Monday, June 22, 2015

Trees and Gears

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I love how this masculine card turned out.


I started by using the letter press technique to emboss the main panel with the Spellbinders 


I then stamped this image from the SU Lovely As A Tree set, having used three inks on it to give some variations of colour to it.  The edges were sponged and it was mounted over hessian ribbon to add to the texture.


The sentiment was embossed with real green ep, on a smooth part of the panel


The finishing detail was the knotted ribbon threaded behind the image panel.

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25 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Such a lovely card Maxine - I love all of the texture and the muted colours! {{{hugs}}}

aussie aNNie said...

Love it Maxine, mmm am wondering how this technique works as it looks good.{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is beautiful! I adore the fun burlap texture--and the dry embossed background is fab, too! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The brown ribbon might represent a tree trunk. The tree is quite nicely done with the three inks. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

jimlynn said...

I love it too Maxine! I've been seeing so many use the cogs lately and I'm loving them. Great embossing and of course the tree image is just magnificent! Great card for a guy!
Lynn

MaryH said...

Brilliant design. Would never have thought of combining a 'gear motif' with this lovely tree...but this is really an awesome look with the way you've done the design. Liked the letterpress look with that background color you selected. The burlap combines so well with the rusticity of the debossing & the bkground color, and is a perfect look with that wonderfully shaded tree. Well done. Hope you will have a super week. TFS & Hugs

Linda said...

Fabulous card .... love all the different textures. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love it, too, Maxine! That tree was one of my very first stamp and it's still my favorite tree even though (cough) trees have been added to my stash over the years! This is an awesome masculine card design!! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

Love all this texture, Maxine! And one of my favorite stamps!

Kristie W. said...

This is such a great masculine card!! I love how you matted the image with burlap. Lots of nice texture to look at and admire on your background.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. it turned out really great.. love all the elements and textures on it! fab!!!
oxo
Susi

Kelly Latevola said...

That letterpressing is such a fun technique! Very cool card!!

MinnaL said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous texture! Thanks for joining us at lacy Sunshine challenge.

mamapez5 said...

Trees and ngears is an interesting combination and it works well! I love that tree. Such a good shape. nice finishing touches too. Kate x

MiamiKel said...

A beauty indeed! Not sure what hasian ribbon is but it looks like my treasured burlap! This is just as gorgeous as can be, and I can see clearly why you love how it turned out :) Splendid card! Blessings, my friend! ♥

Natalie said...

Fabulous card! I LOVE all the textures. Great background and a fantastic masculine card!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous card Maxine! I love how you did the background, the embossing and colouring works so well together! I love the touch of burlap and the black ribbon, nice touches! hugs :)

Traci Law said...

Fabulous project. I adore the texture of this. Thank you for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Traci DTx

Vic said...

Lovely card - so different and original - Thanks for sharing with us this week, at Glitter and Sparkle... Vic, DT x

Angie said...

So many fun elements on this card! I love the raised lettering achieved by embossing the sentiment! Beautiful masculine card!

Becky said...

What fun elements you have incorporated Lynn, fabulous card.

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card and image, perfect for our challenge this fortnight over at OSAAT, good luck, Nikki DT

Suchi said...

Seems like I missed this post... :) The background is so masculine and perfect! :)
Suchi xx

E.T. (Erum) said...

so awesome! Thanks for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!
xx
Erum
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Margaret said...

Lovely card Maxine. I love your background and the burlap behind the image. Great job and Congratulations on being the Winner of the July Prize Pack over at One Stitch at a Time!