Sunday, December 18, 2011

Birthday for a Young Man

Welcome - as promised, another card.
 I will let the pictures speak for themselves and keep the words to a minimum.


I started out with a totally different idea, but it just did not work, so I changed tack, and this is the result.


The main image was stamped in a deep red on kraft card stock.


The scripture was gold embossed and sponged before I mounted it on foam dots.


The sentiment was also gold embossed and the edges sponged, before being mounted over raffia ribbon on foam dots.


Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning
            hero Arts Little Happy birthday
Inks: Clear embossing, Pearlescent Poppy
Accessories: Gold ep, raffia

18 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Love this Maxine - this is one of my favourite ODBD sets - such a great image and a favourite sentiment! Love the colours - they are so crisp and do make it pop! Gorgeous Maxine - thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

Becky said...

What a lovely manly card.

Bridget Larsen said...

Nice male card you've done here Maxine

Alicia said...

This is very striking. I love the red and gold. xx

Jan Marie said...

Love this card. . .very masculine and encouraging!! Nice work!

brenda said...

A really lovely card and sentiment Maxine.

Isn't it funny how sometime a card never goes to plan, we change direction and end up with a stunner, as here.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and have a lovely Christmas.

B x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Maxine!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad in our Anything but Christmas Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Amy Johnson said...

FAbulous masculine card!

Shirley said...

A beautifully made card. Your embossing works perfectly and the Rafia works so well on a man's card.
Thank you for entering our challenge this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.

Shirley

CropStop said...

Very masculine, while still displaying your craftiness! Thank you for sharing with everyone!

Lisa M said...

Maxine!!
I do love your image so much and the gold embossed sentiment is gorgeous! Wonderfully done. :)

Thank you SO much for playing along with Paper Creations Ink for the "Something Old/New" challenge.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Ellie said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the embossing in gold.
So happy you decided to play along at penny black and more!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and embossing. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Debbie
Merry Christmas xx

Grace said...

Maxine this is gorgeous!!! I don't know what you had planned but it sure came out awesome!!! Love the red ink and the gold embossing with this image! I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year! BTW... if you don't have a card gallery opened yet at ODBD you can open one from the left side bar of the store and upload your card... you never know when it might be featured on ODBD Blog! :)
hugs,
Grace

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julia said...

Great card! This is so beautiful, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT