Saturday, September 26, 2015

Silver Faux Letterpress


I needed an anniversary card, and was a bit stumped as to how to go about it, as this is the last in a series of anniversary cards for the year...

I remembered the faux letter press technique I tried earlier in the year, and that there was one sample still in my 'promise' box - there were originally two hearts on the piece, but I was not really happy with them, so I trimmed out the better of the two to use.  The difference with this piece is that I used Versamark ink and then embossed it using detail silver ep.

The tag was embossed with silver ep, and trimmed by hand and the edges sponged with violet ink.

The finishing details were ribbon (silver and purple) some silver sequins and some rather appropriate washi tape.

The background paper is some that I bought in a 'grab bag' type of purchase, and I have no idea where it is from.

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  1. What a showcase Maxine, love this card and how appropriate for the happy couple.xx

  2. Wow so pretty! I love the lilac. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge

    Mary DT

  3. You shouldn't tell on yourself/ I thought the heart was outstanding. I like the silver embossing as well. 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

  4. So very pretty! Love the silver embossing on this and that color.

  5. WOW! your snippets really paid off tremendously in this lovely card. Very unusual with the embossed 'debossing', and I like it! Silver was the perfect choice with the subtle lilac shade & edging the tiny sentiment die was a nice detailed touch too. Love the brilliant purple of the skinny ribbon (or perhaps it is a wider ribbon with the white placed over?). A pretty effect, however you did it. The recipients will adore this! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  6. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
    Hugs Anneke DT

  7. Very pretty! And your embossing looks perfect!

  8. Such a pretty card! I love your embossed detail!
    Thanks for playing in the Monochrome challenge over at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. This is GORGEOUS, Maxine. More of that amazing embossing I always love on your cards. Thanks for joining us, and have a great week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Another beauty, Maxine! Such a vibrant color, this purple! I love your embossing. I imagine for you that's the buttons that are always on my cards! :) Blessings, dear friend!

  11. Beautiful. TFS and joining Jo's fro Funday Friday

  12. Gorgeous card and beautiful color. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  13. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely work withus at eureka Stamps.

  14. Such a beautiful card! Love all about it Maxine!

  15. Wonderful card Maxine. Love all the details and shimmer!

  16. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  17. Hi Maxine - what a lovely card - the faux letterpress is always impressive - a great choice here! A perfect anniversary card! {{{hugs}}}

  18. Silver and purple what a great great color combination! I love the faux effect you have created... :)
    Suchi xx

  19. Your card is beautiful Maxine, love the pretty embossed heart and layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  20. How beautiful- love the silver embossing on the pretty heart. Love the Washi too.

  21. Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Fiki DT member

  22. I still love those colours - even 11 years later, I might change a lot of things about our wedding day (weather being top of the list), but I think those colours will always look right to me!

  23. Gorgeous and love that washi! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie


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