Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sparkling ivy and Buttons


I tried a new technique the other day - I do not recall where I saw it, but basically you ink your choice of embossing folder and letterpress your card, and once the card is dry, then emboss it using another folder - I used a very 'wet' pad of Tea Dye DI and the result was a slightly bubbly looking print, but I was happy how it turned out.

I then stamped, and re-stamped, and stamped again the ivy image (five times in total) - note to self, don't try and stamp so soon after having a migraine!!

I then stamped and embossed the sentiment down one side of the image panel.  I am so enjoying using this (relatively new to me) stamp.

The panel was mounted over a rust coloured layer, and then mounted over some twine wrapped around the base,  (using foam tape)  and some buttons added.

The final detail was to paint two layers of WoS on the leaves for the subtle sparkle I managed to capture in the photo above.

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Maxine love the placement of the buttons too. We are planning a trip to NZ to the Sth Island, anywhere near where you live??

froebelsternchen said...

Oh such beautiful details on this card Maxine! Gorgeous! It's a treasure!
Happy day !

jimlynn said...

The embossing with ink for this background is just beautiful! Love the ivy stamp and shine on there too. A gorgeous card!

Kaija said...

Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

Unknown said...

Who knew you could do so many things to one sweet card? The ivy is quite lovely and the embossing turned out quite prettily 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 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Bonnie said...

An amazing background, Maxine! Love all that ivy too!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Maxine! I love all of the textures and the gorgeous sparkle on the ivy! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!
Tammy x

Yoonsun Hur said...

So cheerful card, Maxine!! And thank you so much as always! Your lovely comment means a lot to me!! Maxine, could you email me your postal address? I want to send you my Christmas card in November :D xoxo

Suchi said...

The inky background is gorgeous and also love the technique u used here. The glitter on those leaves look cool too.. :)
Suchi xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Hi Maxine! This ivy is stunning! And I am excited about the embossing folder idea. Though I will use a lighter color. Learned my lesson doing it in red - what a mess! Very pretty card the buttons are such a nice touch. Hugs, Autumn

MaryH said...

Wonderful technique, and I hope I can remember to try this. It's created a beautiful & textured background for the pretty ivy. (Hope the migraine is history by now). The ivy panel looks lovely against the rust & white background. As did the vertical gold embossing on the panel. A really clever & beautifully executed card, Maxine. TFS & Blessings.

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty! You did a great job with the background technique and I love the sparkle on the leaves. I can never get a good photo when using WoS!

linda said...

beautiful! the embossing technique sounds like fun; i've not tried that but i love the texture! i also love the ivy and how sparkly it is. thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello, Maxine, thanks very much for visiting and leaving me such a lovely message! The person who receives your card will be so blessed to get such a labor of love. I don't think they can guess how many steps it takes to make it!
Blessings, peggy aplSEEDS

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful Maxine
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love seeing all of the fun techniques you try- love the double embossed BG and the letterpress too. A beauty of a card- love the sparkle you added. Hope that migraine goes away and stays away!

Mynn xx said...

This is SO pretty! I LOVE the gorgeous double embossing--and the colors are beautiful! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Maxine
Love how you have done your background with the double embossing.
Thank you for joining in at House of Cards.
Best wishes.

CraftYourPassion said...

The background looks fantastic.Love the added sparkle.The colours and twine give this such a natural feel.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Maxine thanks so much for entering my candy dear friend and also for adding it to your sidebar have put you down for two entries in the text, God bless you for your kindness.
well love this card .. with its vertical image and greeting, bits of glimmer and some buttons and string .. wonderful collection and result!
Shaz in oz.x

Unknown said...

Hi fellow crafter ☺
Thank you for entering the #64 Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and best of luck with this great entry.

Alli Devine said...

Lovely card and great technique - I will have to give it a try. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
Alli x