Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flowers and Bling

Welcome I am so glad you have visited by blog.
Today I took refuge from the heat in studio and had fun playing with a new spellbinders die - Spiral Flowers Three, the leaves dies and a doily die.  My Cuttlebug had a real workout!!

The result is a very dimensional card, which I am pleased with. The flowers were sponged with violet ink to accentuate the colour. 

This is a close up, and in the bloom on the left, you can just see the purple rhinestone that I managed to place in the centre of each bloom.

The doily was cut in white card, and the swirl placed before the leaves and flowers were added - the swirl fought me somewhat and did not quite place as well as I may have liked.

The sentiment was simply stamped in a pearlescent ink to let the flowers take centre stage.

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Lovely Linda said...

This is stunning Maxine - love all of the dimension and the gorgeous colours - beautiful Dies!! Time well spent in the studio my friend! <3!

mamapez5 said...

This is a beautiful card Maxine. I love those spiral flowers. Unfortunately I have to steer clear of very dimensional cards for sending to UK and that's where most of my cards end up! I love the colours you have chosen too. Kate x

Viv said...

Such a pretty card Maxine - thanks for joining in over at CCM this time and good luck!

Cards By MI said...

Very lovely, a stunning looking card. Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
Love n hugs

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! Those flowers are so pretty and definitely worth the workout for your cuttlebug.

I was just going through some of my emails and seen your comment about a recent health scare. I hope all is well Maxine. I'm saying a prayer for you right now and please email me if you need to chat more. Big hugs!!

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is stunning!!! Those flowers just pop off the page here. Gorgeous creation.

Sherrie K. said...

A very stunning and gorgeous card! The flowers are absolutely amazing!
Thanks so much for joining is at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Dawn T said...

Love the shabby chic look. That's a beautiful doily die. What one is it? Very pretty. Love the leaves too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! I love those flowers!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

OooWee! How gorgeous!! Well worth the work! Beautiful, Maxine!

Becky said...

What gorgeous flowers Maxine,beautiful card.

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous and the colour combo is super
Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Wendi said...

Wow what a beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the diecut such a pretty edge
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Amy said...

Wow, you made those flowers?! They look amazing!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Kate said...

This is so pretty! Your flowers are stunning and the rhinestone flourish is a gorgeous touch!\\Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Cathy A said...

The 3d flowers on this card are gorgeous, love the bling too!