Friday, April 10, 2015

Black, Gold and Red Anniversary


This is an other card inspired by  'stuff' on my desk..... the stuff being the die cut, which is what I basically started with - the couple that I made the card for are very 'minimalist' in their home, so I wanted this card to reflect their tastes.

The die cut was one from another project that I discarded.  It was glued onto gold paper, and then the edges trimmed back to the die cut. 

The sentiment was gold embossed, which did obliterate some of the detail, unfortunately, in the very detailed 'Happy' stamp.

The wee decal is one that I have not used before, and it is part of a set from the now defunct Layers of Color firm.  Oh how I loved their stamps, and collected them, now to use the ones that are sitting there begging to be inked up!

I was very pleased with this card when I finished it.
I do not know why the colours change in the photographs, but the true colour os the bright red, not the pink tones.

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  1. Very elegant. A delightful card.

  2. Love the colours used and the design is wonderful. Have a great weekend my
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. Gorgeous design Lynn. So Elegant!

  4. So elegant looking with the gold embossing!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  5. Maxine, this is WoW! Beautiful card and so elegant and classy looking.

  6. Very pretty card...nicely done embossing!

  7. There is just something special about gold heat embossing - so elegant and special. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built this wee for our embossing challenge. Sure hope you'' join us again soon.

  8. Such a rich looking card, I love all the gold detail. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  9. Beautiful card Maxine fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x
    ID DT

  10. This is a beautiful card. I love the way you have used a left over piece of trim to make that pretty border, and the added decal is lovely. Kate x

  11. Hi and fantastic card just the job at Fan-Tastic Tuesday thanks for join us this week very good luck crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

  12. Love the rich gold embossing and the die cut borders.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  13. My scraps never look this special! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

  14. I love the borders. Black and gold are so hard to pull off, but they look great here. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's Challenge - Focus on Sentiment. DT - Faith

  15. Classy design and LOVE the gold embossing!!

  16. This is GORGEOUS, Maxine. I sure wish I could have a sit down session with you to learn how on earth you always get your stamped embossing to look SO perfect. I will attempt it six times, mess hem all up, and give up. You nail it every time. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. But more than that, thanks for all your sweet and encouraging comments. You are SUCH a blessing in my life. You really are!
    God bless you always,
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. lovely card, great clear embossing too! Thanks for joining us for our 'Sentiment as a Focus' challenge #22.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  18. Love your style! The gold emboss on red is so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

  19. So so pretty!! Thanks for playing at ATSM!!

  20. This is so pretty...Love the gold embossing. Thank you for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. The current challenge is midway and hope you join us again. Leaving you with God's Word to ponder on from Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." God bless always!

    JO ANN


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