Thursday, August 20, 2015

Decoupage and a Diecut


I had fun making this card, and tried a new die as well as a new technique.

Love this die and how it cuts just part of the card, and you can have the drama of the under layer showing through.

As it was a birthday card I embossed the sentiment in gold, (despite it looking bronze here)

The flowers, a freebie stamp with the Craft Stamper Magazine, designed by Elizabeth Borer,  were stamped in Espresso ink and painted with twinkling H2O paints, masking them off to give a grouping and some dimension.  Before adhering them I embossed them from behind to give some dimension, and added some foam tape to keep that dimension.

They still looked flat, so I stamped another flower, painted it and added it over  the corner image, again embossing the petals and using foam tape - then I stamped another image and coloured the centre only and cut that out and embossed it and again used foam tape to keep the dimension - my first attempt at decoupage!!

This gives some idea of the finished dimension.  
The final details were micro beads for the flower centers and some sequins.

I am linking this to:
(the sequins and die cut)
(new to me technique - Decoupage)
(I masked the Flowers)

Thank you for visiting my blog - may your day be blessed
Any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.


Jane said...

Pretty card and that die cut is so different. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

froebelsternchen said...

A super elegant project dear Maxine!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation, love the colours and the idea you have used. love using H2O's and the result here shows how great they are to
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Lovely Linda said...

I am loving the drama of that Die - the colours you used are perfect to show it off! Gorgeous flowers too!! Another great card Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your flowers are STUNNING! And I love the mesh look peeking from behind up in the corner. GREAT card!

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card with beautiful flowers. thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's.

froebelsternchen said...

Once again me! Thank you very much for entering Moo Mania & More Maxine!
Super to have you with us!

Sue said...

This is really lovely Maxine, the dimension on the flowers is wonderful. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

Bee and Dee said...

A beautiful card the flowers are stunning, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

MiamiKel said...

Maxine this is beautiful! What a creative card design especially with the mesh peeking out!! A stunning card ❤️

Lula said...

Gorgeous card Maxine, love the die cut! Thanks for playing with us at TioT challenge.

Natalie said...

Love how you've popped up the flowers, they are so pretty! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Dawn T said...

Beautiful die Maxine. Lovely decoupage too. that's a pretty flower.

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Ooo, lovely card Maxine!! I love that die too, and your flowers with the centers are gorgeous :) Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. Hugs!

*Arwen* said...

Nice card!
Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge!

xx Arwen

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant, love it and thanks for showing 'off' this beautiful card in our
{One Sweet Challenge DT Member}

JD/ Jill said...

Decoupage (and Iris folding) were two of the techniques that I used when I first started making cards. They are still two of my favorite ways to make a card, but I haven't done too many that way lately. You did a fabulous job with this technique. I hope you'll make more cards using decoupage because I know they'll be a lovely as this one.

Unknown said...

Maxine, your art is always unique and so pretty. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 197th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

brenda said...

A beautiful floral creation and perfect for our themes Maxine.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges this month.

B x

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautiful! Love the dimension you added with the shimmery flowers. Wonderful!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous flowers Maxine. The layering of the petals make them stand out beautifully.
Thank you for entering our challenge this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Very elegant. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 'Dies or Punches' challenge.
Hugs Helen P x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, your flowers look fab.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Summer Flowers' challenge and good luck x Susan x