Sunday, March 23, 2014

Leaves

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 I was inspired to make this masculine card from a combination of various cards on Pinterest using inchies. There are also elements from a technique in a magazine I recently read.


 I started with the inchies, blotting them onto a distress ink pad for background colour, then overstamping them with small leaves, also in distress inks.


They were mounted onto the dark brown card to frame them, and adhered to the card with foam squares for a hint of dimension.



I stamped the sentiment in dark brown ink and clear embossed it.

The final detail were the two groups of three scored lines.

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28 comments:

Anne said...

Maxine this is lovely, great use of lines embossed on your background too
Thanks so much for joining us at LIM
Anne
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Dawn Turley said...

Great card Maxine. Love the inches frame between the embossing. A great touch.

Monica said...

Such a classy card and I love the embossing.

Del said...

What a fanastic idea. I love the litle bits of embossing you have added. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Use A Stamp Or Digi Anywhere On Your Project Challenge #3 and Good Luck!

Margaret said...

I love this card - the embossing really finishes it off.

Marilyn said...

I love this card Maxine! If it didn't say Happy Birthday, you could use it for any occasion... Mother's Day, Friend, even a guy card. The sign of a great card is when it is so versatile and not limited to a single instance. Fabulous, elegant and classy!

thassos456 said...

Lovely card. I love the idea using inchies.

jimlynn said...

Loving those distressed inches! So pretty. Also love the way you did the scoring lines.
Lynn

Dena J said...

These are stunning. Your technique for creating the background for each leaf is marvelous. The embossing connects the images. Very lovely!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful CAS design, Maxine. Love the technique on the inchies. The score lines really are the perfect finishing touch!

mamapez5 said...

A lovely masculine card Maxine. I like making ATCs but find inchies a bit limitimg, but this is an excellent way to use them. Kate x

Christine said...

Your card is wonderful...

Andrea said...

Gorgeous. I never get over how little is needed when your design is so beautifully balanced. Great job!

Margaret said...

Very lovely. I see that you have inspiration with Autumn coming your way soon.

Lynne K said...

I love trees, leaves and autumn colours, so this ticks all the boxes for me, Maxine. The embossed lines complete a very elegant design. It's gorgeous!

Lynne

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Inchies are one of the favorite techniques I have seen. Breat card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great guy card, Maxine! Your inches are just beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this great card Maxine- your inchies are great- and LOVE the three scored lines- what a cool accent!

Emma Canning said...

This is stunning - I really love it - the design is gorgeous and perfect for a male card :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends, have a lovely week, Em xx

Kathyk said...

Super card, fab colours too

Kathyk

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Maxine. I love the background and colors.

Christine said...

Beautiful colours! Great card!
Christine (Belgium)

Coco said...

Very beautiful card with inchies, I love the details of embossed lines also... Thanks for playing along with us at Tando Creative. Coco x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome design! I love the inchies on this card. The scored lines are such a great design element. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)

Chrissie said...

I must apologise for my lack of comments over the past few weeks whilst I was on holiday in Australia, but hopefully things should be back to normal now!
This is terrific!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Crafty Kitten said...

Love this Maxine.
It looks like a tiny art gallery. Great idea.
hugs
Dawn xx

Lovely Linda said...

Love those leaves Maxine - they are fabulous against the white background! {{{hugs}}}

Darlene said...

Maxine, what a perfect masculine card! Simple, classy, elegant, yet masculine! Love those scored lines, and the colors on the leaf panels are so rich. Gorgeous!