Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Drama Queen


This card was a commissioned one - I was chatting with my neighbour and described a card that I was making as 'dramatic', as the colours I was using are rather unconventional for the occasion.

Ah she said - it's my friend's birthday later in the month and as she is dramatic, could you make a card like that for her - so I did, and this is the result

The lace and thread was given to me this week by another friend.  I am so blessed as there are many exquisite pieces of lace in the bag, and numerous colours of this thread - all on cones.  Enough to see my card making days out, and I am eyeing some of it for lace making too.

I embossed the sentiment directly to the black card, but stamped and embossed the rose (from Kiwistamping, one of my original stamps) onto a snippet of white card, and coloured it with pencils and fussy cut it before adding it to the card front.

I finished the rose with multiple layers of WoS - the photo below shows the sparkle, but is unfortunately a bit out of focus :-)

The black layer was mounted over a white base, with a vertical line scored down either side of the black panel.

I am linking this to:

(Centre column - flowers, free, girly)
(The rose stamp is over 12 years old, the sentiment is similar)

Thank you for visiting my blog - may your day be blessed
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Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Karleigh Sue Challenge Blog hugs Sue DT xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant. Love this design and image used, the papers are just gorgeous.xx
 { aNNie}

Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. Beautiful lace.

Suchi said...

I am sure..the receiver will find it 'dramatic' and superb! Beautiful card Maxine, loved the lace and the embossing! :)

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Maxine! Love the sparkle on the rose and the strip of lace is so elegant! hugs :)

froebelsternchen said...

A brilliant card Maxine! Super!

Unknown said...

Lovely cleaan and simple but very effective
thanks for joining incy wincy
Lynne DT

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

creationsnz said...

Simple and stylish, love the lace

SewPaperPaint said...

Stunning floral design against the black, and that lace! YES please! So beautiful!!! Hugs, Autumn PS. Thanks for the support on my wee lad - much appreciated!

MaryH said...

A lovely rose stamp, very elegant, and superbly treated on your pretty card. Love the soft shades against the darker tone of the background. The gold sentiment is just such a beautiful font, shows up well with the gold embossing. Love the lace as well, with the tiny gold braid border. Lace always adds such delicate details to an already pretty card. TFS & Hugs

Patricia Alvarez said...

Lovely. The lace is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion.Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

Gail said...

Cute card and very pretty! Your yellow baker's twine and bow are a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our November challenge! Hugs, Gail

Karen Letchworth said...

This rose glimmers so beautifuly, and the lovely lace is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us, Maxine. Its always SUCH a blessing to have you play along and share with us.
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Irena Stefanova said...

So lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!
Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Irena DT

Becca Cruger said...

Dramatic is definitely right, although I would also add elegant, classy, divine, lovely (and all the other good adjectives!) I really like the strip of lace!

Marilyn said...

Very pretty card and yes, it's dramatic too! It really stands out against the dark background and is so striking and elegant.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah very pretty Maxine I am biased as love roses and well, lace and thread that is really bonus to score that :D
Thanks so much for popping over. Just catching up!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I'm sure your card was loved!

Michelle said...

Lovely with the glitter and embossed lines.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Anne Lise said...

Nice card :)

Thanks for joining our challenge at Karleigh Sue this time. Good luck.

Anne Lise ~dt~