Monday, November 12, 2012

Gift Card Base Thank You

Welcome, and thank you for visiting.

I apologise for not posting for so long, but there have been various reasons for my absence, not the least being that I was having difficulties (read senior blonde moments) with my photo-editing program, Photoscape - thankfully we visited our son and his wife the other day, and my daughter in love so graciously gave me a tutorial, and also pointed me to an online tutorial, which has been a great help.

I recently received a gift from a fellow member of the Splitcoast Stampers group Stamp Addicts.  It was a wee portfolio of card blanks.  I needed a Thank You card, so started with one of the blanks, and the accompanying off cuts, and a sketch from A Die For A Sketch.

I love this web ribbon and the colour was an almost perfect match with the background,

The diecut was a Spellbinders labels 10 which I embossed and sponged to highlight the sentiment.

The final touch was a row of pearls under the sentiment and along the base of the other layer.

I love the subtle colour way of these papers, and the way they can be mixed and matched.

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Thank you so much for visiting - may your day be blessed
Thank you also for any comments left - they are much appreciated

Card Recipe:
Card base and off cuts - from Die Cuts With a View
Stamp - Thanks - unknown
Ink - Whisper - sugarloaf green
Accessories: Kaiser pearl strings


Unknown said...

A wonderful card. I love your combination of colours. The web ribbon looks so effective and something I haven't seen before. Wow and all those pearls too.

Dawn T said...

Missed you Maxine! Great card today. Love the colours and the web ribbon is awesome.

brenda said...

A lovely colour palette Maxineand great texture with that added fibre.

Thank you so much to joining our 'Any Die Will Do' theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Nancy said...

Such a lovely card, Maxine! I really like the colors, and that web ribbon is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

Michelle said...

This is a great card. The web ribbon and the pearls look fantastic on the card. Thanks for sharing at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

Michelle (Design Team)

Mike Deakin said...

Hi Interesting card you've created, not sure how it fits in with the Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge, but thanks for joining us all the same!

Hazel said...

I love the gentle subtle colours on this card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Tracey said...

What a very sweet card! I love the subtle colours and that ribbon is nice. I love the pearls to added too.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Hope to see you again.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful mesh ribbon and a simply gorgeous card! Love those super colors too. So pretty.

Jenny said...

Such a lovely card and pretty colours. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Love the resist you did with the embossing and inking. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Monochrome* challenge !

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join ☺

Unknown said...

A beautiful card Maxine. So glad you had some help with your photo program. I hope you have a lovely week.
Alicia xx

MiamiKel said...

Stunning, Maxine!! THe colors are splendid!!

Blessings! x0x0

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

Pam x

Chris said...

I love this color and that web ribbon is so different and interesting, it's a neat contrast to the pearls.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your card is wonderfully done- love the mesh ribbon -that is a perfect match, and I love the pearls!

Margaret said...

Very pretty and I love the colors of the cards and your ribbon.

Mervi said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and More;-))m

Bridget Larsen said...

Love this card, nice monochromatic colours (almost) and very subtle

marsha said...

Gorgeous Maxine! I love your colors, your diecut and that gorgeous texture!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your pretty card. You've used such a lovely colour palette and nice embellishments. Jennie DT

Lorianna said...

I love it -
Thanks so much for sharing
with us at the Pile it On Challenge.

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

Wish I could make cards. I just don't have enough free time. Lol

Marilyn said...

This is very pretty Maxine! I love that checked paper and the pretty blues, that webbed ribbon is fab and pearls are one of my fave embellies!
Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch and hope to see you next time too.

Shelby said...

Very pretty and elegant card. Thank you for joining us this week at KKKK and good luck!


Cathy A said...

Great use of texture on this card Maxine, we all have blonde moments even us brunette s!

Doreen said...

fabby thanks card. great colors as well
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous thank you card, thanks for joining in with our With thanks challenge over at OSAAT and good luck
Julie x
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Darlene said...

What a pretty, pretty card! Your web ribbon is remarkable and those wonderful pearls! Just the right touch. Hugs!

Amy said...

Love the card, the colours and textures all made me have a little happy wiggle! And I'm glad you've found your way around Photoscape now! Amy

susiestacey said...

Wonderful card.
Thank you for joining the Penny Black and More @ Allsorts Any Die Will Do challenge and good luck x Susan x

marjoleincreatief said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at a DIE for a Sketch. Pretty how you used texture at your card.

Hope you will join our challenge again!