Monday, September 28, 2015

Shaving Creme and a Butterfly


After tidying my desk somewhat during the past week, I had lots of 'stuff' I discovered again, including the die cut and the shaving creme patterned panel. 

I kept this card simple in design and with high contrast, as it is for an elderly person who suffers from Macular Degeneration, an eye condition that reduces vision severely, especially in the centre of the field of vision.  Strong contrast does help them perceive things more easily.

A close up of the panel and butterfly - I wanted clear rhinestones for the butterfly, but could not find them in my bin, until after I had attached the pink ones.  I edged the top and bottom of the panel with a narrow strip of silver glitter card.

I silver embossed the sentiment and then filled it in with silver ink, using a Stablio pen.

I am linking this to:
(The butterfly and the background panel)
I was inspired by the colours in the icing that look like my feature panel,
the magical feature are the rhinestones on the butterfly.

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


Dawn T said...

The butterfly is perfect against the background Maxine. A beautiful card

Suchi said...

I love the background and that beautiful butterfly..oh and those rhinestones look cool dear Maxine..can I call you Max? :)
Suchi xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh lovely work Maxine, have been going to try this shaving creme malarky for ages now... One day :) love the way you Inked in the embossed outline of stamp, great card below too.. Love letterpress.
Smiled that you were given those verses to read in service yesterday morning. The LORD is amazing how He does that, so very often too when you think of all the words in the bible ... I was actsully going to do another but the LORD led me there, .. :D
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful card Maxine.. love your textured butterfly on the marbled background!
so soft!

Unknown said...

The contrast is beautiful. The little bit of glitter is elegant and your shaving cream background is subtle but showy. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 202nd AG challenge!
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

MaryH said...

I know about M/Degen as it's in my family, 2 brothers dealing with it, as did our Mom and several relatives on her side. Terrible problem & one which I hope misses me! I love your shaving cream background. I've only tried this in a fun class, and this makes me want to get messy and try it again. The marbling is wonderful and lets the lovely pink of this pretty butterfly show very well. I like that you used the marbled background as a wide border...very effective with the burst of blue under it. Your friend will love it (and be able to SEE the colors too!) TFS & Hugs

andree said...

Fab card, great design and a pretty butterfly. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

kel Acopan said...

congratulations for finding and using old stuff!! lol! beautiful card, i'm sure the extra thought you put into it for the recipient will be cherished.

lovies, =o) kel

Sandy said...

Shaving cream is a fun technique! Cute card. Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
- Sandy, DT Sweetie

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card made from items on your desk- perfectly color coordination! I love the shiny silver cardstock and the gems on the butterfly : ) And, my favorite 2 colors : ) My Father has Macular Degeneration : (

Charity Chamberlain said...

Gorgeous card! The background and the embossed butterfly are so pretty! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous creation love the effect the shaving cream has made it looks like marble, the butterfly is a beauty thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

Tanja said...

love that shaving cream background and the pretty butterfly - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty....

Grace said...

Ooooh this is so pretty Maxine!!! Love your shaving cream panel and how you edged it in glitter paper! The butterfly really pops against the bg!

Whisper said...

Aaaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Bunny said...

I've never tried it, but the shaving cream technique is so pretty on your card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT said...

Wow Maxine, gorgeous card and you really had the receiver of this card in mind. The contrasts are beautiful and the shaving cream technique is still on my want to try list..;p
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted to Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Tracy said...

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

Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Cass said...

Pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

stampingbowd said...

One of these days I am going to try shaving cream! Your background is stunning! This is so gorgeous!

Laurian said...

Fabulous feminine creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Meighan Wheller said...

Super creation using the shaving cream. A wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. We hope you join us again soon. Meighan DT

Naki said...

Nothing beats a handmade card with lots of love, I am sure it will be much appreciated! Very beautiful card:-) Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week!

Indy's Designs said...

Such a beautiful card! So glad you were inspired by our magical theme challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Chris said...

Pretty! Thanks for joining in on my Amusing Challenge this week!

Unknown said...

A beautifully embossed sentiment on your make.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Claire said...

Wow love that background, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Michelle Pearson said...

Isn't it great what you find on a messy desk? I have been on a binge lately and all sorts of things are popping up! Love the shaving cream technique....I should make some more backgrounds someday!!

Melanie said...

A lovely fall card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Clear It Out (Use a Stash item) ” challenge over at Come and Get.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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