Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Welcome Card


I was asked to make a card for a special event.  
The words on the card are what the purchaser requested.

I computer generated them, cut them out using a die from the Floral Ovals set, embossed it and then sponged it with Fired Brick distress ink before removing the die.

The sentiment was mounted over a red and gold ribbon - the gold is actually woven into the ribbon and has a beautiful lustre to it,

I also had just received some new dies, and as the recipient was arriving home from the mission field I couldn't wait to use the Filigree Cross Die D-lite, which I cut out in a gold adhesive paper.

The features were then mounted over a white panel embossed with the Valor E-mbossabilities plate, then onto a red card base which I sponged the edges of with white ink. 

I was very happy with the outcome, as was my customer.

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.

May your day be blessed


Dawn T said...

what a delightful card Maxine. Lots of lovely texture.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!! What a wonderful card and for a special reason. Love that ribbon and the way the sentiment is framed out. So lovely.

Unknown said...

WOW! What a sensational card. The gold filigree is just perfect for the cross. The embossing always gives a card that something special. We love seeing your art and are very thankful that you have taken time to visit.
Abundant Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Alison said...

Beautiful card, Maxine, with interesting use of colour and texture. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky challenges.
Alison x GDT

Darlene said...

Hello Maxine! So nice to see you again! This creation is FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- LOVE the gold filagree cross and the beautiful frame with your sentiment. The ribbon you used is luscious!

Grace said...

This is a beautiful card Maxine! I love that ribbon!!! The new cross die is stunning! I know this card will mean a lot to the recipient!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

This is such a great card. Beautiful details throughout. Thank you so much for joining us at Inspired by Stamping. Hugs, Joanna

MOJCA said...

Your card is very interesting Maxine. Admire your work. Thanks for your comentare in my blog. By by in Slovenia.

Darlene said...

What a regal color combination, made more so by the rich embossing. Love the details in those two die cuts, so pretty and the gold in the ribbon and on the cross is spectacular. A special card for such a special occasion. Well done!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card and layout. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Leanne said...

Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks

Unknown said...

Great card
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

MiamiKel said...

Wow maxine! This is just stunning!! Such elegance ;)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really awesome, Maxine. I just LOVE your creativity and I'm sure this card is going to be a blessing. You're such a thoughtful crafter, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Micki said...

Gorgeous! The lustre is awesome and accents the embossed panel well. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our Embossing Challenge.

Tamie said...

Incredible creation! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Great card, Maxine!

Judith said...

I love your card - so original thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week for our birthday challenge hugs Judith x

Julie said...

Fabulous card.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Helen said...

A really striking card and beautifully put together.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Dewi Lestari said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Embossing

Margaret said...

Fabulous creation. Love the banner and the gold cross. Great way to showcase the sentiment which becomes the focal point.

Jo Ann said...

This is wonderful. Love the red ribbon and gold cross together. And the embossing is great too. So glad you blessed us with your awesome project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!


Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Thanks so much for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge! Lovely card...Hugs Donna DT x

Melisa Waldorf said...

The red and gold are wonderful together Maxine!

Susi said...

Beautiful card.
Thanx for sharing on Baffies Kreativladen - Der ShopBlog.