Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Welcome Card

Welcome - I have a very short post today.

For years I have welcomed my guests with a wee card in their bedrooms,  starting long before I ever made cards.  The other day I had a guest arriving, and I realised I did not have a card available, so it was out to the studio and in 20 minutes I had this card to pop on my guest's bed!

I was inspired by this card, initially viewed on Pinterest, by Cibele Glazer.


I sponged the edges of the business sized card with a red ink, then masked off part of the words on the stamp so I just had the welcome.


This was stamped on the bottom edge of the card and embossed


The rose was stamped and coloured with watercolour crayons, then masked and the script stamped.  Masking was applied to the card so I could create a background by sponging with distress inks.

TIP This is a wonderful way to use up wee pieces of card, and I know that they are always appreciated.

I am linking this to:
2 backgrounds, 0 papers, 1 image, 4 shades of water colours

Thank you for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.

30 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

what a delightful tradition Maxine. This is a wonderful little card.

Anonymous said...

Pretty rose card, great that you did some text masking too! and using up scraps is always a great tip too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

she who must stamp said...

What a lovely way to make overnight guests feel welcomed into your home.

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely idea. And a very pretty card too. Kate x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous! Love all the sponging and the beautiful flower!

jimlynn said...

So pretty!!! Love the design you used for this too.
What a nice idea to do this for someone! I'll have to remember next time we have guests.

Lynn

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous, Maxine! YOu are so sweet! I'm not surprised you'd leave a guests card, you sweet lady :) This is ever so lovely, so soft and feminine - beautiful! x0

Faye said...

Very pretty, Maxine! Looks like you may have spent hours and hours making it. Love the coloring of the rose.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your card is beautiful, Maxine!! I just love the masking with the text and your gorgeous rose. The recipient will love this card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and joining our challenge at ODBD!!
hugs,
Chris

Alshandra said...

What a wonderful way to welcome your guests! Such a lovely card! Thank you for sharing this with us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week :-) Elizabeth

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - and such a thoughtful idea - I am sure your guests feel very spoiled. Love the rose - thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining us on our first monthly challenge of 2014 'anything goes', what a great theme to start off with.

Such a pretty card with lots of texture in the sponged element. The rose is beautiful and wonderfully coloured.
Such a fantastic personal touch for your guests.

I really hope you will pop back and join in with more of our future monthly challenges, always crafty goodies/digis up for grabs.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Maxine, what a precious and loving thing to do for your guest! It's lovely and is perfect for this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I also just love your description of using wee pieces of paper! My father was born in Scotland, and I fondly remember my grandparents using wee all the time! How precious! Such a delight to see another entry from you this week! Warm hugs, and enjoy your company!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
How very lovely. Do you have a bed and breakfast or are you just hospitable? The card is an absolute beauty and your idea is so sweet. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s blog at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

Linda Carson said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful way to welcome guests! Really love the way you colored the rose! Thanks for Shining the Light w/us at ODBD!

Shelly Schmidt said...

A beautifully done card- love the rose and the script in the BG. Such a fab tradition. I am having company this weekend.... They may get a mint.....LOL

Diana Queen said...

Maxine... such a beauty of a card. So artistic! Thanks for the note you left on my long neglected blog awhile back. I saw it today and touched my heart that you had remembered me. I had not even looked at my blog in ages... hope to do more with it this year. Take care my sweet friend.

Becky said...

This is lovely Maxine.

Debs said...

Beautiful card - love the techniques.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card...and a great idea...I'm sure it really makes your guests feel welcome. I know that we stayed at a B & B one time where the hostess had a welcome card in our room...nice touch, but it wasn't a home made one. A Home made one would have been even more special!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the design. Beautifully done.
Coloring is my forte'. Thanks for critique of my blog. Jim

Catherine Dobbs said...

Hi Thank you for taking the time to enter over at LEJ Designs for our first monthly challenge, we do hope to see you joining in more of them. This is such a wonderful idea for your guests, it must make them feel that little bit more welcome.
Cat LEJ Designs DT Member. x

Gale said...

This is a lovely card and a great idea. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Marcy said...

Beautiful card! I love the water color look of the image. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

loved the colors,loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Miss Amber said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

Lydia said...

such a fabulous card xx thanks for joining us at Love Rubberstamps xx

Doreen said...

Sehr schön! Vielen lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More. Liebe grüße Doreen

stempelomi said...

great card!
I'm very happy that you take part at the Cards and More Challenge. To participate in the draw of the prize and the Top 3, you have to follow the challenge rules. Unfortunately, you have linked more than 5 challenges and can not take part in the draw this time. I am so sorry. I would be delighted if you join in again next time :-)

Hugs,Beate

Bettina L. said...

Such a pretty CAS card. Love the flower and the pink background. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday PS I have follower candy here if you'd like to join: My candy xx