Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pink and purple :-)

Hello, I just had to share the fun I had with this card this afternoon.

I have a friend who has limited sight and I wanted a card for here that had images that stood out - so I went for gold embossing, dry embossing and colour contrast.

The images are from Priscilla Styles Store and after printing them onto a bright pink vellum type of paper,  I heat embossed them in gold, then coloured the over-skirt on the frock with a glitter purple pen.  These images were then trimmed and stuck to white card.

The background paper is some that I painted eons ago, and I ran it through the Cutttlebug in the Oriental Weave folder.  The purple corner treatments are Vintage corners - again cut in the cuttlebug - where would I be without my trusty cuttlebug!!

I sponged the edge of the base card with purple ink, mounted everything onto it, and then added the rhinestones.

A quick card that I enjoyed making - I hope you have enjoyed the journey.

This is being linked to:

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #70

Paper Players Challenge #14 - Clean and Simple

Alice In Wonderland - Shine or Sparkle

Bee Crafty - Anything (digital) Goes

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 99 - Clean and Simple

Thank you for visiting, and I love the comments you leave.


Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Maxone - this is one gorgeous card! I love the texture and I am sure your friend will too! The gold embossing is classy and creates such an elegant card! I love what you create with Priscillas images - gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing Maxine - I love to see your creations! {{{hugs}}}

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow! What a wonderful card. I simply love the gold embossing. It takes Priscilla's digi to a new level! What a fantastic take on the sketch challenge at Midnight Madness! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week! Gorgeous!
I have blog candy this month if you are interested.

Ann Schach said...

Love the texture! The gold embossed dress is gorgeous! I love the look that you achieved by using the purple glitter pen over the top of the skirt section! Wow! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Connie M. said...

I am so loving the gold dress, Maxine!! What a fun and flirty card! :) Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness sketch challenge!! Hugs!!


Curly said...

Hello, Maxine
Lovely card, fantastic layout and choice of colours, I am sure your friend will love it, especially the textures, thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafters: Clean and Simple challenge, this week, Good luck, Bridget x. SCSC DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! What a striking card. Love what you did with the dress stand image. And the colors are beyond fabulous! Amazing creation!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful design....
Thanks so much for joining SCSC this week and good luck

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Maxine!
Love the gold embossing! How cool of you to focus on the reciver and keep the card clear and easy to focus on! There is a lot of love behind this card!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Holly Moore said...

Whoa that gold embossing is way better than gorgeous!! I love it. What a fantastic idea. :) Plus, what girlie girl (like me) doesn't love pink and purple. Hee hee. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. 2 Cards so far I see, go girl!

Holly R. Moore

jaydee said...

Maxine, gorgeous embossing. I love the fact that you added texture to this card for your friend. It's a perfect way to showcase elements for someone who is sight impaired. Fabulous job!
thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.

Sammi said...

Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

Grace said...

Wow! Amazing things you can do with a digi image my friend!!! LOVE the embossing and that purple is a beautiful touch! I know your friend loved this!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

That is a fabulous technique on that dress!! I love it and In know your friend will to. I hope you are doing well!