Sunday, July 26, 2015

75 and Goin' Strong


I would like to welcome my new follower To TylkaJa. I think her blog is originally in Polish, but google will translate it.  Her blog is called
Happy After Blog, and shows her eclectic type of crafting.

I had not intended to be quite so long between posts, but with one thing and another, including a very busy week, time rushed by ...  thankfully my hand is healing well, and this afternoon I had some studio time :-).

I made this card for a 75th birthday back in March, but have not blogged it. 
I started by using a photo I had taken a few months earlier. I sized and printed the photo to fit the photo frame diecut

The layer immediately behind the feature panel is a piece cut from paper that was in the base of my "spray box"

I added the numbers using an embossing pen, then silver embossed the greeting and numbers.

The background paper is from and Amy Tangerine 6x6 pad, and the accents are silver 'glue' and some enamel dots.

The recipient liked his card, but not that particular photo!!

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  1. Lovely card Maxine and the gorgeous photo in the frame is a handsome man and put onto a most loving the polaroid frame..xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  2. What a neat card. You have been in my prayers this week.

  3. Oh Maxine I am so happy hearing you use the paper from your spray box. They are such beautiful backgrounds. This is a fine birthday card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 193rd challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  4. Love your papers and layout and such a sweet personalized card for a friend.

  5. What a wonderful and personal card, Maxine! I'm sure he loved it! Thanks for the great idea to use the spray "waste" paper as an awesome background mat!! Enjoy your day and thank you for your lovely visits and comments at my place! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Love that you used the spray paper! Isn't that a fun way to get a background and use up something that you'd toss? It worked so beautifully with the entire scope of the card. What more flattering birthday card could anyone receive? It shows that you took lots of time and effort to make something so pretty & so personalized....So happy that the hand is healing nicely. (Oh yes, be sure to let your recipient know, the photo is VERY good. Shows him in deep contemplation!). TFS & Happy Sunday

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. What a neat way to use the polaroid frame on the card. Very nice!

  9. This is a great personalized birthday card, Maxine! Love the backgrounds and that frame!

  10. I am guessing that is your Dear Husband : ) I think it is a great picture and a lovely card! I love the Polaroid like frame you used and the Silver embossing really looks nice. The sprayed BG adds the shimmer. He is now a blog celebrity!!!

  11. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

  12. Nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!

  13. Nice card Maxine. What a nice idea for a card.

  14. Great card thanks for playing at agoac

  15. Fabulous card Maxine! I love the Polaroid as a picture frame, genius and very effective! Wonderful background panel and the silver embossing adds a touch of glamour! hugs :)

  16. Great card, I really like your design. Perfect for a masculine card!

  17. Glad to hear that your hand heals well Maxine!
    What a very personal birthday card - I can imagine that he liked it .
    Love that you wrote the 75 by hand .
    Happy rest of the week for you !

  18. Great card, I love how you used a photo! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft, good luck and hope to see you again!
    Jennifer, DT

  19. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

  20. Great personal card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  21. What a great idea for Kelson's card - well done Maxine - I hope he had a wonderful birthday! {{{hugs}}}


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