Monday, September 16, 2013

Potted Topiary

Welcome.
The card I am sharing was inspired by this card by Carolyn King, and I was going to CASE it, but things did not go how I had hoped.


Firstly The background did not go as planned, so I used dp instead 


The image was the same basic shape as Carolyn's, that and the curled corner, were  basically the only likenesses in the end, but I was glad of the inspiration.


I added an embossed sentiment to the side of the image.


And a flower to the bottom right corner, with a wee piece of gold ribbon peeking out. The base card was cream coloured, and the edges wee sponged with Bundled Sage distress ink.


On the inside I stamped the image again with orange and brown die inks. 
(For some reason the camera made the card look blue, not cream.)


 On the other side I embossed a rather fun sentiment


I also added a wee strip of the dp across the bottom.  It is almost unheard of me to decorate the inside of a card, so I was very pleased with this.

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30 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love thise flkowers and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Maxine. It may not have been what you envisioned but it is beautiful

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  3. Such a happy card, Maxine!! Love how you added the sentiment!

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  4. VERY pretty! Love that background paper and the image is super. Really like that curled corner too!
    Lynn

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  5. What a gorgeous card! Love the layout you used and the great color scheme!

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  6. Your card is very lovely. Thanks for sharing with us and joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner..

    Dt. Pam

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  7. Thanks for showing us the inside too. That is my weakness, not finishing the inside, until I am running around getting it ready to mail! It is a lovely card!

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  8. Oh Maxine, this turned out quite lovely my friend! I think it's wonderful how you put your own touches on it! Blessings!

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  9. What a nice fall topiary! Love your card!!!

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  10. Such a creative layout - love the sentiment on the side of the image! The topiary image is colored so well. It may not be how you planned it, but the card is wonderful!

    The sentiment on the inside panel is fun, indeed. I can see why you like it! Great job all around!

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  11. Thank you for entering your lovely card for Tammy Scraping Corner 80 'anything goes' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

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  12. what a wonderful card Maxine.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  13. Great card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

    ~~Chris

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  14. Carolyn's card (your inspiration card) is just lovely. I can see why it inspired you. Your card is also just beautiful and so cheery! Great job!

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  15. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  16. What a great card. I love flowers of any kind and this is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  17. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

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  18. A very pretty card, really cheery. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week, Judith xx

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  19. Beautiful card, lovely color!! Love that sentiment!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

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  20. Lovely card. The colors are so pretty and I love the pop of the flower on the front. Yes, I agree with your sentiment.

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  21. Maxine a great CASE made even better with your own interpretation!

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  22. Well it may not have gone exactly how you planned, but it is absolutely lovely Maxine! I love the pretty summer colours, and how you've repeated the image inside! I need to start doing the inside of cards more, and that's a great idea! Hugs, Shannah xox

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  23. What a fabulous topiary Maxine - such a pretty card! {{{hugs}}}

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  24. This is a very pretty card and I like how your flower embellie picks up the image.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  25. Beautiful card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Greetings Kaija DT-member

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  26. love the image and design and at least you can say this is your card and not a copy of someone elses but just used the inspiration -must admit I did that once from a mag but didnt have the right papers so used what I had then didn't have the same image so used one of my own-so in effect made a completely different card !!! lol-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x
    love the B.paper and sentiment too

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  27. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our September Theme Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

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  28. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our “Indian Summer” challenge at Catch The Bug! We’re so happy you visited! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

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  29. its so beautiful well done,this is simply divine, goodluck on our challenge over on artistic inspirations xx

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  30. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.

    Hugs,
    Maria

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