Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brown and Gold


I have made this card for our Grandson's dedication.  He is a wonderful little boy and it is a joy to have him in our family.

I started with this lovely rich chocolate brown card and embossed it. If anything the embossing made it seem an even richer brown.  This was layered over gold and then the cream card base.

I adorned the brown layer with a very simple embossed gold cross, which was mounted with foam, and a smaller cross mounted in the centre, again mounted with foam to give some subtle dimension.

The sentiment was also gold embossed on white - I cut the ends of the card by hand and was not happy with one end..... In this photograph you can see the gold layer.

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May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

what a lovely card for grandson.

Mary J said...

A great card, honey, love the use of the dark colour and space!

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Mary x

Darlene said...

Maxine, this is stunning! I totally agree that the brown is so rich, and that the embossing adds to it. The gold layer under and the gold embossing compliment the brown perfectly. What an elegant card for such a special occasion!
Blessings to you and his family!

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this will be something your grandson can cherish forever. It's so beautiful with the highlights of all that gold. Very elegant and gorgeous card.

Elizabeth Hart said...

The embossing on this is so striking and perfect for this card. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge and we hope to see you again soon, Elizabeth (DT)
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Sharon said...

Great CAS card, love the color. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
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MiamiKel said...

Superb,Maxine! THe colors are so bold and rich, very nice embossed background. Congratulations on the baby's dedication!

Angelique said...

Gorgeous. The embossed background looks fabulous.
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Lovely Linda said...

Such a great card for such a special occasion. I love the cross and the texture - fabulous and such masculine touches - even for a small boys card! God bless you and your family Maxine! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- and perfect for a dedication Maxine! Love the color- and the richness of the brown background- and the embossing on the cross : )

Sher said...

What a lovely card. Great color combo. I'm sure your grandson loved it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs - Sharon

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a striking embossed card, Maxine!

Rene said...

This is really a very special and striking card!! Perfect for a special boy!

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Elizabeth said...

Ohhhhhh - LOVE the new look, just managed to pop online briefly thru Luke's phone!

I will be keeping the card of course, and one day they'll all be scrapbooked, and even if he isn't interested when he is older - I'm sure I'll look back through them on many occasions!