maxine and super how you used the paint chips with the gorgeous lace. Thanks for becoming a follower, following you too now!


    Hugs

    Di xx

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  24. So soft and feminine, Maxine. Great use of the paint chips!

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  25. So simple, yet so pretty. I love the delicate colour and fragile lace. x Anne

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  26. So creative Maxine--and such a pretty card!

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  27. I love how you used the paint chips and the lace is such a feminine touch. I think you nailed it when it comes to a "unfussy" card. Hugs, Fran

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  28. This is so creative and unique, Maxine. Paint chips look amazing with the gold embossed flowers. And this is definitely feminine with the pretty lace strip. Beautiful card! xx

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  29. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  30. It's a really pretty card Maxine and what a good idea. The lace gives a lovely feminine touch to your card. Barbxx

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  31. Such a fun combination on your card, the lace and the paintchips.
    It looks wonderful together.

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  32. Oh that is clever Maxine! I love the way you've used those paint chips! They look fab with the gold embossed flowers and so clever to trim them and remove the paint names. A really pretty, soft, romantic card hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo (17 years tomorrow since my daddy passed, made me think of you and wonder how you're getting on. Sending love and heart healing thoughts)

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  33. What a beautiful card Maxine. You have definitely hit the mark by keeping it simple and yet still made it so elegant and feminine. The panels with the beautiful embossed flowers create such a lovely flow. Brilliant design, just perfect for a 'minimalist' as you say. hugs :)

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  34. http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

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  35. Lovely embossing in Gold
    and love the lace on your card
    sweet color combo too Maxine
    sweet bday card

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  36. How pretty is this! I love the textures of the lace and paper together plus it is a beautiful birthday card.

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  37. This is gorgeous and perfect for someone who likes CAS - but with a touch of femininity too! Clever use of those paint chips!

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x

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  38. Oh what a cool card!! Like it a lot!! :o)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge for the challenge #166. Sorry for the late comment. I hope to see you in our current challenge. :o)
    Milka GDT

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  39. What a brilliant idea the paint chips are - such lovely soft tones. Thanks for the warning on paint bubbling - I would never have thought of it happening. Love the chips against the lace and the sentiment down the side finishes it off to perfection.
    Blessings, Neet xx

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