Friday, September 3, 2010

Nature Walk

Greetings  - the last couple of days the weather has thought that it is still winter, although officially it is spring, so it has turned cold and wet, which has meant studio time for me - not that I am complaining.

I finished this card yesterday afternoon, but could not photograph it until this morning as the light was appalling.

I started with this dark blue scrap that was on my desk and ran it through the cuttlebug in the Textile Texture folder  - to add emphasis to the design I ran a brayer loaded with Brilliance Moonlight white ink over it - then clear embossed it,  although the white does not show much, overall it gave the embossing a wonderful dimension.

With spring in mind, I decided to use my Layers of Color stamp set Nature Walk and stamped the flourish on the base cardstock - the joy of clear stamps (which these are) is that you can position them so easily :-).  

I then stamped the flowers from the same set in Brilliance Pearlescence Orchid, cut them out and layered them with dimensional tape.  The center of the smaller one was beaded using micro beads set in white craft glue.

It took a few minutes moving the flower around the card before I was happy with where I wanted to position it.

I wanted to add some lace, and in the end resorted to some paper lace I had on hand - it was white and looked too stark, so I inked it with the orchid ink, with a most satisfactory result.

The sentiment was added using the same ink as was used on the flourish - I chose this script-like stamp as it 'fitted' with the flourish.  

The final detail were the rhinestones in the corner.

Overall a card that I am very happy with, and was not very time consuming to make - I also used some materials that have been 'just sitting' for a while.

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Thank you for calling by, and may your day be blessed.


Jennie said...

This is beautiful Maxine and love the way you did the flower, such a pretty dimensional design. Lovely colors as well.

lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful card maxine,i love the dimensional flower and the gogeous effect with ink over the embossed card,
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenges
lalkygirl x

Laney said...

Beautiful card Maxine!!
thanks for joining us at OSSAT this week hope you can join in next week too, pop over to the blog on Saturday 4th September we are having a sneak peak guess the theme game with prizes!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

I really like the way you built your card up and gave it depth. The embossing is nice too. Great to have you at A Crafty Little Place.


Sheri Gilson said...

Very pretty!! Love the beautiful flower & embossing!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!

Scrappy said...

Everything is simply perfect! Your layout and embellies are just perfect! LOVE IT!

Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT! Hope to see you next

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful card!!

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Amazing card! And that flower is awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
Hugs, Marit.

Gem said...

oh I love this, such an elegant card! Thanks for joining in at OSAAT this week! Gemma :)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the texture and dimension. Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays Clean & Simple challenge. I hope you will join us for our new challenge.


Court said...

This is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh I love the flower!!!! Great colors combo too! Thanks for playing in our Cuttlebug challenge this week!