Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sparkling Smile

Welcome
I am so glad you have visited me again

I first saw this Faux Texture Metal Paper technique over at Jennifer McGuire's blog.


I masked the card stock, and sponged the centre panel using distress inks -Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed.



I then brushed on gold Perfect Pearls, wiped the surplus off, then embossed the card stock with a Couture Creations folder.


The final detail was the sentiment, cut from a light bronze coloured sparkle paper.


Unfortunately the paper twisted in the folder and creased, but with a quick trim to even up the bottom of the card, and a strategic placement of the word and the card was good to go. 
I love the glimmer and gleam this technique gives.

I am linking this up to:
(Inspiration photo - the colours were used)

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36 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing effect you have achieved in this !
Adorable card Maxine!
A happy day !
oxo
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Wow love this Maxine, it's a fabulous design and colours too...lovely embossing folder. You sure are blessed with talent my lovely friend.xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, the end result is so unique. The shine shows and it seems like the card wants to sing. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 195th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Maxine! I love the masking technique you used to create that center panel, and your ombre effect is so beautiful! What a beautiful interpretation of that peach cake, your music pattern is a perfect choice! Love it! hugs :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

Super gorgeous shine on this--the colors you chose are fabulous! LOVE all the amazing texture, too! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to link this up with our Metallic challenge at House of Cards, too! :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

Sorry for my comment about linking up to HOC--you already did!!! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards, too! ;) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! I must check out that technique! Thanks for sharing.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Maxine! Love the embossed background on this card. Really brings out the faux metal technique you used! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards Challenge blog.
Donna N.
HOC DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad you were able to save this design, Maxine, as it is stunning! I haven't had a chance to try that faux treatment yet, but gosh, you did such a pretty one!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeou card Maxine! I love that faux meal technique!
Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps on our Hot Hot Hot challenge this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Marilyn said...

This is such a pretty card Maxine and it really does look like metal! That's a nice embossing folder too.

Loll said...

This is so pretty. Love the sponged colours and gold perfect pearls to make your faux metal center panel. So pretty and perfectly paired with the glittery die-cut sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Dawn Turley said...

turned out gorgeous Maxine. I've tried this technique myself a couple of times. You chose lovely colours with the gold Perfect Pearls

Linda said...

This is gorgeous .... love the coloured panel in the centre and the touch of gold really adds to the design. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers ........ Linda xx

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card, I'm itching to try this technique. So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna T

Liz said...

Lovely card. I love the coloured panel in the centre. I'll have to try this technique. xx

MaryH said...

Great take on this technique. Love the DI colors & with the gold PP...just so pretty. Liked the choice of EF as well. Isn't this an easy & fun technique to do? TFS & Hugs. (trying to do a little catchup after my trip. May take me a while).

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love to see all of the fun ideas you try on your cards! This is such a neat look- loving the warm color and the sparkle! Also, the embossing folder- looks perfect at an angle- so pretty!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thank you for your visit and your lovely encouragement, Maxine! That's a great card. The embossing pattern is great! I'm glad you were able to save it after the paper got creased.

mamapez5 said...

I am just waiting for some new embossing folders to arrive, and then I am going to try this technique. I read about it from a link via Mary H. blog. This card is lovely. I am certain you are the only person who knows it slipped a bit. I like the big word. I am looking for some large script dies but i have only found ´Hello´so far. I could cut them on my silhouette, but a die is often easier! Kate x

Donna Phelan said...

Loving all that beautiful sponging, fabulous colors, really POPS! The texture is wonderful and that big bold sparkly smile is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Great Impressions!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card is so shimmery/sparkly and it sure does make one smile when gazing upon it! Lovely!

Becca Cruger said...

WOW! I never would have thought to mask off an area and THEN to emboss it. It gives a really cool effect! Super pretty design, Maxine!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine! Love the sparkle.
Hugs and blessings,
Em

jimlynn said...

Love that embossing folder and the focus really does look like metal! SO PRETTY and a wonderful card.
Thanks so much for all the thoughts and prayers for us Maxine!
Lynn

Angie said...

What a fun way to use an embossing folder!!! Love that sponged focal point!!! Beautiful!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a beautiful card I love the embossing. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 20 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. Very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. It's fun to see everyone's take on HOT. Karal DT

Cynthia said...

Wow, the masked colors really makes this pop, Maxine. The gold word die is the perfect finishing touch!

Cindy said...

Very fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

Lovely Linda said...

Very nice Maxine - I love the simplicity of it and the bursts of colour! {{{hugs}}}

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is simply stunning! I love the beautiful embossed background and the pop of colors! Thanks for sharing at The Shabby Tea Room and hope to see you again soon.
Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)

Åsa said...

Great card! Really like the embossed over the coloutful area.

Toni said...

The metallic sheen is such a wow factor in your card--love it!

Toni
HLS CAS DT

Toni said...

You joined us over House of Cards too--yay!

Toni
HOC DT

Lori T said...

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Hugs Lori