Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Washi, bling and a Flower


I would like to welcome my latest follower Kelly Deal - thank you for your support Kelly. Unfortunately I cannot find a blog to invite you to visit her.

I have had a busy time in the studio now I have got back there, and this is one of the results.

I started another card with the same gray base card and green paper, from the Prima pad Fairy Fauna, and had almost finished when I binned it after salvaging some of the elements, and started again....
(Of course none of you readers would ever do that!)

I overlapped the washi taped banners to add some subtle interest, without dominating the card.

The flower is a Poinsettia from Kiwistamping.  The local company that is responsible for my addiction to stamping and card making.  This was one of my earliest stamps, purchased way back,  longer than I care to remember.

I stamped and embossed it three times on patterned paper, then fussy cut and layered it using dimensional foam dots. 
On the top layer I also cut out some of the petals.

The sentiment was also embossed onto the gray card and embossed in green, cut using a s/b tag, sponged and adhered to the base with gem brads. All the paper and card was sponged with Bundled Sage DI.

The finishing detail was the green rhinestones.

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Mrs Beez said...

Great card. Love how you've used the Washi tape and the touches of sparkle are just perfect. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I got that Poinsettia for my Christmas cards and just love it. It looks lovely in the pp. Must try that

aussie aNNie said...

Love your creation looks fabulous and the colours are perfect......♥ aNNie

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Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty and elegant. Love the gold embossing on the flower. Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps Birthday challenge. Hope you join us again.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Maxine, I love the embossing and your use of washi tape. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Becky said...

Gorgeous card Maxine. Great way to use that washi tape.

jimlynn said...

I'm trashing stuff all the time - some gets brought back and some not. Glad you brought this one back Maxine. So pretty and love the way you used the washi. That flower is stunning too! LOVE your card.

Fran said...

Maxine your card is so pretty. Love all the special touches you added to the card.
Hugs, Fran

Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love all the attention to detail!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart and good luck!

Samantha Casey said...

Beautiful card! I really love the layout! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Samantha Mann said...

such a pretty card!! i love the color palette! the colors and layers of the flower is just gorgeous! thank you so much for playing along and celebrating with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- the Washi is awesome and I love the embossed flower on DP- wonderful!

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely use of washi and embossing! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Darnell said...

This is really lovely, Maxine! So modern with the Washi! I love the way you have layered and redesigned your beautiful embossed poinsettia!! Hugs, Darnell

Julie Odil said...

This is very pretty, Maxine. Thanks for entering our Birthday Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a beautiful birthday card, Maxine!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!