Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dragonfly Birthday

Welcome
I am in a bit of a CAS mode at the moment, and this is another CAS card.
I started with cream and red cardstock.

The red cardstock has a fleck of gold in it, and I have been hoarding it for years - these are the last few scraps!!


The die cuts are all from the Spellbinders die D-lite - Frame One set.


I considered long and hard as to how to use the frame and what to put in it, but in the end went with this favourite sentiment stamp, and embossed it.


This second image shows off the embossing, and the gold fleck in the red card. This is also the most true to life as far as the colours go - the initial photos are fine, but when I edit and watermark them, the colour gets distorted.


Love the wee corner die cuts!!  The edges of the paper  and card base were sponged with a combination of Barn Door and then Fired Brick distress inks.


The final detail was the addition of the dragonfly charm, tied on with some pearl cotton and secured with a wee dab of glossy accents. The charm itself swings freely.

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May your day be blessed.

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

Clean and simple and WONDERFUL!! Maxine, this is just beautiful! Love the addition of that charm and the corners are so pretty.
Lynn

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Maxine. It is a great card.

Janice said...

A beautiful CAS card to share with us at an OBAG and good on you using the scraps. Good luck in the draw, Jx

Lovely Linda said...

A great CAS card Maxine - love the red card too! Well done! {{{hugs}}}

Nadja said...

Nice autumn colours. Thanks for joining us at EAC.
Hugs, Nadja

MiamiKel said...

Oh so vibrant and rich!! The colors pair well,together with the gold! Love the charm ;)

I've been bitten by the CAS bug, too ;)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine. Love all the swirls!

zandra said...

Great holiday card! Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, The first thing I noticed was the gold fleck in the red. What a piece of art you have created. The corner pieces are gorgeous and the die cut with Happy Birthday is gorgeous as well. Carole
PS I have no idea why I hoard scraps as well as uncut sheets.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful CAS card Maxine, I love that frame die!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
Hugs,Sandra

mamapez5 said...

There are some lovely die-cuts there Maxing. I too hoard off-cuts of favourite card and paper, but they have to be used in the end. A lovely little dragonfly too. Kate x

Darlene said...

Wow Maxine, I can see why you hoarded that red & gold flecked paper! It's beautiful! What an intricate frame and corner scrolls those are - were they hard to cut out? They are beautiful. Love the dragonfly charm, adds a bit of whimsy!

Sarah said...

Great card! I love those die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Evil Edna said...

wondwrful frame thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Athina said...

I love the extra detail in the inking and embossing! Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

PaperDaisies said...

Great use of die cuts, love the design. That charm is so sweet. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

Kerry said...

Pretty card, love the layout. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Julie said...

I'm so with you where CAS is concerned, I just LOVE the clean look! Your card is perfect for this fortnight's TLT challenge, Thanks for joining us, Julie.x

Michelle Pearson said...

long past time I popped in to visit! Love the dragonfly element...very, very fun embellishment! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

SO pretty, Maxine. I always enjoy seeing your sweet cards, and hope you're having a very blessed week!
Karen

Shelly Schmidt said...

So Beautiful Maxine! I love the Spellbinders- and love the charm- so cool the way you tied it on! Gotta agree- the red shimmery paper- I would hoard it too- so pretty!

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love frame for sentiment and embossing.
Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Charming (use charms)” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
Hugs
Natali

Kimbo said...

A wonderful CAS card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card,fab design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at LCI xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh that is so beautiful! I love the colors and the fabulous charm. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Beautiful CAS card Maxine! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)