Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Eyelets

Welcome and thanks for calling in.

I needed a masculine card and this is what evolved.


I started with a kraft base, and then found this piece of mulberry paper in a mixed bag of scrap paper.  It is fabulously thick and has a most glorious sheen on some of the fibers in the rich forest green base.



This settled on I then decided on the contrast of the plain corrugated card, and then the tree stamp onto the shimmery pale gold paper.
That is where I ran into problems as I did not realise that the dye ink would take so long to dry, and twice smudged the panel... so in the end I left it overnight and next day it was obligingly dry - whew!


I then assembled the whole, after sponging a tad of ink around the edges of the base card, the corrugated card and the image panel, adding eyelets to the corners of the green and image panels, and some twine across the base of the image.

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Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Kraft
Stamp: Stampin'Up Lovely as a Tree Sentiment unknown
Ink: Adirondack Bottle Green and Espresso
Acessories: mulberry paper, eyelets, thread, corrugated card

34 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I am loving the paper you have used and the fabulous tree - a perfect combination! The corrugated card is a great touch! I am hearing you with the smudging - but it all came together beautifully! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn said...

Lovely Maxine. That mulberry paper does look lovely and your panel is great.

Jess said...

I really love this masculine card, the little bit of twine around the base looks fab.Thanks for Playing at Feeling Sketchy- And a gentle reminder that we love to see your cards/LOs combined with up to 3 challenges, any more than that and you wont be eligible for the top picks/prize. Thanks for understanding!

cardcreationsnz said...

Lovely card. A perfect card for a male. I love the tree image. The eyelets add another dimension to the card. Eyelets were something I used to use a lot, but haven't done so for a while.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Maxine. Lovely card, great colours and I love the sparkly sheen. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

MiamiKel said...

This is so beautiful in so many ways, Maxine! I love the shimmery paper you've stamped the lovely Evergreen tree on ~ and you have more fabby eyelets, too! This is possibly one of the most elegant Christmas cards I've seen yet - wonderful work! Blessings!

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is sensational! Beautiful green paper and a great masculine card! So pretty.
Lynn

Christy Designs said...

Simply beautiful card .........
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card,lots of shimmer and shine on this one! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I LOVE the stamping on the shimmery gold with the green mulberry paper- and the eyelets look very classy- fun blast from the past too! Always a pleasure to use stash!

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card. Love the papers you used and the tree. Very stylish.
Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge this month.
Gr. Samantha

marsha said...

Gorgeous Maxine! I love the mulberry paper and your tree is just perfect!
Hugs,
Marsha

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, I just love that green paper.

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous card for any man. This is simply gorgeous! Love, love, love it!
So glad you joined us this week in the FOR THE BOYS challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

Sheila H said...

Nice CAS card - great papers! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana said...

Great Card! I love the mulberry paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator
JDE

Claudia said...

Hi Maxine, what a elegant and lovely card. Thank you very much for joining us a the Cards und More Challenge.
Hugs Claudia

Chrissy said...

Fabulous masculine CAS card Maxine,love the corrugated card.


Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

Luv CHRISSYxx

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Lovely card, Maxine! Love your choice of forest green mulberry paper. Lovely!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Hi Maxine, what a lovely card. I love the look of the textured paper. We hope to see you back at Feeling Sketchy soon.
Michelle

Darlene said...

Simply wonderful, Maxine! Such rich colors and textures together with a classic image (love that set). Beautiful job with the eyelets also!

Thrifty Finn said...

This would be a wonderful Christmas card too! Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion!

Margaret said...

Very pretty! Love the long card and the textured paper. Beautiful image.

mamapez5 said...

I love that mulberry paper. It is just perfect to mount the pine tree on.
Thank you for all the kind comments you leave on my blog. I do appreciate them.
Kate x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

It really is a fabulous masculine card. I love the elegance of it.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Berni Cuttino said...

Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE
Berni,DT

Cathy Clouston said...

Really pretty! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the style, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxx

Tinkerella said...

Thanks so much for entering this wonderful projects to this week's Challenge over at the Cards und More Blog!

I wish you good luck!

Hugs, Elisa (DT)

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

scrap joanny said...

very nice card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Fabulous card... great use of eyelets!

Marilyn said...

Wow, what an elegant card and I like, I like, I like!
Where have I been... you've got a lot of new projects on your blog since I've been here! Must have been sleeping...