Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paper and Punched Flowers

Welcome

I made this card for a friend with Macular Degeneration, which means that for her to be able to 'see' the card, she needs strong contrasts in colour intensities.



I die cut the flowers in the dark green panel using one of the dies from the Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities, cutting it three times, then overlaid the green onto yellow to give the contrast.



The sentiment is one of my original stamps, and I gold embossed it, then filled it in with a gold pen.



The flowers I gathered from assorted sets, the base one was coloured with ink, and the brad was overlaid with gold liquid pearls.  The finishing detail was a wee snippet of gold ribbon peeping from under the flowers. 


The completed panel was mounted onto a white base, which I had sponged the edges of with Dried Marigold distress ink.

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20 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

The contrasts in colours make this very stunning Maxine. Your friend will love the vibrancy of the card.

Sarah said...

Lovely card Maxine and very clever use of colour to ensure your friend enjoys it fully. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our How Does Your Garden Grow challenge x

MiamiKel said...

Super fabulous, Maxine! You always have the neatest designs to your cards and so much detail! Beautiful colors together! Blessings!

jimlynn said...

Great idea to make a card with the bright colors so she can really see it!
Love it too! Creative and pretty!!
Lynn

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love that die cut background and the dark color makes your flowers pop.

tilly said...

a beautiful bright card for your friend, she will love it , thank you for joining us at crafty catz
Tilly

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a pretty and creative card!

Donna said...

Great card, I am sure your friend will love it! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Wow! What a beautiful gift to give to your friend on every level! Thanks for joining us in the Drunken Stampers Lounge, we look forward to seeing more of your work!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome colours, great contrast love it. thanks for playing along with the Yellow Canary Team for the Drunken Stamper's Things challenge.

Chris Warner said...

Such a thoughtful card for your friend Maxine! Great use of texture and Twist 2.

Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You). Chris xxx

Violent Kittie said...

Wonderful card and colors! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers. Cheers!

Gemiel said...

Maxine, this is stunning and I know your friend will love it. She is so blessed to have a friend that is so thoughtful to create a special card that she can really enjoy despite her MD. Your flower is so pretty and I love the extra touch of the liquid pearls. Blessings.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is beautiful! I love the contrast and the neat die cut- and the flower!!!

karalschuknecht said...

What a great card, the the punched background. Thanks for joining us this week for "Flowers."

Karal for Kitty Bee Designs Team
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Flowers
Hugs
Dewi

michele said...

Fabulous card Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Whimsey said...

The die cut background is beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

Simple and clever, love the color combo on your card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely! Great die cut background!