Sunday, July 13, 2014

One of a Kind


Playing in the studio this afternoon I decided to 'christen' a set of stamps from Close To My Heart that I have had sitting on my desk for some time. As soon as I looked at them in any detail this came to mind.

I decided to use two layers to give a subtle frame to the images, which I inked up ion Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Shoot inks

After stamping I computer generated the sentiment, printed it onto vellum and gold embossed it.

When placing it, I was careful to place the word one under the contrasting feather. I held it in place with a brad and a wee touch of glue under the lettering

Before I mounted the image panel, I ran the edges of the panel across the green ink pad.
This card was made in record time (for me) and I am pleased with the outcome.

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jimlynn said...

Very nice way to christen those stamps! Love the pop of color on this and of course your always wonderful embossing.

Unknown said...

It is a lovely card and the green edging makes a difference. I am a big fan of gold embossing. I wonder what record time would be for me? and you? Thank you for posting this wonderful art at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson

Margaret said...

Such a great idea Maxine, very creative. I'm mystified how you were able to emboss something that you printed off on your printer. Very cool.

aussie aNNie said...

Great creation from the creatures of nature, the feather stamps are the embossed

The Journey is the Start

MiamiKel said...

OH I love nature cards and this one is right up at the top of my faves! Gorgeous!

Dawn T said...

Fabulous Maxine. Love the way you used these feathers.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design...just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge..
Suzy B (Owner)

Becky said...

What a wonderful card, love the sentiment with this.

froebelsternchen said...

A Beautiful card is this !

MaryH said...

Maxine, this is lovely. Those feathers are so pretty & natural looking, and loved the design of having the one green. I'm impressed with the printing & embossing with the computer on vellum. Good job that. Great card, great design too. TFS & Hugs- also thanks for the good wishes for our anniversary .

sheila 77 said...

This card is realy beautiful and I liked the way you explained how you made it, with all the care and attention - that made the card even more interesting. I like the subtle colouring and the variety of feathers. Thanks very much for sharing it with everyone at Soartful.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our tenth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
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verybellemakes said...

Thank you for joining the Crafting At The Weekend Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Mi Ran Jung said...

Wow, this is so cool!! I love how you use the stamps and colors. Wonderful CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge. Hope see you again. Hugs, Mi Ran
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Electra said...

What a lovely card this is! I love how you embossed the sentiment, it sets off the feathers so well! Thank you for being Soartful with us for this month's challenge!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Wonderful creation! I love the colors and design! Thank you for joining us at the Treasured Times Challenge blog for our Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you again next time too!
Tammy Louise