Monday, April 4, 2011

Green, green, and green again

Greetings to all my visitors - it is great to have you visit me again.

The title of this post comes from the fact that the person I have made this card for loves green, so that is the over riding colour in it, in various shades.

The base card is bottle green, and the striped paper a soft green with an undertone of grey, {which the camera seems to have picked up :-( }, the edge of which was punched with the Martha Stewart doily punch

The main scripture stamp is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2, the sentiment from kiwistamping, the local firm who got me hooked on stamping when I was most cynical!!

They were both stamped with Versamark and Adirondack Bottle inks and clear embossed.

The main image was cut and embossed using a Spellbinders lacy circle, then sponged with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.  The sentiment I simply cut out as a rectangle, and then used a punch to round the corners. 

The bird is from the Layers of Color Royal Bird clear art set, gold embossed and highlighted with a wee dab of Crystal Kindy Glitz.

I layered a gold ribbon in the center of the dp, with a narrow green and gold ribbon centered on that again, and mounted the rest of the elements using  shallow foam adhesive dots, and added some green rhinestones for a little glamour.

  This final photo will show some of the dimension.

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Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this is gorgeous! I love the colour and all of your touches. The embossing it perfect on the LOC bird and the added sparkle if gorgeous (and a must! LOL!) A fabulous creation Maxine - thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

Sarah said...

Such a lovely card Maxine. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

scrapperjulia said...

Love your card, very inspiring! The embossed bird is a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge!

~amy~ said...

pretty! Love the sweet bird! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used the green on all it's shades on the card.
Thanks for playing at Birthday Sundaes!


Judy Rozema said...

What a lovely card with beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing at Paper Romance this week!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Your card is wonderful! I love all of the "extras" that you have done with this card. That is one beautiful card for one lucky friend! Thank you for playing with us at IDIC this week and good luck!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty Maxine!! I just love that comforting. The gold accents and the bird adds such elegance. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

BugBites said...

What a lovely card. I love all the layers. TFS with us at Frosted Designs this week

Ann said...

The bird is my favorite! Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Gem said...

a fabulous project! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

whoistracy said...

Beautiful! That green ribbon really pops here. So glad that you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

NinaB said...

This is lovely Maxine! I love all the distressing and that gold bird is beautiful. It's wonderful to see you use my sketch from Card Patterns. Have a blessed day!

MagsB said...

A lovely card. The bird is quite beautiful! Thank you for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Maxine and love the detail on the bird. Great job on the sketch!

Michelle said...

Green is one of my favorite colors! I love the striped paper and that pretty border punch! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautifully done and I love the bird embossed in gold!

Grace said...

Wow Maxine! This is gorgeous! All my favorites in one card! Love the ODBD verse and the LoC bird... the gold and the sparkle... beautiful layout! It's gorgeous!!! Praying for your friend and praising God for answered prayers!!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Aw, a beautiful and encouraging card! Thank you for the birthday wishes My Dear! I had a most marvelous time with my family!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

gorgeous card maxine!! that lil birdie is my fave. i used to dt for LOC -- love their stamps and what you do with them.

have a blessed day

dt coordinator for
mcmahon five designs