Monday, February 25, 2013

A Colourful Engagement

Welcome, and thank you for visiting today.  

With a short month and some distractions, I was running late with my usual card making for March, so spent most of the weekend in my studio, card making.  What a marathon, not that I am complaining, you understand.

On Friday evening I was asked by a friend to make an engagement card for her daughter, and although she did not give me a 'deadline', I knew that her daughter was visiting on Saturday, and that would be a great time for her to give it.

I started with the classic red and white and gold combination that I love 
- and partly because they are a more mature couple.

I made an easel card, and embossed the panel on the front with the cuttlebug Hearts folder, and layered a ribbon with a sentiment panel over that.  The sentiment is only part of a stamp, which I often use as it is very versatile.

The ribbon was used again on the foot of the card, along with the sentiment and the gold embossed hearts - placed using the stamp-a-ma-jig to have them looking as though they are entwined. 

The card was finished with little gold heart shaped brads on both panels.

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mamapez5 said...

A lovely, stylish card. That's a great sentiment. I hope they were pleased with it. In fact, I'm sure they were! Kate x

Cathy A said...

So pretty Maxine, the attention to detail really makes this special such as the heart shaped brads!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine! It's always a highlight for me when you are able to play along with us. I realize how incredibly busy life can get, and so...when you have time to create and share with us, it means so much. I can always see the attention you give to detail, and I appreciate you sharing of your time and talents. May God bless you as you create for Him and share your artistic gifts with others. I appreciate you!
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Lorraine said...

Fabulous card. I love the design and colours.

Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen challenge this time.
Lorraine x

mags said...

A beautiful card and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

How pretty! Love the color combination and great layout!

Unknown said...

very nice card,thank you for joining us at challenge 4 everybody good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

MariLynn said...

So pretty. I like how you have the hearts intertwined. What a great picture of what marriage can be. Great color combo!!!

happyscrapper said...

This is a wonderful card. The red and white just pop. Everything is petfect. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.
Christine Dt

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Red and white is so elegant!!! Lovely creation :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krews *Layer it up* challenge !

Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

tiggertastic said...

very stylish

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

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