Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Golden Greetings

Welcome

It's good to be back, and to have my computer working well again.

We had a significant event within the extended family recently - a Golden Wedding Anniversary. (Not ours, we have not got there yet!!)


I have some very old alphabet stamps from All Night Media - I only ever managed to purchase six or seven, but I love them, especially for this type of card.


The sentiment is a composite effort  - the "50 years" was computer generated, printed onto vellum and gold ep applied while the ink was wet - the congratulations was then stamped with Versamark and the powder applied before the whole was heated.


I had fun with water colours and painted the surrounding flowers and leaves of the letter stamps after stamping with Vintage Sepia, and then painting the letters with diluted Inka Gold gold paste. 


The finished letters were mounted on kraft cardstock before being mounted on foam tape over the embossed paper - that I have been hoarding cherishing for some years now.

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32 comments:

Suchi said...

Beautiful coloring Maxine! And I also loved the '50' that you printed and then added gold to it! The embossing on Vellum looks great! I am back after a Diwali break and feels awesome to visit your blog! :)
Suchi xx

Denise Pustelniak said...

Lovely card!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful! Love the elegant letters on the Gold background, and the elegant touch of Vellum to top it off. Hope you had a great trip to celebrate the Anniversary. And, glad your computer is back in commission!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow- a wonderful card Maxine!
oxo
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Maxine, great use of the beautiful vellum.xx { aNNie}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Maxine! I love the "LOVE" in those fancy letters like that and the gold sentiment on the vellum is just stunning! hugs :)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Those stamps are exquisite. The embossing, dry and wet gives great dimension. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 209th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

That embossed paper you used is so pretty Maxine! I LOVE all the beautiful gold on here and it's a perfect, perfect card for a 50th anniversary!
Lynn

MaryH said...

This is one of the most beautiful 50th cards I've yet to see! The embossing is so elegant, and perfect for the occasion. Love that inchie stamp treatment, and the colors were lovely. That must have been a tongue-in-the teeth water color effort, because your colors are placed perfectly! I would have had smears everywhere (even if I embossed the outline first). Great work on that, and so pretty with the other elements. I've yet to try the embossing over the wet ink on vellum. Vellum sort of intimidates me...This is just beautiful, Maxine. I'm sure the recipients were so proud to receive it. TFS & Hugs

Cynthia said...

Sorry to hear about the computer troubles! I'm totally lost when mine acts up. This is a lovely Anniversary card, Maxine. Very elegant!

Dawn Turley said...

glad you are back online Maxine. What a really pretty card.

Lovely Linda said...

What a lovely 50th Anniversary card Maxine - love the way you embossed the printed numbers. The embossing is such a rich touch - love it! I believe I could have some of the alphabet you have used - will have to check mine! Well done Maxine! :D

Becca Cruger said...

This is oh-so-elegant and the perfect way to mark such an amazing life anniversary. I'm sure they will love it! The dry embossed background looks lovely.

tampatha said...

Beautiful card! I love embossing on Vellum! Thanks for joining our challenge on Use Your Stuff and don't forget to do our blog hop for a chance to win the prize from Emerald Creek Crafts!
Tammy DT

Team Clark said...

Oh how very pretty! I have this stamp, one of my first stamps! Love how elegant you made it! Great embossing and hints of color!

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a beautiful card! I'm sure they will treasure this card!

Kim Evans said...

Excellent card celebrating the Golden Years!

Ann Chuang said...

This is gorgeous. Love the embossing background.
Thanks for joining us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!
Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Angie said...

Gorgeous golden anniversary card. The letters are very beautiful, I can see why you love them. Terrific card!

Ginny Maxam said...

Okay, I'm a late bloomer! Dear Maxine, I have just found your blog!! You have encourage me on my blog for a long time and I realized I have not returned the blessing to you so I went on the hunt and found you! I am going to spend some more time here in the next few days reading your wonderful blog and I now have you book marked under my "friends Blog" book mark so that I don't miss anything! I would love to have your real address so that I can mail to you ( I am friends with Shaz Gumbly too- she'll vouch for me) my email is maxammade@hotmail.com. God bless maxamin and I hope you're having a wonderful day!!

Kaija said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

Maxine this is gorgeous

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

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Majo said...

Wow, very elegant! Please don't forget to join our blog hop for a chance to win a great prize from Emerald Creek Crafts'

Hugs
DT Majo

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Use Your Stuff this week! Don't forget to hop along with our blog hop for a chance to win a fun prize from Emerald Creek Crafts.

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautifully embossed paper, great design. Thanks for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card with the colour and your design..Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World...Hugs Lozzy x

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Eureka stamps!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
>^.^<

CraftYourPassion said...

Such an elegant card.The alphabet stamps look beautiful.Super colouring on those.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Bonnie said...

I've always loved these letter stamps but never bought any! I love the soft coloring and the embossed card is so elegant! Perfect for a 50th anniversary! We're not there yet either, but almost.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Maxine would you believe I have some of that embossed paper, too, bought on eBay in pastel colours and lemon gold is amongst it... Used some but not all.
Isn't it great when you can heat emboss a printed greeting, it looks superb and well of course I love the illuminated lettering :)
Shaz in Oz.x