Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3-D flower and Butterfly

Greetings again - thank you for visiting, and I trust you feel welcome in this corner of the blog-isphere.

I recently made a birthday card for a friend with limited sight, and I try to make a very tactile card with reasonable contrast for them to be able to appreciate it.

I started with a very large scalloped oval that I had received in a RAK from Lovely Linda.  I made a basic gatefold card from it, and then added the dp on the two outer surfaces.  The edges of the card, and the top and bottom of the inner were sponged with a rouge ink.

The rose started as crinkled tissue paper that I rubbed the rouge ink over, then glued to thin card and cut and embossed, then edges of the petals were inked as well. The layers were held together with a jewelled brad.

The butterfly was made using a cuttlebug die and embossing folder set.

The sentiment was embossed, cut and sponged and layered over another die cut, and the closure secured with a ribbon.

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Card Recipe:
Card - white and a scrap of red
Ink - Rouge chalk ink, clear embossing ink
Stamps - unknown sentiment
Paper - Kaiser Miss Nellie pad
  Dies - Spellbinders Large classic scalloped oval, Labels 10, Donna Slazinger Rose, Magnificent Circles.
           Provocraft Butterfly with embossing folders
  Ribbon, gold embossing powder, tissue paper, jewelled brad


  1. Hello Maxine -this is beautiful! I am sure your friend appreciated all of the trouble you went to to make the card! Beautiful details! It is great to see parts of the RAK being used! Love it! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Hi Maxine dear!
    your card is super. It's bright but not over the top. I love your flower and butterfly. Well done.
    hugs Maz

  3. So pretty Maxine! I like all the texture and colour you've got happening and that big pink flower is fabulous.

  4. Maxine, this is so lovely. All the colors and elements are just perfect. Love all the texture on here and I think any one that has limited vision would appreciate being able to feel and just hold this.

  5. Lovely card, A very special card for your friend, I'm sure she will be able to enjoy it with all the great texture you have there.

  6. This is very girly and awesome, you go girl, puting me to shame, I'd better unpack those 30 boxes now that you have inspired me

  7. Beautiful card- I love all of the dimension and texture- love the butterfly and the flower.

  8. Lovely card, Maxine. All of the texture is fabulous.

  9. Fabulous Birthday card, loving all the texture and all the many elements on the card. A very thoughtful way to make your friends birthday card a little extra special for her. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs for our 'anything goes' challenge!

  10. I think is just beautiful Maxine. Your gold butterfly is just a perfect finishing.

  11. This is a lovely card. The colours are really beautiful and I love the die cut butterfly. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

  12. I love how you made your items 3D. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  13. I love the idea of crinkled tissue paper for the textured flowers. And how wonderful you make the extra effort to make a tactile card. So thoughtful.

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  14. Super gorgeous Maxine!!!! Such fab details.
    Thanks for playing in the Nothing Square challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  15. Wonderful, dear, love it!

    Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog. Sweet hugs for you from Spain.

  16. Maxine, what a beautiful birthday card!! Love all the texture and dimension. I know your friend will be so blessed by it.

  17. Adorable card.Thanks for joining us at twisted tuesday challenges

  18. Maxine this collage is full of wonderful texture, I am sure your friend will appreciate that you have done this so she can enjoy it.

  19. So gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will love it and appreciate you for your thoughtfulness in creating it. Love all your textures.

  20. Wonderful flowery creation! the embossed butterfly is perfect too!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  21. A lovely thoughtful card. You have given your friend plenty to 'feel'. I love the pretty flower and the butterfly.
    Thanks for calling by my work-desk today. The song will be on on my 'favourites' list for a long time methinks, and will hold the memory of the great time we had together last month.
    Kate x

  22. Hope you are well Maxine and apologies for my absence recently. Love your card - I'm sure your friend would appreciate how dimensional you have made it. Luv & Hugs, Trish xxxx

  23. A beautiful card with so many different elements to it. I especially love the embossed butterfly. I am sure your friend will appreicate the card.

    Sorry it has been a while since I have visited and commented.

  24. Maxine, this is a truly beautiful card! Congrats on the great flower too! Crinkled tissue and sponging is one technique that I have to try, yours has turned out perfectly! Very pretty butterfly and the entire card is so well coordinated. I am sure that they loved it!


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