Monday, October 16, 2017

Embossed Flowers

Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Cathy S who has started to follow my blog - I would love to know if you have a blog, Cathy, so I could visit you in return.

I apologise if I have not visited you of late, but these last few weeks life seems to have broadsided me with one thing after another.  This week is also looking as though whatever spare time I thought I may have to visit blogs is rapidly disappearing... 


This is a very simple card I made for a friends wedding anniversary.  
I had come across a NBUS, 3D embossing folder and decided to try it out.


After embossing it I lightly coloured the raised parts of the panel with chalks/pastels using a
 cotton bud/q-tip.  
 I love the hint of Steampunk in this with the gears at the base of the design.


I then heat embossed the sentiment in the centre of the design, mounted the panel onto a deep pink base and called it done. 
 The couple loved the card.

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24 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful - a really pretty card Maxine! Happy new week!

Lovely Linda said...

I do love this embossing folder Maxine and you have coloured it beautifully - so effective. I am sure your friends loved it! xo

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine. That is such a pretty embossing folder and looks lovely coloured in - perfect for an anniversary. xx

brenda said...

May be simple Maxine but it's a very effective and pretty creation.

B x

The Red Mullet Band said...

Amazing card!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the soft coloring on this beautiful card!

Mia said...

What a great card, Maxine! Beautiful flowers and colours!

Gerrina said...

Oeps, missed some beautiful cards during our mini-break... Love the yellow flowercard! The snails are fun, but this one is my favorite; such an elegant beauty! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn Turley said...

very pretty Maxine.

aussie aNNie said...

An absolute stunning card lovely colours.xx [aNNie]

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very pretty card and lovely embossing folder, you have great patience using cotton buds to colour the design, I'm here with my DT hat on today, so Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty friends, good luck in the prize draw... have a wonderful week... Megan DT LPoCF

Mac Mable said...

The pastels have produced such a lovely effect. I have never seen an embossing folder like this before and it look fabulous x

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely card. I have not seen that embossing folder.

Angela Bode said...

Gorgeous! I love the gold sentiment with this pretty embossing!

klay pic said...

Fantastic card with such lovely embossing. Thanks for sharing your talent at Colour Crazy challenge. Hugs GDT Michelle

Ellibelle said...

Stunning card Maxine. Love how you colored the embossing!

MaryH said...

Such a pretty E/F, and I really admire your smooth coloring on the raised patterns. Anytime I've tried to do this I made such a mess. I love the soft pastel palette you selected too. Prayers that whatever is the next Life issue you must deal with, passes quickly. BIg hugs & TFS

Loll said...

So pretty and delicate, Maxine. What a great technique. I have not tried this with chalks, but love how it has worked on your card. I'm too, very behind in visiting as life is busy. If only we had a few more hours in the day. :) xx

Fran said...

So elegant! It's a perfect design for an anniversary card.
Hugs, Fran

linda said...

such a pretty anniversary card! i love how you've coloured the embossed areas. thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge!
linda

Barb said...

It's a very pretty card Maxine and what a lovely embossing folder it is. Barbxx

Karen Letchworth said...

I love the softness of this card, Maxine. It's so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us. You are such a blessing to me.
Hugs,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Monika Reeck said...

stunning embossed flower Maxine
love that texture much
great Anniv card
I type not much cause I am in the office hehe
but I want to do catch up soon
I knew at home so less time :((
hugs
Monika

MiamiKel said...

Maxine this is the second time that I have seen this card and the second time that I have drooled ! Beautiful! You truly have a gift for embossing :)